Everyone wants that healthy summer glow whether they’re going on holiday or not. Even men.
In this day and age of male grooming, now they’re throwing their archaic ideas of insecure masculinity aside and getting in on the self-tan action!
Hollywood stars and male celebs have been fake baking for eons, not everyone walking the Oscars red carpet is going to look beach bronzed from the get go. So, why not fake it?
Don’t be embarrassed if you’ve been eyeing your girlfriends fake tan and wondering if you should give it a go. Although you can use medium and dark tans, maybe gradual tan might be more your pace. This is a lighter tanning option that you can build on each day and not risk it going wrong with a heavy application. You will want a self tanner that will blend well, absorb quickly, last long and not get caught up in your hair that is denser than women’s. If you’re considering it, here are some options for fake tan that might help you get that beach body glow.
• Shiseido Men Moisturising self tanner (£24) – self-tan for the face, absorbs and spreads well. Takes a while to develop so overuse may result in over bronzing.
• He-Shi Day-to-Day Gradual Tan (£14.99) – great for building light bronzed complexion for those with fair skin. Anti-ageing and moisturising. Can use all over the body including the face and suitable for all skin types.
• Make Believe Gradual Self Tan (£4/5) – Very affordable product to build a light tan. Aiming to give you a streak free bronze glow.
• St Tropez Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse (Roughly £25) – easy to apply with a streak free finish and a darker colour. Mousse is good for men, as it doesn’t get clumped up in the hairs.
Your can even use your fake tan to create or accentuate definition in your abs. tense your muscles and use a self-tanner to highlight the muscles. You can have a look at the St Moriz website to find out how to achieve that HERE.
Be sure to use a tanning mitt as it aids in the spreading of the formula and apply it in fine layers to ensure you don’t create streaks. If you need tips on how to achieve the maximum base and application of your fake tan you can read our Top Ten Tanning Tips article HERE.
So what do you think, will you be trying some fake tan this summer?