PRE & POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS

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PRE CARE

PREP SHOULD BE DONE 24 HOURS BEFORE YOUR TAN

Spray Tanning is not just for a special occasion, a majority of our clients come in just because. We love to look at spray tanning as any other beauty services you are already getting including lashes, nails, and hair.

If you do have an event planned the best day to tan is 2 days before for a trip, ideally 1 day before.

Spray Tanning is always your LAST STOP make sure to get your mani, pedi, facial, and massage done before you come to see us.

Exfoliate! Exfoliation is the most important step to a successful airbrush tan. Exfoliate your skin all over with a washcloth or exfoliating glove, DO NOT use an exfoliant that has oil in it. Don't forget your elbows, ankles, neck and underarms!

Shave, wax, or remove any unwanted body hair 24-48 hours before your tanning session. (We offer Waxing Services 😍)

Do not use any oil-based products. Oils can leave a film on your skin that can block the even absorption of the sunless tanning solution. Stay away from Dove.

Drink lots of water. Keeping your skin hydrated from the inside out will help you retain color longer and will promote more even fading of your sunless tan.

DURING YOUR TAN

Avoid wearing any lotion, deodorant, makeup or any products to your session.

Wear a dark loose-fitting dress or long pants, a baggy shirt and loose shoes or flip-flops to your appointment. Do NOT wear jeans, or leggings.

A small percentage of people may experience adverse reactions due to certain skin conditions or the use of specific skincare products. These include:

  • Severely dry skin
  • Recent use of retinol or skin resurfacing products
  • Current or recent use of Accutane
  • Recent sunburn

To minimize the risk of unfavorable reactions, we recommend discontinuing the use of these products at least 7 days before your spray tan session. If you have any concerns, please inform your tanning technician, and we'll be happy to avoid spraying the affected areas if preferred.
Your safety and comfort are our top priorities, and we want to ensure you have the best possible spray tanning experience.

Not sure what to wear during the tan? You can wear whatever!

Bikini, bra, thong, nude…We don’t care! Please be aware that you will have tan lines with whatever you decide to wear. (Men will be required to wear undergarments)

Before beginning, we will discuss your desired color and darkness to ensure you are feeling confident when the session is complete! You will be guided through various positions to stand, as the technician applies the airbrush tan.

The entire process takes less than 20 minutes and off you glow!

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AFTERCARE OF YOUR TAN

This is the real work starts!

Once your Spray Tanning Session is complete it is important to note that DHA is clear your initial color is an instant cosmetic bronzer that you see upon application is like makeup!

It will build up/move around or smudge and may appear imperfect. It is important to wait until after the first initial rinse and full soap shower to see the real results.

Your first shower will only be a water rinse, rinse times will vary depending on your desired result and solution choice.

Until it’s time for your rinse do NOT touch your tan and avoid skin-to-skin contact until your water rinse.

When rinsing, use warm water and NO soap to rinse off the top coat, also known as the cosmetic bronzer. Use your hands to brush the water down your body until the water runs clear down the drain, ensuring all of your cosmetic bronzer coat is washed off. Don't worry, this is not your spray tan washing away!

Gently blot your skin with a towel to dry and moisturize immediately after, WE RECOMMEND USING OUR NORVELL BODY BUTTER.

Worried your tan looks lighter after you rinsed it? It totally will! Your tan takes a full 24 hours to see the final result.

Wait about 24 hours to shower with soap or body wash after your appointment, WE RECOMMEND USING OUR NORVELL PH BALANCING BODY CLEANSER.

To ensure your sunless tan lasts as long as possible, it's essential to keep your skin moisturized. We recommend applying a gentle, oil-free lotion every morning and night to help extend the life of your gorgeous glow. WE RECOMMEND USING OUR OIL FREE NORVELL BODY BUTTER

KEEP YOUR GLOW GOING

For the first 24-48 hours after your spray tan session, please avoid the following activities to allow your tan to fully develop and set:

  • Swimming in the ocean, hot tubs, or pools for the first 48 hours
  • Exercising or activities that cause excessive sweating for 24 hours (note that sweat can still affect your tan after this time)
  • Applying perfume, body sprays, or any other spray products for 24 hours
  • Using Dove, Olay, or any other body wash or soap that may contain harsh ingredients
  • Applying lotions or body washes that contain oils

Vacation-Proofing Your Tan:

Planning a beach getaway? No worries! We've got you covered with some tips to help you maintain your flawless tan while enjoying the water:

  1. Apply a water-resistant sunscreen, these formulas help repel water from your skin, minimizing the fading of your spray tan.
  2. After swimming or spending time in the water, rinse off immediately to remove any chlorine or salt that could affect your tan.
  3. Don't forget to apply a moisturizing lotion after rinsing to keep your skin hydrated and your tan looking its best.
With a little extra care and attention, you can enjoy your sun-kissed glow for days to come!
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