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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions



Getting the Most From Your Norvell® Sunless Tanning

24-48 Hours Prior to Session
  • Exfoliate. Exfoliate. Exfoliate. We cannot overstress the importance of pre-session exfoliation. 24-hours prior to your appointment, clear away any dry, dead skin cells with a pH balancing exfoliation scrub such as Amber SunTM Body Scrub. For extreme areas use a deep exfoliator, such as Sea Coral Salt Scrub, no less than 24-hours prior to your session.
  • Avoid using bar soaps, high pH shower products, or in-shower moisturizers. These products can neutralize the DHA bronzing reaction within the skin.
  • Any waxing or shaving should be completed 24-hours prior to session.

Day of Session
  • Don't Create Sunless Barriers. You do not want to apply anything to the skin that may act as a barrier between the sunless solution and the skin. Deep penetration is key to beautiful lasting color. Do not apply lotions, creams or perfumes prior to sessions. Use deodorant sparingly.
  • Remove any make-up prior to sunless application.
  • Wear loose fitting dark clothing and remove jewelry. Tight clothing can rub or smear bronzers, especially around the knees, elbows and waist.

Immediately Prior to Session
  • Apply xLaTanTM pH balancing spray to stabilize the skins' pH and provide a quick moisture surge to the skin. Having the proper skin pH boosts DHA development, speeding result times and creating a deeper, darker tan. Having a stable pH combats the dreaded "orange effect".
  • Apply Pro-BlendTM Barrier Cream to your hands, concentrating on the areas between the fingers, around the fingernails and the palms. Also apply to feet making sure to get the areas between the toes, around the sole of the foot and the ankles. Blend barrier cream into the surrounding areas to create a smooth transition from the soon to be tanned areas and the areas you want to avoid over-application. Lightly apply Barrier Cream to any other dry patches of the skin. These areas often include the ankles, knees and elbows.