At your first appointment, your technician will go over a few steps with you before you are tanned, including where to put “barrier cream”. Barrier cream is a lotion that prevents dry areas from absorbing too much tan and turning darker than the rest of your body. Your technician will tell you to apply a small amount of cream on the dry part of your elbow, the backs of your ankle (the achilles tendon), and your toenails if they are unpolished.
One question I get asked a lot is: Should I put the barrier cream on my hands, feet, knees, etc.?? The answer is no. We understand that other places may tell you to do this, but that advice is usually aimed at machine or booth spray tans. At Air-Tan, we train our technicians to be very precise in their application, so everything looks as natural as a sun tan. When barrier cream is applied, especially in a thick layer, it completely blocks the tan from absorbing, leaving you with very white hands/feet/knees/etc compared to the rest of your body.
Let us know if you have any Air-Tan questions.
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