How to Avoid Tan Lines on Wedding Days
How to Imagine: it’s your oh-so-dreamed-about wedding day, or you have a loved one’s elegant wedding to attend. You have on a gorgeous, fairytale-esque bridal gown or stunning, flawlessly-styled bridesmaids dress. You’re glowing; your hair and makeup are perfect, and not a thing is out of place. Until you look closer and see it…
If you’re looking to prevent or hide tan lines, take a look at the tips below; I’ve compiled some of the most useful methods that I’ve gathered from my experience and work as a professional makeup artist and beauty consultant.
- Stay Out of Direct Sunlight
If you’re prone to burning (or tanning) easily, avoid being in the sun for too long, at least a week before the wedding. It’ll help keep lines away, and you’ll avoid a week’s worth of sun damage!
- Wear Sunscreen
If you’re going to be doing yoga outdoors, playing volleyball on the beach, or even going to the local town fair – wear sunscreen! This can prevent pesky lines, while keeping your skin evenly colored and protected. Google recommends Sun Bum Moisturizing Lotion SPF 50 ($15.99), and Honest Company Mineral Sunscreen ($13.95)
- Go Strapless
Soaking in the sun rays in a strapless bikini, swimsuit, or clothing that won’t show lines is the best way to guarantee you’ll be naturally tan and glowing for the event. Also: remember to think accordingly if your dress will be backless!
- Use Tanning Lotion
This forum recommends Jergens Natural Glow, St. Tropez self tanner, or Tantalizer.
Conceal via Spray Tanning
If your skin tone is a little uneven before the big day, you may want to consider spray tanning. However, I wouldn’t advise doing so on the exact day of the wedding, as the color could transfer to your dress; rather, I recommend 2-3 days prior. Spray tans are said to last for about a week, so the 2-3 days beforehand will keep you looking natural, but still like a bronzed goddess!
Finally, always remember: what’s truly important is the amazing memories you make on your wedding day, or the ways in which you contribute to the beautiful, happily-ever-after wedding of a loved one. However, by using the tips mentioned above, you can ensure that your skin is flawless – ready for any and all snapshots, scrapbooks, and social media posts. 😉
Thanks for reading, and happy tanning!