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How to Prepare a Homemade Tanning Oil to Get a Natural Tan

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People often think that can a homemade tanning oil give the same glowing tan as the tanning oils available in the market.

If prepared in the right way a DIY tanning oil can match the best tanning oils in the market and can also be the best thing for your skin.

Well-made natural tanning oil can give you that perfect tanned look and protect your skin.

Though there are several tanning oils available in the market they can be expensive. So, you can make your tanning oil at home and use it to get that perfect glowing tan with healthy and vibrant skin.

In this article, we will share with you a good tanning oil substitute and how to prepare your tanning oil at home.

What Can Be a Good Tanning Oil Substitute?

A good tanning oil will attract some sun rays and help you to get a perfect tanned look. But it will always filter excess UV light to penetrate your skin and prevent your skin from sunburn.

Besides, a regular tanning oil contains some harmful ingredients like paraben that may cause unwanted complications by harming your skin.

homemade tanning oils chart

A good substitute oil will always keep your skin moisturized and should not have any harmful chemicals.

There are two types of substitutes for tanning oil like homemade oil and natural oil. Let us find out how to prepare a perfect homemade tanning oil.

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Natural Tanning Oils

Natural tanning oils can be a good substitute for the tanning oils available in the market and you can easily get them in your kitchen. So, let us discuss some natural tanning oil.

Olive Oil for Your Skin

Olive oil can help you to get tan without burning your skin. It contains antioxidants and vitamin E that moisturizes your skin and helps you to maintain healthy skin.

Use Coconut Oil as a Tanning Oil

Using Coconut oil can be very effective in getting tanned skin. It gets absorbed by your skin fast and contains fatty acids that protect your skin from sun damage.

Coconut with coconut oil with and half of young fresh coco nut isolated

It also contains natural SPF that protects your skin from harmful UV rays without irritating the skin.

Use Wheat Germ Oil

Wheat germ oil contains magnesium, potassium, vitamin B, E that protects your skin from harmful effects of sun damage like wrinkles, pigmentation, and etc.

This oil is prepared from the kernels of wheat grains that can help you in getting tan by giving a natural golden glow to your skin.

Sesame Oil for Your Skin

Sesame oil can be used as a substitute for tanning oil. Sesame oil contains vitamin E and anti-aging properties that can help you to get a dark natural tan and also protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

Avocado Oil as a Tanning Oil

Besides tanning your skin, avocado oil also moisturizes your skin as it contains vitamin C, B1, D, E, B2, A, and fatty acids.

A fresh avocado cut in half

It moisturizes your dehydrated skin due to overexposure to the ultraviolet light of the sun and delays the effects of aging.

Use Hazelnut Oil

Hazelnut oil contains vitamin E that gets absorbed by your skin very quickly. Besides tanning, it moisturizes your skin and helps your skin to hold its natural elasticity.

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How to Prepare DIY Tanning Oil to Get a Natural Tan?

Different skin type requires different types of oil for getting tan. Here we will share with you how to prepare a homemade tanning oil that suits your skin type.

Fair Skin Tanning Oil

To prepare a good tanning oil for fair skin mix 2 tbsp. of carrot and raspberry seed oil, 15 tbs. of olive oil, a few drops of sandalwood or any other essential oil, and 7 to 8 tbsp. of avocado oil into a container.

homemade tanning oil for fair skin

The mixture of this oil contains high SPF that can protect your skin from sun damage. So, you can use this oil regularly to tan your fair skin.

Tanning Oil to Get a Darker Tan

To get a darker tan, you can make homemade tropical tanning oil. In a bowl mix 7 to 8 tsp. of avocado, sesame, and walnut oil, a few drops of vanilla essential oil, and a cup of coconut oil.

Mix these oils thoroughly and store them in a sealed container. Use it in your tanning session.

Dry Skin Tanning Oil

A dry skin tanning oil should contain ingredients that can also hydrate your skin. To prepare tanning oil for dry skin mix 7 to 8 tbsp. of walnut oil, sesame oil, avocado oil, wheat germ oil, and a few drops of patchouli oil.

Dry Skin

Stir the mixture in an airtight container. Use this mixture on your dry skin before you go out for tanning. This oil will also protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

Some Benefits of Using Homemade (DIY) and Natural Oils

Less ExpensiveThey are not as expensive as branded oils available in the market.
Easy to UsePreparing this oil is very easy.
No Side EffectsThese oils have no side effects and safe to use.
Healthy Skin Nutrients contained in this oil can make your skin healthy.
AllergyYou can reduce some ingredients if you find any allergic reaction.

So, these are some good substitutes for tanning oils available in the market. Besides tanning these natural and homemade oils can rejuvenate and protect your skin from sun damage.

These oils can be prepared in much less time and are very cheap. So, enjoy tanning without damaging your skin with these DIY natural oils.

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Chloe Taylor

Hey there, I am Chloe Taylor, and welcome you all to my website. Being a beautician my priority is to help people by providing the proper information regarding tanning.

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