Coconut Oil for Tanning – How To Use It The Right Way?




A glossy and well-tanned skin is desirable to all. There are various suns screens and sunblocks that help to get a suntan. There are also various suntan creams available for use. However, all of them contain chemicals, most of which are toxic. Persons with sensitive skin are adversely affected when exposed to the sun.

It is much preferable to turn to a natural product that helps you get your desired tanned skin easily without any side effect. Given below are some methods of using coconut oil to get the desired tan.

Is Coconut Oil Good for Tanning?

If you have doubts about using coconut oil then you must read the following as an assurance that coconut oil really works wonders when it comes to getting a tanned skin.

  • It helps you get a tan faster with exposing yourself in the sun for a lesser period of time.
  • It helps to absorb larger quantities of Vitamin D.
  • It deeply nourishes your skin while tanning it. You end up getting a healthy skin and a glossy tan.
  • It will form a layer on your skin that reflects the UV rays that attack your skin.
  • While you are soaking in the sun the coconut helps your skin to protect itself from the germs and microbes in the surrounding.

How to use Coconut Oil for Tanning:

1. Coconut Oil for Tanning:

Ingredients:

  • Melted virgin coconut oil (quantity as required)

Procedure:

  • Apply liberal amounts of melted coconut oil all over your body
  • Go out to soak in the sun
  • Reapply coconut oil every 15 minutes for best results
  • Do not stay in direct sunlight for more than 20 minutes. Take short breaks.
  • Spend at least 30 minutes in the sun to get the perfect deep brown tan that you can show off.
  • You will also be soaking in the right amount of Vitamin D into your body.

2. Carrot Juice and Coconut Oil for Tanning:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of carrot juice
  • Melted organic coconut oil as required

Procedure:

  • On the exposed part of the skin, gently apply the carrot juice using a cotton ball
  • Let it rest till it dries.
  • Now apply liberal amounts of melted coconut oil all over your body
  • Go out to soak in the sun
  • Reapply coconut oil every 15 minutes for best results
  • Do not stay in direct sunlight for more than 20 minutes. Take short breaks.
  • Spend at least 30 minutes in the sun to get the perfect deep brown tan that you can show off.
  • You will also be soaking in the right amount of Vitamin D into your body.

Benefit: Carrot juice enhances your skin tone and makes it glow.

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3. Iodine and Coconut Oil for Tanning:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of coconut oil
  • 5 drops of iodine

Procedure:

  • Mix the two ingredients
  • Apply it on the skin.
  • Go out to enjoy the sun
  • Reapply oil mixture every 15 minutes for best results
  • Do not stay in direct sunlight for more than 20 minutes. Take short breaks.
  • Spend at least 30 minutes in the sun to get the perfect deep brown tan that you can show off.
  • You will also be soaking in the right amount of Vitamin D into your body.

Benefit: Iodine mixed in coconut oil helps to tan faster.

4. Olive oil and Coconut Oil for Tanning:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of olive oil
  • 2 cups of organic coconut oil

Procedure:

  • In a saucepan gently warm the coconut oil and the olive oil till they have mixed well
  • Pour it into a glass bowl
  • Let it cool a bit
  • Apply it liberally all over your exposed skin and go out to soak the sun
  • Reapply the mixture every 10 minutes
  • Do not stay in direct sunlight for long
  • Drink plenty of water

Benefit: Olive oil not only tans your skin fast but also nourishes it deeply.

These are some of the common methods of using coconut oil to get a good tan. Remember to drink plenty of water while tanning. Do not stay exposed to the sun continually for a long period of time. It can burn your skin.

To protect yourself better you can combine waterproof sunscreen with SPF of 30 or more with the coconut oil. If you are allergic to any ingredients used then discontinue using it and consult a doctor.

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