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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-...
Be a man and get a tan

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.
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Bach Emotional Eating Kit Discover your inner beach goddess

Bach Emotional Eating Kit Discover your inner beach goddess

Discover body confidence and your inner beach goddess with Bach Emotional Eating Kit.
Let’s face it, how many of us actually achieve our perfect body shape in time for our much anticipated summer beach holiday? We all start off on our diets and fitness regimes with the best of intentions but life has a habit of getting in the way.

The reasons are legion; perhaps you contract a persistent flu bug or you pick up a muscular injury, maybe the boss wants you to work longer hours, your gym closes down etc. Sometime the reasons are genuine or sometimes, let’s be honest; we have a disastrous loss of will power.
Here at Macs we try to help our readers in every way possible. Our fashion sections contain many articles about how to look good regardless of the circumstances, and our Healthy Living and Way Forward sections contain a veritable library of fitness programmes and dietary advice.
However, we also understand that the best laid plans don’t always work and you may find yourself on holiday with your pool-side sun lounger creaking under the weight of a few extra and distinctly unwelcome pounds of flesh. So we’ve consulted our fashion experts for confidence boosting clothing ideas and teamed up with Bach Remedies to help you deal with negative emotional and physical issues.
As Gok says, Ladies it’s all about the confidence! So here is our 5 point plan to help you feel like a goddess this summer:
Bach Emotional Eating Kit is a set of three 10ml flower essences to give a helping hand with diet and healthy living regimes. It is the first product available in the UK to help with emotional eating. You can create your own individual combination and adapt it to suit your changing moods. The essences are alcohol free and suitable for the whole family.
Bach Emotional Eating Kit includes the essences:
  • Crab Apple – When you feel unclean or dislike something about yourself, Crab Apple can help you accept yourself and your imperfections. Self acceptance means you are less likely to rely on food to make you feel good.
  • Cherry Plum – When you fear you might lose control of your diet, Cherry Plum can help you to think and act rationally.
  • Chestnut Bud – When you find yourself repeating the same dieting mistakes, Chestnut Bud can help you gain knowledge from your experience. This means you are less likely to fall into your old bad habits, for example reaching for food when things get tough.
 We believe that if you adopt a few of our strategies you might end up with a much happier holiday experience. If you are a regular visitor to the salon then you can ask for more ideas and information and, in addition, we will actually be running a competition in which we’ll be giving away Bach Emotional Eating Kits as prizes. Alternatively the links below may prove helpful.
Bach Emotional Eating Kit costs £11.49 and is available from Boots, Holland and Barrett and all good independent healthfood and pharmacy stores.
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A Twist On The Classic Men's Style Re-Defined

A Twist On The Classic Men's Style Re-Defined

Like switching from a Bud Light to an Old-Fashioned neat, sometimes the modern man needs to update his style and get with the classy. No longer will trainers and trackies cut it as the boys are looking to put just as much effort into looking pretty as women are. But just because you’re switching your sneakers for a suit doesn’t mean you have to give up your individuality.

For a funky twist on a timeless classic why not try out these wooden bow ties from Two Guys’ Bow Ties.
The Oklahoma based company started out looking to fill the niche for interesting and inventive men’s accessories and found their place with these hand crafted wooden bow ties.
They range in style, cut, color and size and are made from some beautiful and rare hardwoods that are brought in from across the world. Designs are laser etched into the hardwood and each tie is finished with a bolt of fabric to give each tie it’s own unique look. Whether you’re looking for a mild but unique addition to your workwear or looking to get truly funky, the company has something for you.

The bow ties range from £29.50 for smaller options up to £60 for a custom creation and are available for shipping around the world.
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