Can you make fake tan from instant coffee?

Here’s a cheap alternative to bronze your skin beautifully – but what happens when it rains?

The hack
It’s summer, so that means it’s fake tan season, but can you make your own ultra-cheap tanning product using instant coffee?

The test
The cost of tanning products can add up, so this is more of a frugal hack. Ingredients-wise, it is also delightfully pain-free. Take a mixing bowl, tip in two tablespoons of ground or instant coffee (I used the latter) and add body lotion until the coffee dissolves to a dark caramel shade. Using your hands or a tanning mitt – which will prevent any staining on your palms – you simply rub this caramel cream on to your (ideally exfoliated) skin and leave it to dry.

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