ORIGINAL CONTEST COLOUR has been available since 1985. It has been proven and tested over the years and is very popular. It is a very dark looking colour, used mainly under strong lighting. ORIGINAL CONTEST COLOUR has an Acetone solvent base, which will eliminate natural oils from the skin. This helps to obtain the best keying (hold) by the product, but has a drying effect on the skin. Should you suffer from a dry skin problem, it is recommended to try the CONTEST COLOUR Acetone Solvent Free. Designed especially for the body builder/figure competitor. ORIGINAL CONTEST COLOUR will help remove excess fluid from your skin. This is a professional strength product. This product can be used through spraying equipment with great success. For use by: Bodybuilders (males & Females), Figure competitors and Dancers (Latin, Exotic etc.) A great looking tan under strong lighting. Directions: To obtain the best results try the following. 1. Apply over clean dry skin. Exfoliating is recommended. 2. Use a make-up sponge or similar to apply. Don't forget to wash your hands thoroughly with soap after use. 3. Overlap treated areas to obtain an even tan. 4. Do not use heavy coats on ankles, elbows or knees etc. As these areas WILL become darker. 5. Apply 3-5 thinner coats over 2-3 days. 6. Showering is recommended between each coat, this product will dry in minutes but allow at least 8-10 hours to cure after applying. Do not use soap products when showering, just use water and pat dry with a towel. 7. It is not recommended that you apply just prior to your contest. 8. Use a light application to your face, careful of your eyes. 9. Wear old clothing between coats. This product can transfer to clothing or bedding.