24-48 HOURS PRIOR TO SESSION
Exfoliate – Exfoliate – Exfoliate we can’t overstress the importance of pre-session exfoliation. 24-hours prior to your appointment, clear away any dry skin cells with a pH balancing scrub such as Norvell Amber Sun Body Scrub. For extreme areas use a deep exfoliator such as Sea Corel Salt Scrub, no less than 24 hours prior to your session.
Protect your skin’s pH levels. Avoid using bar soap, high pH shower products, or in-shower moisturizers. These products can neutralize the DHA bronzing reaction within the skin.
Hair removal: Any depilatory creams, waxing or shaving should be completed 24-hours prior to your session.
ON THE DAY OF THE SESSION
Don’t create sunless barriers. Avoid applying anything to the skin that may act as a barrier between the sunless solution and the skin. Deep penetration of the solution is key to beautiful lasting colour. Do not apply lotions, creams, deodorants or perfumes prior to the session.
Remove any makeup prior to the sunless application.
Arrive prepared. Bring your flip-flops and wear loose fitting dark coloured clothing and remove jewellery. Tight clothing can rub or smear bronzers, especially around the knees, elbows, chest and waist.
IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO YOUR SESSION
Optimize pH levels. Apply Norvell xLaTan pH balancing spray to stabilize the skin’s pH level as well as to provide a quick surge of moisture within the skin. Having the proper skin pH boots DHA development, speeding result times and resulting in a deeper, darker tan. Having a stable skin pH combats the dreaded “orange effect”.
Forget to exfoliate? Pressed for time? We recommend using our eXmit pre-tan body buff to instantly clear away any dead skin cells, clean the skin of any barriers, and balance the pH levels of the skins surface. Infused with our proprietary development without the need for water.
AFTER SESSION CARE
Once dry, apply Trigger Effect to add moisture, seal sunless results and boost the DHA reaction.
Avoid water and sweating for at least 4 hours. Shower after the 16 hours using only a mild pH balancing shower gel such as Amber Sun Body Wash. If you must shower before 16 hours, WARM WATER RINSE ONLY. As with all DHA products, sunless colour begins showing development approximately 4 hours after application and continues to darken for up to 24 hours. The use of soap can inhibit the full development of DHA colour. Important: Cosmetic instant bronzer will wash away during the first shower. Pools and spas that utilize chlorine can cause your tan to fade much faster.
When showering after 24 hours, use only a mild pH balance shower gel such as Amber Sun Body Wash. Refrain from using scrubs or high pH soaps as this will strip away your sunless colour.
Extend and build colour between sessions with a daily application of Pro-Long colour extending moisturizer. Need touch-ups? Use 4-Faces or any other Norvell self-tanning product between full sessions.