UV Tan

  • Just like when you tan under the sun, when your skin is exposed to UV light, cells in your skin called melanocytes are stimulated to produce skin pigments called melanin. The melanin then surfaces on your skin, coming into contact with oxygen, where it starts to turn brown.

  • UV light from the sun hits your skin [from sun or lamps] and stimulates special cells called melanocytes.

  • Melanocytes start producing skin pigments called melanin.

  • The melanin travels to the surface of your skin where it comes in contact with oxygen.

  • It "oxidizes" causing the melanin to turn brown. Your skin has developed a tan.

Mystic Tan

  • With a spray tan, the process is different. The DHA (dihydroxyacetone) in the spray reacts with the amino acids in your skin and this stimulates a chain of reactions that cause the cells in your upper epidermis to turn brown.

  • A sunless spray tan (Mystic Tan) does not involve the production of melanin like a UV tan. The tanning spray solution contains the active ingredient DHA (Dihydroxyacetone), a sugar molecule that creates a tanned appearance in the upper layer of the skin (epidermis).

  • This stimulates a chain of reactions that causes the cells in the upper epidermis to turn brown. This process takes about 2 to 4 hours. The intensity of the color depends on the level of DHA and the amount of amino acids (proteins) in the skin.

  • A sunless spray tan lasts about 5-7 days, the average life span of the outer epidermis.

Spray Tanning

UV-Free Spray Tanning - Mystic Tan™

Treat yourself to a natural looking golden tan in less than 60 seconds! Now you can get the safest and ultimate sun-kissed look with UV-Free spray tan specialists Mystic Tan. Perfect for those with busy schedules and for those who don't want to spend all day under the hot sun - Mystic Tan is the best way to maintain an amazing tan all year round.

When it came to choosing a brand for The Tanning Salon, the decision was easy. We wanted the best, and the best name in spray tanning is Mystic Tan™.

Mystic Tan™ is the leader in automated sunless tanning and skincare technology, providing sun-kissed, natural looking tans the world over. Since 1998, more than 50 million people have used Mystic Tan™ and now rely on them for proven tanning and skincare results.

At The Tanning Salon, you'll have access to the state-of-the-art MyMyst booth from Mystic Tan™. Totally private and fully automated, the MyMyst booth ensures the perfect tan every time. Each session only lasts 60 seconds, making having a year-round glow easier than ever.

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