Sunless tanning is completely different from the sunless lotion found in stores. With patented technology, the Mystic booth applies a fine, even spray all over the tanner. A single session will leave you with a deep, rich, natural-looking tan that lasts 4-5 days. The technology is a patented process that uses the human body's own magnetic properties to attract tanning mist to every exposed surface of the skin. Find more information below.
1. What is the sunless tan booth?
The booth is a private, self-contained unit that employs a revolutionary spray process to apply a uniform amount of tanning solution 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 mist, dresses and exits. The result is a smooth, natural-looking tan.
2. What is the technology?
Our patented process that uses the human body's own magnetic properties to attract tanning solution to every exposed surface of the skin. When the tanning solution passes through the spray nozzles in a booth, the micro-particles of the solution are polarized, taking on the characteristics of "tiny magnets." These particles adhere evenly to the skin to create a smooth, natural-looking tan.
3. Will my skin look orange?
Not at all. 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. Handheld spray-on applicators tend to run and also cause streaking. Our technology ensures that a uniform micro-spray of tanning solution covers the entire body in the exact amount required to produce a natural-looking tan.
4. What should I wear in the tan booth?
Most people wear nothing. Since the room is completely private, going for an all-over tan is completely up to you. However, if you do wear a bathing suit or underwear, please note that it may become stained. The instant bronzer we use is water-soluble and should wash out, but the DHA we apply may permanently stain what you wear during the tanning session.
5. Will my skin be wet when I step out of the tanning booth?
The mist applied in the tanning booth is moist and very fine. Tiny droplets remaining on your arms or legs after the session are easily removed by toweling dry. Don't worry about wiping off the solution. Toweling won't streak your tan, and any solution 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. Be sure to towel off completely before getting dressed.
6. How long should I wait after a tanning session before showering?
To give the DHA enough time to fully set, we recommend waiting for a minimum of 4 hours after tanning. Showering sooner may diminish the intensity of the tan. When you do shower, the temporary water-soluble bronzer will wash off, but the DHA that creates your longer-lasting tan will remain.
7. What happens if the Mystic tan mist gets in my eyes?
Mystic Tan tanning solution has been thoroughly tested by a third-party lab and the results showed no eye or skin irritation. Mystic Tan tanning solution has been used in over two million tanning sessions with no adverse reactions documented.
8. What happens if I inhale any of the tan mist?
While no one should purposely inhale or ingest the Mystic Tan mist, it is known that DHA (the active tanning ingredient) is a non-hazardous compound and 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 sunless tanning session would be 0.05 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.
9. Has anyone had an allergic reaction to tanning solution?
The components we use in our 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 lotions or cosmetics, you may want to do a "patch test" first. Put a small amount of tanning solution on a small area of your skin to test for possible reactions.
10. Should I cover my hair while tanning in the tanning booth?
Many customers wear a disposable shower cap, provided by the salon, to keep the solution from getting into their hair. Other customers tan without covering their hair. The solution does not penetrate the hair follicle.
11. Does the tan solution 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.
12. What's in the tanning solution?
The tanning solution has three components:
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.
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.
Aloe vera: Helps carry the DHA deeper into the skin and promotes a softer, smoother finish. Tanning mist contains more than 65% stabilized Aloe Vera liquid, a natural moisturizer that helps skin draw moisture to the surface. Aloe Vera also softens the skin and helps smooth wrinkles.
13. Are there ways to enhance the tan result?
Keeping your skin hydrated prior to tanning helps your skin absorb the tanning solution. Frequently using moisturizer will help the tan last longer. Apply moisturizer after showering, but not during the hours between your Mystic Tan session and your shower.
14. Will swimming affect my tan?
Swimming in chlorinated water or salt water can bleach 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.
15. How quickly can I get dressed after a 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 tanning session, some bronzer may transfer to your clothing. Since the bronzer is completely water-soluble it will wash out.
16. How many 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 five days.
17. If I tan in the sunless tanning booth, can I also tan in tanning beds and the sun?
Yes. There is nothing in the tanning 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 tanning solution actually gives them a better overall tan. If you plan to use a tanning bed and the booth in the same day, we recommend that you use the tanning bed first. Remember however, that the tan does not give you any protection from UV rays.
18. I have a fair skin and have never been able to tan. Will I look tan after a tanning session?
The tanning booth was designed specifically for individuals who can't or prefer not to tan conventionally.
19. Can I use a tanning booth if I am pregnant?
We recommend consulting with your doctor before proceeding with a tanning session.
20. Are there any optional precautions I can use with the tanning booth?
When applying DHA sunless products in a spray or mist, it may be difficult to avoid exposure to eyes, lips or guard against accidental inhalation of the tanning mist. Mystic Tan, Inc. and the FDA recommends 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 product.
Le' Tan Tanning Salon has been in the business for over 30 years. Count on us for our experienced services.
We're located in Weaverville, NC.