Preparing for a Spray Tan is Easier Than You Think

Preparing For a Spray Tan is Easier Than You Think

We totally understand how preparing for a spray tan can seem overwhelming. You’ve probably heard DOs and DON’Ts from friends, family, and especially the internet. Prep and maintenance of your sunless tan is super important and so easy, which is why Norvell put together the ultimate guide to a beautiful tan.

Here’s how easy it is to get ready for a spray tan the Norvell way:

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. When it’s time for your appointment, prep the skin as explained in Step 4.

Step 4: Find Your Balance

Balance the pH levels on the surface of your skin immediately prior to a spray tan. After exfoliating, we recommend using the Norvell xLaTan pH Balancing Spray. It helps enhance color results, moisturize the skin for maximum absorption, and set the tone for a beautiful, natural tan.

That’s it! If you follow these simple steps, you’ll be perfectly prepped for your spray tan session. Once you’re beautifully bronzed, check out our Tanning Guide for tips on extending your natural looking tan.