1. How does MagicTan deliver the perfect tan?
  2. Is the process safe?
  3. How does it work?
  4. How long prior to an event should I come in?
  5. What about allergic reactions to chemicals used in the tanning solution?
  6. How is the tanning solution applied to the skin?
  7. Does MagicTan give an even tan?
  8. How soon after the tanning session can I shower?
  9. Can I go swimming or work out after my MagicTan Session?
  10. Does it turn the skin orange?
  11. What should people wear in the tanning booth?
  12. Do I need to cover my hair during use?
  13. What about people with fair skin that have never been able to tan?
  14. Do people with hair on their legs/arms, develop a uneven tan where hair is present?
  15. What if I have a bald spot?
  16. Do I get better results if I shave my legs before I use the MagicTan booth?
  17. When should I wax?
  18. What happens if the mist gets into the user’s eyes?
  19. Will it make me feel sticky like some self tanning lotions do?
  20. Am I wet when getting out of the booth?
  21. Does the mist leave an unpleasant odor?
  22. Do I need to hold my breath during the MagicTan tanning session?
  23. How long after the tanning session can I put my clothes back on?
  24. Does this system cause freckles in people who usually freckle when tanning?
  25. Can I also use UV-tanning beds as well as the Sun?
  26. How many times does a person need to use MagicTan to achieve the colour they want?
  27. Are there ways to enhance the MagicTan results?
  28. How can I remove any darker staining from my skin?

  1. How does MagicTan deliver the perfect tan?
    The MagicTan booth utilizes a spray on process designed to deliver a customized sunless tanning application. Inside the MagicTan room the tanner simply disrobes and enters the booth. With the push of a button the session begins with a fine mist of Aloe Vera enriched sunless-tanning solution being sprayed through the patented MagicTan nozzles. The MagicTan technology ensures uniform coverage over the entire body, which continues to darken throughout the day into a natural-looking golden brown tan. Perfectly uniform, natural looking tan in less then 60 seconds!

  2. Is the process safe?
    Yes. All of the components in our tanning solution are approved by the FDA and have been used in food and/or cosmetics for several decades and are all natural.

  3. How does it work?
    Sunless tanning products work by creating a response with the top layers of skin. Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) sugars, react naturally with the protein in skin to create that golden colour that tanners are seeking. MagicTan uses a DHA self-tanner bronze blend to give you the streak-free golden tan you want - no matter what your skin type. Our solution is primarily aloe based with moisturizers to keep your skin healthy and golden brown, so you can look good and feel great! So with Aloe, Moisturizers and DHA, this all natural bronzing complex is not only giving you a great tan, but great skin! Thanks to advances in technology, there's no longer any reason for any person to go through life looking pale and unhealthy.

  4. How long prior to an event should I come in?
    If you want a great looking tan for a specific day, it is recommended you come in for a spray tan one to two days prior to the day in question to allow enough time for your colour to develop into that rich tan you are seeking. We recommend that you also come on days you don’t require it for a special function and get a spray tan and see how great the colour works out for you, this way you know how much colour can be achieve for days you would need to look your best.

  5. What about allergic reactions to chemicals used in the tanning solution?
    No. All of the components in the MagicTan tanning solution are all natural and have been used in cosmetics and food products for decades. These components are approved for use on the skin and are considered safe. If you have any serious allergies it is always wise to speak with our salon staff first. Our solution is Oil-Free and Alcohol-Free.

  6. How is the tanning solution applied to the skin?
    The MagicTan booth is a full-body, DHA tanning process that utilizes a new misting technology. This is a revolutionary process that allows the booth to apply a uniform amount of tanning solution to all parts of the body. When the special MagicTan solution passes through the booth’s nozzles, the particles of solution are polarized making it cover all surfaces of the skin evenly. When the tanning process is finished, the user simply steps out of the booth, towels-off any excess mist, gets dressed and exits. The result is a uniform, natural-looking tan in just 60 seconds!

  7. Does MagicTan give an even tan?
    The MagicTan tanning booth is designed to provide the most even tan possible. It sprays you in 4 different positions. Once for your front, once for each one of your sides and once for your back. This way you get the most even coverage, including your sides. All other booths on the market only spray your front and back, neglecting your sides which give you uneven results, white sides and armpits. The reason we chose MagicTan is not only because it is the #1 company for sunless tanning in the world, but because it gives you the most even results.

  8. How soon after the tanning session can I shower?
    We recommend that the user waits at least approximately 6 hours after tanning to give the DHA enough time to fully set. If they shower earlier, they may diminish the intensity of the tan. When they do shower, the initial tan created by the water-soluble bronzer will wash off, but the DHA will remain and create a long term golden brown tan. DHA continues to build up to 24 hours after MagicTan session was completed.

  9. Can I go swimming or work out after my MagicTan Session?
    NO, You should not swim or do any excessive exercises that will cause heavy perspiration until after your first shower after having the MagicTan session which is at least 6 hours after. Swimming in a chlorinated pool at any time can cause bleaching and drying of the skin. Make sure you moisturize immediately after swimming thoroughly.

  10. Does it turn the skin orange?
    NO. In the past, self-tanners gave many individuals an unnatural orange glow and caused streaking. Most of these undesirable results were caused by improper or ineffective application techniques as well as poor quality lotions. Applying creams and lotions by hand usually results in excessive and uneven amounts being absorbed in the skin. Excessive amounts applied in a single application can give an orange glow to the skin. Unnatural dark spots may also appear in dry or thick skinned areas such as elbows, knees, and knuckles because these areas have a tendency to absorb more of the cream. Using lotions and moisturizers with mineral oils or Petroleum/Petrolatum, a byproduct of crude oil, may also cause tan to fade or change colours. Make sure you read the back of the moisturizers you are using. Hand held spray-on applicators tend to run and cause streaking. This new misting technology used to apply the MagicTan tanning solution assures that all areas of the body get a uniform coating of the solution in the exact quantity required to produce a golden brown tan.

  11. What should people wear in the tanning booth?
    Many people do not wear anything. The room is completely private, so tanning in the nude is perfectly acceptable. However, if a bathing suit, underwear, or anything else is worn, it should be dark in colour. The bronzer we use for initial colour is water-soluble and should wash out of any clothing. The booth is totally automated and requires NO technician in the room with you, giving you complete privacy.

  12. Do I need to cover my hair during use?
    Many consumers wear disposable shower caps (which are provided by our salon) to keep the solution from getting in their hair. Other consumers tan without covering their hair. The solution will not penetrate the hair follicles.

  13. What about people with fair skin that have never been able to tan?
    The MagicTan tanning booth was designed specifically for individuals who can't or don't want to tan conventionally.

  14. Do people with hair on their legs/arms, develop a uneven tan where hair is present?
    NO. People with hair on their bodies will see tiny droplets of mist on their hairs at the end of the tanning process. These droplets are removed during toweling off and the same even, golden brown tan is achieved.

  15. What if I have a bald spot?
    If I wear a shower cap, will my bald spot be white and my face brown?
    As it isn't necessary to wear a shower cap for the misting process (it doesn't affect the colour of your hair in any way - even if you have grey hair) you can go into the booth without a cap and even your bald spot will get that great tan!

  16. Do I get better results if I shave my legs before I use the MagicTan booth?
    Exfoliation prior to using any type of Self Tanner, is really the key to acquiring a tan which will provide the most natural fade. Your skin on the surface when looked at under a microscope looks like a series of peaks and valleys, as a result of dehydration and flattening of the keratinic cells that migrate to the surface of the skin. If you can envision looking at a landscape of peaks and valleys (a.k.a. your skin) covered in self-tanner and then think about removing the peaks like what would happened during normal skin exfoliation or shaving, what you will find is the greater the difference between the peaks and valleys the greater the likely hood of the tan fading unevenly. Thus shaving, whether on the legs of women or the face of men, which is a major form of exfoliation, is best done prior to the tanning session, this, in combination with a good skin care regimen, will ensure your tan will last longer and fade more evenly. Obviously since a MagicTan, lasts approximately a week, you will need to shave some time in between, but proper preparation of the skin prior to having the spray tan as well as after the session you will find this will help achieve the best results.

  17. When should I wax?
    You should wax 2 days prior to coming in for a sunless tan.

  18. What happens if the mist gets into the user’s eyes?
    We suggest keeping the eyes closed during the misting process. There is nothing in the mist that is harmful to eyes.

  19. Will it make me feel sticky like some self tanning lotions do?
    NO. Once the user leaves the MagicTan tanning booth and dries off, their skin will feel soft and pliable because of the moisturizing components. It will not feel sticky.

  20. Am I wet when getting out of the booth?
    The mist applied in the MagicTan tanning booth is very fine, much like the mist floating in the air on a foggy day. By the time the user steps out of the booth most of the mist will have dried, but there may still be a few moist areas. They may see small droplets clinging to the body hair on arms or legs. This remaining moisture can be removed quite easily by toweling dry. There’s no worry about wiping off the solution with the towel. Toweling does not streak the tan and any solution that comes off on the towel was excess and will not effect the tan.

  21. Does the mist leave an unpleasant odor?
    Our solution has a very nice scent to it and a lot of our consumers have commented that they have never found a nice scented self tanning solution until they tried ours. No starchy and unpleasant odor like found in other solutions.

  22. Do I need to hold my breath during the MagicTan tanning session?
    We recommend that users hold their breath during the actual misting process, which lasts about 5 seconds with each pass. We make this recommendation because most individuals would prefer not to breathe-in the mist even though there is nothing in it that would cause any harm if you did. If there is a history of asthma or other respiratory illnesses we do not recommend tanning in the MagicTan tanning booth until consulting with a doctor. We do provide disposable nose filters as well at the salon.

  23. How long after the tanning session can I put my clothes back on?
    Once the user has towel dried there is little chance of the bronzer or DHA getting on their clothes. If they pursue any strenuous physical activity after your MagicTan tanning session, perspiration may cause some of the bronzer to transfer to their clothing. Since the bronzer is completely water-soluble it will wash out.

  24. Does this system cause freckles in people who usually freckle when tanning?
    NO. There is nothing in the MagicTan tanning solution that will cause more freckles to break out. In fact, in most cases, freckles and blemishes will become less pronounced because the lighter skin areas will darken and reduce the colour differentiation between the blemishes and the rest of the skin.

  25. Can I also use UV-tanning beds as well as the Sun?
    YES. There is nothing in the MagicTan tanning solution that would prevent users from tanning in tanning beds or the sun.
    In fact, a hundreds of our customers have found that tanning in our UV beds FIRST, followed by a MagicTan spray tan, actually gives them a better overall longer lasting tan. For the ultimate tan, we recommend the “California Cocktail” which consists of tanning in our High Pressure tanning beds immediately followed by a MagicTan tanning session. As seen on TV and used by many Hollywood celebrities this “California” cocktail is done for the elite of Hollywood to give them the best, natural looking tan possible. It’s not only available in Hollywood, but now this High Pressure Tan & MagicTan “California cocktail” is also available at Tropical Rayz Sun Spa. Remember, however, that the MagicTan tanning process does not give protection from UV rays, so getting a MagicTan spray tan will NOT protect you if you are going on a vacation in a sunny destination. It will however give you a gorgeous looking tan for when you arrive on the beach in that swimsuit! Please speak with our salon associates to recommend the proper UV Tanning Schedule at least 3-4 weeks prior to your trip to a sunny destination.

  26. How many times does a person need to use MagicTan to achieve the colour they want?
    A person will be tan after one session, but it may take an additional session or two to achieve their desired colour. Once they reach the desired tan, they should be able to maintain it by tanning every four to five days.

  27. Are there ways to enhance the MagicTan results?
    YES, applying approved super-hydrating tan extenders sold at our salons will not only help you enhance your tan, but will keep your MagicTan lasting longer.

  28. How can I remove any darker staining from my skin?
    Some people's palms or feet take on more solution than the others' – It is important to apply barrier cream to the hands (wrist down) and feet (ankles down) to prevent the dry areas from absorbing more solution. Barrier cream is provided in the room complimentary. To remove staining, spread some lemon juice on stained areas, or you can use toothpaste (with teeth-whitener) rub it and work it into a lather on the stained areas to fade and remove any staining.