Beat The Pale This Winter: Best Self-Tanners For Men

There’s nothing quite like a tan to give you that healthy glow. Unfortunately, it can be hard to maintain your typical golden bronze color over the winter months.

Even more unfortunate, most ways of maintaining it aren’t so “healthy.” Sure, sun exposure period isn’t great for your skin, but in the summer, it tends to happen slowly and naturally.

If you’re hopping in a tanning bed, you’re quickly scorching your skin. That’s why you, like so many others, should turn to self tanners for your face. It’s the safe alternative, and with advancements in beauty technology, it no longer means looking like a Cheeto.

We’ve put together a list of some of the best on the market right now. We’ve taken price, ease of use, and secondary benefits all into account. So you can trust that you’re really getting the best of the best.

We picked this option for one major reason: Application. You literally put this on in the shower, wait 3 minutes, and rinse it off. So simple. You don’t have to worry about sprays or making a mess on the floor.

Plus, since you’re washing away the majority of the product, you don’t have to worry about it staining your clothes.

Keep in mind that this is intended as a full body lotion, but in all honesty, so are most self-tanners.

Finding self tanners for your face, and your face alone, isn’t really necessary. Just think of it this way: You’ll need about a fifth as much product if you just do your face.

That’s some serious savings, which is great because this lotion will cost you around 25 big ones, but it’s still one of the cheapest.

This next option we chose for the added benefits, as it’s one of the best moisturizers on our list. With argan oil you’re not only avoiding sun damage, but also healing the skin.

You’re going to come out of there with a healthy glow, and the healthiest looking face you’ve ever seen. Just try to get that with a tanning bed.

There is some criticism out there that says it’s a little too dark. If your face is on the paler side, this might not be the option for you. Even if the tan does look natural, walking into work 3 shades darker is going to be a dead give away.

You’ve been searching for a safe and easy way to get a natural-looking tan. We have the answer! Bondi Sands’ Self Tanning Foam is enriched with natural ingredients, offers a streak-free application, and lets you see the colour guide from the can – so you know you’re getting an even tan. Get your sun-kissed tan now!

Our final option seems to have it all. It’s middle of the road pricing, though still considered luxury, and it moisturizes, but most importantly, it goes on easy.

This is a mousse, but it’s head and shoulders above its orangey predecessors. First of all, it’s marketed as “flawless.” Yes, literally any product can say that. However, testimonials and reviews back it up. It’s a spray tan that really works.

If you’re looking for the most intense tan possible, then you’ve come to the right place. With tanned AF’s darkest mousse yet, you’re about to change your life and let you be the envy of everyone with the darkest dark tan possible. Forget gimmicks and fake tan smell, just get a real dark tan.


Finding the best self tanner for men can be hard. You have to consider your budget, your skin tone, and your application preferences. If you’re really desperate, you can always find some $12 bottle at a drugstore, but trust us when we say you’ll be disappointed.

Use this list as a guide. Most of these brands have other options, but maintain the same quality. Halloween is over. There’s no need to look like a ghost this winter.