Men’s grooming products have been around for years, but the choices have been confined mostly to hair and shaving products.
Today, bronzer is one of the standout products for the growing male cosmetics market.
If your guy has been putting on too much mancake lately, show him the ropes when it comes to getting that natural, sporty glow.
Types of Bronzers
Bronzers for men are available in different formulations, from self-tanning gel to powders with brushes. Both suit men because they deposit a natural color and address the skin issues that men face like dryness and irritation.
Clinique Non-Streak Bronzer for Men, an oil-free gel, provides a gradual healthy glow rather than a heavy, baked look.
Since this bronzer is water proof, lanky swimmers can also take a dip in the ocean or shower without worrying about washing it off.
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder for Men leaves a matte and natural finish. Although manly men may shy away from powder at first, Guerlain has designed a modern, black package that conveniently stores both the powder and brush.
Compared to gel, using a soft brush to apply bronzing powder also lets your guy easily control the darkness of his tan.
Keep these points in mind when applying bronzer:
- Bronzing gel or powder should be lightly applied to areas where the sun hits the face, like the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose.
- Bronzer should also be extended past the jaw line to avoid a sudden change of color from the face to the neck.
- If you don’t want to look like an aging movie star or waxy politician, a little bronzer goes a long way when it comes to looking tanned and healthy.
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