Post # 1
So I have horrible tan lines from the summer, and will definitely be needing to have them evened out. But I’ve never gone to a tanning salon (or a salon, period), so I’m wondering: how long does an airbrush/spray tan last? How many days before the wedding should I go get it done? I’m assuming I can still work out/shower/get sweaty, but will it make the tan fade faster? Thanks!!!
Post # 3
I usually go 1-2 days before an event and the spray tan usually lasts 3-5 days. I have had a lot of luck with spray tanning, the color looks good and it is even. I know there are different tanning systems out there though, so be sure to do some trial runs to experiment.
Post # 4
I did the Mystic Tan, spray tan. I had it done on Thursday moring before my Saturday wedding, and it was perfect. It didn’t totally blend my tan lines, but it made them better.
You should def. try it once before the wedding though, the first time I went, I didn’t stand exactly in the middle and held my arms out too far, and my right arm didn’t get any tan. If you stand back too far, you just get “freckles” instead of a tan, if you don’t wait for it to dry before you put on your bra, it can rub it off… there are all kinds of rules.
TNT tanning had a special, buy one get one free, if you had never been a customer.
I think air brushing would probably be much better, but it is WAY more expensive.
Post # 5
I’ve done airbrush tanning a bunch of times. I have better luck with having a professional spray me than the lil booths that shoot out a scary mist. I’ve always gone a day before the event, their suggestion is a day or 2. The problem is that they’ve always told me not to use much soap, if you have to use it at all- yuck. So I can’t go 2 days without it. You can still use deodorant, but the soap products will wash it all away. It lasts for me for about a week, it can last longer they say, depending on the products you use in the shower.
Post # 6
I agree about going the airbrush route, it will be more even and consistent. I also agree that you should do a trial run. I would do it 2 days before an event because I find that sometimes there can be a little residual smell even after the shower the first day. Use lots of lotion after you shower, every time you shower, that will help it last longer. You can totally work out the next day. I usually get mine done at night and sleep in long sleeves and jammie pants on towels so I don’t get anything dirty and then i shower the next morning with soft soaps and it’s all good. While you are trying to keep the tan you need to stay away from all exfoliates only the softest wash cloths and the lightest soaps. The goal is to keep those top layers of skin on as long as possible because once they go so does your tan.
Post # 7
exfoliate reallly good the day before you go! that helps too!