FAQs2020-02-25T14:20:19+00:00

If you have any concerns or queries about using TechnoTan products, keep reading! We’ve covered the most Frequently Asked Questions that we get asked – everything from how tanning works and how to properly apply tan, through to common concerns and safety and precautions.

Can I Exercise With A Tan On?2019-07-15T15:39:07+00:00

Absolutely, after your tan is properly developed you will be able to exercise as normal. Keep in mind that heavy sweating can result in premature fading.

Will Tanning Products Stain My Clothes or Sheets?2019-07-15T15:38:21+00:00

Although our products dry incredibly fast and are transfer resistant, you may experience some colour transfer onto clothing and sheets before you’ve washed off the bronzer. We recommend dark loose clothing while your tan is developing, and using a tan sleeper if you wish to wear your tan overnight.

Why Does My Tanning Solution Look Green?2019-07-15T15:37:34+00:00

The green tinge that may appear after the application of a Spray on Tan can be caused by a few different factors. Firstly the acidity levels of the skin can react with the spray tan solution. Acidity on the skin can come in the form of salt from the body’s natural sweating process along with more potent items such as deodorants and moisturisers. A solution can also appear green on the skin when the product is out of date or when the solution bottle has been opened and the lid is closed tightly enough, thus allowing for moisture and humidity to affect the life the solution.

Do TechnoTan Products Smell Bad?2019-07-15T15:35:53+00:00

According to our customers, they smell much better than some other brands on the market! Our products are very subtly fragranced for a pleasant but not overwhelming smell.

Will My Tan Look Orange or Unnatural?2019-07-15T15:34:49+00:00

Typically, the orange tone that may result from the application of fake 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 the spray that is applied to the body is too strong. By ensuring you only use quality professional products like TechnoTan, an orange undertone will not be a risk.

Am I Too Pale For Fake Tan / Will I Go Too Dark?2019-07-15T15:33:37+00:00

TechnoTan is known for natural looking tans. We have an extensive colour range and something to suit even the palest of skin tones! As long as you choose the right product for you, you shouldn’t have to worry about looking ‘too dark’.

How can I prolong the life of my tan?2019-07-15T16:45:17+00:00

TechnoTan has developed a range of Tan Enhancement products to help your tan last longer and to ensure your colour remains fresh and vibrant. We recommend using TechnoTan’s Tan Saver Body Wash which is designed to be gentle on the skin even with regular washing.
Further, we recommend applying TechnoTan’s Tan Extender, which is enriched with Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Green Tea Extract to help your tan last longer.
Ensuring that your skin receives daily moisture can make a big difference in how long your tan lasts. We recommend using TechnoTan’s Peach and Vanilla Delight Body Butter and Full Body Moisturiser.
PLEASE NOTE: Taking a spa or swimming in chlorinated water will reduce the life of your tan.

How long will my tan last?2019-07-12T15:21:28+00:00

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.

What should I do before tanning?2019-07-15T16:57:03+00:00

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 ensure a longer lasting tan.
We recommend that a light moisturiser be applied to the palms, elbows, heels and any other areas that are susceptible to darkening from self-tanning products. Depending on the solution that was applied, the colour will develop over the next two to four hours. Before tanning, we recommend thoroughly showering and exfoliating your whole body with our Exfoliating Body Cream along with our Sqiffy Exfoliating and Massage Products such as the Exfoliating Mitt, Glove, Sponge and Back Strap. To get perfectly smooth skin or to remove the residue from a previous tan, TechnoTan recommends the Sqiffy MicroFiber Body Polisher and Tan Remover, which will gently polish the top layer of skin to reveal ultra smooth and soft skin.
PLEASE NOTE: Hair removal is best performed 24hrs before tanning.

How Can I Get The Perfect Finish On My Hands And Feet?2019-07-12T15:18:46+00:00

Our pre-tan preparation product range is designed to help exactly this! Properly exfoliating the skin and applying TechnoTan Barrier Cream to dry areas of the skin such as wrists, elbows and ankles will reduce clinging and result in a more natural finish.

What should I wear after tanning?2019-07-12T15:18:07+00:00

After tanning, 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.

Can I tan my face?2019-07-12T15:17:23+00:00

Yes, but this is an individual choice. TechnoTan is safe to externally apply all over the body.

How do I tan my back with a self-tanner?2019-07-12T15:16:26+00:00

Our tan application back strap is specially designed to help you tan those hard to reach areas, such as your back! It’s made from the same material as our premier application mitts and will give you a perfect streak free finish.

Do I Need To Use A Mitt To Apply Tan Enhancement Products?2019-07-12T15:15:45+00:00

We highly recommend applying the tanning mousse and radiant bronze dry tanning oil using a mitt to achieve an even, streak free finish. Our other tan enhancement products can be applied according to your personal preference, but we recommend following the instructions on the label.

Can I Use TechnoTan If I Am Pregnant?2019-07-12T15:14:19+00:00

There is no evidence to suggest that tanning women when they are pregnant is unsafe. However it is important to understand that when a women’s body is experiencing hormonal changes, their 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 woman’s body more sensitive, which means that 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 or applying self-tanner is completely up to the individual, and it is our professional advice that any concerns be discussed with a doctor prior.

Is TechnoTan Suitable For All Ages?2019-07-12T15:13:17+00:00

Yes, TechnoTan products are suitable for all ages. Keep in mind that skin age is a big contributor to how a tan will develop, so we would always recommend carrying out a patch test on anyone significantly younger or significantly older than what you’re familiar with. If you have any concerns about whether tanning is safe for you, we recommend you consult your GP or dermatologist beforehand.

How Do I Carry Out a Patch Test?2019-07-12T15:11:49+00:00

Apply a small amount of the product to the inner crease of the elbow or behind the ear using a cotton bud. Allow the patch to dry for 24hours. If you experience any adverse reactions such as itching, swelling, redness or inflammation, we recommend that you avoid using the product. If you do not experience an adverse reaction, you should be fine to apply the product according to the instructions.

Can I use TechnoTan if I have sensitive skin?2019-07-12T15:11:09+00:00

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 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.

Is Artificial Tanning Safe?2019-07-12T15:09:24+00:00

Yes. Artificial tanning is recognised as the safe alternative to tanning in sunlight or using solarium beds which are sources of damaging ultra violet (UV) rays that contribute to skin cancer and premature aging. Spray on Tan allows you to look good and feel great all year round without the additional risks associated with UV tanning.

What is DHA?2019-07-12T15:08:05+00:00

Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), the active tanning ingredient found in all spray on tan solutions and self-tanning products, is a colourless sugar that interacts with the amino acids found in your skin’s surface cells.

How Does Fake Tan Work?2019-07-12T15:06:33+00:00

The skin is made up of two main layers: the epidermis on the outside and the dermis on the inside. The epidermis is further broken down into two layers: the innermost “stratum basale” and the outermost “stratum corneum”. Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), the active tanning ingredient found in all spray on tan solutions and self-tanning products, is a colourless sugar that interacts with the dead skin cells in the stratum corneum of the epidermis to produce a colour change. This colour change generally lasts for approximately 7 -10 days from the initial application.

Are TechnoTan Products Natural?2019-07-12T15:05:21+00:00

Our formulas contain naturally derived and organic ingredients and are paraben and alcohol free. Some synthetic ingredients are used to ensure premium performance and maximum client satisfaction. Our formulae are developed to ensure safety and optimum tanning results with solutions to suit all skin types. We use a very small amount of fragrance to give our products a subtle aroma that our clients enjoy.

Are TechnoTan Products Vegan friendly?2019-07-12T15:04:26+00:00

Yes, TechnoTan products are made from natural, non-animal derived ingredients which are ethically sourced.

Are TechnoTan products tested on animals?2019-07-12T15:03:03+00:00

No, all TechnoTan products are cruelty free and not tested on animals.

Why Choose TechnoTan?2019-07-12T14:42:35+00:00

TechnoTan’s ‘edge’ over our competitors is our ability to offer salons and operators a complete range of Spray Tanning equipment, products, personalised marketing material, quality training and ongoing support.
TechnoTan has a vast selection of tanning equipment and supplies, including a vast range of alcohol free, fast drying tanning solutions, spray tanning booths with inbuilt extractor fans, and various tan enhancement products and accessories.
As the only full service provider that offers local support, there is no question as to why TechnoTan is the most recognised tanning brand across Australia.
“Ensuring that each TechnoTan Technician receives unparalleled training in the correct application of Spray on Tan guarantees that every customer receives a perfect tan, every time. Word of mouth is certainly the best marketing tool for us and our Technicians’ business growth. People would not recommend TechnoTan if they did not believe in the product. It’s proven that friends tell each other of the amazing TechnoTan tan they received and encourage everyone to share the same experience.” – Neil Cunliffe-Williams, Managing Director, TechnoTan
Are TechnoTan products tested on animals?
No, all TechnoTan products are cruelty free and not tested on animals.
Are TechnoTan Products Vegan friendly?
Yes, TechnoTan products are made from natural, non-animal derived ingredients which are ethically sourced.
Are TechnoTan Products Natural?
Our formulas contain naturally derived and organic ingredients and are paraben and alcohol free. Some synthetic ingredients are used to ensure premium performance and maximum client satisfaction. Our formulae are developed to ensure safety and optimum tanning results with solutions to suit all skin types. We use a very small amount of fragrance to give our products a subtle aroma that our clients enjoy.

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