The Best Spray Tan Routine EVER: Spray Tan Tips & Tricks

January 15, 2018


Today we discuss SPRAY TANS. Something I have a real love/hate relationship with. You know I sure love how that ‘Island Kiss’ makes me glow but the whole process is a real bitch, don’t ya think? Ugh. It’s cold, uncomfortable, & just so awkward.

Nothing hotter right!

Again, I am big on spray tans. Ya, ya, ya you know I don’t have a great relationship with the sun so spray tan is what keeps me bronzed. Since I’ve been spray tanning since literally 11th grade, I figured I needed to do a video breakdown of every single, little tip & trick.

spray tan tips tricks youtube video by the skinny confidential

You can see here the tan is a tan but it’s not overly tan. Like no carrot-y, spotty situations are happening. Although I do have to admit that they’ve happened a million times.

But you know what they say? PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT.

AND THIS MY FRIENDS, is why I am a master spray tanner.

I don’t mean to brag, but I’m kind of a professional. I mean, after 176 years of doing it basically once a week I know my spray tan shit. Which is why a video was necessary:


If you’re not going to do the sun OR spray tan, use TanTowel. They’re quick & efficient and very much get the job done when I’m traveling. They take 5 seconds. Plus they’re slogan is LOOK GOOD NAKED. Which I’m about? Also, the tiny towelettes are infused with a clear self-tanning formula which works with the proteins/amino acids of skin to give you a nice healthy tan within hours. No lie, I like them too. But if given the option, I spray tan.

I go nuts for a Mystic Level 3 with violet tones ( AKA ‘Island-Kyssed’ ). Actually they just released the kind I like ( << the exact one I use ) for at-home use, which is very convenient & I may switch from the towelettes. I think it’s that good.

We go over why I’m so fucking specific in the video.

I feel like you NEED to get specific when it comes to a spray tan or it’s an entire disaster.

A spray tan is like a bad date- because we’ve all had a shit date. A bad spray tan happens to the best of us, you know? But have no fear these TSC tips will save your ass. Literally. But really, a good spray tan always makes my ass look tighter.

spray tan tips tricks youtube video by the skinny confidential



+ dry brush
+ coconut rose lotion
+ white blouse ( similar )
+ caffeine sunscreen
+ sex candle
+ mystic tan ‘island-kyssed’


dry brushing
manicure tips
+ MORE spray tan tips
+ facial massage
+ everything skin care

It’s been a long day of work ( + house work- we are painting half the house right now ) & I must go! Tomorrow’s TSC BODY GUIDE Meal Plan shoot is at the butt crack of dawn- so I need my beauty sleep. TONS of fun meal ideas for the girl on-the-go are coming your way. I especially love our to-go breakfasts. I hope you’re all having a productive week!

OH, & PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE leave any spray tan tips below ( get specific ).

See you tomorrow!

x, lauryn

+ BE SURE to listen to the latest podcast with Amanda Cerny where we discuss Instagram, social media, fitness tips, & haters. It’s a good one.

++ more beauty tips.

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  1. Shelby

    It would be awesome if you transcribed your videos, I love your posts but, whenever it’s a video post – i don’t watch it. For one, I just don’t have the time in the middle of the day, especially at work, to sit and watch a ten minute video (and to be real, it’s not like i can just play a video with sound in the middle of the workday in an office setting). Same goes for the commute to and from work, and then once you’re home, there’s so much to do that you’ve forgotten about the aforementioned video and it just never gets watched.

    I can’t be the only one!? anyone else here see a video post and just skip right past it because you know there isn’t going to be a time you can watch it/you don’t have the time watch it? Most of us can read faster than we can watch a video so it’s just not an effective use of time, right?

    Having the videos transcribed would be SO helpful to people who don’t have time sit here and watch something 10+ minutes long, but, who still want the content.

    1. Katrina

      Absolutely! I can’t watch the video while at work, and I’m too busy/forgetful when I’m not at work to watch it otherwise, and of course, there’s the time watching vs. time reading, too. A transcription would be awesome!

  2. Brooke

    I used to have to get airbrush tans weekly or sometimes bi-weekly for cheerleading in college. Yes. literally 20 naked girls that look crazy dark in a locker room walking like zombies while the spray tan dried. You learn a few things especially like what to do if something gets messed up. I always recommend having a bottle of mouse at home in case stuff gets out of whack. if you somehow spill, get sprinkled on, walk through water and flick water on yourself with flip flops take a makeup brush like a kabuki brush with the mouse and blend in the area. Don’t worry if it looks splotchy, it will blend in. If it is still not blended when you shower do it again in that area. I also highly recommend the loving tan exfoliating mitt. It has two sides and it helps scrub off spray tan so you don’t look blotchy when you get another tan. Also, if you have to do something that is sweaty or its hot, put baby powder in your bra in your underwear, anywhere that will rub. You can do this after you shower too if you are trying to keep your tan as long as possible for a photoshoot etc.

  3. Jessica

    Thanks for the tips! When it starts to fade/rub off, do you then start exfoliating and then get another tan while you still have some of the old one or do you wait until you’re completely white again?

  4. Cami

    Such great tips!! I was told that when you moisturize after a spray tan to only use moisturizers without mineral oil because it will actually take the tan off if it has mineral oil in it. Love the idea of washing your hands after because I hate the orange hand look, I just would be worried if any water got on my arm lol! I’ll have to try it though! What is the name of the place you go to in SD? I need to find a good one where I live. Xx – Cami