Whenever I go on vacation I hit the beach with translucent skin. This time I decided to try out OrganicTan the day before I left! I’ve never had an airbrush tan before so this was all brand new to me and to be completely honest I was a little worried I was going to step off the plane looking like an orange! To my surprise before I left the studio with beautifully bronzed and super moisturized skin and looked like I had already been on vacation!
So how’d it go? Pretty seamless. Literally! You undress down to your level of comfort, however for the best results it’s a good idea to wear your skimpiest undies (thong) and go completely topless. You can lightly exfoliate the day before or morning of just don’t use moisturizer afterwards and arrive with a clean, makeup free face.
Alitta, owner of OrganicTan in Edmonton was the friendliest gal and walked me through the entire process from start to finish including on how to prep my skin and get the most out of my tan while I was away.
OrganicTan customizes your tan to your specific skin type, tone and preference and their technique and solution has been perfected to ensure a natural, even brown tan every time! It’s important to be realistic about how tanned you actually get while on vacation because the whole idea is for your spray tan to fade into your suntan so if you don’t tend to get very dark you’re not going you won’t want to get sprayed with their darkest formula. Alitta decided to go with “medium dark” for me since I do tan very easily and end up with a very dark tan in just a few days.
If you’re wondering about the ingredients and what makes this airbrush tan different? OrganicTan has been carefully formulated and perfected, packed with natural & organic skin-nourishing ingredients. It offers instant gratification to your skin, leaving it hydrated and luminous. Best of all, it helps to naturally and safely camouflage some of those little imperfections we want to conceal: stretch marks, acne, cellulite, a bruise, veins…you get the idea.
Their unique solution includes skin-happy ingredients, including:
- Sunflower Oil
- Bark Extract
- Gotu Kola
- Green Tea
- Anti-cellulite formula
Since I had my airbrush tan the day before I left, I didn’t shower until I had arrived in Mexico about 24 hours later. To get the most out of your tan you definitely want to wait 24 hours to shower off the bronzer. I was really impressed by how great my tan looked while I was away! By the end of the week my spray tan was mostly faded from all the swimming and playing in the sand I did with the kids and the transition from spray tan to suntan was seamless!
Now the trick to any tan, real or airbrushed, is to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!!! I packed these in my suitcase and used my coconut oil and body lotion twice a day everyday while I was away and now that I’m home I regularly use my coconut oil after every shower (on damp skin) to help keep my tan looking great.
The coconut oil ($22) is absolutely heavenly. I typically don’t like the smell of plain coconut oil but the sunnaTAN blend has coconut cream in it and the smell is out of this world. It takes me right back to the beach everytime I use it.
For maximum moisturizing I love applying it when my skin is damp right after I turn off the shower. Sadly they’re currently sold out online but you can visit your local OrganicTan to check if they have any in stock or place an order.
I will definitely be back in the studio for my next event or holiday! To find out if there is a location near your home you can see the list of locations here.