Bridal tanning tips and advice from luxury tanning brand, That'so

Everyone wants to look their best on their wedding day and for brides in particular, this is the day you want to look and feel the best version of yourself – your hair, skin and full wedding outfit looking perfect.

Tanning can be a scary thing for brides running up to the big day, where you can feel unsure what tan to apply and how to apply it so that it looks flawless and is in no way patchy. It's easy to be put off in the fear it'll rub off onto the wedding dress, however, when prepped and applied correctly, a self-tan can look incredible, giving you a gorgeous sun-kissed glow for your big day. The team at That’so has put together its top tips and advice for brides to prep and apply your tan for your special day with the help of some products in its tanning range that will provide the skin with a seamless, healthy and long-lasting glow.

five women laying on a bed with their legs in the air showing off their tans A few days before the big day be sure to prep prep and prep! Using an exfoliator or scrub prior to tanning is essential, getting rid of any dead skin cells and providing the perfect base for your tan. The That'so Tan Extender Scrub is a perfect product for this, which works to gently moisturise the skin whilst exfoliating and will help to intensify your tanning result and extend the life of your tan. As part of your regular skincare routine you should be exfoliating every week and it's also important to not exfoliate straight before you tan. Exfoliate at least 24 hours before tanning and then apply a body cream or moisturiser to give your skin added hydration before being ready to tan the next day.

That’so Tan Extender Scrub
That'so tanning mitts

When tanning, always use a mitt. This will allow your tanning application to be easier and will avoid you having any streaks or stained hands. The That’so Tanning Mitt also has a velvety side, which is perfect to buff your tanner into your skin and for finishing to create a flawless, airbrush-like finish. Always apply your tan in circular motions and allow yourself to fully dry before putting on any clothing.

When it comes to choosing a tan for your big day, you may want to go for something a bit more natural. One of the team's favourites at That’so is the Nature Tan, which comes in shades light bronze, great for those who want a more natural look, or Intense Bronze for those who want something a little more glam. This product can be used on the body, face and décolletage and does not transfer on white – the perfect tan to wear with your wedding dress! This product also includes some fantastic active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, DHA (dihydroxyacetone) which is sugarcane based and panthenol. These work to deeply moisturise your skin, give brightness, elasticity, firmness and intense colouring. When using a tan, particularly on your wedding day, the last thing you want is for it to be drying on your skin, instead you want to look radiant and glowing. Thanks to these added active ingredients your skin will be boasting a healthy and youthful glow.

That'so nature tan
That'so gradual tanning moisturiser

If you don’t want to use an instant tan on your wedding day, a gradual tan is a fantastic option, which creates more of a natural tan and can also be built up to achieve a more intense colour. That’so Gradual Tanning Moisturiser is rich in aloe vera, pineapple extract and vitamin E, which all have calming and moisturising effects, so it’s great for calming down any redness on your skin while making your skin feel fresh and bright. This tan also has a blueberry, lavender and vanilla perfume - a beautiful, relaxing scent perfect for your wedding day.

That'so Glowy Gold Shimmering Dry Oil For added radiance on your big day the Glowy Gold Shimmering Dry Oil is a perfect product to pair on top of your tan. Add a few pumps all over your skin to give an instant shimmering effect and to provide your skin with added moisture. This product can also be used in your hair to give it a gorgeous glow and to tie your whole glowy and golden look together.

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