What is Mystic Tan®?
It’s a private, self-contained system that employs a patented revolutionary spray-on process. This process uses sweeping side-to-side airbrush motion and Magnetan® technology to apply uniform amounts of Mystic Tan Tanning Myst™ to the entire body in just seconds.
What is Magnetan® Technology?
It is Mystic’s patented process that uses the human body’s own magnetic properties to attract the Mystic Tan spray solution to every exposed surface of the skin. When the solution passes through the spray nozzle, the micro-particles are polarized, taking on the characteristics of “tiny magnets.” These particles adhere evenly, and in a precise, uniform amount to the exposed skin to create a smooth, even and natural-looking tan.
How does the “Tanning” process work?
Sunless tanning formulations contain DHA, the FDA-approved active ingredient that produces the long-term effect. DHA reacts with the skin’s outer layer to form a golden-brown color. Your skin begins to darken within two to three hours and reaches its peak color within 24 hours. The color will gradually fade through natural exfoliation, just like a tan from the sun.
Mystic Tan offers several choices of tanning Myst in clear formulations. If you want an instant tan, add Mystic’s bronzer additives. The bronzer is a temporary cosmetic color that washes off in the first shower or bath after the spray tan session. It does not affect your ultimate tan.
What should I wear during the Mystic Tan® session?
Most people wear nothing, since the room is completely private. However, if you do wear a bathing suit or underwear, please note that it may become stained. The Insta-Color Bronze™ used in the spray solution is water-soluble and should wash out, but the DHA may permanently stain fabric.
Will my skin be wet when I step out of the spray tan booth?
Most customers feel slightly damp at first and then quite dry within a few minutes. If any excess moisture remains on your skin, simply use a towel to gently dab it off. You can dress immediately afterward.
How long should I wait after a session before showering?
To give the DHA enough time to fully set, we recommend waiting a minimum of 4 hours after a Mystic Tan session. Showering sooner may diminish the intensity of the tan. If you tanned using a bronzer additive, the bronzer will wash off in the shower, but the DHA that created your longer-lasting tan will remain.
Will swimming affect my tan?
Swimming in chlorinated water or salt water can fade the Mystic Tan results, cause possible streaking, and will shorten the length of your tan. With normal activities such as bathing, showering or physical activities the tan will last 5-10 days and gradually fade. It's important to moisturize daily.
Has anyone had an allergic reaction to Mystic Tan spray solution?
The components used in Mystic’s spray solution 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 products, you may want to do a “patch test” first. Put a small amount of Mystic Tan tanning solution on a small area of your skin to test for possible reactions.
What happens if the Mystic spray solution gets in my eyes?
Mystic Tan’s formulations have been thoroughly tested by a third-party lab, and the results showed no eye or skin irritation. More than 20 million Mystic sessions occur each year with no adverse reactions documented. However, we do provide protective eye wear should you wish to use it.
What happens if I inhale any of the Mystic Tan spray solution?
While no one should purposely inhale or ingest the spray solution, it is known that DHA (the active ingredient) is a non-hazardous compound and causes no adverse reaction in moderate quantities when applied topically or even ingested. DHA is used as a diet supplement in sports nutrition and is non-carcinogenic. Based on Mystic Tan’s research, the maximum amount of DHA that could be accidentally ingested or breathed during the one-minute tanning session would be .05 milligrams (equivalent to less than one grain of common table salt), which should pose no health risk to the consumer. However, we do provide nose filters to customers who wish to use them.
Prior to Your Mystic Tan Session:
• Do not use sunless products not sold by Mystic Tan for two weeks prior to your Mystic spray tan. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee satisfactory results.
• On the day of your spray tan session, shave and shower thoroughly to remove all products from your skin. Deodorant, makeup, or lotion can cause uneven coverage.
• Exfoliate to smooth and prepare your skin for an even tan. Spend extra time on dry areas such as elbows, knees and feet.
• Wear loose-fitting clothing and shoes. If rain is predicted, your clothing should completely cover your arms, legs and feet to prevent spotting and streaking from rain drops.
After Your Tanning Session:
• Be very careful to avoid any water contact within four hours after your spray tan session. This includes showering, bathing, swimming, sweating, getting rained on or having a manicure or pedicure.
• Do not moisturize until after your first shower following the spray tan session.
• Wait at least four hours to apply makeup or other cosmetic products.
• Also wait at least four days before getting any sort of body waxing.