• Frequently Asked Questions


What should I wear in the Mystic Tan™ Booth?
Most people wear nothing. However, if you’d be more comfortable wearing a bathing suit or underwear, be aware that the Tanning Myst may stain it. The Insta-Color Bronzer™ we use in our BronzMyst™ is water-soluble and should wash out.

Will my skin look orange?
20 million tans can’t be wrong. That’s how many successful Mystic Tan™s there have been in just a few years. 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. Hand held spray-on applicators tend to run and also cause streaking.
Our 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 natural-looking tan.
Still not sure? Ask any of the 20 million people who have tried and love it.
How many Mystic Tan™ 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.

What happens if the Mystic Tan™ Myst gets in my eyes?
Mystic Tan™ Tanning Myst has been thoroughly tested by a third-party lab, and the results showed no eye or skin irritation. Mystic Tan™ Tanning Myst has been used in over 20 million tanning sessions with no adverse reactions.

What happens if I inhale any of the Mystic Tan™ Tanning Myst?
While no one should purposely inhale or ingest the Mystic Tan™ Myst, it is known that DHA (the active tanning ingredient) is a non-hazardous compound that 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.

Should I cover my hair while tanning in the Mystic Tan™ tanning booth?
Many customers wear a disposable shower cap, provided by the salon, to keep Tanning Myst from getting into their hair. Other customers tan without covering their hair. The Mystic Tan™ Tanning Myst does not penetrate the hair follicle. The Insta-Color Bronzer we use in our BronzMyst™ is water-soluble and will easily wash out.

Are there any optional precautions I can use with the Mystic Tan™ booth?

When applying DHA sunless products in a spray or mist, it may be difficult to avoid exposure to eyes and lips or guard against accidental inhalation of the Tanning Myst. Mystic Tan™, Inc. and the FDA recommend 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.

How do I towel off after my Mystic Tan™ session?

The Tanning Myst applied in the Mystic Tan™ tanning booth is moist and very fine. Your skin will feel hydrated and nourished. Tiny droplets remaining on your arms or legs after the session are easily removed by toweling dry. Toweling won’t streak your tan, and any Tanning Myst 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 and then get dressed.

How quickly can I get dressed after a Mystic Tan™ 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 Mystic Tan™ tanning session, some of the bronzer may transfer to your clothing. Since the bronzer is completely water-soluble, it will wash out.

How long should I wait after a tanning session before showering?

To give the DHA enough time to fully set, we recommend waiting a minimum of 4 hours after tanning. Showering sooner may diminish the intensity of the tan. If you tanned using BronzMyst, the Insta-Color Bronzer will wash off in the shower, but the DHA that creates your longer-lasting tan will remain.

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.

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.

If I tan in the Mystic Tan™ tanning booth, can I also tan in tanning beds and in the sun?
Yes. There is nothing in the Mystic Tan™ Tanning Myst 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 Myst actually gives them a better overall tan. If you plan to use a tanning bed and the Mystic Tan™ booth in the same day, we recommend that you use the tanning bed first. Remember, however, that the Mystic Tan™ tan does not give you any protection from UV rays.

I have fair skin and have never been able to tan. Will I look tan after a Mystic Tan™ tanning session?

A great benefit of Mystic Tan™ is that it is perfect for individuals who can’t or prefer not to tan conventionally.

Can I use the Mystic Tan™ booth if I am pregnant?

We recommend consulting with your doctor before proceeding with a Mystic Tan™ tanning session.

Has anyone had an allergic reaction to Mystic Tan™ Tanning Myst?

The components we use in our Tanning 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.