DIY Self Tanner

Introduction: DIY Self Tanner

Going to a pool party? Beach? Are you worried because you aren't tan? Well here's the answer; self tanner with just two ingredients. This will last for up to 3 days and it's very easy and fast to apply.

Step 1: Gather Necessary Supplies

For this self tanner you only need three things:
-2 tablespoons of your Favorite Lotion
-1/8 teaspoon of cocoa powder
-Small bowl

Step 2: Putting Lotion in the Bowl

Put approximately 2 tablespoons of lotion in a tiny bowl.

Step 3: Put the Cocoa in the Lotion

Add 1/8 of a teaspoon of cocoa powder to the lotion.

Step 4: Mix Everything Together

In this step you should mix the lotion and cocoa together until there aren't any lumps.

Step 5: Time to Apply!! :)

Grab a napkin or paper towel to apply the mixture with.

Step 6: After You Apply You Will Instantly See a Difference

You can apply this and have it last for up to 3 days. This is a very inexpensive way to self tan without the risk of skin cancer due to prolonged sun exposure that creates the tan.

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    1 year ago

    I tried it. Pretty cool. Cocoa makes a nice brown. Using your fav lotion makes it
    smell the way you want it to & using cocoa is natural. I don't think
    it would survive a swim. But it would last thru a party. -- Thx


    3 years ago

    What a cool concept!!! Is it by any chance still sticky after it dries though???


    6 years ago

    It's actually staying on. I recommend letting it sit for 3 hours before going swimming. You should be fine as long as you don't use any harsh exfoliating scrubs where you applied the lotion/cocoa mix.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Interesting idea!

    It seems like it would wash off though, after the first trip into the pool or shower. What has your experience been?