Hi lovely ladies,
When I was younger I would love to be tan. I would slather baby oil and Ban de Soleil (the orange gel one) all over my body and bake for hours. I loved the smell of Coppertone suntan lotion. It meant summer and the beach. I couldn't wait to see my tan lines. I loved it! We did not know how damaging the sun could be. I wish that we did know because then today I (we) would have younger looking skin. I would put oil on the back of my hands and lay with my arms straight so my hands would get dark. Well, you know now that I am regretting that.
I love the feeling of the warm sun on my body but know that I must not bake anymore. I still see people my age at the beach with their faces pointed up to the sun for hours. Well I won't do that anymore but I do like to look like I have a little color, especially on my legs. The best product that I have found is Tan Towels . The only problem is that they are costly. You only get five applications in a box that costs $24. A while back I was browsing the web and found this home-made recipe for self-tanning. I haven't tried it yet but it sounds easy, cost effective and it is supposed to work. See below...........
This technique is so easy, you won’t be-leaf it.
Required time: About 30-40 minutes Skill level: Goof-proof
Ingredients: 4 black tea bags 2 cups boiling water Sponge or spray bottle
Optional: Body lotion Pure cocoa powder
Instructions: When water has boiled, add the tea bags to steep. Leave in for 10-15 minutes, or until tea is dark and cool enough to touch.
In the meantime, take a shower to ensure your skin is oil- and sweat-free. Afterwards, make sure skin is completely dry.
Stand on something you don’t mind getting dirty. If using a sponge, drench it in the tea and wipe all over your body. If using a spray bottle, fill it with tea and spray evenly. Let skin air-dry and apply another coat for a deeper shade.
Tea will stain clothes if wet, so make sure you’re all dry before dressing. The “tan” should last 3-4 days.
Optional: For bonus color, mix cocoa powder into body lotion until you reach desired color and apply for an all-over bronzing boost.
Ladies, would you try this? I think that I will. The price is right!