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.
Depending on how well-kept it is, a man’s hair can be his pride and joy or an utter embarrassment. It is a well-known fact that a man’s hair is a reflection of his personality. There are a few simple tips that every man should follow in order to have a thick and healthy head of hair.
First, go to a good salon and get a quality haircut. Despite rumors, cutting a little hair off the top of the head will not cause thicker growth. However, the right hair stylist can cut the hair in a way that gives an impression of thickness. Try razor cutting because it results in a textured finish that makes the hair look thicker.
Wash hair regularly using a shampoo that is created specifically for frequent use. Hair that is dirty clings close to the head due to the weight of oils created by the scalp. Frequent use shampoos such as American Crew Daily Shampoo will not dry out hair.
Use a thickening spray in order to plump the hair and make it appear fuller. Sprays like Redken Bulk Up incorporate the use of polymers that fill in the spaces in the hair shaft created by damage. These sprays easily wash out of the hair during the shampooing process.
The proper choice of styling product is essential to lending hair an appearance of thickness. Do not use wax or gel on thinning hair because they will weigh down the hair and cause it to appear flat and thin. Use a mousse like L’Oreal Professional Techni.Art Aero Volume Mousse because it lifts hair’s roots without adding weight. Perhaps the easiest trick is to use a blow dryer on a low or medium setting to style the hair. This will give fine hair more volume without making it brittle and prone to breakage.
For those who are unaware, the month of November has been renamed “Movember” in many areas. The new name is in honor of a moustache growing charity event held each year during that month. All around the world, men grow their moustaches during Movember to raise money and awareness for men’s health. The charities benefitting from the Movember events include those that raise money to fund research and finding a cure for prostate cancer.
While participating in this worthy event, men can enhance their upper lip hair by growing and shaping it into a handlebar moustache. This style of moustache got its name due to its resemblance to motorcycle and bicycle handlebars. There are several steps that should be followed in order to groom facial hair into a handlebar moustache.
Start off by applying wax to the hair on the upper lip. Use just enough wax for it to be effective, but do not glob it on. Soft waxes will keep the moustache neat and in place. A wax like Pinaud Clubman, used in conjunction with a moustache brush, will help to shape the hair when it grows.
The moustache should be combed once daily in order to keep it tidy. Part the moustache in the middle, then comb the hair from under the nose to the right and left, respectively. Once the hair has grown long enough, curl the hair at the end. Use a pen and wind the hair around it very tightly. When the pen is removed, the ends should curl into the perfect handlebar shape.
This type of moustache lends an air of English sophistication to any man’s appearance. The moustache wax helps to hold this style in place, making it last all day. When a man styles his moustache in this way, he may be so pleased that he will want to join the International Handlebar Club for Men with Handlebar Moustaches.
Go back about ten years ago and even suggesting that a man use a face scrub would have caused quite a few eyebrows to go up. Today, it more commonplace, but most men are not using them properly and this may be worse than not using one at all. Face scrubs can serve a great purpose, as long as they are used in the right way.
Watch a man use a face scrub for the first time and you can almost feel the pain. Odds are that the water is scorching hot and they are applying the scrub to their face as though they are sanding down a spot on their car. Needless to say, this is not the right way to do this.
First and foremost, NEVER use hot water when washing any part of your body, especially your face. Scolding hot water is one of the worst things for your skin and should be avoided at all costs. Lukewarm water will work best and provide the most benefits. Just splash your face a few times to make sure the entire area is wet and facial hair is softened.
Disperse the scrub into your hand in the size of small bead. Gently rub the scrub on your face and be sure to cover the infamous “T” zone. There is no need to apply a great deal of pressure as the scrub has enough friction to exfoliate the skin. When you are finished, rinse your face once with the lukewarm water to remove the scrub and then rinse it again with cold water.
Ideally, this process should be done about twice a week and improvements will show after just a few weeks. Using the scrub more than that can also cause damage to the skin. Make it part of your routine on specific nights where you know you will have the time and the ladies will be itching to get up close and personal to your new baby face.