(Closed) Spray Tan tips?

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I haven’t done it forever, but here is what I remember…no need to shower right before, but you should be fairly clean, well shaven, exfoliated & some lotion…wait at least 4 hours to shower…My cuticles get died, too, so I like to do the mani/pedi after…if you have rough feet make sure they are really lotioned up, or wear the booties they sometimes provide, or wipe them down first…for my wedding, I am thinking of doing the hand sprayed tan, of course costs more, but probably worth it for the BIG day.

Post # 4
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1813 posts
Buzzing bee

haha, dyed, not died  <tired> pls ignore all typos

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Usually they have a cream that you put on your hands and feet…remember to do your elbows and knuckles, and if you put a glob on each finger and toe nail, you should be spared from dying your cuticles.

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Hi!

I do Mystic all the time.  The best advice someone gave me months ago is to tan in a regular tanning bed first.  I know it sounds crazy (and I rarely get in the regular beds) but it opens up your pores and honestly it just makes you a little more on the brown rather than orange.  Even if it’s just for 5-6 minutes.  (I put on a white tanning lotion first)

Also -I agree with Bree that the cream that you put on your hands and feet is really important – just make sure to cake it on!

After the session, I usually put just a drop back on my hands and use it as lotion (but just a teeny bit)

Good luck!  I just did it tonight and plan to do it once more before the wedding next Saturday 🙂  Have so much fun at your Bachelorette party!!!

Post # 7
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Newbee

One of the best products out there for fair-skinned brides who turn orange easily with self tanner is called "Fake Bake Aerosol" – it is WONDERFUL! You use it at home, it has aerosol so it sprays on without rubbing (few at-home aerosols do!), and it has a great bronze color. Don’t get in a tanning bed – that will do nothing but give you skin cancer! Exfoliate, shave, and put a light layer of lotion on your elbows, feet, heels, and knees. Then spray a light coating all over your body, and dry with a hairdryer. It sounds crazy, but it works!!! Don’t get a pedicure after you get a spray  tan, they will exfoliate the tanner off of your ankles – making you splotchy!

Post # 8
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4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I’ve heard good things about mystic tan, but recently discovered what I think is a better alternative.  They are tanning wipes made by a company called comdynes.  I found them on drugstore.com and the reviews were really positive.  I think the upside of these is that you can take some with you for touch-ups as needed.  Fake tans always turn blotchy at the end – after shaving, etc.  A quick wipe-down fixes the problem areas.  They’re kinda pricey, but cheaper than spray tans (and expensive spa airbrush treatments). 

 Have a great time at your bachelorette party!

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