Friday, 1 April 2016

Thinking About Sunless Tanning?

With summer fast approaching, an important issue comes up for some of us: to tan or not to tan?

Limited exposure to the sun is always encouraged because in the long run, constant exposure to the UV rays from the  sun cause fine lines and wrinkles to appear sooner and start to run deeper.

Tanning beds are a big no-no due to the harmful exposure to UV rays.  Despite being damaging to your skin, UV rays are a major risk factor for skin cancer. 

If you are looking for a natural looking tan then try this at home tanning recipe.  This recipe is also a great way to achieve a last minute "summer glow."


8-10 black tea teabags (you can choose from these.)
4 cups of water
spray bottle (buy an empty spray bottle here)


Steep your tea bags in the water for about 15 minutes or until you get the desired color.  Place the water in a spray bottle for easiest application. 

Spray over your entire body the night before and let it dry.  Once it dries it leaves you with a light brown glow. 

If you have already used a store-bought tanner and have an orange tinge, you can use this at home remedy to get rid of the orange tinge and achieve a more brown tan. 

Add more tea bags for a darker tan.  This is not permanent and will wash off in the shower depending on your skin.

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