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Game Day Glow: How to Maintain Your Tan at the College World Series

Updated: Jun 14

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Game Day Glow: How to Maintain Your SHINE Tan at the CWS

Hey there, fabulous! The College World Series is upon us, and it's time to shine bright like a diamond—literally! Whether you're a die-hard baseball fan or just here for the fun and festivities, looking your best is key. And guess what? Your glow game can stay strong from the first pitch to the final out. Let’s dive into how you can keep your spray tan (or self-tan) looking phenomenal with some help from Shine Tanning Solutions.

Prep Like a Pro

Hey there, fabulous! Just like a baseball player needs their trusty bat and mitt, achieving a flawless tan requires the perfect tools. Enter the dynamic duo: the Dry Brush and Exfoliation Mitt. These two powerhouses work together to ensure your skin is smooth, polished, and ready to glow. Let’s dive into how these essential tools are the MVPs of your tanning game.

The Dry Brush: Your Skin’s All-Star Bat

Imagine stepping up to the plate with the perfect bat—solid, reliable, and designed to deliver results. That’s what our Dry Brush is for your skin. This is Step 1 in our Double E Exfoliation technique. Here’s why it’s a game-changer:

  • Lifts Dead Skin Cells: Just like a bat hitting a home run, the Dry Brush effortlessly lifts away dead skin cells, leaving your skin smooth and ready for tanning.

  • Boosts Circulation: Swinging a bat gets your blood pumping, and the Dry Brush does the same for your skin. It boosts circulation, giving you a natural, healthy glow.

  • Detoxifies: The Dry Brush helps detoxify your skin, similar to how a powerful swing can clear the bases. It removes impurities and prepares your skin for the next step.

The Exfoliation Mitt: Your Fielding Glove

After the perfect swing, you need a mitt to catch the ball and complete the play. Enter our Exfoliation Mitt—Step 2 in the Double E Exfoliation technique. Here’s why it’s essential:

  • Deep Cleansing: Just like a mitt catching every ball, the Exfoliation Mitt captures all remaining dead skin cells, ensuring a thorough clean.

  • Smooth Finish: A great mitt gives you control, and the Exfoliation Mitt does the same for your skin. It leaves your skin silky smooth, the perfect canvas for tanning.

  • Shower-Friendly: Use it in the shower for convenience and ease, just like a mitt that's always ready for the next play.

The Winning Combo

Just like a bat and mitt are essential for a baseball game, the Dry Brush and Exfoliation Mitt are must-haves for a flawless tan. Use them together to prep your skin, and you’ll be ready to shine bright like a diamond—literally! Whether you’re stepping out for the College World Series or just enjoying some summer fun, this dynamic duo ensures your glow game is always on point.

So, gear up, prep your skin, and get ready to hit a tanning home run with Shine Tanning Solutions. Shine on, superstar!

  • Moisturize Smart - Hydrate your skin with a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer. Focus on those tricky dry spots—elbows, knees, and ankles. Trust me, your tan will thank you.

  • Avoid Heavy Lotions and Oils - These can create a barrier and prevent your tan from setting properly. Stick to something light and lovely.

Timing is Everything

Planning to hit the College World Series? Timing your tan right is crucial for a flawless glow. Get your tan at least a day or two before the event to give it ample time to develop and set, ensuring a rich, even color and reducing the risk of streaks or smudges.

Why Timing Matters

  • Proper Development: A tan needs 24-48 hours to fully develop, resulting in a natural, radiant look.

  • Minimize Streaks: Allowing the tan to set reduces the risk of streaks and smudges.

  • Optimal Color: Achieve the deepest, most flattering shade by giving your tan time to fully activate.

Choose the Right Products

Here at Shine Tanning Solutions, we’ve got your back with organic and cruelty-free formulas for a natural, flawless tan. If you’re in Omaha, swing by a Shine Studio for a custom airbrush spray tan by one of our expert techs. We have solutions to match every skin tone and type. For summer, our clear solution is a must—free from any instant bronzer or dyes, it’s perfect for anyone rocking white.

Aftercare Essentials

Once you’re all tanned up, follow these tips to keep that glow going:

  • Avoid Water for the First 8 Hours - Let your tan set by avoiding showers, swimming, or excessive sweating. Water can mess with the process.

  • Moisturize Daily - Keep your skin hydrated with an oil-free moisturizer. This prolongs your tan and keeps your skin from flaking.

  • Pat Dry, Don’t Rub - After showering, gently pat your skin dry with a towel. No rubbing allowed! This helps your tan stay intact.

  • Use Gentle, Sulfate-Free Products - Harsh soaps and body washes can strip your tan. Opt for gentle, sulfate-free cleansers to keep your skin and tan intact.

Keep Your Tan Glowing Longer

For an extended glow, meet your new secret weapon: Tan Extender Lotion. This ultra-moisturizing formula is designed to extend the life of your spray tans and self-tanning products. Apply it after your 2nd or 3rd shower, just like your regular body lotion, to maintain a smooth and even tan.

Our Tan Extender Lotion helps eliminate the “crackle” look as your self-tanner wears off, keeping your tan fresh and radiant. Incorporate it into your maintenance routine to build on your glow and keep your skin looking fabulous. Achieve a long-lasting, natural-looking tan with our Tan Extender Lotion!

Dress Smart

After applying tanning solution either at a Shine Studio or at home, slip into some loose, dark clothing right after your spray tan session. This little trick is your best friend to avoid any pesky marks or smudges. And when you're gearing up for the games, reach for those breathable, light fabrics to keep cool and avoid any unnecessary sweating.

Now, let me tell you about a fashion gem you don't want to miss. Our fabulous friends over at Little Mango are turning up the style game with their chic boutique, showcasing the hottest brands for the entire family. They're setting up shop right in the bullpen at Baseball Village, inside the Diamond Room building. You’ve got to check out their stunning collection at Little Mango and bring some serious flair to your game day look! Visit them online at for a sneak peek. Trust me, this is one fashion stop you won’t want to miss. 🌟

Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. Well-hydrated skin holds a tan better and looks healthier.

Touch-Up as Needed

Bring along our Shine Tan Can for quick touch-ups if you notice any fading or spots. It's perfect for on-the-go touchups, easy to apply, and ideal for maintaining your glow on the go. Plus, it comes in a convenient travel size that fits perfectly into the clear bag policy at the stadium.

Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Even with a spray tan, sunscreen is a must. Choose a broad-spectrum SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Sunburn can cause your skin to peel, which will take your tan along with it.

By following these tips and using Shine Tanning Solutions products, you’ll enjoy the College World Series with confidence, knowing your tan will stay stunning throughout the event. Remember, a great tan not only enhances your look but also boosts your confidence. So, get your glow on, and let your inner light shine through!

For more tips and to book your next spray tan, visit Shine Tanning Solutions. Shine on and enjoy the series!

💜 Shine On



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