We have realized that there are many frequently asked questions about Air-Tan and the process of getting your Air-Tan. We wanted to address a few question every so often here on the blog! Below are some of the most popular ones:
- Do I have to wait to get dressed?
No, not at all. Although you feel really sticky and tacky, it’s totally fine to put on clothes right away. The reason that you can get dressed immediately is because the part of the solution that gives you the long-lasting color (called DHA) sets into your skin the second it gets sprayed on. The part that may get smudged when you’re putting on your clothes is just the bronzer. The bronzer is only there for the instant gratification and also so we can see what we are doing while we apply the tan. The bronzer will wash off of you during your first shower. For best results make sure you are wearing loose fitting clothing and shoes (like flip-flops) at least 2-4 hours after your tan is applied as excessive rubbing can effect the DHA from adhearing to the skin. Your enemy after you first get your Air-Tan on are to rub all over, sweat or get wet for an 8 hour period.
The reason you look so shiny is because there are a lot of aloe and moisturizers in our solution. The solution over-moisturizes you, and your skin can’t soak all of it up right away, so it leaves you with that sticky feeling and shiny glow. The moisturizers are great for your skin, especially during the drier winter months!
- Where do I put the barrier cream?
There are THREE places to put the barrier cream:
- Rough part of your elbows
- Back wrinkly part of your heels
- Any unpainted finger nails or toe nails
Other salons or especially places that only spray using machines may have you put the cream other places, like knees, all over hands or feet, etc., but there is no need to do that here. Here at Air-Tan there is a person spraying you, and we take extra care to make the tricky spots like hands and feet look even and natural.