Mystic Tan FAQ
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Visiting the Tanning Salon
How can I be sure I’m getting an
Authentic Mystic Tan Experience?
Only salons offering Mystic Tan
Tanning Myst in a Mystic Tan
booth provide the Authentic
Mystic Tan experience. Some
providers choose to compromise
this experience by putting other
solutions in the Mystic Tan
Mystic Tan Tanning Myst is
formulated specifically for the
Mystic Tan booth.
Only Authentic Mystic Tan
Tanning Myst gives you a
you’re getting the Authentic
experience, look for this dated
"Certified Authentic Mystic Tan
Partner" logo on the window and
Are there ways to enhance the Mystic
To achieve the perfect sunless tan you
should always follow two simple steps:
Hydrate. Follow these two steps
the day of or the night before you tan:
Exfoliate your skin in bath or 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. Try
Exfoliating Body Wash
Always hydrate your skin after
exfoliation by using a moisturizing
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
formulated Mystic Tan products work in
conjunction with the Mystic Tan process
and are available in fine
and on our
Instant Moisturizing Lotion or for an
even longer-lasting tan, try
Tan Extending Lotion
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What should I wear in the Mystic Tan
Most people wear nothing. However, if
you’d be more comfortable wearing a
bathing suit or underwear, be aware that
the Tanning Myst may stain it. The Insta-Color
Bronzer™ we use in our BronzMyst™ is
water-soluble and should wash out.
What happens if the Mystic Tan Myst
gets in my eyes?
Mystic Tan Tanning Myst has been
thoroughly tested by a third-party lab,
and the results showed no eye or skin
irritation. Mystic Tan Tanning Myst has
been used in over 15 million tanning
sessions with no adverse reactions.
What happens if I inhale any of the
Mystic Tan Tanning Myst?
While no one should purposely inhale or
ingest the Mystic Tan Myst, it is known
that DHA (the active tanning ingredient)
is a non-hazardous compound that causes
no adverse reaction in moderate
quantities when applied topically or
even ingested. DHA has been used as a
diet supplement in sports nutrition and
is non-carcinogenic. 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
Should I cover my hair while tanning
in the Mystic Tan tanning booth?
Many customers wear a disposable shower
cap, provided by the salon, to keep
Tanning Myst from getting into their
hair. Other customers tan without
covering their hair. The Mystic Tan
Tanning Myst does not penetrate the hair
follicle. The Insta-Color Bronzer we use
in our BronzMyst is water-soluble and
will easily wash out.
Are there any optional precautions I
can use with the Mystic Tan booth?
When applying DHA sunless products in a
spray or mist, it may be difficult to
avoid exposure to eyes and lips or guard
against accidental inhalation of the
Tanning Myst. Mystic Tan, Inc. and the
FDA recommend that users cover the area
of the eyes with standard UV tanning
eyewear, protect the lips with lip balm,
and use a nose filter to protect
membranes in the nasal passages, as well
as avoid inhaling or ingesting the
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How do I towel off after my Mystic
The Tanning Myst applied in the Mystic
Tan tanning booth is moist and very
fine. Your skin will feel hydrated and
nourished. Tiny droplets remaining on
your arms or legs after the session are
easily removed by toweling dry. Toweling
won't streak your tan, and any Tanning
Myst 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 and then get dressed.
How quickly can I get dressed after a
Mystic Tan tanning session?
Once you've towel dried, there's little
chance of any bronzer or DHA getting on
your clothes. If you perspire soon after
your Mystic Tan tanning session, some of
the bronzer may transfer to your
clothing. Since the bronzer is
completely water-soluble, it will wash
How long should I wait after a
tanning session before showering? To
give the DHA enough time to fully set,
we recommend waiting a minimum of 4
hours after tanning. Showering sooner
may diminish the intensity of the tan.
If you tanned using BronzMyst, the
Insta-Color Bronzer will wash off in the
shower, but the DHA that creates your
longer-lasting tan will remain.
Does Mystic Tan Tanning Myst have any
smell after contact with my skin?
Some people notice a slight starchy
smell on their skin a few hours after a
tanning session. This is simply the DHA
reacting to proteins in your skin and it
fades away fairly quickly.
Will swimming affect my tan?
Swimming in chlorinated water or salt
water can fade the Mystic Tan results,
cause possible streaking and will
diminish the length of your tan.
However, normal activities such as
bathing, showering or physical
activities will not affect the quality
of the tan.
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What is the Mystic Tan booth?
The Mystic Tan™ booth is a private,
self-contained unit that, in just
seconds, employs a revolutionary spray
process to apply a uniform amount of
Tanning Myst to the entire body in just
seconds. When the tanning session is
complete, the tanner simply steps out of
the booth, towels off any excess Tanning
Myst, dresses and exits. The result is
an even, natural-looking tan.
What is MagneTan technology?
MagneTan™ technology is our patented
process that uses the human body's own
magnetic properties to attract Mystic
Tan Tanning Myst to every exposed
surface of the skin.
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
Will my skin look orange?
15 million tans can’t be wrong. That’s
how many successful Mystic Tans there
have been in just a few years. Before
Mystic Tan, most self-tanners were
creams and lotions applied by hand. That
meant inconsistent coverage. 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 Myst covers the entire body in
the exact amount required to produce a
Still not sure?
Ask any of the 15 million people who
have tried and love it, or
ask your favorite
If I tan in the Mystic Tan tanning
booth, can I also tan in tanning beds
and in the sun?
Yes. There is nothing in the Mystic Tan
Tanning Myst that would prevent you from
tanning in tanning beds or the sun. In
fact, a number of customers have found
that tanning with UV rays and the Mystic
Tan Tanning Myst actually gives them a
better overall 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
I have fair skin and have never been
able to tan. Will I look tan after a
Mystic Tan tanning session?
A great benefit of Mystic Tan is that it
is perfect for individuals who can't or
prefer not to tan conventionally.
Can I use the Mystic Tan booth if I
We recommend consulting with your doctor
before proceeding with a Mystic Tan
Has anyone had an allergic reaction
to Mystic Tan Tanning Myst?
The components we use in our Tanning
Myst have been successfully used in
cosmetics and food products for decades,
and are proven safe for use on the skin.
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 Myst on a small area
of your skin to test for possible
What's in Mystic Tan Tanning Myst?
All Mystic Tan tanning mysts contain the
following natural ingredients:
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 Myst 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.
What is the difference between of all
the Tanning Mysts?
Mystic Tan is designed for customization
according to your preferences and
tanning needs. That’s why we’ve created
multiple formulas, so you can select the
one that fits you best.
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,
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.
How many Mystic Tan tanning sessions
will I need to achieve the color I want?
You'll be tan after one session, but it
may take additional sessions to achieve
your desired color. Once you reach your
ideal color, you should be able to
maintain it by tanning every four to
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