The Perfect Wedding Day Tan: SPFs, Self Tanners, and More

Do you want a summery glow for your wedding day without exposing your skin to the sun’s harmful UV rays? We’ve got you covered! From self tanners that require no sun exposure to reef safe SPFs, we have plenty of options to give you the tan you want without damaging your skin. 

Summer weddings are the perfect setting for showing off your golden glow, especially if you’re the bride! While it may seem like a good idea to lay outside without sun protection on a day with a high UV index, it’s important to remember that tanning doesn’t only affect your complexion. The safest option when it comes to getting an even tan is using a fake tanning solution, either at a spray tan salon or at home.

Tanceuticals Self Tanning Face Serum

Our favorite at home tanner is the Tanceuticals Self Tanning Face Serum. This innovative product combines Tanceuticals’ award winning self tanning formula with skincare ingredients to give your face a sunkissed, healthy glow. Infused with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C, this tanning face serum is proven to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve elasticity, moisturize, smooth, and soften skin! Unlike other self tanning serums, this product repairs signs of premature aging and protects against it, which is one of the leading effects of sun damage.

Tanceuticals’ Self Tanning Face Serum leaves skin with a natural, even color application and feels comfortable on the face while it absorbs. This face serum goes on clear, blends easily, and dries quickly. With just one overnight use, results last 5-6 days on average and fade naturally. Once rinsed off, the remaining color will not interfere with makeup or other skincare products! It doesn’t get much easier than Tanceuticals’ face serum when it comes to achieving a last minute, even tan. 


This serum is meant to be used 1-2 times a week, depending on your desired color. Cleanse, lightly exfoliate, and dry skin before application. For best results, rub the serum into skin with circular motions until completely absorbed. It is recommended that the product sits on the skin for 7-8 hours before being washed off. Because Tanceuticals doesn’t rely on artificial colors or dyes, you don’t have to worry about their products staining your wedding dress! Tanceuticals makes products that are designed to not only give you a natural looking tan, but promote overall skin health while you use them! With long lasting results and added skincare ingredients, their self tanners are easy to use and require minimal effort to upkeep. 

Aside from leaving skin looking lively and sunkissed, Tanceuticals products are vegan and made with ingredients that promote overall skin health and anti-aging properties. Tanceuticals tanners are free of harmful Parabens and Mineral Oils. Instead, they contain organic compounds like Argan Oil, Pomegranate Extract, and Acai Berry. These ingredients help to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. 

If you’re really craving an authentic tan for your big day, we don’t blame you. Urban You For Me carries a wide range of SPFs that will protect your face and body while you lay out, so you can catch a tan without worrying about burns, blisters, or worse.

Why is SPF Important?

SPF protects the skin from harmful UV rays that can lead to sun damage and skin cancer. Sunscreen should be worn daily, year round – even on cloudy days. SPF products have aesthetic and cosmetic benefits too, like evening out skin tone and preventing visible signs of premature aging, 90% of which are caused by sun exposure. 

Total Defense and Repair Untinted SPF 34 by SkinMedica

This Revolutionary super screen goes beyond UV protection to defend against harmful infrared rays while supporting skin regeneration. Protect your skin while reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It is suitable for all skin types. This sunscreen is oil and fragrance free!

Intellishade 45 by Revision Skincare

Intellishade is a 5-in-1 anti aging tinted moisturizer. It actively repairs damaged skin and protects it from the sun with SPF 45! The sheer mineral tint conceals and restores skin’s youthful appearance. This is a clinically tested sunscreen that proved to show visible signs of skin improvement in just 12 weeks!

Essential Defense Everyday Clear™ Broad Spectrum SPF 47 by SkinMedica

Lastly, this lightweight, sheer sunscreen is ideal for oily and/or combination skin. It provides the highest level of UVA protection available, along with UVB coverage in a formulation that won’t clog pores. Essential Defense is Paraben free, hypoallergenic, oil free, fragrance free, so your skin stays protected and thriving! 

UYFM members save 20% on any purchases, 10% on subscriptions, and earn loyalty points that can be exchanged for discounts on future purchases. Wedding skin prep goes far beyond an at-home skincare routine. 

The Urban You, Michigan’s #1 Medical Spa, offers wedding packages for you and your bridal party! Enjoy lash extensions, Botox & Juvéderm fillers, medical grade facials, CoolSculpting, and more! Our expert providers want nothing more than to help you reach your confidence goals before your special day. Book a Wellness Consultation with our expert providers to pick the perfect pre-wedding package for you. Click the button below to shop Urban You For Me, your one stop shop for all things wellness and skincare. Treat your skin and your soul before your wedding day, you deserve it!