TANNING BODY FOR BODYBUILDING COMETITION
WHY TO TAN?
As physique athletes, the overall APPEARANCE of our body is judged to determine our success, and it is important to remember that appearance is different than reality.
Even if you are the strongest athlete, the most muscular athlete, or the leanest athlete, bad overall presentation could lead to bad results for you and your placement in this sport.
Obviously the physique you have built contributes to your overall look, but so does posing, facial expression, poise, and skin color.
The rest of this article will discuss which product is most-recommended by hundreds of athletes and coaches across the world, and how to apply tan for a bodybuilding show.
In the broadest of senses, you have two options for tanning.
1: Purchase a professional spray tan; or
2: Purchase a self-tanning product.
EVERY show you go to will offer a spray tan option. The process is the same for women and men,
The second option of purchasing a product can also be tricky if you do not know what you’re looking for.
TANNING FOR FIRST TIME COMPETITORS
In most cases, two coats of competition Bronzer applied the day or night before the competition is sufficient. However, for those who are extremely fair, it may be advisable to apply a base coat two days before competing. This coat can be showered off before applying the final two coats the day before competition.
If a tanning company will be on site for the show you are competing in, I suggest scheduling an appointment with them for Friday afternoon/night at the hotel. They will then apply at least two coats of competition color. If more color depth is needed, then they will apply an additional coat early the morning of competition. The color will develop over night and darken.
For the very best results, spend the week prior to competition moisturizing your body using a moisturizer. The day before you receive your competition tan, exfoliate with an oil free body scrub. Pay special attention to the knees, elbows, hands feet and heels. The better condition your skin is in, the better our product will absorb, the more flawless your tan will look, and you will have a more even fade after the competition.
The day of your spray tan, do NOT use moisturizer or deodorant. Wear old, LOOSE fitting clothing. It is also recommended that you do not put your posing suit on, or any other tight restrictive clothing, after having your color applied for at least 4-5 hours. Please try to have your posing practicing finished before being sprayed!