(Closed) Spray tan for the big day

posted 9 years ago in Denver
Post # 3
41 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’ve had spray tans done in the Mystic tanning booth multiple times for special occassions, and I love them!  I don’t know what method you’re using, but for the Mystic tanning booth, they suggest shaving/showering/exfoliating the night before, and when you get out of the shower, lotion your body, paying extra attention to the dry spots (like your knees, elbows, etc.)  In the morning, wake up and rinse the lotion off with just some water (no soap.) 

Is it possible to get the spray tan done the morning of your wedding?  That’s what I’d do.  If not, I would do it as late as possible on Friday.  I also would reccommend avoiding water after getting it done, as you don’t want to risk streaking. 

Good luck!  I’m seriously considering doing the spray tan for my wedding, too! 🙂

Post # 4
281 posts
Helper bee

I would NOT do the spray tan the day of the wedding, I feel like sometimes, especially when I’m up moving around (like you would be on your wedding) the spray tan will rub and sweat off. Also, you might notice that depending on the chemicals used, it develops over time! But really my main concern is the sweating. 

Best bet IMO is to do it the day before that way it will be less likely to rub off on your dress. If you are worried about the color fading you could use an at home tanning lotion (I like Banana Boat Sunless Tan Lotion – no streaks and its a believable tan! And it tans gradually, so if a bit of your spray tan were to wash off due to showering, you could apply this and it would look fabulous, if you felt like the results were decreased to your liking).

I agree, you should shower, shave and exfoliate the day before the spray tan and be sure to use lotion. Not sure about washing the lotion off.. I wouldnt anticipate it really lingering on your skin (but that just be my skin- I put lotion on twice a day and it is immediately absorbed as I have very dry skin). No makeup though, and dont put lotion on right before going in to the booth.

Naturally, I agree, you should avoid water after getting a spray tan.. Dont shower/bathe for 8 hours after you get one. Dont soak in a bath, and dont go swimming! Be sure to moisturize 2x a day afterwards so that your tan will last longer.


Post # 5
12 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

If doing a spray tan for a big event I am always sure to get it done by hand not in a booth. I love both methods since tanning for my skin type is not an option and since I work in a salon/spa I get in big trouble for sun damage. It’s great that you are doing a trial run then you will know for sure if it is right for you, 3 days is perfect give it time to settle in. make sure to exfoliate before hand and do not apply any lotion (unless you are going for a booth tan in which case I moisturize the parts I don’t want to tan to darkly). Also the product “flawless” from Fakebake is a great at home product for touchups, I use it all summer.

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