Apply a thin, even coat over cleansed skin. To deepen your tan, reapply after several hours. Use sparingly over elbows, knees, and ankles. Avoid hairline and eyebrows. Wash hands and nails thoroughly immediately after use. Wait 20 to 30 minutes before dressing to avoid staining clothes. Wait at least one hour before bathing or swimming. To build a deeper tan gradually, re-apply after several hours. To maintain color, re-apply once or twice a week.