Posted at 1:42 pm on 05/04/2015 by D.Warner and Aviva Labs
Spray tanning isn't just for women. Most men get spray tans for the same reason women do: because they want to look more in shape for vacations and holidays, healthier for weddings or family portraits, cruises and beach parties. Some use it to even out their skin tone in the winter or look younger (kind of like hiding your grays) on first dates. Here are two frequently asked questions regarding men tanning:
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Is preparation different than a woman?
Spray tanning a man is no different than the techniques used for spray tanning a woman with a few key exceptions:
1. If a man has heavy chest hair/leg hair/etc. then the spray tan solution will not reach those areas as easily--this won’t be a problem if he isn't planning on shaving his legs/chest because you won’t be able to see the less tanned portions of his skin anyways.
2. Facial hair: if a man has a beard, mustache, or any other type of facial hair make sure that, if he is going to shave it soon, he shave it off BEFORE his spray tan. If he waits until after his spray tan to shave then he will end up with a reverse five-o’clock shadow and have much lighter skin where the beard had pre-tan. This is also important to remember if he is going to shave his legs/chest hair!
Do men have to do anything different after getting a spray tan?
Yes: it’s very important for men to remember to moisturize after every shave! Shaving is an exfoliation process and can remove color from a tan, especially when paired with oil-heavy shaving creams. He can use lotion or conditioner in place of these shaving creams to help pro long his new tan.