Self Tanner4:42 pm - 09/16/2010
I want to thank softstarz for suggesting the use of black tea as a self tanner. I started out fairly pale skin and now I have a nice natural glow. It's not orange at all and I don't think it looks fake on me (I will have to ask the boyfriend for another opinion).
I basically bought a 100pk of tea bags. I took 10 bags, 4c of water, and brought the water to a rolling boil. I then put the bags into the water and let it mix. I then left it on the counter to cool off for a bit. When it was slightly warmer than room temperature I pour the tea into a spray bottle. I then stripped down in the shower and sprayed myself. I rubbed in any droplets because that could lead to darker spots. I then let that air dry fully, which didn't take long, before putting clothing back on. I actually really like this vs any self tanner because I can get my back, there aren't streaks or missing spots, it's natural, and I can apply this to my face without worrying about getting it in my eyes or mouth.
Note: The 4cups was a bit excessive. I'd probably suggest a bit less. probably 2cups & 5 bags.