Keep Your Glow While At Home


Posted May 11, 2020

With summer around the corner, now is the time to kick-start building that glow! With most of us having been stuck at home & majority of our Planet Beach spray & spa locations still closed, a UV tan or tan in the spray booth isn’t an option just yet. But, that’s no excuse to let your skin be pale! Not when you can take home professional-grade self-tanning products from Planet Beach – including lotions, sprays, bronzers, and more! They are easy to apply, long lasting, and made with only premium ingredients for a safe and effective tan every single time.

Whether you want a little color to complement your new summer outfit or show off your glow on a special night out self-tanning is a quick and easy way to get you looking and feeling your best! Self-tanners aren’t created equal. Low-quality products and improper use can leave you with unnatural, embarrassing color that you’ll be scrubbing off in the shower. I swear I’ve tried them all, but my personal favorite sunless tanning options come from Mystic Tan at Planet Beach. Mystic Tan is the #1 selling customizable tan in the professional market for the last 15+ years. Over time, they’ve learned what it takes to get the perfect tan—and how to avoid the fails in typical tanning products. Say goodbye to orange, streaky, smelly tans, and hello to deep, long-lasting, natural color.

Want your perfect tan? Look for these qualities you should expect from the best self-tanning lotion or spray.


If you’ve self-tanned in the past, you’ve probably experienced the dreaded orange look. It can be enough to swear off self-tanning entirely. But not so fast—you just need a professional product. We’ve got you covered—the right way.

Say goodbye to orange with these tips:

  • Prep your skin. Dry skin will absorb more DHA than needed (DHA is the active ingredient in sunless tanning products). Dry, imbalanced skin will take on a more orange hue. A pre tan booster or primer balances the skin’s pH and hydrates the skin. What’s the payoff? You enjoy an even, streak-free tan that actively combats orange undertones.

  • Don’t over-apply. Too much DHA can cause tan build up and uneven fading causing the new tan to look uneven. Be sure to exfoliate and prepare the skin for the perfect tan.

Whether you use the spray or the lotion, I recommend using an application mitt so you get smooth, even color. If you apply by hand, wash your hands immediately after use.

Self-Tanning Color Options

Even without the orange look, a low-quality self-tanner can look unnatural. That’s why Mystic Tan offers a range of bronzer options to complement your natural skin tone.

  • Mocha-Kyssed: Warm brown undertones for a classic, bronze tan. Ideal for light to medium skin tones.

  • Island-Kyssed: Cool brown with violet undertones for a deep, exotic tan. Perfect for medium to dark skin tones.

Forget the one-size-fits-all self-tanner products. Choose from skin-tone sensitive colors and shades to create a natural-looking tan.


Avoid products that leave your tan spotty, blotchy or faded within a few days. With proper care and moisturizing, the best self-tanning products will leave you glowing for up to 7 days. If you work out or swim routinely, color can fade sooner. To make your tan last, moisturize daily and consider pairing your self-tanner with a gradual tanner. A gradual tan lotion is a silky moisturizer that both hydrates skin and develops a tan over one week. When used daily, it progressively builds color and extends the life of your tan.


Mystic Tan sunless self tanners are formulated with breakthrough odor control technology. They are designed to virtually eliminate the odor commonly associated with sunless tanning products.

And no odor means no limits to when you tan. Apply at your convenience—day or night. You can walk out the door confident, with the color you want without the self-tanning odor.


Want to avoid that fake bake look? Streaks are a dead giveaway. Keep your tan looking natural with a product that’s forgiving and easy to apply. To maximize results:

  • Avoid shaving 12 hours before you tan. Shaving leaves pores more open, which can be more easily irritated by sunless tanning products.

  • Wax before, not after. Waxing afterward could remove the layers of skin that are tan.

  • Exfoliate and rub off excess, dead skin cells. Smooth, healthy skin will take color more evenly, last longer, and fade more gradually.

  • Avoid lotion immediately before you tan. Lotion can prevent the development of the tan and create uneven results. Instead, try the primer or booster, which will moisturize and balance your skin’s pH for a deeper, more even tan that develops faster.

  • Stay dry. Don’t get wet for 4-6 hours to allow the tan time to develop. This includes showering and working out.

If you use a product containing bronzer, it will wash off when you shower, leaving behind the extended tan underneath. Your gorgeous glow will take up to 24 hours to reach peak color, and last for 5-7 days with one application.

Treat Yourself to the Best Self-Tanning Products

Most of all, the best-self tanners are those that are kind to your skin. Healthy, hydrated skin will help you achieve the results you have in mind. High-quality sunless tanners combine nourishing ingredients without harsh or irritating chemicals, so you can enjoy skin that looks and feels amazing.

Find a Planet Beach spray & spa near you here: To get information regarding re-opening plans, dates, and to inquire about picking up your very own Mystic Tan Sunless bundle contact a specific location by clicking here: It won’t be long before you can come in and get your spray tan on with us, but until then you can do it yourself with some take home tanner!


Written By: Paige Stuart, Planet Beach Brand Manager & Franchisee

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