So as I am tanning you, you kindof feel like a stiff robot in awkward positions. It is very important while I am spraying you to try and keep different parts of your body from touching each other. An example, if I have you hold your arms up. When I am done spraying, your first instinct may be to lower your arms to your sides. Thats fine, but you need to keep them a lil bit away from your body. Also, you want to be mindful of your neck position. It is very natural to want to see what I am doing, but if I just sprayed your face and neck, then go to your legs, you may make marks on your neck or rub off the color since it hasn't had time to set.
After we get done and your getting dressed. I wouldn't suggest to put your bra back on because the straps may make marks. Just need to be careful not to rub anything. It does feel a lil sticky up to 20 minutes after, but that feeling will go away. You do not want to do anything where you will spill any liquids on you that night. Its best to wait a full 24 hours to shower, but if you absolutely can't wait at the least give it a full 12 hours. The first shower you take, just do a warm water rinse, no soaps on your body. Be mindful of the soaps you are using after your tan. We sell soap and moisturizers that are made for your new tan. Some of them even have some DHA that will build a little more color or help keep your color up better. If you don't use these, make sure your soap isn't something that really strips. Examples, dial, lever, zest, etc. You don't want to scrub your body at all, would advise against a regular wash rag. Would prob be best to use a soft rag substitute or hands. When you dry off, pat dry instead. Lotions are great to use, try to use one that doesn't have a lot of perfumes. Baths are not advised. They will soak off your tan faster and dry out your skin. If you text often, especially right after your tan, you want to make sure your arms are held out some. If they are bent at your elbows, I have had a customer that it all rubbed off there. It probably was too soon or maybe some moisture built up that made it rub off sooner. This is unusual but something to keep in mind. You don't want to go home and forget and do the dishes or give your child a bath. No water! lol
I know your probably thinking, whoa, maybe I don't want to mess with this now. I'm not trying to scare you off at all. The most sensitive time is the same day you get the tan. I may exxagerate a little, just because certain problems do come up, and its better to know what to watch out for and be mindful of. Most of this is just tips on making it last longer so that you do not have to come back in for a touch up. If something does happen, don't worry, just call me and we can figure out a time to come in to get it fixed. If you are not about to get married or go to something important, it might just be something that will remind you not to do it next time and no big deal. :)
If you have a big event, it is always best to come in a few weeks early and get a practice spray. Just so you can see how it looks on you and see if you want to go darker.
Keep in mind, it can also be a learning curve for us both. If you get one and think it was too light or too dark, I have at least 4 colors on hand and we can adjust it. I write down the color I use on you. I want you to absolutely love it! Let me know if you have any questions or if anything happens and you don't know what to do! My next blog is going to be on fails or things to not do! Most of these I have personally done myself. Being able to fix it anytime I want, I think I'm probably not very careful. Maybe I don't listen to my own advice. lol Hope to hear from you! If you have done something completely silly to mess it up, please share!!!