Spray Tan FAQ & Tips
How do I prepare for my Sunless session?
Shower, shave and exfoliate skin. Skin should be free of make-up, oil, body sprays, deodorant and moisturizer for optimal results. Bring loose, dark fitting clothing for after your session.
Should I moisturize before I do a Sunless session? No. You should use a moisturizer regularly to keep your skin hydrated and healthy, which will contribute to a more even, natural looking sunless tan. However, it is recommended NOT to apply moisturizers 2 hours prior to self tanning and 4 to 6 hours after.
Why is keeping skin moisturized essential to maintain great Sunless results? It is important to keep skin moisturized after your Sunless session as dry, flaky skin will slough off faster and color will fade sooner. A moisturizer with no oil is recommended.
How long should I wait after my Sunless session before I shower?It is best to wait at least 6-12 hours after the sunless tan application before you shower to give the DHA time to fully react with skin proteins. The waiting time varies on skin type. The dryer your skin is the longer you should wait to shower after your session. Norvell ONE HOUR RAPID formula you can shower after one hour.
How many days will a Sunless tan last? The longevity of a Sunless tan depends on the skin’s natural exfoliation process, and on the skin regimen followed before and after application. On average, a sunless tan will last 4-7 days to as much as 10 days. The “life span” of a Sunless tan also depends on your skin’s natural exfoliation. The faster your skin regenerates, the faster the sunless tan will fade.
How frequently do you recommend going in for a Sunless session? Can I do it several days in a row? The frequency of Sunless tanning application depends on your skin cell turn over and preference of color intensity. People with quick cell turn-overs may want to do a Sunless session every 5-6 days to keep color fresh, while others may need to apply only once every 7-10 days.
Can I do a Sunless session in addition to a tanning bed? Yes! Since Sunless tanning is UV-Free, you are welcome to tan either before or after completing a Sunless Spray tan session. Certain skin types benefit from doing a UV tan before their spray tan as this will open the pores an allow for better absorption of the spray tan solution thus creating a longer lasting tan.
Norvell® Sunless Spray Solutions are non-toxic, and utilize only the best DHA which has been vigorously tested before entering any Norvell formulation.
Each Norvell® solution is:
- Paraben Free
- Gluten Free
- Sulfate Free
- Nut-Allergen Free
- Propylene Glycol Free
- Phthalates Free
- Synthetic Fragrance Free