I recommend 1-3 days before an event. For brides I recommend 2-3 days before. You will need to have a minimum of one shower before your event to get the instant bronzer off as that is when your spray tan looks the best and is set in to your skin.
It is recommended that you wait a minimum of 8 hours to shower after your tan. Once you shower you will see the cosmetic bronzer come off in the shower; this is normal, it is just excess solution coming off. Your first shower should be a quick warm water rinse. Pat your skin dry with a towel do not rub.
Moisturize twice daily.
No sweating, swimming, exercising or getting wet until your first shower after your spray tan. Doing so may cause streaks!
Wear dark, loose fitting clothing following your tan.