How to achieve the best InstaTAN spray tan & Questions

EXFOLIATE

Exfoliate your entire body prior to your appointment to remove dead skin cells so your spray tan applies evenly and doesn't stick to rough patches! We recommend using Norvell Pre-Tan Sunless Exfoliator. Renewing Sunless Exfoliator can be used anytime prior to your self-tanning or spray application. Gentle sulfate-free body exfoliator formulated for optimal sunless tanning results. Use exfoliator before tanning and as tan fades. The exfoliator removes dead skin cells to create smooth skin for an even tan.

REMOVE UNWANTED HAIR

Both shaving & waxing should be done at least a few hours prior to your appointment. Hair removal performed after your appointment can strip the spray tan color from your skin.

 

RINSE BEFORE APPOINTMENT

Arrive to your appointment completely clean & free of any makeup, deodorant or oils! Ingredients in these products can also interfere with the spray tan adhering to your skin.

WHEN SHOULD I GET A SPRAY TAN BEFORE AN EVENT

Ideally, you should come at least one-two days prior to the event that is scheduled. This is due to the fact that sunless tanning is not an instant process. Generally, the tan that is achieved during the sunless tanning session will darken over the next several days, usually reaching its peak on the second/third day.

GETTING A MANI/PEDI

Make sure to get manicures, pedicures, or spa treatments before your appointment, and arrive for your tan without any oily residue or lotion on your skin. If you are getting a pedicure immediately before your tan, we suggest asking them to not use lotion on your legs.

WHAT TO WEAR TO YOUR SPRAY TAN

Bring your swimsuit, underwear, or other garments to wear during your session. Your garments will get spray on them, so please wear items that you do not mind getting bronzer on. Many of our clients choose to tan topless to minimize tan lines. Our staff is professional and discreet, and will do everything we can to make you feel comfortable during your session. You can wear as much or as little as you’d like.

 

LEAVING THE SALON

Be sure to bring loose fitting, darker colored clothing and flip-flops to wear after your session. Tight clothing can rub off the bronzer and create streaking. If it is raining, please wear loose pants and a jacket.

WHAT IF IT'S RAINING OUTSIDE

First and foremost, make sure your skin is covered head to toe! A rain jacket and an umbrella are perfect for really rainy day, but a hooded sweatshirt would suffice if it's very lightly raining. Sweat pants are great because they are loose but also cover your legs.

BRONZER GETTING ON CLOTHES

Bronzer will wash out of clothes, but for safety’s sake, we suggest wearing dark clothing or clothing you won’t mind getting a tan with you.

WILL I SMELL

These rave-worthy, spray tan solutions are fragranced-free with the essence of Paradise Breeze (always nut allergy-free), a deliberate fragrance combination that actually helps to eliminate that dreaded sunless tanning smell. Not just nice to smell, these formulations also trap and encapsulate the malodor molecules that occur when DHA reacts with the chemistry of one’s skin, rather than merely masking it.

IS SPRAY TANNING SAFE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

YES! Getting a spray tan when pregnant can be such a treat. If you’re feeling exhausted or a bit lacklustre from growing another human (an impressive effort if you ask us), sometimes a tan is exactly what you need. Naturally, sunbaking and sunbeds with harmful UV and UVB rays are off the table. Instead, fake tan when pregnant might be the perfect thing to take you from sigh to oh-my in just an instant.

FEATURES & BENEFITS TO SPRAY TANS

The quality of DHA used in sunless products is directly related to the outcome of your sunless tan. Natural Enzymes to repair weak, dehydrated skin and promote the efficiency of the body’s own natural moisturization factor. Unique dermal barrier locks DHA within the top layer of skin. Formulated without Parabens, Gluten, Sulfates, Phthalates, Synthetic Fragrance, Petrochemicals, GMO’s, Tricolsan.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR SPRAY TAN LAST

To keep your tan looking fresh as possible for the 5-10 days, do not use products that contain mineral oil, perfumes, sulfates, or petroleum. We carry many body lotions, body butters, and body washes that are spray tan safe. Avoid long, hot showers and baths. If you shave, do not use shaving cream! Try conditioner, to keep the blade moving smoothly again the skin. We also carry body wash that you can also use to shave with, when having your spray tan.

 

IS BRONZER GOING TO COME OFF DURING THE FIRST RINSE AFTER YOUR SPRAY TAN

YES! This is normal, you want all of the cosmetic bronzer to come off in that first rinse. Do not use any soap during your first rinse. Once out of the shower pat your skin dry, do not rub.

HOW TO MAKE A SPRAY TAN FADE NATURALLY

Pat yourself dry instead of rubbing. Self-explanatory but try not to rub your body with a towel after your spray tan. Moisturize frequently after you start to shower with soap. Moisturize with an oil-free moisturizer. If your skin is hydrated, your tan will fade more evenly. Avoid swimming, long showers, baths, steam rooms, and saunas.

IS THERE SPF IN SPRAY TANS

NO! Don’t forget to wear sunscreen when you are out in the sun. The spray tan is not a barrier to the sun and you do still have the potential to get burned. Use an oil-free formula. We recommend using the brand COOLA.

INSTATAN NORVELL PRODUCTS

We carry a great selection of tan extending moisturizers and can recommend a product specifically for your skin type & color you choose.