Here are a few tips to help you get the perfect tan at home or to properly prepare your skin before sunbathing, and also how to treat the skin after sun tanning:
Natural Tanning Accelerator
The first recipe is easy to make and contains several easy-to-find ingredients: two tablespoons of coconut oil, two tablespoons of olive oil, half a cup of lanolin and five drops of essential oil. You can choose any essential oil you like.
Mix them well until smooth and then apply the oil on the skin before sun exposure. You will see that your skin will tan evenly and quickly without having to wait for hours.
How to Moisturize and treat UV burned skin
Another easy-to-do homemade cream that moisturizes and nourishes sun damaged skin is this: 20 g of beeswax, 20 g of cocoa butter, 50 g of coconut oil, 40 ml of sweet almond oil, 5 ml of organic lavender essential oil, 5 ml of organic ylang-ylang oil and 80 ml of boiled and cooled water. Using the bain marie method, in a stainless steel vessel, mix at low heat bees wax, cocoa butter, almond oil, coconut oil and water. After mixing them well, leave the mixture to cool. Add the lavender and ylang-ylang oils and mix until you get a cream. Put it all in a cool place, in a dark jar. Apply on face and body whenever needed.
Homemade Tanning Cream
You can easily make tanning lotion at home.
To prepare it you need a tablespoon of cinnamon powder, a teaspoon of cocoa powder, one teaspoon of nutmeg powder, two teaspoons of arrowroot powder and 15 drops of lavender essential oil or rosemary. You can also use Arrowroot powder, which you can find in herbal stores, as well as starch dust, which you can also find in herbal stores, to get even more dramatic results. You can replace the starch dust with cornstarch.
If you prefer powder instead of cream, then remove from the oils from the mixture and you get an illuminating, bronzing powder. Keep the powder in a hermetically sealed container, in a dark place!
Tips: Cinnamon gives shine, cocoa powder gives depth and darkens the skin tone, while nutmeg gives the skin a special, almost copper resembling, golden tone.