Homemade self-tanners: recipes for tanning your body naturally
Did you know that there are natural self-tanners to prepare at home that help you to tan? Discover the best beauty recipes for tanning all year round.
Not everyone is lucky to wear a tanned skin tone, not even in summer. For all those people, self-tanners are a fantastic option. In the market, there are many different types of different tanning machines, but they have two big disadvantages. On the one hand, they are made with different chemical elements, which in the medium and long term are harmful to the skin. And, on the other hand, in many cases, the tanned skin tone is too artificial.
That is why self-tanning homemade is the best option for all those people who want to wear a perfect shade of bronze all year. It is the best way to ensure that they are free of harmful chemicals.
When applying homemade tanning products, there are a number of tips that are worth taking into account so that the result is the desired one. It is advisable that, 24 hours before the application, the hair be removed and the skin exfoliated to eliminate all dead cells.
Next, we explain the preparation of some of the best homemade self-tanners.
To prepare this self-tanner you need as ingredients: water, black tea, and lanolin. Black tea can be purchased in sachets or in bulk; It is more advisable because tea is more natural.
The preparation is so easy. First, boil the water and, when it reaches its boiling point, add the black tea. Next, the lanolin is added. The ingredients should be mixed little by little, stirring slowly.
Once ready, it is best to put the self-tanner in a spray bottle so that the application is much simpler.
One of the best homemade tanners since it adapts perfectly to any skin tone and the result is very natural, and probably one of the best known: the carrot.
The ingredients are the following: a carrot, olive oil, a lemon, and honey. To prepare it, you have to introduce the chopped carrot into the glass of the blender with three tablespoons of olive oil, a spoonful of lemon juice and a spoonful of honey. Beat all the ingredients until you get a fine and homogeneous mixture.
When ready, simply shake the mixture well and apply it on arms and legs. It can be done with a spray to make it easier.
One of the most popular homemade tanning products that have been used for thousands of years to give the skin a more tanned shade is coffee.
The ingredients are very simple, things that everyone has in their kitchen: a cup of ground coffee and two tablespoons of olive oil. The preparation is easy and fast; you just have to mix both ingredients.
The application form of this self-tanner is the simplest of the three that have been explained. Just add the preparation to the water in the bathtub. In this way, it is enough to take a bath; The longer you are in the tub, the skin will acquire a darker tone.
Once applied the homemade self-tanner, if we get the expected result, we must not despair as there are different home remedies to restore the skin’s natural tone.
Other natural bronzing remedies
One of the simplest and fastest is sodium bicarbonate; just fill a bathtub and add a cup of baking soda. The skin will recover its natural tone before tanning and, in addition, it will have a much softer and silkier appearance.
Another home remedy that also works very well to remove the homemade self-tanner is to mix aloe vera gel with a few drops of lemon juice. Once both ingredients are mixed, the paste is applied to the skin and allowed to act for five minutes. Then, you just have to rinse with plenty of warm water.
These are the most used homemade tanners in the world and they work best to give the skin a more tanned shade. Made with 100% natural ingredients, they provide a very beautiful tone, but without becoming artificial. Now in summer, it is advisable not to sunbathe during the 48 hours following its application.