This is the lazy girl's lotion. After your shower, sprits yourself from head to toe, wrap yourself in your robe and you're done. That's it. You can use it to enhance the color of your tattoo. You can use it before and after you go tanning for a more even tan. Body Dew contains carnation oil which is excellent for dry skin then it is blended so fine that the molecules are 1/3 of the size of regular lotion - which is why it is so gentle yet so effective. If you are not right out of the shower you will need to rub it, when you are wet it soaks right in.