Go on vacation to Italy and everyone looks naturally tanned and you’d think they were born with bronzed skin. This is not the case at all. They simply have a different approach to handling the sun. Italian’s rarely sit in the sun between midday and 4pm. They build up a base tan by spending an hour here and here, at the end of the day, mostly jumping in and out the pool. Over time, this creates a tolerance and, of course, a base colour.
Sadly for American’s and Brit’s in particular, we don’t always have access this environment as, frankly, we spend most of the Summer hoping for some sunshine and when we go on vacation the first thing we do is get on a sun lounger and often don’t leave until hours later, far redder for the experience. How many times do you see a British person before breakfast choosing their ideal lounger? We’re often on it by 9am, too. It’s an obsession and rather dangerous. Plus you can easily spot a Brit, German or Russian on holiday, as a result. And does anyone want to stand out so blatantly?
On top of this, some people do not like to spend the day sitting in the sun or burn very easily. Rather than baking in the sun all day, to get that sun-kissed glow, advances in modern fake tanning now enable a man to create a bronzed appearance long before you hit the sun lounger.
With the Summer season well and truly underway, Luke, the resident Short Motivation grooming expert, has collated a few tips to create a natural and healthy looking tan that requires minimal effort, but can get you maximum results.
There we have it, our simple guide to maximising your fake tan before you head on vacation. We hope you find these tips helpful and we’ll be looking at various tanning options in the future.
Do you find it easy to tan or do you need to fake tan in order to create that healthy glow? Which fake tanning products do you use? Any recommendations? Do let us know, as we would be keen to hear your feedback.