FAQ about Mystic Tan by Mystic Tan
WHAT IS MYSTIC TAN®?
It’s a private, self-contained system that employs a patented revolutionary spray on process that 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.
The Mystic Tan System utilizes personal single use cartridges and additives that can be blended to create the perfect combination for all skin types and desired results.
MagneTan application technology is Mystic’s 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 genuine Mystic Tan Tanning Myst passes through the patented spray nozzle, the micro-particles of myst 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, natural-looking tan.
The Mystic Tan Tanning Mysts are patented self-tanning formulations designed especially for use in Mystic Tan® Systems. Our sunless tanning formulations contain DHA, the FDA approved active ingredient that produces the long-term tan effect. When applied, DHA reacts with the 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.
Mystic Tan offers several choices of tanning myst in clear formulations. If an instant tan is desired, add Mystic’s Bronzer additives. These are water soluble, bronzing cosmetics that produce an instant tan. The bronzer is a temporary cosmetic color that washes off in the shower or bath without affecting your ultimate tan.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR IN THE MYSTIC TAN®?
Most people wear nothing. Since the room is completely private, going for an all-over treatment is completely up to you. However, if you do wear a bathing suit or underwear, please note that it may become stained. The Insta-Color Bronzer™ used in the Bronzer Additives is water-soluble and should wash out, but the DHA may permanently stain what you wear during the tanning session.
SHOULD I COVER MY HAIR WHILE TANNING IN THE MYSTIC TAN®?
Many customers wear a disposable shower cap, provided by the salon, to keep hair dry. Other customers choose to get their treatment without covering their hair. The Mystic Tan Tanning Myst™ does not penetrate the hair follicle. However, if you use a Bronzer Additive and have very light or white hair, it may become temporarily stained.
WILL MY SKIN BE WET WHEN I STEP OUT OF THE MYSTIC TAN®?
If any excess moisture remains on the skin’s surface after the session, simply use a towel to remove it, towel off completely just as you do when you shower. This won’t streak your tan. (Systems equipped w/HD Technology minimizes the need to towel off after each session).
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 Insta-Color Bronzer™ will wash off in the shower, but the DHA that creates 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 diminish the length of your tan. However, normal activities such as bathing, showering or physical activities will not affect the quality of the tan.
WILL MY SKIN LOOK ORANGE?
Not at all. 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. Mystic’s 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 smooth, even, natural-looking tan.
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.
HAS ANYONE HAD AN ALLERGIC REACTION TO MYSTIC TAN TANNING MYST™?
The components we use in our 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 reactions.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE MYSTIC TAN TANNING MYST™ FORMULATIONS GET IN MY EYES?
Mystic Tan Tanning Myst 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, protective eyewear is provided by the salon should you wish to use it.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I INHALE ANY OF THE MYSTIC TAN TANNING MYST™?
While no one should purposely inhale or ingest the Mystic Tan Tanning Myst, 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 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 consumer. However, nose filters are provided by the salon should you wish to use them.
ARE THERE WAYS TO ENHANCE THE MYSTIC TAN® RESULTS?
Yes, the Mystic Tan product line features ingredients that are specially formulated for Sunless Tanning. Over the counter products are not formulated for Sunless Tanning. They may block the tan’s application and impede the development process. Check out Mystic’s complete line of products, designed to prolong, protect and enhance your sunless tanning experience.