Just because you are a mom now doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t take care of your appearance and importantly your tan. Having a great tone and tan really can make you sparkle and dazzle and help bring out your beauty and confidence too. But the question is how do you manage that now with having children and is it even possible? 

Well, I will cover that below along with advice and tips on how to make it happen.

Finding Time to Actually Tan

Sometimes when you have children your time becomes more filled and finding the extra time to yourself where you can do something like tanning can become more limited.

Keep in mind that you don’t necessarily need a lot of time to get a tan. Well, depending on the style of tan you opt for it’s important to know that you can get a quick and natural looking tan in no time at all.

Of course, if you are wanting to get a natural tan in the sun it’s going to take more time and perhaps is more difficult for you to fit into your schedule. So going for a spray tan or using a tanning bed are also suitable options. Tanning beds tend to be the quickest option usually lasting 10 minutes and spray tanning a little more at 30 minutes. So, both should be more easily fitted into a tighter schedule. 

Of course, the obvious thing know leads to the question of finding someone to keep an eye on your kids while you are not home. The simple choice may be asking a friend or family member to keep an eye on them while you aren’t home. You could even opt for a babysitter for a short time if you prefer as well.

Don’t Let the Cost Dissuade You

When you become a parent it sometimes means keeping an even closer eye on the costs to make sure you can easily fit everything into your own budget. Sometimes people ask the question of how much does a spray tan cost? Well, the average cost when using a spray tan machine is around $25-35. So, while not the cheapest option it’s not too expensive either. 

You also have the option of going for an airbrush tan which is basically the same as a spray tan machine though it is operated by a person instead of a machine, this option while more expensive it usually garners a better result. Another option is a tanning bed which is cheaper than both options mentioned above. 

If you are tight for cash you can even opt for a store-bought self-tanner, these can be as inexpensive as $5-10 though of course must be applied at home. This also allows for an option you can quickly fit into your schedule even if you can’t find someone to look after your kid/s in the meantime.

Bring Your Kids Along with You

Sometimes finding someone to take care or look after your children when you are getting a tan can be difficult so it’s always an option to bring them along with you to your appointment. Most places can keep an eye on them while you have your tanning procedure done. Perhaps in some cases you might even want to bring your kids in for the procedure too. While that shouldn’t be done while using tanning beds it could be an option for spray tanning.

If You are New to Tanning 

If you are new to tanning and don’t know where to start my simple advice is to start slow and work from there. 

What I mean by starting slow is opt for a lighter tone or tan. This way you can learn what works best for you and then adjust to get the best fit for you later. 

It’s always better to start slow to prevent problems like skin damage or overdoing your spray tan on the first attempt!