January 9, 2013

Spray Tanning for Men: Everything You Need To Know

Tanned skin is appealing for both men and women as it is the simplest way to emphasize the body. Getting a man tan sounds metro-sexual but the hottest men of Hollywood are carrying the tanned look these days. If you are still new in the world of tanning, you need to learn about the main facts about spray tanning for men. That way, you won’t fall victim to a fake-looking orange glow. Follow this article to ensure you get eye-catching results.

Tanning became immensely popular in the 20th century. However, the health risks caused by the harmful rays of the sun made sun tanning a questionable way of getting a bronzed look. For these reasons, many sunless tanning options reaped in the cosmetic industry, each of which have a list of their pros and cons. Tanning salons became widely popular in the 80’s as they provide safer means of getting a tan. This made tanning easier and safer and hence, by the year 2000, the world was taken by storm with the bronzed look. Spray tan for men helps create a healthy skin tone, not to mention accentuating the muscles.

In spray tanning, tanning solution is sprayed over the body in the form of a mist via a spray tanning gun. The mist is sprayed on the body within a booth which is placed within the salons and spas. The tanning solutions comprise of dihydroxyacetone (DHA) – a chemical which reacts with the dead skin cells found on the upper layer of the skin and then dyes them brown. This gives the skin tone a natural golden brown look.

If you are deciding on getting a man tan, you should be aware of the contents of the mist. The mist will either be water-based or oil based. If you have sensitive skin, you should opt for a water-based solution. The salon will offer various types of mists which will help you in choosing the level of darkening tone. If you have pale skin, avoid going for the darkest formula for a more natural look. Spray tanning does not make the skin orange, but creates a golden brown colour. As the chemical reaction will only change the skin colour temporarily, you don’t have to worry about smear lines or any side-effects. Spray tan for men is 100% safe as the products have been well-tested in advance. Even if you have very fair skin which turns red in the sun instead of brown, you will benefit from this tanning technique.

A spray tan lasts up to 10 days if you have properly maintained it. There are certain measures you can take to make your tan last longer, and fade more evenly. One such measure is applying a moisturizer daily to keep the top layer smooth and intact from shedding. Exfoliation before the spray tan is another way of making a tan last long. Exfoliating will shed off the dead skin cells, making a smoother layer of skin reap which the mist will dye.

Keep in mind that spray tan for men is safe. DHA is approved by the TGA since the 1970’s for external uses. So make the ladies swoon and get yourself a man tan!

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