video during my lunch break yesterday and finally got my iphone to post it to youtube!
About that spray tan…
Things I did right:
- I exfoliated for over a week before the tan, the tan absorbed right up into my skin as a result! And it stayed even and flawless looking throughout the day whereas I noticed a lot of girls were already quite splotchy by the night show. Side note, I exfoliate on a regular basis as part of my normal routine (1-2 times per week with a body scrub; daily (mild) with a loofah and body wash) – so if you are not already doing this, then maybe start exfoliating every other day 10-14 days out.
- I continued exfoliating after the show AND applying lotion. The tan continued to fade very gracefully….except…the next area where I tend to be more gentle. Ew. Don’t know if you can tell in the vid, but I look like I have a disease. Good thing I’m short and shadows and my long hair will hide the splotchy-ness.
- I applied baby oil or light sesame body oil immediately after each shower. This helps your skin lock in moisture (so that it doesn’t flake off causing a splotchy appearance). Also, baby oil in particular apparently helps the tan fade (read this the other day on ehow)!