The spray tan products are specially formulated with a few active ingredients. One of these ingredients is DHA (Dihydroxyacetone). Dihydroxyacetone, or DHA as it is more commonly known, is a 100% natural tanning agent that reacts with the amino acids in the outer layers of your skin. After a few hours it develops to produce a rich, completely natural looking tan. Similarly the way an apple goes brown after you take a bite. Unlike sun tanning your desired tan is quickly achieved in one application with no wrinkles, pigmentation or any dryness.
Yes, you can choose from 4 shades – barely there, light, medium and dark.
If you are in water for long periods of time this makes the skin cells rub off rapidly and therefore the tan is removed faster. Chlorinated pools can cause patchiness.
Natural fibres will wash out, anything nylon or polyester will stain permanently. Its advisable to wear black or dark colours to be safe. Bring a loose top and loose track pants in winter or a loose summer dress in the warmer months with flip flops.
This is up to you. We do recommend a light layer to the face.
Its best to shave before your spray tan, if you shave afterwards it removes a light layer of the tan.
At least every day, this maintains the tan and will nourish your skin. Twice a day is even better for dryer skins.
The excess colour that washes away is the bronzer guide – this is normal. The DHA is colourless and your natural colour will be developed within the skin cells and will continue to deepen.
This is up to you, some wear a full costume, bikini, underwear, g-string or they can go naked if they wish. (Ladies only please) whatever you choose, make sure its dark. There is no need to feel self conscious as we have seen it all!
A tan is complete within 15mins! Norvell Tan is quick drying and water based.
Yes, the spray tan can be used by clients with sensitive skin types.
Yes spray tanning is definitely the safest way to obtain a gorgeous tan without the sun. Being UVB/UVA free there is no damage to the skin. As your skin cells naturally exfoliate off in the shower and on your clothing so does the tan.
DHA is a colorless sugar that interacts with the dead cells located in the stratum corneum of the epidermis. As the sugar interacts with the dead skin cells, a color change occurs. This change usually lasts about five to seven days from the initial application.
Every day, millions of dead skin cells are sloughed off or worn away from the surface of your skin. In fact, every 35 to 45 days, you have an entirely new epidermis. This is why tans from sunless- or self-tanning lotions will gradually fade – as the dead cells are worn away, so is your tan. For this reason, most of these products suggest that you reapply the sunless- or self-tanner about every three to seven days to maintain your “tan.”
This always depends on the tan technician, the chosen shade and how much solution is applied. The tan solution is available in a few different shades. A lighter natural sun kissed look can be achieved or you can request a darker bronze. The tan result is dependent on your natural skin colour. If the colour is too dark for your natural tone then it can look orange in the hands of an inexperienced technician.
Anything from 7 to 10 days your tan will exfoliates away naturally with the dead skin cells. Following the aftercare and using a good moisturiser will prolong your tan.