Dark skin tone is increasingly become a trend among most people today. Most believe dark skin tone will give then an edgy and sexy look. Skin toning is more common among Caucasians who desire to have healthy and sun-kissed toned skins. If you are serious about getting dark skin tones, here are some natural ways you can go about that.
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Basking under the sun: Staying under the Sun leads to production of melanin. However, it is important you wear a sunscreen to prevent harmful UVB and UVA from affecting your skin. But bear in mind that excess exposure to sunlight causes skin cancer, sun spots on the face and premature wrinkles. Staying under the sun between the hours of 10:00am and 3:00pm when the sunlight is intense is a bad idea.
Emu Oil: Applying emu oil on the skin brings about the darkening of the skin. Emu oil triggers increased production of melanin responsible for dark skin tone.
Eating carrots and other foods rich in carotenoids: The orange pigment contained in carrot contains Carotenoids. It has been proven medically that eating carotenoids filled foods brings about dark skin tones.
Makeup: Makeup material like bronzer gives dark skin tones, but it lasts for a short time. The dark tone given by bronzer is healthy though temporary. A rule of thumb is to make use of a foundation that has a darker hue than your skin’s hue. It is important to ensure that the foundation is evened out to achieve a more toned skin.
The colors you wear should contrast: Dark colored clothes only gives you a pale look. Light colored clothes will be a better alternative here as they give contrasting colors.
Cinnamon Rub: Cinnamon is made of dark pigments which darkens the skin when applied. Get a tablespoon of cinnamon powder and then mix with a simple lotion before then applying on the skin. Doing this also gives you a natural cinnamon fragrance which can’t be gotten from body spray and perfumes
Tea Bag Tan: Compared to cinnamon, Tea bag tan gives a longer darkening effect to the skin. Get five to six bags of tea bags and then soak in water for some minutes. Then apply the colored water to the skin using a sponge or washcloth. Ensure it is evenly applied on the skin so as to achieve a dark tone.
Cocoa Butter: Cocoa butter acts as a moisturizer and at the same time effective in creating dark tones on the skin.