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SPRAY TANNING
TOP QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Haven’t you heard, “Spray tanning is the healthier way to be tanned?”

So if you’re new to the spray tanning world, we’ve got you covered! From here on out, you’ll never have to go another day wondering what life with a spray tan might be like.

We’ve answered seven of the most common spray tan questions so you can get your glow on without worrying about a thing.

1. How should I prepare for my spray tan?

When preparing for your spray tan, exfoliating is key; but don’t wait until the day of your spray tan. It’s best to exfoliate your skin in the days leading up to your spray tan session to take away any dead skin cells. By exfoliating ahead of time, you’ll be prepping your skin to soak in all the bronze color a spray tan has to offer! This will help ensure your color lasts up to seven days. Come to the appointment with product free skin.

Follow these easy steps for the perfect spray tan:

Step 1: Exfoliate—but be gentle!

Use a gentle exfoliator before your spray tan to buff away any dead skin. This will help to buff away any dry, dead skin and help you achieve an even tan. We suggest using the Norvell Renewing Sunless Exfoliator—it’s gentle, sulfate-free, and polishes the skin to perfection before your tan.

Step 2: Plan Ahead if Waxing or Shaving

If you need to wax or shave, it should be done at least 24 hours before your spray tan appointment. Doing so before ensures no streaks & an even natural tan!

Step 3: No Lotions

Heavy moisturizers could stand in the way between your skin and your soon-to-be bronze. Lotions could be a barrier that prevents spray tanning solution from absorbing into the skin evenly. The morning of your spray tan, just skip your lotion routine.

Step 4: Find Your Balance

Balance the pH levels on the surface of your skin immediately prior to a spray tan.

That’s it! If you follow these simple steps, you’ll be perfectly prepped for your spray tan session.

2. Will I turn Orange?

NO! NO! NO! I pride myself in my spray tanning artistry & would never use a solution on your skin that would have you looking like an Oompa Loompa or Donald Trump!!!

Designed to match skin colors found on the beautiful beaches of the European Riviera. Best-selling, proprietary sunless formula created with VIO-7™, a unique blend of anti-orange bronzer pigments, designed to counter an unwanted orange undertone for a natural-looking tan. Offered as instant cosmetic bronzers with extended or rapid tans.

3. What should I wear?

We recommend wearing dark, loose clothing to your session to avoid rubbing off your new spray tan and staining your clothes. During the application process, we recommend wearing a bikini, a disposable undergarment (provided by GLO ON BB) or your best of all, birthday suit, no tan lines.

4. Can I get a sun tan and spray tan in the same day?

Absolutely! In fact, we call this “double-dipping.” To achieve the ultimate glow, try a sunbed session followed by a spray tan. We recommend getting your spray tan then dying off & tanning in our Stand up booth to finish off your GLO for a rich, bronze color.

5. What should I expect after my spray tan?

After your initial spray session, the solution will continue to get darker over the next 8 to 12 hours. It’s best to wait 8 hours before showering to avoid washing off any formula. For all occasions, we recommend getting your spray tan the night before and sleeping through the night while allowing your color to develop.

Don't have 8 hours? No problem. We have a Rapid solution to fit your lifestyle and develop in 1 to 3 hours!

6. What’s the best way to maintain my color?

After getting a spray tan, it’s important to keep your skin moisturized. The more hydrated your skin is, the longer the color will last. We recommend refraining from any heavy physical activity or swimming in order to preserve your tan.

7. How long do spray tans last?

How long a spray tan lasts can vary from person to person, but one session will typically last up to seven days.  We recommend using our Norvell Maintenance Kit to extend the life of your spray tan by using Norvell shower cleanser, tan extending moisturizer, you spray tan will last longer by using pH balancing products.

Now that you’re fully in the know of all things spray tan… Happy spray tanning!