In our previous blog, The Best Spray Tan for the Perfect Wedding Day Glow, we delved into why choosing the right spray tan formula for your wedding is so important. Now, we’re going to give you the top tanning tips to ensure your spray tan is perfect on your wedding day. Preparation is important but so is post-tan care for a flawless finish. We’ve got all the insider tips and tricks on how to perfect your tan from steering clear of hot showers to remembering to remove your deodorant before application – keep reading for our expert guide to a flawless, golden glow… Top 5 Tips for Bridal Spray Tans Exfoliate One of the most important steps in your pre-tan process is exfoliating! Using a natural, gentle exfoliator like our Sunescape Exfoliating Body Polish with the Tan Removal Mitt will help remove any dead skin cells and improve the condition of your skin - leaving it primed to perfection for a flawless tan. Hair Removal Waxing or hair removal should be done 24-48 hours prior to your spray tan application to ensure pores are closed and prevent the tanning solution from seeping into them and compromising the quality of your tan. Manicures & Pedicures Beautifully manicured nails are a must for any bride, but it’s important to do it before your spray tan. Doing it post tanning can run the risk of stripping the tan from your skin around your nails on your fingers. Facial Treatments It’s no surprise that a pre-wedding facial treatment would be on many brides to-do list, so remember to consult with your skin therapist in advance on the treatment you are after & the recommended recovery or healing time (if any at all) as it can vary depending on your treatment. Your therapist will also be able to advise how long you should allow between the facial treatment and spray tan application. Remove ALL Products Ensure you completely remove all traces of deodorant, perfume, skincare and makeup before you get your spray tan. If you leave any traces on the skin it can affect the end results of your tan. Credit: @prestige.beautytherapy Top Tips for Post-Tan Care Don’t Touch It might seem obvious, but it’s important to try to touch your skin as little as possible immediately after your tan & right up until your first shower. Another great tip is post-shower, pat dry your body in soft dabbing motions. Avoid Exercise or Chlorinated Pools & SpasSweating, chlorinated pools and spa water can unfortunately make your spray tan fade quicker, your safest bet is to avoid exercise or swimming if you want your tan to last longer. Post-Tan Care ProductsEssential to the longevity of your tan are post-tan products. We recommend using a sulphate, paraben-free shower gel, such as our Sunescape Hydrating Shower Gel. Derived from natural ingredients, this shower gel will keep your skin clean & fresh, whilst extending the life of your tan - and it smells ahhhmazing! You’ll also want to give your skin an extra moisture boost and our luxe Hydrating Body Butter is bursting with skin nourishing ingredients for long-lasting hydration. Stay out of the Sun A golden spray tan won’t protect you from the sun so if you’re heading to a summer wedding or honeymoon destination make sure you take your favourite SPF and top up regularly. Pre-wedding also remember to stay sun-safe to avoid unwanted tan lines showing in your dress – the only glow you’ll need is from your safe spray tan! Avoid Hot Showers Hot showers can affect the colour & longevity of your spray tan. To avoid this happening take luke-warm showers prior to your big day to ensure your spray tan colour is left untouched & in perfect condition. Credit: @reannasbeauty Are you ready to book in for your wedding day tan? With a Sunescape spray tan your skin will love the formula as much as you do! Find your closest Sunescape stockist here.