Jayne’s Top Tips: Wedding Tanning

Posted on March 29, 2018 in Brides, Tanning Tips & Advice with 0 Comments

Wedding tans can be tricky but our Glowfessional Jayne Cooper has brought you her top tips for a glowing wedding party!

Jayne Cooper St.Tropez Expert

“Firstly, the biggest question I get asked about bridal tanning is should I have a tan for my wedding? My answer is absolutely yes, even if it’s a subtle glow it will lift and brighten your skin to give you a radiant look on your big day. The second most important question is when should I have a tan for my wedding? If you are wanting a spray tan or if you’re using Self Tan follow my 2 – 3 shower rule; if you’re getting married on the Saturday, have your tan on the Thursday which will allow you to shower off any guide colour and let the tan settle. If you’re using Gradual Tan, you can start applying a few days before depending on the depth of tan you want to achieve, applying your last layer 1 – 2 days before the wedding. I would always advise doing a trial tan a few weeks before to determine your desired colour and to make sure your make up will be matching your skin tone once tanned.

The key to a good tan is always preparation! Start preparing the skin on the run up to your wedding, ideally 1-2 weeks before to ensure you have super hydrated skin. Exfoliate using our Tan Enhancing Body Polish every 2 – 3 days and Moisturise daily with our Tan Enhancing Body Moisturiser. The day before you tan, exfoliate the skin using the Body Polish and just before application moisturise the dry areas such as knees, elbows, hands and feet.

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Which tan to use is down to personal preference however I believe Gradual Tans are perfect for a bridal tan. You can build your glow to your desired colour so you don’t have to worry about going too dark! Our new Gradual Tan 1 Minute Pre-Shower Mousse is our quickest and easiest way to tan making it so simple to add into your day when you’re busy doing last minute wedding preparations. There’s no guide colour, so no need to worry about any colour transfer and men love this product as well so your groom can be glowing too! If you are wanting a professional spray tan it is a personal preference and depends on your dress. If it is a winter wedding or you have quite fair skin, you may like a more natural glow so try our Self Tan Express for 1-2 hours. Or you can choose our Luxe Oil spray tan for a luxurious golden shimmer. In Summer, you can go for a deeper glow so I would say 2-3 Hours with our Self Tan Express or our Classic format.

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St.Tropez 1 Minute Pre Shower Tanning Mousse

Let’s talk bridal party, for Mother of the Bride, our Gradual Tan Plus range is perfect, it will gradually build a glow and has additional skin benefits, ensuring beautiful glowing skin. For Bridesmaids, Gradual Tan Tinted is my go-to product, it gives an instant hint of bronze and they can build up their colour as desired. If you want a golden glow in just one application, try our new Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse – its perfect for weddings! There is no guide colour so it won’t transfer onto your dress and there is no need to rinse it off. It will develop into a natural healthy colour and it has a new tropical scent that smells divine!

St.Tropez Gradual Tans and Self Tan Purity

For those finishing touches you can use our 3-in-1 Bronzing Powder to contour the skin and my favourite skin finish for brides is our Instant Tan Skin Finishing Gloss! Use a small amount on key areas that are on show, shoulders, collar bone, spine and shins, the skin will look beautiful and it looks amazing on camera.

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My final top tip is for the perfect hand application as we know there will be a close up of the rings. Moisturise before you apply tan and only apply the excess tan on the mitt to the hands. Claw your hands making sure the fingers are separated and gently glide tan over, ensuring you get in the creases, I always apply a small amount of moisturiser after application around the inside wrist areas to give a seamless blend.

Good luck on your wedding day, glow golden! Love Jayne x”


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