A Definitive Guide to Just How Naked You Should Get For Different Beauty Treatments

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Despite trying a variety of other professional beauty treatments over the years, I had never gotten a spray tan until I was 23 years old. Like any other person trying something new, I texted my best friend (who’s also a beauty editor) to ask her about the general protocol leading up to my appointment – when should I shower? Do I need to exfoliate before? Then I asked, “How naked do I get?,” and she responded, “Like fully naked.”

I can’t even begin to explain how many times I’ve asked that question, if not out loud to a friend then to myself in my head, before a beauty appointment. I’m the type of person who wants to go in with all of the details so I know what to expect, but for so many beauty treatments – be it for laser hair removal, a facial, waxing, a massage, or a spray tan – no one really tells you just how undressed you should prepare to get.

While the general consensus will always be “get as naked as you feel comfortable with,” you probably don’t want to get too naked if you don’t have to . . . you know what I mean? Don’t get me wrong, in these types of pro appointments, they have seen it all and probably wouldn’t bat an eye at you whether you leave your bra and underwear on or not, but still, it helps to know your options.

If you’ve found yourself wondering the same thing about an upcoming appointment, we asked the experts to answer that burning question for different beauty treatments – so you can feel a little better about baring it all.

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