Tanning Tips

General

  • Not all people tan the same. Skin types vary from person to person and in general you should expect to acquire a good base tan in 3-6 sessions.
  • Best results are obtained when sessions are taken every other day for the first 3-6 sessions. If there are no signs of redness, itchiness, or discomfort, a consecutive day schedule may be needed depending on how quickly your skin tans. Once a tan is developed, one or two sessions per week will help you maintain your tan.
  • If you plan to tan in the nude or have areas of your skin which are typically unexposed to sunlight, we suggest covering previously unexposed areas for the majority of your tanning session for the first few visits. Gradually increase exposure to these areas, giving the skin time to build melanin production.
  • After your tanning session your skin will continue to develop a tan 24-48 hours after exposure, so do not be concerned if you do not see results right away.
  • By law you may only tan once in a 24 hour period and must wear approved tanning goggles during your tanning session.
  • If you are taking any medications, please let your salon attendant know. Some medications can cause reactions with UV light.

Prior to your session

  • Remove any makeup. Makeup contains SPF which block UV light.
  • Remove all jewelry. Jewelry will cause tan lines and will damage the acrylics in the tanning bed.
  • Apply your favorite indoor tanning lotion. Lotions will help you acquire your tan up to 40% quicker.
  • Baby oil and outdoor products can not be used. These products are not specifically designed for indoor tanning technologies.
  • Protect your eyes with the provided eyewear. Simply closing your eyes is not adequate protection.
  • Protect your lips with lip balms or sunscreen.
  • Reminder: Your bed will start after the 5 minute delay time. So please no use of cell phones etc or you will not be ready in time.

After your session

  • Leave your eyewear and towel in the rooms, we will dispose of them and sanitize the room when your session is complete.
  • After tanning please dress immediately as someone may be waiting for the room.
  • You may freshen up and re-apply makeup at the vanity located at the end of the hall across from the bathroom. Make sure to take all personal items with you.
  • At home, be sure to apply your favorite after tan moisturizer and tan extender.
  • The heat and light from tanning can dry your skin.

THE MYSTIC TAN EXPERIENCE

Mystic Tan gives you the best spray tanning experience from beginning to end. To ensure a flawless tan every time, just follow these instructions!

Pre-Tan Prep

  • Arrive with clean, exfoliated skin
  • Avoid any lotions, make-up or deodorants
  • We recommend using SunlessPRO™ Pre-Tan Intensifier to increase the depth of your color and accelerate your development time

During Session

  • Remove all clothing, jewelry and makeup
  • Apply blending cream to hands and feet
  • Follow the audio step-by-step instructions
  • Your tan will continue to develop over the next 24 hours

Post-Tan Care

  • Avoid showering or getting wet/sweaty for at least 4-6 hours after your tan
    • When showering we recommend SunlessPRO Body Cleanser Daily Color Guard
  • Be sure to keep your entire body moisturized after your tanning session
    • We recommend SunlessPRO Post-Tan Moisturizer to prolong and protect your color
  • Use SunlessPRO Bronzer to enhance and extend the life of your spray tan

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