Four key self tanning tips for men

Men can tan too.

When you hear about fake tanning, the first thing that comes to mind is often the women who choose to use spray tanning products instead of risking the UV rays of a tanning bed. Though many think of self tanning as a female thing to do, the reality is that men also like to be tanned and fake tanning can work just as well for them, if they do it right. Today, we’ll look at a few tips to help guys obtain a better tan:

1. Try first and you can succeed

Choosing the right fake tan product is essential, and not all men know tanning products so well. It might be a bit daunting to try to figure out which one is right for you. The key is finding one that works well with your skin. For men, mousses, liquids, or sprays tend to be best, as creams can cling to body hair. A good way to check is to do a patch test. Choose a product and apply it to a small area of skin, in a place that no one usually sees. This way you can see just how it will look and how it will react with your skin before you use the product on the rest of your body.

2. Gradual is the way to go

Though you might be a pasty white man longing for a deep mahogany tan, it’s best not to make that leap all at once. Going for such a drastic change might seem a little strange, so it’s best to take things slowly. Start with a lighter shade of tan and work your way up to the darker ones over time. Doing this will help convey the idea that you’re naturally tanning. Check out a products from Eco Tan for a gradual tanning solution.

3. Exfoliate and moisturise to make it match

You want to be sure you tan evenly, and the key to this is twofold. First, you need to exfoliate your skin before applying the tanning product. Doing so will prevent patchy and uneven tans. Secondly, be sure to moisturise your ankles, elbows, knees, and other places where the skin is usually drier. Also, those areas tend to absorb the fake tan more readily, so use your tanning product sparingly in those locations. BioElixia have a full range of moisturising products to choose from.

4. Don’t forget the face

The face is one of the most important areas, where the tan has to be just right. Your face should be naturally lighter compared to the rest of the body, so moisturise first before applying the fake tan. Also, it’s best to be clean shaven when applying your tanning product. For your eyebrows and sideburns, just apply some moisturiser or petroleum jelly to give them a little protection before applying your tan. Check out the Fake Bake Face Tan.