- Practice. You may have to try a few products before you find one that suits your skins type and tone. When you have commited to a product try it a few weeks before the big day to avoid any disasters.
- Ask someone you trust to tell you their opinion of the tan you chose or take a picture. Is it orange? It it streaky? It should look natural with absolutely no tell tale signs that you’re tan is not real.
- Consider the shade of your dress. A strong false tan might not look great with a stark white dress whilst very fair skin may not look great with a cream dress.
- Exfoliate the body regularly in the weeks (even months) coming up to your wedding.
- Moisturise your body regularly
- Moisturise your knees, feet, ankles and hairline right before applying tan. This will stop the product clinging to the dryer skin in there areas and will ensure a more natural finish.
- If you are afraid of doing your tan yourself, mix some tanning lotion with your moisturiser in a bowl and apply it that way (trying to mix it in your hands can sometimes be streaky) Alternatively you could choose a gradual tanning moistuiser, there are plenty of those on the market. You can then build it each night until your happy with the results.
- Ensure your tan looks subtle and not dramatically different.
- Apply tan with a tanning mit or rubber gloves to avoid stained palms (not a good look)