Women flaunt the fact that they engage in fake tanning, while many males who engage in this practice keep it a secret. A tan can add a healthy young look to any man’s appearance and a tan obtained with self-tanner will not cause cancer, so why all the secrecy? There is no need for it because a man should look just as young and vibrant as a woman.
There are several key steps to ensuring a successful “faux” tan that will not appear “faux” in any way. First, allocate enough time for the process, which will usually take about an hour. Exfoliate the skin using a mild facial scrub and a body-scrubbing tool to ensure a uniform tan without blotches. Shave the skin and rub some Vaseline on the nails, cuticles, and hairline to prevent them from being discoloured.
Dry the skin and put on some old clothes that you do not mind becoming stained. Apply a small amount of self-tanner in the palm then rub it between both palms before applying to the skin. Work on a section of the body at a time and enlist help when doing the back.
Move in upward strokes in areas containing hair, to avoid any untouched lines resulting from where the hair was. Do not put tanner directly on the hands, armpits, eyebrows, knuckles, knees, feet, ankles, or elbows. Tanner will be absorbed more in these dry areas, so first apply moisturizer to these areas then cover with a thin coat of self-tanner.
Wash and scrub the hands regularly so the tanner does not sit on these pore-filled appendages. Use the hands to conduct a final blending of the product then wait at least 30 minutes for it to dry. Do not wear light colors before taking a shower and, for a few hours, avoid activities that will induce sweating. Exfoliate any missed spots and reapply product, and the perfect tan will be achieved without having to go outside.