Mystic Tan Myths and Facts
What is the Mystic Tan Booth?
The Mystic Tan booth is a full-body, DHA tanning process that utilizes MagneTan technology, a revolutionary process that allows the booth to apply a uniform amount of tanning solution to all parts of the body.
When the special Mystic Tan solution passes through the booth’s nozzles, the particles of solution are polarized, taking on the characteristics of “tiny magnets.” MagneTan technology uses the body’s own magnetic properties to attract the solution particles to all surfaces of the skin.
When the tanning process is finished, the consumer simply steps out of the booth, towels-off any excess mist, dresses, and exits. The result is an appearance of a natural-looking, golden brown tan in under five minutes.
What is MagneTan Technology?
MagneTan tanning services are featured in the revolutionary Mystic Tan tanning booths.
MagneTan tanning services offer a unique, revolutionary process that allows the Mystic Tan booth to apply a uniform amount of tanning solution to all parts of the body. When the special Mystic Tan tanning solution passes through the booths nozzles, the particles of solution are polarized, taking on the characteristics of tiny magnets.MagneTan technology then uses the body’s own magnetic properties to attract the solution particles to all exposed surfaces of the skin.
The end result is a uniform and natural-looking, golden brown tan!
Will it turn me 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. Applying creams and lotions by hand usually results in excessive 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 cream. Hand held spray-on applicators tend to run and cause streaking. The MagneTan technology used to apply the Mystic Tan 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 I wear in the Mystic Tan booth?
- Many people do not wear anything. The room is completely private and if you would like to spray in the nude it is perfectly acceptable. However, if you do wear a bathing suit, underwear, or anything else, please be aware that whatever you wear may be stained. The bronzer we use for your initial color is water-soluble and should wash out of anything you wear, but the DHA applied may cause permanent stains on any clothing you wear inside the booth.
Will I be wet when I step out of the Mystic Tan booth?
The mist applied in the Mystic Tan booth is very fine. By the time you step out of the booth most of the mist will have dried, but there may still be a few moist areas. You may see small droplets clinging to the body hair on your arms or legs. This remaining moisture can be removed quite easily by toweling dry. Do not 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 affect your appearance. Just towel off the same way you do when you take a shower. Be sure you have dried all moist areas before dressing.
How long do I have to wait after a Mystic Tan session before I can shower?
We recommend that you wait a minimum of 4 hours after your spray to give the DHA enough time to fully develop. If you shower earlier, you may diminish the over-all result. When you do shower the dried, topical solution applied by the water-soluble bronzer will wash off, but the DHA will remain and create the natural, bronzing appearance desired.
What happens if the Mystic Tan mist gets in my eyes?
There is nothing in the Mystic Tan solution that will harm your eyes.
Do I need to cover my hair during my Mystic Tan session?
Shower caps are provided by the salon to keep the solution from getting in the hair. Some choose to spray without covering their hair, the solution will not penetrate the hair follicles.
Has anyone had an allergic reaction to the DHA used in the Mystic Tan solution?
All of the components of the Mystic Tan solution have been present in cosmetics and food products for decades and are safe for the skin. If you have experienced previous allergic reactions to self tanning lotions or cosmetics, we recommend a “patch test” by putting a small amount of the Mystic Tan solution on an area of the skin.
Do I need to hold my breath during the Mystic Tan session?
We recommend that you hold your breath during the actual misting process, which lasts 12 to 18 seconds. We make this recommendation to individuals who prefer not to breathe in the mist, even though there is nothing that would cause any harm if inhaled. If you have a history of asthma or other respiratory illnesses we do not recommend that you spray in the Mystic Tan booth until consulting with your physician.
Will the Mystic Tan solution make my skin have an unpleasant smell?
Some consumers have commented they noticed a “starchy” smell on their skin after the Mystic Tan session, but it is usually not noticeable to others around them.
Are there ways to enhance the Mystic Tan results?
Yes, applying a water based moisturizer prior to tanning helps the skin absorb the Mystic Tan solution. Using a moisturizer frequently will prolong the life of the Mystic Tan . You should not apply any moisturizers or lotions to the skin after tanning until the DHA has developed, usually 4 to 6 hours.
Can I go swimming after tanning in the Mystic Tan booth?
No! You should not swim or shower for a minimum of 4 hours after a session in the Mystic Tan booth. Swimming in chlorinated water at any time can bleach the Mystic Tan and possibly cause streaking.
How long after a Mystic Tan session before I can put my clothes back on?
Once you have towel dried there is little chance of the bronzer or DHA getting on your clothes. If you participate in any physical activity after the Mystic Tan tanning session, perspiration may cause some of the bronzer to transfer to your clothing. The bronzer is completely water-soluble it will wash out.
How many sessions do I need with the Mystic Tan process to achieve the color I want?
You will appear tan after one session, but it may take additional sessions to achieve your desired results. Once you reach the color you desire you should be able to maintain it by spraying every four to five days.
If I spray in the Mystic Tan booth, can I also tan in tanning beds or in the sun?
Yes. There is nothing in the Mystic Tan solution 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 solution actually gives them a better overall tan. If you do plan to use a tanning bed and the Mystic Tan booth in the same day we recommend that you tan in the tanning bed first.
Because of my fair skin I have never been able to tan before. Will the Mystic Tan booth give me a tan?
Yes. The Mystic Tan booth was designed specifically to give the appearance of a tan for individuals who can’t or don’t want to tan conventionally.
What is in the Mystic Tan tanning solution?
The Mystic Tan tanning solution has three components:
- The bronzer is a water-soluble dye designed to produce the appearance of an instant tan. The brown bronzer will wash off in the shower or bath but will not affect your overall appearance.
- The DHA produces the appearance of a long-term tan. When applied to the skin, DHA reacts with proteins in the skins superficial layer to form a golden brown color. It begins to darken 2 to 3 hours after application and reaches its peak color within 24 hours. The DHA tan will begin to gradually fade through natural exfoliation, just like a tan from the sun. To maintain optimal color, you should spray every 4 to 5 days.
- The Aloe Vera helps to carry the DHA deeper into the skin and promotes a softer, smoother finish. The Mystic Tan solution contains more than 65% stabilized Aloe Vera liquid. Aloe Vera is a natural moisturizer that helps the skin draw moisture to the surface. It softens the skin and helps smooth wrinkles.
Can I use the Mystic Tan booth if I am pregnant?
Yes, however we suggest that you consult with your doctor prior to scheduling a Mystic tan session.