Let’s face it, most of us wants a beautiful tan. Summer time is sunbathing time and exposing your skin to the sun is good because it is a source of vitamin D. However, overexposure to the sun’s harmful rays damages your skin. Don’t fret. With the introduction of self-tanners, you can still get that nice tan even with minimal exposure to the sun. Here are some of the best natural self-tanning oils with their equivalent SPF (Sun Protection Factor) that you can use and is readily available.
SPF 2-8. Coconut oil is rich in fatty acid and is good for those who have sensitive skin.
Wheat Germ Oil
SPF 20. Wheat germ oil is rich in vitamins A, D and E which helps smoothen your skin and free from wrinkles.
SPF 2-10. Rich in vitamin E which helps your skin moisturized and feel softer.
SPF 4-15: Avocado oil contains rich fatty acids which helps keep dry skin moisturized.
SPF 6. Lavender oil helps keep the skin from aging. It has anti-bacterial properties which helps heal wounds specially damages skin due the harmful UV rays of the sun.
SPF 15. Hazelnut oil contains rich fatty acids and vitamin E. Both helps moisturize your skin and keep it soft and smooth.
Create a mixture of these oils using coconut oil as your base (about 70-80% of the total volume). Remember, always exfoliate or do some body scrub at least 12-24hrs before applying these home-made natural tanning oils to remove dead skin cells to make them more effective. Also, most of these tanning oils are mild sun-protectants so you might want to try several mixtures first to find out which will best work for your skin type.