BBQ Self Tanner is a FREE Way to Get Your Summer Glow… & It’s Going Viral!

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Get your summer glow on! ☀️

If you’re someone who’s always on top of the latest skincare trends, then you’re going to totally flip when you hear about this new beauty hack! It’s time to get ready for the perfect summer glow without leaving home, so keep reading to soak up ALL the details! 😍

woman putting bbq sauce on leg while sitting on blue yoga mat april fools prank

Summer’s coming FAST which means I’m ready to get ahead of the vitamin D this year and get my tan on at home before I hit the outdoors. 🙌 No more blinding people this year with my pasty, pale legs! 😎

Have you heard of the new BBQ self-tanning trend?!

It’s such a wild thought to think about how someone even discovered the BBQ self-tanner beauty hack, but it really does work! 😱 Best of all, the entire application process is way more fulfilling than putting on traditional self-tanners. If you’re getting tired, you can stop and enjoy a little snack… because why not have a few chicken nuggets dipped in BBQ sauce if you’re already rocking it on your legs?!

woman holding two packets of chick fil a bbq sauce april fools prank

Even better, this hack could essentially be FREE if you already have some BBQ sauce sitting around at home. 👏

Yes, any BBQ sauce will do. No matter the brand, you’ll still get that same gorgeous bronzy glow! 😍

Not to mention, it smells wildly better than any other self-tanner on the market – did someone say summertime grilling?! Why pay to smell bad with other self-tanners when you could smell like a piece of delicious, juicy grilled chicken & ribs instead?! 🙌

Hip Tip: If you’re like me and hate spending money on condiments, then just make sure to ask for a few extra packets of BBQ sauce the next time you’re at the Chick-Fil-A drive-thru. It’ll make your BBQ self-tanner totally FREE! 😏

AND I’m not even sure they require a purchase, making this a totally frugal beauty hack. 🙌

woman opening bbq sauce self tanner april fool prank

Just like any other self-tanner, you’ll first want to exfoliate your skin so you’ll have a smooth surface and a streak-free look after application. Then you’ll moisturize with your favorite lotion and get your BBQ sauce ready!

No more worrying about streaks, horrible orange-tints, or overly tan finger knuckles! 😍 YES. YES. YES!

The application process is a breeze! Just layer enough on your skin so it completely covers your body, let it dry until it begins to crack, then rinse it all off in the shower! It’s literally THAT simple, friends! And the results are going to totally WOW you!

Take a look at my before and after using BBQ self-tanner!!! 😍

before and after of pale vs tan legs

I told ya it would WOW you. 😅

Here are some self-tanners we actually LOVE! ❤️

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Saraโ€™s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.

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Comments 25

  1. Heather Julian

    Sending this to my teen – she will fall for it I am sure as she has been asking for self-tanner recently!

    • Sara

      Haha! I hope she enjoys the laugh. LOL!

  2. Sue

    Is it okay to use this on my face??

    • Sara

      Only if you’re eating it, Sue! LOL!

  3. Linnfunky


  4. Katie

    Finally a good use for all those take-out condiments! ๐Ÿ˜‚

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)


    • Sara

      That’s exactly what I was thinking, Katie! hahah

  5. marissaw

    Tried this last year. Donโ€™t use the spicy kind.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Haha! ๐Ÿ”ฅ Too funny!

    • Sara

      LOLOLOL!! Thanks for that tip, I’ll keep that in mind for next time. Haha!

  6. frannie


  7. Me

    Leg lickin’ good! Ha ha!

    • Sara

      HAH! That’s right! LOL!!

  8. Betz


    • Sara

      That green face is exactly how I felt rubbing it on my leg, Betz! LOL!!!

  9. jeanette

    im a glow in the dark -neon-white skinned lady…can’t tan to save my life! this might help!

    • Sara

      Sounds like we’re in the same boat, Jeanette! LOL!

  10. Lana

    I think this might attract fire ants!

    • Sara

      LOL!! That’s a great point, Lana! I should have added that disclaimer to add to the humor. haha

  11. marykatz

    Can we rub chicken on it???

  12. evelynlo96

    I bet you guys had a lot of fun coming up with these ridiculous ideas. ๐Ÿ˜‚

  13. Jessica Roman

    So funny ๐Ÿ˜‚

  14. Joy R

    Loved seeing these!๐Ÿ˜‚

  15. Amela

    I can already smell it, reminds me the mustard hair mask I used to do as teenager ๐Ÿคข

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