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For the perfect bikini competitio​n tan, exfoliatio​n is key

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By exfoliating consistently for a few days before you tan, your skin will be smooth and supple.

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When you have devoted months to developing the perfect bikini competition body, the last thing you want is to sabotage yourself with an uneven tan. After all, if you have unsightly streaks running down your leg, the judges may not even notice the flawless curvature of your derriere. Plus, you'll have a whole group of equally well-defined women to compete with, so the slightest flaw in your presentation may be enough to set you back in the rankings.

To ensure that you have an even tan on the big day, you should select your figure competition tanning products well ahead of time, so you're comfortable using them before all the pressure is on. Once you've chosen a tanning spray or cream you are happy with, it's time to prepare your body for the process.

The first step is to exfoliate your skin. You can either purchase an exfoliating scrub or create your own mixture by combining brown sugar and oatmeal, or some other DIY concoction. Be sure to focus on notoriously rough areas like your knees and elbows. Whatever you choose to use, make sure you don't skip this step. Exfoliating helps get rid of a top layer of dead skin cells, so that the tanning product you apply can get right to the new, fresh skin. This makes for a more even and eye-catching tan that will really make your posing suit pop on stage.

By exfoliating consistently for a few days before you tan, your skin will be smooth and supple. Stay tuned to this blog for more pre- and post-tanning tips so you can put your best foot forward at your next bikini competition.

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