To prevent confusion, we need to inform you that there are two major types of Norvell tan. The first one is the Norvell Airbrush tan. This is applied by a technician in a salon or spa, using a specially-designed machine to coat every part of your body with a tanning solution prepared to match your selected tone.
The second type of Norvell tan is the Norvell Booth tan. It is a spray tan in which you’ll stay in a tanning booth operated by a machine. It will spray the prepared tanner all over your body. Both of them are effective but this article is meant for the latter.
In addition, we will answer several other frequently asked questions. Let’s get to the heart of the issue right away.
How Long Does A Norvell Spray Tan Last?
We discovered that the Norvell Airbrush tan usually lasts for about 7 – 10 days before it starts fading gradually. On the other hand, Norvell booth tan lasts for about 5 – 7 days. The good thing is that both of them fade up gracefully. With a Norvell spray tan, you’ll get a natural glow.
The first thing you will observe about Norvell spray tan is its raspberry almond smell. While many other self tanners have a foul smell, Norvell has an attractive raspberry almond smell, and we have also observed how effective it is.
Another reason why we love it is that it does not leave any streaks or orange patches. It leaves the skin with a smooth glow. The tanning solution is made with natural ingredients. It is devoid of any chemicals. We found out that no animal skin or product was used in its production, and no animal was used to test the product. So, it is 100% vegan-friendly.
Norvell has a moisturizing ability. It will keep your skin moisturized. Nevertheless, you may want to support its moisturizing ability with another moisturizer.
How Long Before I Can Shower After A Norvell Spray Tan?
It takes a Norvell spray tan about 8 – 10 hours to dry up. After 8 hours, it will no longer clean off when you shower. So, you can shower and you can wear loose clothes. However, the tan is yet to fully develop by then. That means you can only shower with water. Don’t use a shower gel or soap.
Furthermore, we noticed something recently and we think you should know about it. If you shower before it develops fully, you will reduce the overall durability of the tan. For people who waited until it developed before they took a shower, their tan lasted for up to 7 days.
For people who began to shower after 8 – 10 hours, their tan lasted for only about 4 – 5 days. So, it might be a good idea to wait until after the Norvell spray tan develops fully. Logically, the next question should be, how long does the spray tan take to develop. We have answered the question right below.
How Long Does Norvell Spray Tan Take To Develop?
After taking the tan all over your body, you have to wait for about 18 -24 hours for the tan to develop fully. So, are you going to remain naked for 24 hours? No, after 8 hours, you can put on loose clothes, but you have to avoid tight clothes. You also have to avoid any rigorous activities.
If you sweat at this time, your sweat will wash the tan off. To get the best results, make sure you shave your body and exfoliate about 24 hours before you go for the spray tan. We will also advise you to moisturize your skin before the application of the tan and after it. In fact, you must moisturize your skin every day.
Can A Norvell Spray Tan Protect Me From The Sun?
No, it can’t. No spray tan can protect your skin from the sun. No spray tan has sunscreen. However, you can apply sunscreen on your spray tan if you’ll be going out in the sun. Sunscreen can protect your skin from the sun and preserve your tan too.
What Is The Active Ingredient In A Norvell Spray Tan?
The active ingredient in a spray tan is DHA. The abbreviation stands for Dihydroxyacetone. This is what will react with the pigments of your skin to change the color of your skin. It is the active ingredient in all self tanners. And it is safe because it does not penetrate deep into the skin.
There are other natural ingredients in the product too. Aloe Vera is one of them. It nourishes the skin.
How Can I Make The Spray Tan Last Longer?
You need to shave your skin and exfoliate it at least 24 hours before you go for a spray tan. Getting rid of your hair and dead skin cells before a spray tan will allow the tan to penetrate your skin and last a little longer. Dead skin cells will eventually leave the skin, and when they do, they’ll go with some of your tan, making it fade sooner. That’s why you must get rid of the dead cells first.
After taking a spray tan, don’t use any lotion or cream that has chemicals. Chemical will react with your tan and eliminate part of it. While your tan is on, don’t shave your skin. You’ll be scraping off some of the tan. Most importantly, don’t swim in chlorinated water. Chlorine can make your tan fade faster.
Once again, a Norvell spray tan will last for about 5 – 7 days, and it takes about 18 -24 hours for the spray to develop completely. You need to wait for at least 24 hours before you start working out. Don’t forget to shave and exfoliate before applying the spray tan. Most importantly, moisturize your skin every day to make the tan last longer.