In order to prolong the life of your Star Tan, there are a few steps that we would advise you to take before and after tan application.
Welcome to our 3-Step Perfect Tan 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, lotion or spray. Unlike snakes who shed their skin as one full piece, we shed our skin as individual cells and this will cause an uneven skin surface. By using a good exfoliating method (we would advise using a good quality body brush), 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 our melanin-enhancing formula will penetrate.
We would always advise shaving and exfoliating the day before you are due to apply your tan as this will give your skin time to relax and your pores to close, ready to have the tanning product applied. If you must use a moisturiser, we would strongly advise against using those containing fruit oils or perfumes as some brands act as a barrier against the tanning solution. Always remove deodorant residue before application as most brands will turn the
For those who suffer from skin irritations, rashes and sensitive or oily skin, we have the perfect solution for you. Those who have highly alkaline or, in very rare occasions, highly acidic skin will tend to suffer from sore, itchy and red skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema. Our pH Neutralising Preparation Spray simply neutralises the skin's pH levels, bringing your skin to a level where it can begin to heal itself. Eliminating your dry skin areas will stop any uneven results, common to those with irritated skin.
During product testing, when used on it's own twice a day after showering, our pH Neutralising Preparation Spray has been proven to completely eliminate the effects of severe psoriasis and eczema. Our test subjects have now stopped using steroid creams and other prescribed emoliants in favour of our pH spray. The before and after pictures are shown below.
Star Tanning products have no harsh chemical dyes or DHA added. The shades have been specifically developed to suit the user's skin tone and natural melanin production, guaranteeing the most natural results possible, unlike other brands where the surface of your skin is thickly coated with a light/medium/dark liquid, containing lots of harmful chemical dyes. Even for the palest or darkest of skin tones, we have the perfect solution for you.
Available to purchase online as a home-use Melanin-Enhancing Tanning Mousse or applied as a spray-tan in any Star Approved Beauty Salon.
Use our Barrier Cream with added Olive Oil to cover tattoos, protect your palms and add extra moisturisation to those commonly dry areas around the ankles, heels, elbows and knees.
You apply the home-use tanning products using a tanning mitt or the Professional Salon Solution can be applied by a Fully Qualified Professional Spray-tan Technician. One decent coat of mousse or salon solution is enough to give you a lovely, natural, long-lasting colour. There is no need for "double coats" and to do so will overload the skin with product, causing a more unnatural looking result.
"The Science Bit"
Your skin can naturally absorb 13.8% of pure DHA safely. This is the ingredient that helps to give your skin colour. Anything more than 13.8% will simply rub off the skin unevenly. Most tanning solution strengths are false DHA strengths as the DHA has been either watered down or chemicals are added to it. Star products contain pure DHA, made from 100% natural sugars, therefore we have ditched the percentage labels and renamed our products with Shade Names instead; Shimmering Star for Fair Skin, Shining Star for Medium Skin and Shooting Star for Olive Skin.
Please note, the guide colour (instant colour seen after application) is not as dark as some other brands you may have used in the past, due to the removal of the pre-mentioned chemical dyes, but please trust the brand and the results and allow the products to develop fully before showering off, using a natural soap or shower gel.
We promise you will be more than pleasantly surprised by your results when you wake up as a beautiful Star after a relaxing sleep.
PROLONG THE COLOUR
In order to lock in the product to your skin, prolong the life of your tan and prevent excessive colour transfer onto bedding, clothing and expensive bridal or prom gowns, it is advisable to use our unique Colour Lock Moisturising Spray immediately after applying the tanning mousse or spray. This will seal the colour into the skin to prevent staining on clothing and bedding and when used daily in the morning, doubles up as a quick and easy-to-apply moisturising spray. The more moisturised and healthy your skin is, the longer your tan will last. The Colour Lock Spray has given lots of brides the confidence they needed to have a spray-tan applied for their big day, without having to worry about their white dress being ruined.
Your finished result will be ready after 8 hours of full development. To remove the excess product, have a warm 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 affect the results. Pat yourself dry with a towel rather than rubbing your skin dry.
Our Melanin-Enhancing Gradual Tanning Lotion can be used as a moisturising tan extender when applied in the evening after showering, starting 2-3 days following your spray tan or on it's own as a gradual build up moisturiser for those who prefer a gradual glow rather than a deeper tan.
DAILY SKIN MAINTENANCE
Star Tans will last for approximately 7-9 days depending on your skin type and condition. Daily maintenance simply includes a shower (using no exfoliating products or abrasive items ie. facecloths, body brushes etc). When drying, pat your skin with a towel rather than rubbing it. Once completely dry, apply Colour Lock Moisturising Spray to keep your skin hydrated and your tan will fade evenly and naturally day by day. When your tan is due to be freshly re-applied, a hot bath with bath salts and a body brush will easily remove the remainder of the product during the exfoliation process, taking you back to Step 1, as above.