Bridal tanning tips and advice from luxury tanning brand That'So
Tanning can be a scary prospect for running up to your big day, and you might be feeling unsure what tan to apply and how to apply it so that it looks flawless and is in no way patchy. You might well be off wearing fake tan in the fear that it'll rub of onto your 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.
So, Nadia- Rafi Kenny from That’so Skincare and Tanning has put together her top tips and advice to help you prep and apply your tan for your special day with the help of some products in the brand's tanning range that will provide the skin with a seamless, healthy and long-lasting glow.
A few days before the big day brides should 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. Our That'so Tan Extender Scrub is a perfect product for this, which works to gently moisturise the skin whilst exfoliating and that will also help to intensify your tanning results and extend the life of your tan. As part of your regular skincare routine you should be exfoliating around 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.
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. Our 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 our favourites at That'so is our 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 and instead, you want to look radiant and glowing, and due to the added active ingredients within these product, your skin will have a healthy and youthful glow.
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. Our That'so Gradual Tanning Moisturiser is rich in Aloe Vera, Pineapple Extract and Vitamin E, which have calming and moisturising effects, so it's great for calming down any redness on your skin whilst also making your skin feel fresh and bright. This tan also has a blueberry, lavender and vanilla perfume, which is a really beautiful almost relaxing scent, perfect for your wedding day.
For added radiance on your big day our 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.