Spray Tanning

Before You Tan

  • Thoroughly exfoliate all areas of your body to remove the dead layer of skin. With a good exfoliation, you will ensure that your tan lasts as long as possible.
  • The day of your tan do not apply any lotion, moisturizers, oils or perfumes as they will reduce your skin’s ability to absorb the tanning solution. Also, make sure that all make-up is removed before your tanning session. We recommend that you shave the day before the tan as well.
  • You’ll need to remove any jewelry before you tan.
  • It’s important to bring loose fitting clothes to wear after you tan. Tight clothes have a tendency to rub the solution off of your skin and onto your clothes leaving a spotty tan.
  • Our policy is that we do not tan nude men. so wear whatever you feel comfortable in–bathing suit, boxers, briefs, speedo, etc.

After You Tan

  • Wear loose fitting clothes for at least 6 hours. Do not shower, work out, apply oils or lotions, or do any activity that would cause you to sweat for the same period of time. This allows the solution adequate time to interact with the amino acids in the top layer of your skin.
  • When shaving, be sure to use a clean sharp razor. Using a hair conditioner will help the razor glide. A dull razor scrapes off more skin and tan. Hot tubs, chlorine, excessive sweating and salt water can affect the tan on some people. Using a sun block that is water resistant will help. Pat dry after a shower.
  • Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Hydrated skin will extend the life of your sunless tan
  • Do not sleep on silk sheets. They will stain.
  • Do not sit on leather or vinyl seats if you are bare-legged.
  • If your car has leather seats bring a towel for your ride home.
  • Avoid soaking in the bath.
  • Do not be alarmed if you experience color washing off during your first shower.
  • Your spray should last 5-7 days and if using a professional tan extender 7-10 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does spray tan last?

Approximately 5-7 days and if using a professional tan extender 7-10 days

How long do I wait before I shower?

At least 6-8 hours then bathe with plain water for your first shower. You will see some browning in the water which is fine, this is the temporary bronzer washing off. All showers after the first one should be with a body wash and no exfoliating. Bar soaps can cause discoloration.

What is DHA?

DHA is a colorless chemical, dihydroxyacetone (derived from glycerin) that intereact with the amino acids in dead skin cells to produce a brown coloring change

What should I wear during and after my spray tan?

You can wear your swimsuit or undergarments (no naked men) and after the session you should wear dark loose fit clothing because tight clothing can rub off and smear bronzers specially around the knees elbows and waist. The solution will not permanently stain your clothing if treated and washed on a hot water cycle.

Does our product smell bad?

All norvell solutions contain malador ingredients to minimize the odor of sunless products so the product smell is really pleasant.

Can I get spray tanned everyday?

No! spraying solution everyday will not allow for the natural process to take place and the spray tan will look dirty and fake. We recommend once a week.

Will the solution stain my clothes?

No! Wash clothes on a hot water cycle.