Frequently Asked Spray Tanning Questions

What do I wear for a spray tan? 

     The clothes you wear should be dark in color and loose fitting. Tight clothing can cause the tan to develop unevenly. As far as what to wear while your being sprayed, is completely up to your comfort level. Many clients stick with their birthday suits to avoid tan lines. We have a variety of disposable bras, panties, thongs and even boxer shorts. You can also wear dark undergarments or a dark bathing suit. 

How long does the spray tan last?

     A spray tan is designed to last 5 to 7 days. There are many things you can do to help increase the longevity. Drinking plenty of water and moisturizing daily are the keys to success. We do offer Norvell body washes, moisturizers bronzing lotions to increase the longevity of your tan. You really want to stay away from rough loofahs, exfoliants, chemical ingredients and parabens

Will I turn orange?

     Norvell Venetian products have a special formula with a purple undertone to neutralize any orange pigment resulting a beautiful and natural look.

What if I have a sunburn?

     We can not provide a spray on skin that has experienced a sunburn in the past 30 days. Even if the skin seems healed, your tan will not be a uniform color on the areas where the skin was burned.

Am I protected from the sun?

     A spray tan does not in anyway protect you from the suns rays. Your skin will still burn and pre-mature age if not protected with sunscreen. We always recommend using a minimum of an SPF 30 on a daily basis.

What should or shouldn't I do before the spray tan?

     Any exfoliating should happen at least 24 hours before your spray tan. This includes services like manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing, and shaving. If you must shower sooner before your spray tan, use cool water and no sooner than 3 hours prior to your session. Avoid perfumes, makeup, lotion and deodorant on the morning of your session.

When can I shower after the spray tan?

   This is dependent on the solution used for your spray tan session. Rapid solutions can be rinsed within a few hours. Other solutions shouldn't be rinsed for a minimum of 8 hours. For optimum results, no soaps or shower gels should be used for 24 hours post session regardless of the solution used.

What if my tan gets wet before the rinse time?
   If there is a possibility of rain during your tanning session, please wear long sleeves and long pants and bring an umbrella with you! Rain, sweat or moisture of any kind that is on your skin while your tan is in it's processing stage could develop unevenly.

Hand Sprayed Sunless Spray Tans are a great way to give your skin a beautiful glow without the harmful rays of the sun. At Water's Edge we exclusively use Norvell tanning products because they provide a consistent quality product.

Norvell ranks #1 for natural, just-off-the beach color! Norvell sunless tanning products are created with instant cosmetic bronzers, gradual tans, and skincare treatments to prepare and care for the skin all while maintaining the freshest, quality ingredients:

All of Norvell's products are Gluten Free, Paraben Free, Cruelty Free, Nut Free, Vegan, and Non-Comedogenic. 

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions below.

Venetian Spray                                           $40
This unique formula is developed with violet undertones providing the most natural sought after tan. This violet bronzer works great with all skin tones.


Venetian ONE                                              $45
This rapid formula allows you to achieve the same natural tan of the classic Venetian, but allows you to shower within 1 to 3 hours of your spray tan.

Venetian Plus                                              $40

This solution is designed with cool violet-brown undertones to give a deeper, darker exotic Riviera tan.

Cosmo Vivid Light                                      $40
This formula is 100% Organically derived from all natural ingredients and uses the lowest amount of DHA found in cosmetic bronzers. Recommended for skin types 1-5, lighter skin will have the most dramatic color change.

Collagen Boost 
Help restore skin elasticity by smoothing the surface and promoting healthy cell renewal. Helps to stimulate collagen production and cell energy to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, skin imperfections and appearance.

Hydration Lift
Replenish Hyaluronic Acid within skin and relieve dry skin by repairing skin barrier function to retain moisture. Hydration Lift is formulated with breakthrough Triluronic acid technology that reaches 3 layers of the skin for up to 24 hours of intense moisturization to keep skin looking smooth and supple.

Add a Boost to your Tan with our Mixology Lab

You can add up to 2 additives, $5 each.

DHA Boost 
When added, this provides a deeper, darker boost to your tan color. The DHA combined with Erythrulose helps develop a longer-lasting tan and increases moisturization for optimal tanning results. 

Vitamin Bath
This is a vitamin enriched spray treatment that revitalizes and hydrates the skin, making it appear younger and feel more supple. Helps to even and brighten skin tone and reduce inflammation. Helps to provide vital nutrients to combat environmental stressors and improve skin health.