Frequently Asked Questions about Mystic Tan
Are there ways to enhance the Mystic Tan Results?
To achieve the perfect sunless tan you should always follow two simple steps: Exfoliate and Hydrate. Follow these two steps the day of or the night before you tan:
Before You Mystic
Step 1. Exfoliate your skin in the shower by massaging an exfoliant gel onto the skin with a washcloth or sponge. Concentrate on rough areas such as elbows, knees and ankles, then rinse clean. This removal of dead skin cells will give you a fresh, even surface to tan, which will increase the life and evenness of your Mystic Tan. For Better Results Try Exfoliating Body Wash by Mystic Tan.
Step 2. Always hydrate your skin after exfoliation by using a moisturizing lotion by Mystic Tan ( A Non Oil Based Lotion) Applying lotion in between your Mystic Tan sessions will increase the life and luster of your tan. Avoid using lotion directly after your Mystic Tan session.
Specially formulated Mystic Tan products work in conjunction with the Mystic Tan process and are available in our Salons Try the After Tan Moisturizer for an even longer-lasting tan, Also Available is the Trio Pack which Consists of an Exfoliant, An After tan Moisturizer and Perfection- a Touch Up Spray for any Missed Areas.
The Tanning Process
Testing has further shown that DHA is less toxic than aspirin, caffeine and even common table salt. Based on our research, the maximum amount of DHA that could accidentally be ingested or breathed during a one minute Mystic Tan sunless tanning session would be .05 milligrams (equivalent to less than one grain of common table salt).
Ingesting this minimal amount of DHA should pose no health risk to the consumer. However we recommend Using a Mouth Guard (Available at Our salons) and Breath Thru your Mouth during the Mystic Session.
After You Tan
Toweling won’t streak your tan, and any Tanning Mist that wipes onto the towel is excess and will not affect your tan. Just towel off the same way you do when you take a shower starting from the Feet and Working Upwards and then get dressed.
Other Common Questions
When the tanning session is complete, the tanner simply steps out of the booth, towels off any excess Tanning Mist, dresses and exits. The result is an even, natural-looking tan.
When authentic Mystic Tan Tanning Myst passes through the spray nozzles in a Mystic Tan booth, the micro-particles of Tanning Myst become polarized, taking on the characteristics of “tiny magnets.” These particles adhere evenly to the skin to create an even, natural-looking tan.
Too much lotion applied in one place left the skin looking orange. Not enough lotion left unattractive streaks. Hand held spray-on applicators tend to run and also cause streaking.
Our MagneTan technology ensures that a uniform micro-spray of Mystic Tan Tanning Mist covers the entire body in the exact amount required to produce a natural-looking tan.
If you plan to use a tanning bed and the Mystic Tan booth in the same day, we recommend that you use the tanning bed first. Remember, however, that the Mystic Tan tan does not give you any protection from UV rays.
I have fair skin and have never been able to tan. Will I look tan after a Mystic Tan tanning session?
If you’ve had previous allergic reactions to self-tanning lotions or cosmetics, you may want to do a “patch test” first. Put a small amount of Mystic Tan Tanning Mist on a small area of your skin to test for possible reactions.
DHA – This is what produces a long-term tan. The use of DHA has been FDA-approved for decades as an external tanning agent. When applied, DHA reacts with proteins in the skin’s superficial layer to form a golden brown color. Your skin begins to darken two to three hours after application and reaches its peak color within 24 hours.
The color will gradually fade through natural exfoliation, just like a tan from the sun. To maintain optimal color, you’ll want to tan every four to five days.
Moisturizers – These help carry the DHA deeper into the skin and promote a softer, smoother finish. Mystic Tan Tanning Mist contains 65 percent Aloe Vera, a natural moisturizer that helps skin draw moisture to the surface. Aloe Vera also softens the skin and helps smooth wrinkles.
Mystic Tan’s BronzMyst™ formula contains Insta-Color Bronzer™, a water-soluble, brown-tinted dye that produces an instant tan. The bronzer washes off in the shower or bath, without affecting your overall tan.
Mystic Tan’s ClearMyst™ formula contains no bronzer at all, so it goes on clear, yet, darkens within hours and results in an even, dark, natural-looking tan.
Premium with NutraMist™ Plus, in BronzMyst™ and ClearMyst™ formulas, hydrate skin and balance your moisture level for a deep, dark sunless tan, with minimal tanning odor.