Mobile Spray Tan Prep
Once you contact Natural Beauty Spray Tans there are a number of different steps you must follow in order to achieve a natural, flawless looking tan and have a wonderful experience. Preparing for your spray tan can be the deciding factor in your results so make sure you read all the steps below!
Step 1: To ensure even coverage and longer lasting results, you need to turn your skin into a perfectly polished canvas before you get your spray tan. Shave and wax at least 24 hours before your appointment. Exfoliate your entire body to remove any dry skin or dirt. Focus on the parts of the body that tend to be more dry like your knees, elbows, feet, and hands. To optimize your results, use our Norvell Renewing Sunless Exfoliator that is designed specifically for self tanning to moisturizes and cleanse your skin without removing it's amino acids. It's better if you have nail polish on during your tan, even if it's just a clear coat. Your nails and toenails will be wiped down at the end of your spray tan, but having your nails polished prevents them from getting stained. Skin should be free of deodorant, sweat, fragrances, lotions, and makeup, and it should be clean and dry at the time of your appointment.
Step 2: During your spray tan you may wear a dark colored bathing suit, underwear, thong, strapless bra, or whatever you feel comfortable in. You may go topless if you choose. Bottoms are required. We also can provide disposable undergarments. Remember whatever you chose to wear will be where you have a tan line. Our technicians have seen it all and still remain professional! Remove all jewelry. Men must wear shorts, boxers, underwear, or bathing suit. We will supply you with a disposable hair cap; this is to get your hair out of the way while spraying as well as protect your hair from the solution. You can also wear a hair tie to hold up your hair but we will spray carefully around your neck area to avoid spraying your hair. You will be given a barrier cream to apply to your hands, feet, nails and cuticles to prevent any unwanted color on those porous areas.
Step 3: We will spray you wherever you choose, however please make sure there is enough room to set up a 6' high by 4' wide pop-up tent. We will also need direct access to a wall outlet to plug in our spray machine and ventilation fan. No room for the pop-up tent? No problem, we can also spray you outdoors (when it's nice) or in your shower. Please take note that our spray tan machine does make noise so chose an area that won't interfere with a sleeping baby or other family members.
Step 4: Please wear dark, loose fitting clothing after your spray tan. Refrain from wearing any tight clothing like jeans, socks, bra, etc. until after your first shower. Leather, silk, or satin is a no-no! If the spray tan formula rubs off on your clothing, sheets, or blankets, this usually can be washed out in the normal wash. Bare in mind, any material has the potential to stain. For optimal results we suggest waiting 16 hours before you bathe/shower. If you cannot wait 16 hours please try to wait at least 6 hours. Avoid any activities that will cause perspiration, swimming, moisturizing your skin, or applying makeup until after your first shower. Wash only the palms of your hands carefully or with a wet cloth until your first shower. Don't worry if you see color washing off of your skin during your first shower, this is just the color guide and doesn't affect the spray tan. When showering, use a mild pH balancing shower gel such as our Norvell pH Balancing Shower Cleanser. Refrain from using scrubs or high pH soaps as these will strip away your sunless color. Always pat your skin dry after you bathe or shower.
Step 5: Make sure you moisturize daily to extend the life of your tan. We highly recommend our Norvell Prolong Sunless Color Extending Moisturizer which contains a hint of color and a range of healthy natural ingredients that will help to maintain your tan and care for your skin at the same time. Our Norvell Clear Complexion Facial Tanner And Moisturizer is also an excellent option. It's delicate facial formula clarifies and smooths skin while building a healthy, natural glow. Limit swimming in pools or salt water, as these can reduce the life of your tan.