Frequently asked questions

Can I have a professional spray tan if I am pregnant?

We do not suggest a tan in the first trimester of pregnancy and during breast feeding. It would be advisable to speak to your doctor regarding any concerns you may have.

How long will the professional spray tan take?

Your professional tan will take up to 15 minutes. Applying the tan at home may take longer depending on how carefully you do it and how many places you apply it to.

 What should I wear after I apply my tan?

Wear loose, dark coloured clothing and flip flops or no shoes, if possible.

I have sensitive skin. Should I be concerned about possible reactions to The Tan Lab products?

We use the highest quality eco certified ingredients but if you are concerned about possible allergies or reactions to the tanning solution, please notify your sunless tanning technician prior to your tan. They can do a patch test on a small area of the skin prior to a full body session. The same would apply to retail items when using them at home, do a patch test and go from there.

Will my skin be sticky after a tan?

It is normal for there to be a slight sticky feel immediately following the professional or home application. Remember the active ingredients are derived from sugar which is sticky! We have used the best possible ingredients to ensure sufficient drying time without drying your skin.

How soon can I shower after I apply my tan?

Development time is 8 to 12 hours for the first phase. It’s recommended that you shower after those hours. Once you have showered your tan will continue to develop as the second phase gets to work.

How long will my tan last?

It will last  7 to 10 days if you look after your tan. Try not to scrub your skin too much as this will assist in removing your tan. Try topping up with The Tan Lab’s Gradual Tan to keep an ongoing glow and always pat yourself dry after a shower or bath