Don’t you hate when you come back from a vacation and you have tan lines from your bathing suit? I always feel like a can’t wear certain dresses or tank tops when I get home because it looks so silly. I wished there was a way to be covered but still achieve an all over sun tan and minimize lines. Short of going to a nude beach or tanning nude privately, I didn’t think it was possible. I found a company called Cooltan that allows you to get a safe, natural tan through the bathing suit fabric. I knew I needed to try it right away. I had a trip coming up to Longboat Key Club in Sarasota, Florida and it was the perfect chance to test it out.
I ordered two one piece swimsuits from Cooltan: the Oahu 1PC Tank Top Suit and the Tahiti 1PC Tank Top Suit. I liked the Hawaiian look of them and the colors go well with my cover-ups and flip flops.
When they arrived, I was certain I’d never wear them because they looked so see through. I was discouraged immediately. I still packed them in my suitcase but I brought another bathing suit because I was so confident I wouldn’t wear either of the tan through swimsuits.
When I arrived at my hotel in Florida, I figured it wouldn’t take much time to try one of the tan through swimsuits on so I gave it a shot. Not only was it super comfortable and it fit perfectly, but it wasn’t see through. I looked in mirrors in every room to make sure. I didn’t want to go to the beach if people could see anything I was trying to cover, but regardless of the light, you couldn’t see through it. It was like a magic trick.
The swimsuits work like a medium level SPF sunscreen. All of Cooltan’s Tan Through Swimwear is made from a unique, high quality fabric that allows you to get a natural suntan right through the fabric about as fast as you would with a medium level SPF sunscreen. The unique fabric that makes it all possible is Microsol V, the lightweight fabric that lets sunlight through like a medium level sunscreen, eliminating the need for oils and lotions.
I applied a mineral sunscreen SPF 30 to my face and any body part not covered by the swimsuit and spent the afternoon on the beach. When I returned to the hotel suite, I took off my bathing suit and I was pretty evenly tanned. There were no really noticeable lines and I was actually tanning through the suit.
When I wanted to switch up my suits, I didn’t need to worry about crazy lines or sticking with the same style. I was evenly tanned all over.
When I returned home, I put all of my travel clothes, including the Cooltan tan through swimsuits in the washing machine. They washed nicely without any additional care required. I hung them to dry and they were ready the next morning.
Cooltan tan through swimsuits are such a great idea. Now that I know they work so well, I’d like to order a few more. They are light-weight and easy to pack. They offer a variety of styles and I have my eye on their new pineapple swimsuit.