How long do I need to wait before I can shower?
You must wait a minimum of 6-8 hours before you shower and for even better results, showering the next morning is recommended. The DHA has to remain on your skin in order to properly tan you. Due to the cosmetic bronzer, as your skin tans... you will become darker and darker over the next few hours. So it's best to not plan any special activities following your spray tan. Once you rinse off the bronzer in the shower, you will have a very natural looking tan!
What is Sunless Airbrush Tanning and How does it work?
Sunless tanning products contain DHA (dihydroxyacetone) which reacts with the amino acids in the top layer of your skin to form brown colored melaninoids. DHA is actually a derivative of the sugar cane. Several factors can influence this reaction such as skin type, pH level, medication, hormone levels and dryness of the skin. The solution is applied by a low pressure spray gun which allows for a very even coverage that you cannot get by applying by hand. The results are temporary just like a natural tan and can last from 5-10 days with the proper maintenance to your skin.
What Do I Wear During My Tanning Session?
Attire for women is based on your comfort level. You can wear nothing, bottoms and no top, bra and underwear or an old swimsuit. Men and children under the age of 18 must wear bottoms. You can be rest assured that your comfort level is our number one priority and that you will be treated professionally and with the utmost respect.
Is Spray Tanning Safe?
Yes! DHA has been FDA approved and used in cosmetic products for over 30 years DHA sunless tanning is recommended by The American Medical Association, the Skin Cancer Organization, The American Academy of Dermatology, and the American Cancer Society.
How do I protect and maintain my Spray Tan?
Avoid skin products and activities that accelerate the exfoliation of your skin. These products are Retin-A or any acne product, high pH bar soaps, oils, alcohol based products and some perfumes. Activities that can fade or cause poor fading of your tan are long hot baths or showers, excessive rubbing/sweating/scratching, hair removal procedures, swimming and hot tubs. Water is a natural exfoliant and can shorten the life of your tan. So just limit your swimming in Chlorinated water to very short increments of time.
Why Choose Airbrush Tanning instead of Spray Booth Tanning?
Since Airbrush tanning is applied by hand, you will receive a more even, precise and personalized tan. There will no "missed spots" due to you not being in the proper positions. Special care is taken for the hands, feet, knees and elbows as necessary. You will definitely have a more natural looking, just off the beach tan. Spray tan Booths usually apply way too much solution to your skin causing dark spots, streaking and runs.
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Do I Still Need to Wear Sunscreen?
Yes! Absolutely! A spray tan does not provide UV protection, therefore you should apply sunscreen as normal. UVA and UVB rays are so damaging to the skin that we recommend you wear sunscreen year round.
How long will my spray tan last?
Your Tan should last approximately 5-10 days depending on your skin type, medications you may be taking or applying to your skin, hormone levels, body oils and chemistry and how well you properly maintain our recommended post tan instructions. The quality and duration of the tan will greatly depend upon your pre-tan and post-tan maintenance and other activities. It is natural for the face, feet and hands to fade quicker than the rest of your body. You can expect the tan to fade fairly evenly. Then you will want to completely exfoliate before you return for your next tan.
Who gets a Spray Tan?
People of all ages ... We've spray tanned the very young to people in their 80's. We spray tan men, women and children. We tan the fairest skin to the darkest skin tones imaginable. The Norvell solution works for all skin tones, which is one reason we choose to use it. The reasons people want or need a tan varies from person to person... special events, vacations, body building competitions, proms, weddings, sorority functions, or just because they want to be tan and feel better about themselves.
Is Spray Tanning Safe for Pregnant or Nursing Mothers?
If you are pregnant or nursing, we advise you to consult with your physician prior to scheduling a spray tan. We spray tan a lot of pregnant and nursing mothers but only with the OB-GYN's approval.
How long does it take to get a spray tan?
You will be in and out in about 20-30 minutes. You will dress down to your comfort level in a private room, then receive your tan, return to your private room to dry by fan and then dress in your loose clothing. It's a very simple process.
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