3 Steps to Achieving a Perfect Tan

In order to prolong the life of your Star Luxury Tan, there are a few steps that we would advise you to take before and after tan application.

Welcome to our 3-Step Perfect Tanning Guide... 


Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate!

Did we mention exfoliating? Exfoliating your skin properly is one of the most important steps you should take prior to applying your tanning mousse or spray.
Unlike snakes, who shed their skin as one full piece, we shed our skin as individual cells and this causes an uneven skin surface. By using a good quality exfoliation product, like our Star Luxury Skin Cleansing Mousse and Exfoliation Mitt, you will be able to remove all the dead skin cells that would otherwise become loose and fall off over the coming days.

These cells falling off prematurely, due to lack of exfoliation, will cause lighter areas to develop on the surface of the skin as the (now-tanned) dead skin cells fall off.  The better the skin exfoliation, the longer lasting and deeper into your skin epidermis your tan will penetrate. 


Shave excess body hair and exfoliate your skin before you are planning to apply your fresh tan. We advise waiting at least 4 hours after showering as this will give your skin time to relax and your pores time to close, ready to have your fresh tan applied.

Always remove deodorant residue before application as the ingredients in most brands can turn your tan green!



Star Luxury Tanning products have no harsh chemicals added. The shades have been specifically developed to suit the user's skin tone and natural pigmentation, guaranteeing the most natural results possible, unlike other brands where the surface of your skin is thickly coated with a dye-saturated product that leaves you looking more tango-ed than tanned. Even for the palest or darkest of skin tones, we have the perfect solution for you.



Available to purchase online as a home-use Luxury Tanning Mousse or applied as a professional spray-tan using our Luxury Tanning Solution, available from many Star-Certified Mobile Therapists and Salons around the UK. 

Apply our home-use Luxury Tanning Mousse using a good quality tanning mitt or the Luxury Salon Solution can be applied by a Qualified & Certified Star Tanning Technician. One thick coat of mousse or salon solution is enough to give you a perfect, natural, long-lasting colour.  There is no need for "double coating" and doing so will only overload the skin with excess product. This causes an unnatural looking result that will only last a few days before beginning to wear of unevenly, rather than lasting the full 7-9 days that we expect when the products are applied as we have advised.



"The Science Bit"
Star Luxury Tanning products contain Eco-Cert and 100% Naturally derived DHA, which is produced by bio-conversion - biotechnology. This type of DHA is derived from organic plant extracts using a chemical-free production method. 


We have designed unique shade names; Shimmering Star for Fair-Light Skin-tones, Shining Star for Light-Medium Skin-tones, Shooting Star for Olive-Dark Skin-tones and Shadow Star, our Ultra Dark shade, designed to help even out pigmentation flaws, even in the darkest of skin-tones, common with skin conditions similar to Vitiligo 




Your finished result will be ready after 8 hours of development. To remove the product residue, have a shower and wash yourself with your hands, using a natural soap or shower gel. Do not use anything abrasive ie facecloth, sponge, body scrub etc as this could exfoliate the skin further and lift the top layer of product from your skin. Do not use water only as this can leave water run marks as the product is not being removed correctly and evenly. 


Pat yourself dry with a towel rather than rubbing your skin to avoid further exfoliation and apply moisturiser on a daily basis to ensure the results last for as long as possible. We estimate the results to last 7-9 days when you maintain your skin properly.

When your tan is due to be freshly re-applied, a hot bath or shower and an application of our Skin Cleansing Mousse will easily remove any remaining or stubborn product, taking you back to Step 1 above.


Charlie Cousin, Miss Teen Diamond 2022

Charlie wears our Shadow Star shade of Luxury Spray Tanning Solution - sprayed by her mum, Claire Cousin, who owns UBeauty, our EXCLUSIVE STAR STOCKIST in Deal, Kent.