Do I have to wait to get dressed?
No, not at all. Although you feel really sticky and wet, 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 tan (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 factor and is what washes off of you during your first shower. The only ways to mess up your tan are if you get wet or physically rub or scrub it off.
Why am I so shiny and sticky?
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 toe nails
Other salons or especially places that only use machines (like a Versa Spa or Mystic) 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.