Women have been enjoying Fake Bake sunless tanning products for years, but isn't it time for the guys to get in on the action? Men also love that golden glow of a glorious tan, and no one should suffer sunburn or skin damage because of it. Using no-sun tanners is a smart alternative to baking your skin in the sun, which can put you at risk for premature aging and skin cancer.
If you’re looking for a great self-tan for men, Fake Bake has got you covered. All you need to do is decide which self-tanners will work best for you and how to apply them. If you feel your best with sun-kissed skin (and who doesn’t?), these self-tanning tips are for you!
Know Your Skin
When it comes to the best self-tanning for men, Fake Bake offers a wide variety of sunless tanning products, including lotions, mousses and serums, as well as sprays and liquids if you’re looking for a spray tan for men. It's a lot to navigate, even for experienced self-tanners. How do you know which type of sunless tanning product is right for you?
Your preferences play into your decision-making process. For example, if you don't like how lotion feels when applying it, you may prefer a lightweight mist. Your skin type is another factor; oily skin likes a mousse because it has less moisture, while dry skin likes the extra hydration of a lotion.
You may even want to switch tanning formulas throughout the year as your skin condition changes. If you are new to the self-tanning life, experiment to see what works best for you.
We cannot emphasize this enough: Prepping your skin is the secret to a successful sunless tan. Guys, stay on top of your grooming game before you apply Fake Bake no-sun tanning products. That includes shaving, if that's part of your routine. We recommend shaving at least 24 hours before applying self-tanning products.
Exfoliate to remove any dead skin cells, and follow that step with a light moisturizer that quickly absorbs into your skin. The smoother your skin's surface, the more even your sunless tan will look. You also want your skin to be completely dry when you apply Fake Bake to avoid streakiness. Some men even apply lip balm to their nails, so their cuticles do not absorb too much self-tanner.
We also recommend that you start light. Self-tanners can provide a buildable glow, and until you know how your skin looks after a single application, you may want to wait to go dark. You may be happier with your result if you don't overdo it the first time you try sunless tanning.
Take Your Time
Achieving your ideal tan is a process, so give yourself time to perfect it. Start with your torso, which takes longer to dry, and work your way out, saving your limbs for last. Remember, a light touch is best on ankles, knees and elbows because they tend to look darker than the rest of you. Apply tanner to small sections at a time; too much territory can dry before you are ready.
Fake Bake has everything you need to feel and look your radiant best. All our sunless tanning products are gender-neutral for anyone to enjoy and feel confident with a tan that doesn't damage the skin you're in.