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#1 of 2 Old 04-16-2013, 04:33 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi Ladies, 


So, I don't know if this is an original idea...but I've never heard of it before. 


I made a sunless tanning cream by mixing very strong brewed black tea with a facial moisturizing lotion. 


I brewed 3 tea bags in about a 1/3c of water.  after brewing it for about 10mins, I took out the bags and boiled the tea to get more water out of it.  When I had about 1T left, I let it cool and then mixed it with 1/4c lotion. 


It doesn't cover any blemishes like a foundation does, but it did give me quite a bit of a summer glow.  I'm not sure if the color would be right for all complexions...I'm brunette and quite fair and it worked for me. 


Can anyone else think of another ingredient/herb/spice that could be used to get a slightly different shade of brown?

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