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Everyone would agree that applying sunscreen is one of the most tedious tasks we face when on vacation, aside from waiting in airport lines, making it through monotonously long flights, retrieving endlessly-delayed luggage, searching for transportation in strange cities and getting up at the crack of dawn to make sure you snag one of the coveted spots by the pool. Not only that, but we often miss important parts of their bodies when doing so.

However, there’s a New York-based startup that’s trying to change that. SnappyScreen has come up with a revolutionary solution — an SPF spray booth. Think of a spray-tan booth, but with sunscreen instead.

Using the booth is as simple as two taps on a screen. All you need to do is indicate your height range and which type of paraben-free sunscreen you’d like applied (SPF 15, 30, or 40), and in just 10 seconds you’ll have mess-free, head-to-toe coverage. There’s no more asking acquaintances (or complete strangers) to rub sunscreen on your back or trusting pills that falsely advertise to keep you safe from sunburns. Plus, you may score some insta-worthy Boomerangs while you’re in the booth.

The booths are already available at 10 hotels and resorts in the US, Mexico and the Caribbean, including the Andaz Mayakoba in the Riviera Maya, the Aruba Marriott Resort and the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. And SnappyScreen isn’t slowing down — the company says there are 50 more locations on a waiting list expecting delivery this year, and a handful of additional orders to be announced next year. Hotels that have always provided complimentary sunscreen are offering this amenity for free, while others charge $5 per application.

The SnappyScreen self-application booth. (Image courtesy of SnappyScreen)

SnappyScreen’s CEO Kristen McClellan founded the company while studying at Cornell University after seeing how bad her sister was at applying sunscreen on a family vacation and growing tired of doing it herself. The company makes most of its profits by selling the sunscreen refill cartridges, but McClellan isn’t out to just make money. A portion of the company’s profits are donated to the programs that educate in the prevention and early detection of skin cancer.

H/T: Bloomberg News

Featured image courtesy of SnappyScreen.

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