Be a man and get a tan

Let’s groom guys – here are some interesting facts about fake tan and why men should try it as well.
Ladies have been fake, spray and self-tanning for a long time, men have as well, but they most have hidden that pretty well. If you check out the male A-listers, like George Clooney, John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, you will see that they all tried have tanning and have looked fabulous with it. Some better than others, we must say pointing out the slight errors that have occurred before, like Bradley Cooper’s glowing cheeks and pale chin. Even the biggest male magazines have run articles about fake tans and all the best options for the individual body type.

Let’s face it – we use the tanning products because they makes us look better, healthier, less tired and more relaxed. True story.
Looking after you nowadays is very ordinary; men are taking extra care about their hair, often more so than women. Men loves the creams which moisturises their hardworking hands and make them softer, so why not to try fake tan? As you know, we live in Britain where the summer only really occurs for two weeks of the year (if we are lucky!), so why not make yourself to look good all year round? And if we listen to doctors, they say that the real sun is actually bad for us – skin cancer, wrinkles (oh no!), and mottled pigmentation. So here we have it -fake tan is a healthier option to avoid pale skin and keep you beautifully golden all year round.
However, don’t get too excited and go grabbing your girlfriend’s fake tan, you’re going to need your own and here are a few reasons why:
- Men sweat more than women, so the skin is oilier and gets dirty. Male’s tan has different ingredients to adjust the special needs.
- Facial and body hair plays a part in the quality of your tan. If you think there is only one type of fake tan for men, think again! There are a number of different types for differing body hair.
- Men and women have different skin types. Men have almost 20% thicker skin than women’s. So for men it is advised to use self-tan lotion before applying the actual fake tan.
To get the best outcome you’ll also have to follow these steps:
- Exfoliate! This means scrubbing yourself very well before applying the tan. Scrubbing helps you to get rid of all the dead skin cells and will help you get a perfectly equal tan.
- Remember to use applicator mitt, latex gloves or tanning mousse, and that your hands are clean before you start applying. Without gloves you’ll be surprised how tangoed your hands will get.
- Think about your aftercare options. We all know that your tan will be apparent in 60 seconds, but we often forget factors like sweating causing stains on light clothing and rain leaving horrendously unattractive water marks… There are some extra grooming options, like body moisturisers that will help to maintain the tan you have and help it last that little bit longer.
Here are the best sellers for face and for body approved by the male market.
Let’s start with the facial options:
St. Tropez Everyday Gradual Tan: Face
This facial moisturiser is full of vitamins and aloe vera, so it has a dual benefit – helps you to gen tanned and obtain all the vitamins your face needs. This moisturiser will help you control your tan if you like darker or lighter tone.
Nickel Le Grand Bluff Self Tanner
Now this has been one of the best male grooming products for years, and this product works as a moisturiser as well. Good texture and gives you healthy and fresh look with no hassle.
Polaar Tinted Self Tanner
This product has double action bronzing effect, it gives and instant healthy glow, as well as a nice tan without leaving any orange marks. Again, this product has that moisturising effect.
And for the Body:
St.Tropez Bronzing Mousse
This brand is the original and market-leading product. It is longevity, easy to use and aroma free – a big yes for male products. It is easy to apply on the more hairier of bodies as well as on hairless skin. Best of all it has the appeal of a natural looking tan.
Vita Liberata Phenomenal Tanning Mousse
This product is full of natural ingredients; it is easy to apply, and for all skin types. Available in different shades – fair, medium and dark. The only downfall doesn’t last as long as you sometimes want.
He-Shi Express Liquid Tan
This product gives you a tan instantly, when you apply it on the skin. It gives you a healthy look but also quite a dark bronzed complexion.
Well if we talk about the spray tan, it is best if you leave it to professionals. They might ask you for a little bit more money, but they will make the tan look spotless and generally don’t leave you looking like a clown!
We’d recommend MACS SALON for the best male spray tan in the city.

Be a man and get a tan