If you’re naturally fair-skinned, like I am, spring can be a somewhat difficult transition period. The first time you wear a t-shirt or shorts, it’s very clear that your skin has been hiding under layers of clothing all winter. There are so many self tanners available these days it can be difficult to select the right one, and often times they leave your skin orange and streaky, which is even worse than being pale. Not to mention, they are pretty pricey (especially the good ones). This easy beauty trick is far cheaper, and the results are amazing! Read on to learn how to make your own tinted moisturizer.
What you need: Your choice of moisturizer and bronzing powder. If you plan on using this on your face mostly, maybe select a gentle lotion intended for the face. If you don’t want the tinted moisturizer to have any scent, use a fragrance-free lotion. As far as the bronzer, this is what makes this such a great homemade solution – you can choose the shade of powder that works best for your skin. The fairer your skin, the lighter the shade of powder you should use. If you’re going for a really dark glow, use a darker powder. Pressed powder works for this too but you just have to work a bit harder to mix it in with the lotion.
Mix equal parts of the lotion and the powder. Mix them together until smooth in consistency.
Test the color out on your hands first and see if you like the shade. This may look dark but once you rub it in to your skin it blends right in and you would never know it’s there!
My arm after applying. It’s hard to tell the effect, so here’s a comparison. Can you tell which arm has the tinted moisturizer on it?
And here’s a before and after shot of the tinted moisturizer on my face:
I love how subtle yet effective it is! Bottle up your tinted moisturizer and apply as needed.
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