Sunless tanning lotion is easy and inexpensive to make at home using only two common household ingredients. It can be adjusted for any skin tone, and will leave you with a lovely golden bronze color. Fool all your friends with this sunless tanning lotion, but remember it’s not waterproof! It won’t hold up if you’re going swimming, but it will give you a great sunless tan for any other occasion.

Things You'll Need

Combine one part white unscented lotion with one part cocoa powder in a small mixing bowl to make the sunless tanning lotion. Add a little more for a darker result, and a little less for a lighter result.

Stir until you’re sure all of the cocoa has been dissolved in the lotion. You should be left with a smooth, creamy sunless tanning lotion.

Apply the sunless tanning lotion directly to your skin using a clean, soft sponge. It can be used anywhere on the body. Make sure you apply it evenly, and let your skin absorb the sunless tanning lotion completely.

Do not shower or go swimming if you want the effects to last. The sunless tanning lotion is not waterproof and will wash off when it comes in contact with water. However, you’ll be left with a gorgeous bronze tone until you wash it off.