Prom season is just around the corner and it’s no surprise that people are stepping up on their look. Nothing is more eye-catching than looking great in your prom attire; at times, even a tan is the best compliment to that look. However, getting your tan just before the prom can be quite tricky thus the best way to get your lovely shade of bronze is using a self tanner.

Self tanners aren’t exactly a walk in the park. If you’re a beginner, it can be quite the experience to get into. But no one’s got the time to waste especially when you’ve got to look your best for one of the most iconic events in your life. Here are some tips to remember to get the most of your self tanner.

  • Always exfoliate before getting yourself tanning started. Nothing says a bad tan than a skin that was not primed for it. Cleansing your skin gets rid of the layer of dirt and dead skin cells that have clung to your body over time. Having this makes certain spots darker and if they happen to peel off could cause lighter spots on your body.
  • Don’t wait until the last day. It’s best to have your sunless tan done at least a week before the actual day of the event. You don’t want to have tanning mishaps, having streaks or light spots, on the same week of prom. There’s too little time left to sort out the mishaps. Ideally, don’t do a last minute retouch. Self tanning adheres to your skin over time and if you dab in some of the tanning lotion, you might not only ruin your clothing but also leave orange prints on your date.
  • Avoid using a body self tanner for your face, or the other way around. Your face has a more delicate set of skin and chances are your body-designed self tanner could cause more harm than help. If you want to tan your face, best to rely on a bronzer if you don’t have any facial tanning lotion at hand.
  • Get the right tone. Now this is a prime example of why you need to tan at least a week before prom, you’ll want to be sure of the shade you’ll be sporting. No one wants to be too saturated or hardly tan thus you’ll want to get the right shade days before prom rolls in.