Tanning Prep

Hey Guys and Gals! Check out our tips and tricks to make sure you get the most out of your MIST Boutique tan!

How Do I Prepare For My MIST Tan?
The Day Before: Shower and exfoliate with an oil-free product. If you have dry skin, make sure to moisturize the day before because you will not be able to apply any lotion on the day of your appointment. Make sure to shave and take care of any other hair removal at least 12 hours before your appointment. 

The Day Of: Remove all other self-tanners, make-up, perfume, deodorant and oils. Wear or bring loose, dark clothing to your appointment.

What Should I Expect Upon Arrival?
A certified MIST® specialist will begin your appointment with a quick color consultation to determine the perfect solution for your skin tone. To get started early, take our FREE Clinical Color Consultation. A complementary PH balancing treatment is mixed in with every custom color, which will help to properly prepare your skin for the application by destroying hidden body oils and dry skin, and will extend the overall life of your spray tan. 

Will I Turn Orange?
No, of course not! Take our Clinical Color Consultation so we can mix and match the most appropriate bronze glow for you! Our solutions are designed to provide natural results.

How Long Does it Take?
A total body transformation takes only 15 minutes! You will leave our studio feeling healthy, happy and confident.

Who Applies It?
Your custom color will be applied by one of our female sunless tanning experts who has been certified in the use of hvlp equipment, thoroughly taught our signature application method and fully understands the science behind MIST® solutions and skincare. Each member of our staff prides themselves in their professionalism and aims to provide a welcoming, judgement-free environment for a comfortable and positive sunless experience!

What Do I Wear?
Essentially, this is the decision of the client. You may undress to your comfort level. Any clothing you choose to wear during the session (undergarments/bathing suit) can simply be laundered once in a normal cycle to remove the solution. After the application, all clients should wear loose clothing, black is best. Please note: If you plan to allow your tan to develop overnight then we suggest wearing a long sleeve top and long pants to bed, in order to avoid skin to skin contact.

How do I maintain my MIST Tan?
Do not allow your skin to come in contact with any water or product until your tan has fully developed (this will depend on which solution you had applied). This means no make-up, moisturizer, and no activities that will cause you to sweat until after your first shower. Also, sorry pups, but no dogs licking you as it can spot your tan! When you shower avoid bar soaps, exfoliants and oil-based products. After your first shower use a water based moisturizer.  Keeping your skin moisturized will mean longer lasting results and more natural, even fading. Ask your MIST Specialist about our aftercare products.

How Long Does the Tan Last?
Your custom results will provide gorgeous, glowing results for 5-7 days (potentially longer with our hydrating + anti-aging solution and aftercare products) as long as your skin stays moisturized and products with harsh chemicals, exfoliants and heavy oils are avoided. To get the most out of your tan, ask about our line of organic and natural products that are specifically designed for sunless tanning. Using these recommended products will not only provide longer lasting results, but also more natural and even fading.

*The aftercare products can be purchased upon request.