PS: For your big day, what other products should you use to make your tan look its best?
JB: I would definitely suggest just putting on a really nice lotion, or even a dry oil. St. Tropez has a luxe new dry oil with a bit of shimmer in it. This will enhance your tan more, because it defines your limbs and muscles. It acts like a highlighter and will look good for camera lighting in pictures.
PS: Your face is the first place to lose a tan. What are some good tips for keeping your tan intact the two days between when you get sprayed and your actual wedding?
JB: I would say skip using any kind of salicylic acid wash or acne wash or benzoyl peroxide, because those lighten up the skin. Also don't exfoliate those two days. If you do have problematic skin and you want to keep it clear and need to use acne washes, then you can always get an at-home self-tanner for your face. Dab a bit on, and just blend it evenly.
PS: When should you get your manicure and pedicure?
JB: You should definitely get them before you do your spray tan, since the manicurist will be exfoliating your feet and legs, which could lighten the color. Just make sure that whoever is doing a spray tan gives you barrier cream to protect your manicure and your pedicure.
PS: What's the best way to extend your tan during your honeymoon?
JB: You can actually get something really cheap from the drugstore, a gradual moisturizer. I've used it before, and there are a number of them on the market from brands like Jergens and Nivea. Since you already have your spray-tan base, you can use it as a moisturizer to keep your color. Just pick one for your skin tone, such a fair or medium.
PS: Any last words for nervous brides?
JB: Just be confident, and make sure you are very vocal about what you want when you get the spray tan done. It's always safer to go a little bit lighter than darker, because once you go to dark, you really can't lighten it up too much before the big day.
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