So I am jumping really far away from my normal blogging topics today to discuss spray tanning.
I am the biggest sunless tanning advocate.
People often say, "Oh my gosh, you have the most beautiful tan, what do you do to get so dark?"
Actually, no one asks that. But moving on.
If you want to be bronze, thinner, glo-geous, thinner, prettier, thinner...
I hear so many people say...
"Am I going to be like Ross from friends?"
"Am I going to look like the New Jersey tan lady?"
"Am I going to be orange?"
Do you really think tanning salons could continue to charge $35-$55 for a spray tan system that did any of those things? No way! You get what you pay for and as long as you do Mystic or Versa you will be golden. Literally.
So since I spray tan 1-2 times per week, I will appoint myself an "expert!"
Don't shower, don't work out, don't sing in the rain, don't pass go, don't go directly to jail.
Just watch real housewives marathons and do nothing.
Although you will be wearing a barrier cream while you spray, it doesn't block everything. Wash your hands right as you leave the room (put your clothes back on first obvi) and that will prevent having dirty looking hands. Some people prefer to wait about 2 hours, either way, get em washed!
For the mystic tan there are so many choices...
Light, Medium Dark
Bronzer or no bronzer
Try something different each time. It is best to start out with the light cartridge to see how dark your skin will develop the color. Don't be scared of the dark cartridge... it is actually my personal favorite.
The solution develops differently on everyone's skin.
The more protein you have in your body, the darker the color will develop.
So eat that meat kids!
Nearly every salon out there has a website with a coupon for their Sunless Tan.
Use them! If you have never done a spray tan before, I can almost guarantee you will get a discount on your first couple of sessions!
AND here is my after picture when I follow all these steps correctly...