It seems as if many of my friends are trying to beat the winter blues by taking trips to warmer climates like Barbados and Mexico.  

Whether you are going to soak your toes in the sand at the beach or just relax by the pool, getting a great tan is number one on the list. Since many of us spend a good deal of our time indoors during the winter months, it is a good idea to work on your tan before you step on the airplane. You definitely don’t want to spend your vacation with a miserable sunburn.

Before your trip, build a base tan by laying in one of our sunbeds.

We have four different UltraSun tanning beds to choose from—the High Pressure 25000, the stand-up bed, Powerhouse 6000, and the UltraSun 4000. If you really want to amp that tan up before your winter getaway, we recommend “double-dipping”. This is the process of tanning in a tanning bed and the day before you leave for vacation get a spray tan for that perfect color.

The VersaSpa Pro – Heated Sunless Tanning booth delivers a custom airbrush tan every time. Check out a past blog about preparing for and maintaining your tan.

Last, but certainly not least, grab a spray tanning product and moisturizer from Tan Unique to throw in your luggage. The spray tan product will help you even out tan lines you get from the sun when you are lounging at the beach. The moisturizer will keep your skin hydrated to extend the life of your tan. 

It’s also not a bad idea to pack a tan extender since your skin will be exposed to things like sand, chlorine and salt water causing your tan to naturally exfoliate off quicker than usual.

When you make it to your destination, don’t forget to stay hydrated from the inside and out. Drink plenty of water, as the tropical heat will dehydrate you quicker than normal. Check out another past blog about the importance of staying hydrated for your health and your tan.  

Tan Unique has several packages to choose from to fit every budget. The Bronze Level 1, Silver Level 2, Gold Level 3 and the Platinum Level 4. Call today to schedule your appointment and choose the package that is just right for you.

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Fort Smith, AR


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