It is very important to prep your skin to allow for a consistent application of the solution. Preferably shave instead of wax. Always exfoliate with a loofah or exfoliating towel. We strongly recommend Everett's Soap as your pre scrub as we find it provides the best results to take the tan. ( You can find Everett's available exclusively in our store) NOTE: Exfoliate after you shave. Do not wear makeup, moisturizing lotion, deodorant, or anything that could become a barrier between the bronzing agent in the solution and your skin. Make sure to wear loose fitted clothing to your appointment. Tight clothing can effect the results of the tan.