Self-Tan Colors That Enhance Your Skin Tone

Think every self-tanner is one-size-fits-all? Think again.

Self-tanning has evolved, and the changes include a range of products and colors. Lotions, sprays, bronzers, and more! It’s exciting—and a bit overwhelming. So we’ve broken it down with this step-by-step guide to picking the right self-tan color for you.

No matter the event, season or skin tone, there’s a self-tanning product made to deliver.

Instant or Gradual?

Are you planning ahead for a big event next weekend, or do you need an instant glow for your date tomorrow night? Self-tanners can help either way.

Use an instant self-tanner for a tan with immediate color, reaching peak color 24 hours later. You can apply and be out the door in a matter of minutes.

If you prefer to build color gradually and control the depth of your tan, choose a gradual tanning product like Mystic Tan Gradual Tan Lotion. When used daily, it will slowly tan your skin, reaching max color in about one week.

Keep your timing and preferred shade in mind when prepping for your big event or that girl’s trip. To speed tan depth, apply twice daily—in the morning and evening. For a more subtle glow, apply every-other day.


Bronzer or No Bronzer?

Want faster than fast with self-tan colors? Sometimes even a few hours is too long to wait. In this case, make sure you choose a self-tanner with a bronzer, and apply the same day you need that pop of color.

Bronzer is a temporary cosmetic color, much like make-up foundation. It gives you immediate color while your extended tan develops underneath. The bronzer will wash off the next time you shower, leaving behind the extended tan.


Lotion or Spray?

Self-tanning products come in a variety of application options. Whether you choose lotion or a self-tan spray, Mystic Tan delivers the same deep, lasting color you crave. Application depends on your personal preference.

The Self-Tan Spray with Bronzer provides a quick, easy, full-body tan. We recommend applying in the bathroom or shower, where surfaces can be easily wiped down afterward.

Lotion, like our Self-Tan Lotion with Bronzer, can be applied anywhere, with no overspray. Either way, consider using a Self-Tanning Applicator Mitt for even application and streak-free results.



Want a Boost?

For color that develops even faster and deeper, try the Mystic Tan Booster. It hydrates skin and balances pH levels, which accelerates color development, deepens color intensity, prevents streaks and actively counters orange undertones. You win all around.

Pair it with any Mystic Tan self-tanning product for the deepest, most even color.


A Perfect Tan, Custom-Made for You

Don’t settle for unnatural-looking color. In the summer and all year round, find the self-tanning products that are right for your skin tone and lifestyle.

And remember: Not all sunless self tanners are created equal. Choose a solution that offers a variety of shades and products, made with premium ingredients, and backed by millions of beautiful sunless tans.