How does MysticTan deliver the perfect tan?
The MysticTan booth utilizes a spray on process designed to deliver a customized sunless tanning application. Inside the MysticTan room the tanner simply disrobes and enters the booth. With the push of a button the session begins with a fine mist of Aloe Vera enriched sunless-tanning solution being sprayed through the patented MysticTan nozzles. The MysticTan technology ensures uniform coverage over the entire body, which continues to darken throughout the day into a natural-looking golden brown tan. Perfectly uniform, natural looking tan in less than 3 minutes.
Is the process safe?
Yes. All of the components in our tanning solution are approved by the FDA and have been used in food and/or cosmetics for several decades and are all natural.
How does it work?
Sunless tanning products work by creating a response with the top layers of skin. Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) sugars, react naturally with the protein in skin to create that golden colour that tanners are seeking. MysticTan uses a DHA self-tanner bronze blend to give you the streak-free golden tan you want - no matter what your skin type. Our solution is primarily aloe based with moisturizers to keep your skin healthy and golden brown, so you can look good and feel great! So with Aloe, Moisturizers and DHA, this all natural bronzing complex is not only giving you a great tan, but great skin! Thanks to advances in technology, there’s no longer any reason for any person to go through life looking pale and unhealthy.
How long prior to an event should I come in?
If you want a great looking tan for a specific day, it is recommended you come in for a spray tan one to two days prior to the day in question to allow enough time for your color to develop into that rich tan you are seeking. We recommend that you also come on days you don’t require it for a special function and get a spray tan and see how great the color works out for you, this way you know how much color can be achieve for days you would need to look your best.
What about allergic reactions to chemicals used in the tanning solution?
No. All of the components in the MysticTan tanning solution are all natural and have been used in cosmetics and food products for decades. These components are approved for use on the skin and are considered safe. If you have any serious allergies it is always wise to speak with our salon staff first. Our solution is Oil-Free and Alcohol-Free.
How is the tanning solution applied to the skin?
The MysticTan booth is a full-body, DHA tanning process that utilizes a new misting technology. This is a revolutionary process that allows the booth to apply a uniform amount of tanning solution to all parts of the body. When the special MysticTan solution passes through the booth’s nozzles, the particles of solution are polarized making it cover all surfaces of the skin evenly. When the tanning process is finished, the user simply steps out of the booth, towels-off any excess mist, gets dressed and exits. The result is a uniform, natural-looking tan in just 3 minutes.
Does MysticTan give an even tan?
The MysticTan tanning booth is designed to provide the most even tan possible. It sprays you in 4 different positions. This way you get the most even coverage, including your sides. The reason we chose MysticTan is not only because it is the #1 company for sunless tanning in the world, but because it gives you the most even results.
How soon after the tanning session can I shower?
We recommend that the user waits at least approximately 4-6 hours after tanning to give the DHA enough time to fully set. If they shower earlier, they may diminish the intensity of the tan. When they do shower, the initial tan created by the water-soluble bronzer will wash off, but the DHA will remain and create a long term golden brown tan. DHA continues to build up to 24 hours after MysticTan session was completed.
Can I go swimming or work out after my MysticTan Session?
NO, You should not swim or do any excessive exercises that will cause heavy perspiration until after your first shower after having the MysticTan session which is at least 4-6 hours after. Swimming in a chlorinated pool at any time can cause bleaching and drying of the skin. Make sure you moisturize immediately after swimming thoroughly.
Does it turn the skin orange?
NO. In the past, self-tanners gave many individuals an unnatural orange glow and caused streaking. Most of these undesirable results were caused by improper or ineffective application techniques as well as poor quality lotions. Applying creams and lotions by hand usually results in excessive and uneven amounts being absorbed in the skin. Excessive amounts applied in a single application can give an orange glow to the skin. Unnatural dark spots may also appear in dry or thick skinned areas such as elbows, knees, and knuckles because these areas have a tendency to absorb more of the product. Using lotions and moisturizers with mineral oils or Petroleum/Petrolatum, a byproduct of crude oil, may also cause tan to fade or change colours. Make sure you read the back of the moisturizers you are using. Hand held spray-on applicators tend to run and cause streaking. This new misting technology used to apply the MysticTan tanning solution assures that all areas of the body get a uniform coating of the solution in the exact quantity required to produce a golden brown tan.
What should people wear in the tanning booth?
Many people do not wear anything. The room is completely private, so tanning in the nude is perfectly acceptable. However, if a bathing suit, underwear, or anything else is worn, it should be dark in color. The bronzer we use for initial color is water-soluble and should wash out of any clothing. The booth is totally automated and requires NO technician in the room with you, giving you complete privacy.
Do I need to cover my hair during use?
Many consumers wear disposable hair caps (which are provided by our salon) to keep the solution from getting in their hair. Other consumers tan without covering their hair. The solution will not penetrate the hair follicles.
What about people with fair skin that have never been able to tan?
The MysticTan tanning booth was designed specifically for individuals who can’t or don’t want to tan conventionally.
Do people with hair on their legs/arms, develop an uneven tan where hair is present?
NO. People with hair on their bodies will see tiny droplets of mist on their hairs at the end of the tanning process. These droplets are removed during the drying cycle and the same even, golden brown tan is achieved.
What if I have a bald spot?
If I wear a shower cap, will my bald spot be white and my face brown? As it isn’t necessary to wear a shower cap for the misting process (it doesn’t affect the color of your hair in any way - even if you have grey hair) you can go into the booth without a cap and even your bald spot will get that great tan!
Do I get better results if I shave my legs before I use the MysticTan booth?
Exfoliation prior to using any type of Self Tanner, is really the key to acquiring a tan which will provide the most natural fade. Your skin on the surface when looked at under a microscope looks like a series of peaks and valleys, as a result of dehydration and flattening of the keratinic cells that migrate to the surface of the skin. If you can envision looking at a landscape of peaks and valleys (a.k.a. your skin) covered in self-tanner and then think about removing the peaks like what would happened during normal skin exfoliation or shaving, what you will find is the greater the difference between the peaks and valleys the greater the likely hood of the tan fading unevenly. Thus shaving, whether on the legs of women or the face of men, which is a major form of exfoliation, is best done prior to the tanning session, this, in combination with a good skin care regimen, will ensure your tan will last longer and fade more evenly. Obviously since a MysticTan, lasts approximately a week, you will need to shave some time in between, but proper preparation of the skin prior to having the spray tan as well as after the session you will find this will help achieve the best results.
When should I wax?
You should wax 2 days prior to coming in for a sunless tan.
What happens if the mist gets into the user’s eyes?
We suggest using a clear protective eyewear when in the MysticTan booth. We do have them available for purchase.
Will it make me feel sticky like some self tanning lotions do?
NO. Once the user leaves the MysticTan tanning booth and dries off, their skin will feel soft and pliable because of the moisturizing components. It will not feel sticky.
Am I wet when getting out of the booth?
The mist applied in the MysticTan tanning booth is very fine, much like the mist floating in the air on a foggy day. By the time the user steps out of the booth most of the mist will have dried, but there may still be a few moist areas. They may see small droplets clinging to the body hair on arms or legs. This remaining moisture can be removed quite easily by toweling dry. There’s no worry about wiping off the solution with the towel. Toweling does not streak the tan and any solution that comes off on the towel was excess and will not effect the tan.
Does the mist leave an unpleasant odor?
Sometimes you may smell the DHA bronzer after the spray tan. We do have several fragrance additives available to leave a clean fresh scent on your skin.
Do I need to hold my breath during the MysticTan tanning session?
We recommend that users hold their breath during the actual misting process. We make this recommendation because most individuals would prefer not to breathe-in the mist even though there is nothing in it that would cause any harm if you did. If there is a history of asthma or other respiratory illnesses we do not recommend tanning in the MysticTan tanning booth until consulting with a doctor. We do have disposable nose filters as well at the salon.
How long after the tanning session can I put my clothes back on?
Once the user completes the drying cycle there is little chance of the bronzer or DHA getting on their clothes. If they pursue any strenuous physical activity after your MysticTan tanning session, perspiration may cause some of the bronzer to transfer to their clothing. Since the bronzer is completely water-soluble it will wash out.
Does this system cause freckles in people who usually freckle when tanning?
NO. There is nothing in the MysticTan tanning solution that will cause more freckles to break out. In fact, in most cases, freckles and blemishes will become less pronounced because the lighter skin areas will darken and reduce the color differentiation between the blemishes and the rest of the skin.
Can I also use UV-tanning beds as well as the Sun?
YES. There is nothing in the MysticTan tanning solution that would prevent users from tanning in tanning beds or the sun. In fact, a hundreds of our customers have found that tanning in our UV beds FIRST, followed by a MysticTan spray tan, actually gives them a better overall longer lasting tan. For the ultimate tan, we recommend the “California Cocktail” which consists of tanning in our High Pressure tanning beds immediately followed by a MysticTan tanning session. As seen on TV and used by many Hollywood celebrities this “California” cocktail is done for the elite of Hollywood to give them the best, natural looking tan possible. It’s not only available in Hollywood, but now this High Pressure Tan & MysticTan “California cocktail” is also available at UltraTan. Remember, however, that the MysticTan tanning process does not give protection from UV rays, so getting a MysticTan spray tan will NOT protect you if you are going on a vacation in a sunny destination. It will however give you a gorgeous looking tan for when you arrive on the beach in that swimsuit! Please speak with our salon associates to recommend the proper UV Tanning Schedule at least 3-4 weeks prior to your trip to a sunny destination.
How many times does a person need to use MysticTan to achieve the color they want?
A person will be tan after one session, but it may take an additional session or two to achieve their desired color. Once they reach the desired tan, they should be able to maintain it by tanning every four to five days.
Are there ways to enhance the MysticTan results?
YES, applying approved super-hydrating tan extenders sold at our salons will not only help you enhance your tan, but will keep your MysticTan lasting longer.
How can I remove any darker staining from my skin?
Some people’s palms or feet take on more solution than the others’ – It is important to apply barrier cream to the hands (wrist down) and feet (ankles down) to prevent the dry areas from absorbing more solution. Barrier cream is provided in the room complimentary. To remove staining, we carry a product called Vanish that has been developed by MysticTan.