Green Tanning Options for Your Wedding Day Glow
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Want to look sun-kissed on your wedding day but don’t have time to head to the beach? There’s nothing wrong with wanting a little extra color on your big day. Unfortunately, some tanning options may not be the most eco-friendly, but you’re in luck: we’ve found a few green tanning lotions to help you get that sun-kissed look without the orange tinted mess.
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Cruelty free and GMO-free, this self-tanning lotion is good for the environment and your body. Made from organic materials such as macadamia nut and sunflower oil, it’s free from fragrances and petroleum based ingredients.
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Swedish Beauty created the Botanica eco-chic line in 2008 for tanners looking for the sexy side of green. “Eco-chic for the globally glam™!”, the Botanica line is 95% natural with ingredients such as Henna, black tea leaf, and honey. The Botanica line contains all natural products for those who want an immediate tan, a delayed tan, and eco-friendly moisturizers that will keep your skin looking healthy on your big day.
The Body Shop has been getting back to its roots with natural and ethical products. Fortunately for green brides who want glowing skin, their bronzing products weren’t left behind! Made with organic, fair-trade honey, their Honey Bronze Face Gel is a great option for your wedding day. Other products in the Honey Bronze Line include a bronzing powder, lip gloss, and shimmering dry oil.
Cruelty-free and 100% Certified Biobased, this self-tanner contains green tea extract, aloe vera, and jojoba oil. With its light, citrusy aroma, this self-tanner for face and body will leave you feeling fresh for your big day. Have a destination wedding or want to take it with you on your honeymoon? It’s conveniently packaged in a 3 oz tube that is within the TSA guidelines for air travel.
If you really don’t want to mess around with extra lotions you can still have a sun-kissed look by going to an environmentally conscious tanning salon. Don’t be afraid to ask your tanning salon what kind of products they’re using, and if they’re utilizing solar power at their establishment. Eco-friendly establishments such as Throwing Copper are excellent green salons. You just have to do a little research before lying down on that tanning bed!by Berrak S.