It’s wonderful to have a soft, glowing tan, but not so wonderful is the UV radiation from the sun and tanning beds that is damaging to all forms of life on Earth in large doses…*bom bom BOM*. In come DIY tanning lotions!
What to Avoid in Tanning Lotions
Sodium hydroxymethl glycinate: masquerades around as a ‘natural preservative’ but in high doses is a skin and eye irritant.
Mineral oil: is used because it’s slippery and allows the tanning product to spread more easily It’s also a derivative of petroleum, and blocks your pores.
Let’s Get DIY Tanning
1. Cocoa Lotion
Ingredients: ½ cup unscented white lotion, ¼ cup cocoa powder (as much as needed)
Steps: Combine the ingredients together and mix until blended. Adjust the recipe until it matches the colour you want, and smooth over your skin daily for a gradual deep tan.
2. Tea Me Tan Spray
Ingredients: ½ cup unscented white lotion, 3 teabags brewed in 1 cup water (to get richer colour)
Steps: Mix together the lotion and tea until you get your desired colour. Put the mixture into a spray bottle and apply.
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