A vitamin D craze is sweeping the nation and suddenly it’s cool to be in the sun again, sporting natural tans. But what about guys that aren’t rich or fortunate enough to live in a tropical climate all year round? Sure, the world is getting hotter, but that doesn’t mean everyone is suddenly living in Florida. Should a guy go for some spray-on wizardry and risk turning orange? What about hopping into that tan-coffin and getting a fake one rocking?
Lesson One – Sun Beds Are Bad
If the experts speaking about the subject aren’t getting paid by sun bed makers, they’ll probably admit that the risks of developing the C-word from sun beds have substantially risen over the last few years. It’s not worth it. Seriously, for those guys who enjoy experiencing what it’s like to be baked alive in an oven so they can be honey-colored; hat’s off. Otherwise, avoid them.
Fake Tans & Hair Pieces
Once someone discovers a guy is wearing a hair piece, it’s no longer flattering, but comes off as a sign of weakness and insecurity. They think to themselves, “why not just wear it bald?” Well, it’s even worse when people spot a fake tan, either from sun beds or spray ons. A man should never tell the world or society at large that he’s ashamed of the color of his skin.
For those that can do it lightly (genetically endowed) and get away with it, like the guys who can pull of a hair piece, then great! Definitely roll with it if it works. Otherwise, being “fake” in any way is a real put-off in the modern era.
Reality of Seasonal Changes
If a guy lives in say, Seattle (one of the rainiest places in the US), then being tan all year is, umm, weird. In the summers, yeah, get outside and get a natural tan rocking, or become a lobster like everyone else. But if it’s the middle of December and someone is bright orange, it’s pretty obvious what’s going on.
It’s true that in Hollywood, during the colder months male fitness models and actors get professionally applied spray on tans, but the key word there is “professionally”. These guys spend a lot of money, and it’s usually only for a certain photo shoot/opportunity, or awards show or something, not everyday life.
Will A Man Tan Alter Life?
No, at the end of the day no one is going to care about a guy’s man tan as much as that man. If they think it’s a huge deal, they’ll probably attract other people that believe as they do, but it’s slightly ridiculous.
Stay natural, and yes, get some good old fashioned sun once in a while because the vitamin D craze has some sense to it!