Monday, February 12, 2018

My Spray Tan Routine




Happy Monday, friends! First up I want to talk about this cute outfit - this BP eyelet top is only $35 and the perfect piece for transitioning into spring and summer. I wore it with jean shorts but it would be equally as cute with pants, since in most parts of the world it's not that warm yet :) Annnd these jean shorts  are my new favorite!!! They're definitely pricy for shorts, however I really love the length, that they're a little high waisted, and they fit SO WELL! I will definitely be wearing them all spring and summer.

Okay next I wanted to answer a few questions about my spray tanning routine! A lot of you had questions about my tan so I figured it would be easiest to answer in a blog post. I have been getting spray tans for years and years and pretty much have it down to a science now. I get Mystic Tans - your can get them at pretty much any tanning salon. I like them because the tan is done by a machine, and not only does it do a good job but it's also completely private (so no one sees you naked!). Here's my exact routine:

1. I ask for a Mystic Tan in dark with the following additives: hyperboost, sunkissed and two scents (you can smell the different scents and pick out your favorite - I like to get two because it really masks the smell of the spray tan and makes you smell really nice!)
2. I also buy a pair of "sticky feet" to wear in the booth so that the bottoms of your feet don't turn black from the tanning solution
3. Once I'm alone in the booth, I strip down and apply some of the blocking lotion (supplied in the room) to my hands and fingernails. If I have makeup on, I also take off my makeup (I usually bring my own makeup remove wipes). I also put on a shower cap and put in nose inserts so that I don't breathe in the spray tan solution while I'm being sprayed.
4. Spray!
5. I always stay in the booth for the entire minute after it's done spraying, because it blows out warm air that helps dry and solidify your tan.
6. Pat down with a towel and get dressed (I always wear loose-fitting clothing! No jeans!)
7. I immediately wash my hands afterward. This washes off the outer layer of the spray tan so that your hands don't look weird in the morning.
8. Wait 8 or 9 hours until showering! It's fine to shampoo and condition your hair however I don't use body soap the first time I shower because this cuts down on the life of your tan!

When I'm on a trip, I bring this tanning product with me and apply it if my spray tan starts to fade. It's my favorite self tanner and looks SO natural! :)

Let me know if you have any questions!
xoxo

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26 comments:

  1. What a wonderful beach look!
    With love from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  2. I'm obsessed with that top. You look gorgeous!

    Arum Lilea

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  3. Thanks for sharing! I have very pale skin so I'm actually thinking of testing spray tan soon... Love your outfit too, so cute!

    https://solovelybysophie.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks for sharing your tanning secrets. How often do you need to get the tan sprayed to maintain the color?

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    1. Spray tans last roughly a week though they can really be faded after 5 days of showering. Also, if you spray tan and go on vacation where there's a chlorinated pool & hot tub just beware that once you go in it starts to strip every bit of the tan off! My friends and I wait til the last day of our ski trips to go in hot tubs. I think a swimming pool may strip it a little less than a hot tub will. Sealing the tan in with hydration will extend it some. Like she mentioned about not using soap in the first shower...instead use a scented oil (I have a rose scent that is awesome) to cover your skin then let the water run over it and then pat dry gently with a towel when you get out. You'll then have a great tan and a nice glow to your skin. I take some oil on the trip too and use it after soap which is so drying. Hope this helps. :)

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    2. Hey Peggy, I think the spray tan starts to fade after one week, that's why I usually supplement it with Tanceuticals! I pretty much only get spray tans for when I'm on a trip, not when I'm at home, but if I wanted to keep the same tan at home I would probably go every two weeks!

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  5. Great tips, I will def. check them through before I do my tanning routine next time. :)

    https://lartoffashion.com/how-to-be-kind-to-yourself/

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  6. You are one of the people who can get a mystic tan to wirk. Good for you! I used to work at a tanning salon with them and we had a handful who could do it but it takes practice. On me it was always streaky.
    www.holycitylife.com

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  7. Love reading your tanning routine! Your tan always looks so natural and beautiful!! Also, that polka dot bikini is the cutest thing ever! XO

    @stylemelauren
    http://www.stylemelauren.com

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  8. Thanks for your tips! I've never gotten a spray tan but I'm planning on getting one for my formal this spring!

    xo, Carey
    https://thedaintydetails.com

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  9. This is great! your tan looks awesome and I love this suit!

    www.jessicabroyles.com

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  10. Thanks for this post! I've gotten a few spray tans (Mystic and Versa) but have always turned out a little too orange for my taste. I was actually just wondering last night if there was an additive to make the tone a little more brown and now I know to try Sunkissed!

    briana | youngsophisticate.com

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  11. Thanks so much for this! I've gotten spray tans before (Mystic and Versa) but they've always turned out too orange for my taste and I was just wondering last night if there are any additives to make the tone a little more brown. Now I know to try Sunkissed.

    briana | youngsophisticate.com

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    1. Hey Briana, let me know how you like the Sunkissed! I think it gives the perfect bronze color!

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  12. Love the white top! Beautiful photos!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com

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  13. I can't wait to try this. The last time I went for a spray tan it was a bit of a mess. Thanks so much for all the tips. I live in South Florida and I spent too many years baking so now this is a much better (and safer) alternative!

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  14. Your tan always looks so great! Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo,
    Amy
    www.styleandsequins.com

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  15. Super cute top

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

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  16. Very good tips Caitlin! I usually do the Versa or Pura, we don't have Mystic in my area :( Spray tans have definitely come a long way since the early 2000s lol I feel so much better with one!

    jillian

    http://www.jillianeliza.com

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  17. So fun!! I love the pictures, looks like you guys had such a great time!

    www.jessicabroyles.com

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  18. What tanning lotion do you use for your face? The same Tanceuticals brand?

    Thanks,
    Courtney!

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  19. Hi! Do you wash your hands with soap or just water while you're still at the tanning salon?

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