With an Air-Tan, you cannot shower, sweat, or get wet for a full 8 hours. It takes anywhere from 3-8 hours for the long-lasting color to develop and if you do get wet before that time is up, your skin probably will not absorb the tan in the areas that got wet. For this reason, it is best to come prepared. Sometimes an umbrella just isn’t enough to protect you from the pesky rain drops, especially if you are wearing a dress and sandals! The umbrella will protect your top half, but your legs and feet will be rain spotted and streaky. While we usually recommend sandals or flip-flops to wear when you leave Air-Tan, they are not the ideal footwear on wet days. With each step you take on the wet ground, the water will flip up from your shoes onto the backs of your legs. The tops of your feet will also get spotted from raindrops. This will leave you all spotty and streaky. When it is raining or snowing and I am planning my Air-Tan, I prefer to wear clogs, Toms, UGGS, rainboots, or something to that effect. As long as the shoe is not super tight, it is ideal. Also, you never want to put socks on immediately after getting an Air-Tan, so sneakers are not preferred. Socks are too snug and may prevent your feet from developing any long-lasting color.
What to Wear on a Wet Day:
- Long Pants (to protect your legs)
- Long sleeves or a jacket (to protect your chest and arms)
- Loose shoes that cover your foot (to protect the tops and sides of your feet and even the backs of your legs)
- A hood or umbrella (to protect your face and neck)
Hopefully, now you are more prepared to Air-Tan, no matter what Mother Nature hurls your way! No more pale rainy days!