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Top Tips for your Bridal Spray Tan

Top tips for before your Bridal Spray Tan

  • A trial tan is essential, you would not think twice about a hair and makeup trial, both of which can be washed off. You can not just wash off a tan. It will also give you the chance to try a depth of colour before the day. After you have had a trial you may want to go darker or you may not have skin prepped properly. A trial will give you the chance to make sure you do everything correctly.

  • You want your skin to be in great shape before your spray tan as it gives a brilliant finish and prolongs the life of your tan.

  • Drink plenty of water, if your skin is dehydrated it can become dry and flaky.

  • Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!! It really is SO important. For a Bridal tan, start this 2 weeks before you come and see me for your tan, do this twice a week.

  • Be very gentle when exfoliating, you don't need to press hard. If you do this, it will irritate your skin.

  • Get your partner to do your back for you.

  • Use a mitt rather than scrub as these can leave a residue and will affect your tan. Also do not use a shower sponge as this is not exfoliating for your skin and can result in uneven patching when your tan starts to come off.

  • Pay extra attention on knees, elbows and heels.

  • It is also a good idea to think about what necklines you are wearing a few weeks before.

  • Use a body and facial SPF (oil free) every day in the run up to your wedding day, why?

- Sunburn can affect your spray tan even weeks after it has healed.

- Prevent tan lines forming - a spray tan can help disguise tan lines but it will not hide them completely.

When you arrive for your Appointment,

  • Make sure you have something loose and dark to wear - NO TIGHT CLOTHING. This will suck up your solution and leave your tan looking uneven. Ideally a button up top/dress to avoid pulling anything over your head.

  • Footwear need to be flip flops or sandals. No trainers, uggs or slippers.

  • Check the weather for your appointment, if it is due to rain make sure you are covered up and bring a brolly.

  • If you have a honeymoon straight after your wedding, think about what swimwear you will take and the underwear you will have your for tan.

After you have developed (washed off your tan, 8 hours after application) the BEST thing you can do to make sure your tan lasts longer, and fades evenly, is to moisturise twice a day with an oil free moisturiser. This will ensure your tan lasts long into your Honeymoon.



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