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Bronzing powder... Men have every right to look good too!

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Men are becoming increasingly aware of the sun's harmful effects and are taking steps to protect their skin - which is not to say that they still don't want a nice bronze glow. Like women, men know that a little color looks good, like the return from a holiday. So if you're not an outdoor sports aficionado and you're looking a little wan in the mirror, cosmetology has something to offer you.

Fortunately, for the last few years self-tanners have no longer been the exclusive province of women! There are now around 10 brands that offer sunless tanning products designed specifically for men.

Choosing

Self-tanners for men are very similar to those designed for women, since they're made up of the same chemical components. The principle is simple: color the skin using DHA (dihydroxyacetone), a molecule that oxidizes the amino acids in the outer layer of the epidermis. On the other hand, while women can choose from towelettes, milks, oils, gels, sprays, mousses and lotions, their male companions have to make do with a less diverse range of products. The skin on men's faces is thicker and hair growth poses a problem, which is why men are advised to use a very fluid product for a gradual, natural-looking color.

Tips for applying
  • First eliminate dead cells with an exfoliant cleanser.
  • Shave as closely as possible before applying.
  • Dry the skin thoroughly.
  • Apply the product evenly to face and neck, avoiding eyebrows and hairline.
  • Wash hands thoroughly after each application.
Clarins Men - Self Tanning Gel
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A healthy-looking tan, year round …
Two complementary self-tanning ingredients promote a natural-looking tan as if you'd spent a weekend outdoors. Leaves the skin moisturized and well-toned while pro-vitamins A, E and B5 reinforce skin’s vitality.

L'Oréal Paris Men Expert Hydra-Bronze SPF 15
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Men Expert Hydra-Bronze SPF 15 Anti-Dull Skin Daily Moisturizer is for men who want to hydrate their skin while adding subtle, healthy-looking color at the same time and want broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. It contains also Vitamin E, a natural antioxidant, to soothe, protect, and hydrate skin after shaving.

Terracotta Men Bronzing Powder by Guerlain
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Terracotta Men has put on a new summer look in an ultra-elegant, masculine compact powder, which contains a bronzing powder designed specially for men: matte and natural. This new shade is perfect for those who do not want anyone to discover their secret. Mingling soft matte rubber with the brilliance of an ebony lacquer, this stylish object contains a generous, slightly concave brush for ease of application.

 
 
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