Airbrushing Before Your Wedding – The Dos and Don’ts of Bridal Bronzing
In the homestretch to your wedding day, it can be stressful trying to make sure that your hair, makeup, and even your tan is on point. That's why many brides are now turning to airbrushing to simplify the final days of their wedding plan to achieve a perfect sunless tan. This guide will help you get the best results by planning your airbrushing session and getting your skin prepped and ready.
When to Schedule Your Appointment
There are many opinions about when you should schedule your airbrush tan appointment. On the one hand, it shouldn't be too far ahead of your wedding day because you want it to look fresh. However, you also don't want to put yourself in a tough spot if you don't like the finished look.
We believe the best practice for brides is to do a test run of the entire airbrush process 1-2 months ahead of your wedding, so you have time to see how it develops and decide whether or not you like the finished look. At Desert Sun, our professional airbrushing salon technicians create a natural color that follows the contours of your body, to enhance or minimize the areas you're primarily concerned with. Once you've found your perfect hue, schedule an appointment two days before the event. This will give the tan time to develop for a full 12 hours so you can achieve that soft, natural glow.
Prepping Your Skin
One of the most important parts of airbrush tanning before a wedding is making sure that your skin is prepped correctly. You must begin by shaving or waxing your legs a full two days before your tanning appointment. This will give your skin time to recover, allowing pores to close up, so the tanning spray lays evenly. During this time, you will want to use hydrating and exfoliating scrubs to get your skin as smooth as possible. However, you should watch out for any products that leave behind an oily sheen, as this can cause your tan to become streaky. Even deodorants and perfumes should be limited to avoid reactions with the tanning solution.
Follow The Directions
Once your tanning appointment is over, your airbrushed tan will continue to develop over the next 12 hours. Your professional tanner will give you important tips and a rundown of what products to use over the next two days. This will include what kind of lotion to apply and when to take a shower. You must follow these directions carefully to preserve the color and look of your tan.
That's all there is to sunless tanning before your wedding day! With the help of Desert Sun Tanning in Washington, you can be well on your way to a natural looking tan in no time. Give one of our Seattle area locations a call, and we'll schedule you a wedding consultation.