Spray Tanning FAQ’s


1.How does Spray on Tan work?

Skin is made up of two main layers: the epidermis on the outside and the dermis on the inside. The epidermis is also made up of layers. The deepest layer of the epidermis, called the stratum basale and the outer most layer the Stratum Corneum. Stratum Corneum is the layer that is changed by the application of Spray on Tan.

Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) as the active tanning ingredient found in all spray on tan solutions and has been used in the cosmetic industry for over 30 years. DHA is a colourless sugar that interacts with the dead cells located in the stratum corneum of the epidermis. As the sugar interacts with the dead skin cells, a colour change occurs. This change usually lasts for approximately seven to ten days from the initial application.

2. Why choose Spray on Tan?

Spray on Tan is recognised as the safe alternative to tanning in ultra violet (UV) rays which are beamed direct from the sun and also emitted from solarium beds.

Spray on Tan allows you to look good and feel great all year round without the risk of skin cancer and the aging effects associated with UV tanning. TechnoTan Spray on Tan contains a range of botanical herb extracts enhanced with Aloe Vera, Vitamin E & Green Tea which are blended to nourish the skin whilst producing a natural looking, longer lasting tan.

3. Is Spray Tanning safe?

When done professional by trained technicians, Spray Tanning is considered extremely safe and is the best UV Free alternative to sun tanning. TechnoTan's Spray Tanning solution’s active ingredient is organically derived DHA and has been used in the cosmetic industry for over 30 years.


4. What to expect when getting sprayed?

Your  Spray on Tan will be expertly applied by one of our qualified technicians. The technician will advise you as to the best solution to use along with what colour will best suit you. It will take approximately five to seven minutes to thoroughly apply the tan and we recommend allowing 15 to 20 minutes for your appointment.

5. What do I wear while being sprayed?

When getting sprayed you may wear as much or as little as you wish. Most people wear just a G-string in order to get the best coverage; however this is a personal choice and either way Our technicians are professional and will act in a respectful manner.

6. What do I wear after being sprayed?

After your Spray Tan, it is best to wear loose fitting clothing that does not cling and affect the quality of your tan. It is also best to wear dark clothing that is easily washable to ensure that any tan solution that rubs onto clothing will not stain.

7. How do I prepare my skin for the best possible Spray Tan?

Ensuring that your skin is in the best condition before applying a tan will not only result in a more even looking tan but it will also make your tan longer lasting.

Before getting your Spray on Tan, we recommend thoroughly showering and exfoliating your whole body.

It is important when receiving your TechnoTan Spray on Tan that you do not wear any makeup, jewellery, moisturiser or deodorant as these can all effect the application and quality of your tan.

PLEASE NOTE: Hair removal is best performed 24hrs before getting sprayed.


8. what do I do after my Spray Tan Has been applied?


After our spray tan technician has applied your spray on tan, they will advise you of your processing time.

TechnoTan 2hour Flash Tan: You will need to leave the spray tan on your body for a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 4 hours. Then you will need to rinse your body until the water runs clear without using any soap or rubbing, then pat your body dry with a towel and MOISTURISE.


Harsh body washes and soaps can affect your tan, hence the use of TechnoTan Tan Saver Body Wash is recommended. Between being sprayed and showering avoid any activity that may result in perspiration as this may affect the end result of your tan.

9. Will I have an unnatural looking tan?

Typically, the orange tone that may result from the application of Spray on Tan is the result of too much DHA within a solution. Further to this an orange looking undertone can be caused by too much over-spray or if too strong a spray is applied on the body. By ensuring you only use quality professional products like TechnoTan, an orange undertone will not be a risk.

10. If I have sensitive skin can I get sprayed?

If you have eczema, dermatitis, or psoriasis it is best to patch test your skin before deciding to go ahead with being spray tanned. If you find that you have not had an irritating reaction then it is fine to have a spray tan. It is important to make sure the skin is thoroughly moisturized after the application of the Spray on Tan as it will stop the skin from drying out and will also make the tan last longer. We suggest using TechnoTan's Full Body Moisturiser or our luscious Peach and Vanilla Body Butter.

11. Is it safe for pregnant women to be spray tanned?

There is no evidence to suggest that Spray Tanning women when they are pregnant is unsafe. However it is important to understand that when a women's body is experiencing hormonal changes, the sense of smell can be heightened and the smell of spray on tan solution can be undesirable. Furthermore the hormonal changes can impact your skin in terms of its dryness and oiliness meaning that skin preparation and maintenance should be thoroughly managed. Also being pregnant can make a womanís body more sensitive therefore skin may be more irritable to the tanning solution. We suggest having a patch test before getting the full tan.

However receiving a Spray on tan is completely up to the individual, if concerned, TechnoTan suggest that you consult with a doctor.

12. Do I still need to apply sunscreen?

It is important to remember that Spray on Tan solution does not contain sunscreen and thus will not protect you from the sunís damaging UV rays. So, if youíre planning to head outside to show off your new glow, be sure to apply some extra sunscreen.

13. How long will my tan last?

Your tan, depending on your skin type, pre-tan preparation and after tan care, will generally last between 5 to 7 days for fair skin and 10 to 12 days for olive toned skin.