Fall is officially here! It’s finally time to start breaking out the boots and sweaters and getting ready for the colder months ahead. But don’t start hibernating just yet! Fall is such a busy season – especially now that it seems to be the new wedding season! While all of the same Air-Tan rules still apply, you might want to start updating your tanning routine for the cooler weather.
- Choose the right shade for the season
It may be tempting to stick with your dark summer tan, but sometimes darker isn’t always better – especially in the fall! If you want to keep up a natural looking tan, think about choosing a lighter shade.
Now that most people aren’t spending their whole weekends outside in the sun, their tans will gradually start to fade as well – so to keep it looking natural – yours should, too! That doesn’t mean you have to go pale all winter, but consider taking it down a notch. I get a level 3 tan during the summer, but the rest of the year, I usually stick to a level 2.
This is especially important to consider for your big day! Having a tan is a must for your wedding, but you don’t want to look back at your pictures and see that your multiple shades darker than everyone else. A natural tan is always best for your wedding day.
- Don’t let your “boo” be as pale as a ghost 😉
Even though most of the focus is on the bride, guys – you’re in the picture, too! You don’t want to be the pale one sticking out when everyone else has a glowing tan! That doesn’t mean you have to go extremely
dark, but we can give you a little bit of that summer tan back! Test out your tan before your engagement photo shoot so you can find out your perfect shade AND look great in your pictures!
- Check the weather before you dress for your Air-Tan
Now that it’s getting colder, you probably won’t want to be out and about in the shorts and flip-flops that you usually wear after your tan. You’ll need to change up your after-tan-outfit for the colder weather, but it’s still so important to wear loose clothing.
Tight pants and jeans are a big NO. Grab a pair loose sweats.
Avoid tight boots and socks tennis shoes. Uggs are my favorite shoes to wear after my tan.
Go braless! Listen up brides – if you have a strapless dress, don’t put your bra on right after your tan! If you put on anything too tight after your tan, it could make tan lines! Grab a loose t-shirt or sweater and you’ll be good to go.
- Make sure your skin is properly prepared for your tan
The cooler temperatures are setting in and along with it, dryer air. My skin gets extremely dry in the colder months! This makes exfoliation even more important. Exfoliating prior to your Air-Tan appointment will go a long way in helping your tan not only last longer but look better as well. It’s best to apply the tan on a fresh layer of skin so that you’ll be able to have that perfect glow that you’re after in the fall.
- Take extra care of your tan afterwards
Like I said before, cold weather brings the dry air! If your skin becomes dry and cracked, so will your tan! Keeping your skin moisturized after your Air-Tan will help keep your tan looking fresh even longer.
Fall is also the new wedding season and that means tons of pictures! Moisturizing will make a huge difference in giving you that glowing skin that you’re after. I typically recommend to moisturize once a day, but in the fall, up it to twice daily.
If you have any other questions about Air-Tan or want to schedule your appointment, just give us a call at any of our 3 salons.
- Broad Ripple: 317-254-8267
- Fishers: 317-576-8267
- Downtown: 317-395-7151
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