We've already discussed in previous post, how necessary it is that in summer months we pay extra attention to our skin. Pharmacists are increasingly drawing attention to the harmful effects of the sun and stress that tanned skin isn't healthy skin yet we all want that little summer bronzing. There are many sunscreens with ingredients that offer faster tanning and alow you to spend less time on the sun yet gain more color. I've tried a few but realized they aren't really effective, so I made myself a DIY fast tanning product. It's not a cream, but cocoa butter bars, made from 100% natural ingredients. They are very convenient to use, divinely scented and what's most important- extremely efficient! It is known that cocoa butter stimulates the production of skin pigment and lead to greater protection and faster skin tan. Moreover, it contains antioxidants and vitamin E, which nourish the skin and neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals formed during sunbathing. However, it doesn't contain UV-protection, so it's important to also use your sunscreen.
- 1 cup of cocoa butter
- 2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil
- 5 drops of natural vanilla essential oil
- 5 drops of natural cherry essential oil (optional)
- ice tray