If you have extremely dry skin, you may use an oil based salt scrub exfoliator 36 - 48 hours prior to your Airbrush tan.
Do not use any oil-based product within 24 hours of your Airbrush Tan.
The day before receiving your sunless tan, shower using Norvell's Amber Sun Body Scrub (A non oil-based exfoliator made especially for sunless tanning).
Make sure to shave the day before your Airbrush Tan (or better yet, wax at least 24 hours prior).
Do not apply any lotion, oil, make-up or deodorant, as they will inhibit the DHA from absorbing into the skin.
What to wear:
Wear dark loose clothing to your appointment. Do not wear tight under garments, shoes, or other clothing that may rub off the sunless tanning solution.
During your sunless spray tan you may wear a dark bathing suit, underwear, or thong (whatever you feel comfortable wearing, which will give you the most bare skin for your sunless tan. Do not wear any light colored clothing, to avoid staining.
Apply lip balm such as Norvell, Supre, or Devoted Creations.
You may want to put an old towel on your car seat, to avoid staining the seat.
AFTER YOUR SUNLESS TAN:
Do not plan any activities that will cause you to sweat or cause your clothing to rub against your skin for at least 10 hours (preferably 18 hours)*.
Do not bathe or swim for at least 18 hours* after your sunless tan. It is preferable to wait 24 hours before using soap. This includes washing your hands, although with the Auto Revolution, we recommend a light hand rinse after 4-6 hours.
Do not use body scrubs, exfoliators, luffas or harsh soaps after your sunless tan (unless you wish to remove the tan).
Use only mild salon quality body wash.
Do not apply any lotion until after your first shower*. If you have dry skin we highly recommend a Hydrofirm spray immediately after your spray tan.
After that, apply only a high quality lotion such as Norvell, Devoted Creations or Supre Moisturizer, twice a day. These lotions are designed specifically for tanners and will not dry out your skin, as many over-the-counter lotions will.
To extend your tan further, we recommend using a Norvell Tan extender. Wait at least 48 hours after your sunless tan, then only use as needed to keep tan even as it starts to fade due to exfoliation.
You may also purchase Sunless lotion, mousse, or sprays for touching up any areas necessary.
To maintain your tan have a sunless session every 7 to 10 days.
* you only need to wait 1-3 hours to rinse if you used Venetian One solution (no longer than 3 hours)
Note: This product does not contain sunscreens. "Sunless Tanning" does NOT provide protection from sunburn as a UV tan does.
We recommend the use of protective clothing or salon quality sunscreen whenever you are outdoors long enough to get a sunburn.
The Norvell Sunless Tanning System uses three different types of bronzers. The one that is visible when the tanner is sprayed is a cosmetic bronzer which gives the “just off the beach” look but will wash away when you shower. The DHA bronzer initially has no visible effect but will begin to react with the skin in 2-4 hours eventually replacing the cosmetic tan as it washes off. and should stay on the skin 18 to 24 hours The ingredient “Eyrthulose” is a third type of slow reacting bronzer, similar to DHA, which enhances your color and extends the life of your tan.
We now offer Venetian One Airbrush solution.
The full tan will develop in 24 hours, but can be washed off in 1 to 3 hours. This is perfect for those that cannot or do not want to wait 8 hours to shower. It is recommended that you do not wait longer than 3 hours to shower with the Venetian One solution.
What is Sunless Tanning?
Airbrush Tanning or the Auto Revolution Booth (also called Spray Tanning, or UV Free Tanning)
use certain ingredients to darken the outer layer of your skin.
The key ingredients in the solution used at Ship Shape Tanning are:
DHA (DiHydroxyAcetone), a natural product derived from sugar cane
& Erythrulose, a natural product derived from red raspberries.
Ship Shape Tanning, it's owners, employees, and/or any other representatives, make no guarantee on the accuracy or reliability of any information presented. The information contained in these documents and web pages is intended to be used for informative purposes only and is not to be considered as medical advise. All persons are responsible to research any information contained on this site as to the validity and/or accuracy. Any person should consult a qualified medical professional if they have medical conditions that may be affected by tanning or exposure to ultraviolet light (UV radiation), sunlight, or sensitivity to certain chemicals or medicines.
For those people that cannot, should not, do not have time, or do not want to tan, there is now an alternative to tanning with Ultra Violet light. UV-free Sunless Tanning is obtained by administering a tanning solution that is applied evenly, as a fine mist, by an experienced technician or an automated booth.
We now have the Norvell Auto Revolution sunless booth which is as close as you can come to an actual custom airbrush tan. This high end sunless tanning booth is for people that are uncomfortable with a technician spraying them, but haven't had luck with sunless booths in the past. This booth sprays evenly & quickly, with only a few positions & instructions to follow.
The avantages of choosing an airbrush tan are:
An airbrush technician can spray your entire body or only the parts that you want tanned.
If you can't remember positions or instructions, an airbrush technician walks you through every step of the spray.
Either procedure will give you an amazingly natural looking tan.
Keep in mind that a sunless spray tan does NOT provide any protection from sunburn, as a natural (UV) Tan does.
Custom Airbrush Tanning
We recommend an appointment with at least 24 hours notice. We will try to fit you in if it is an emergency, but cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. There is an extra charge to perform an Airbrush Tan after hours. We may require a deposit of $10 when the appointment is made. If you fail to appear, or cancel with less than 24 hours notice, the deposit may be retained. We require that you follow the preparation list on this website, prior to & after your Airbrush Tanning appointment.
Sunless Prep & Maintenance Kit
We highly recommend that you purchase our maintenance kit before any Sunless Tan. There are several maintenance kits from which to choose. Most include an Exfoliating mitt, after spray tan extender, moisturizer, & sticky flops, as well as sunless eye & lip protection &/or nose guards upon request. We also have a smaller prep kit that includes a packet of Vivid Amplify (PH equalizer), tan extender, & moisturizer. When either kit is purchased you may purchase additional Sunless products and accessories for 20% off.
If you do happen to come unprepared, we sell sunless priming towelettes and Mitts.
$ 10 extra charge for emergency appointments.
$ 15 extra charge to repair automatic spray booth tans that are repairable.
Appointments fill quickly.
Please make appointments at least 24 hours in advance if possible.