Applying self tanner could be a messy job, especially if you are left to get those hard-to-reach places without any assistance. Some are lucky and have a partner like Matt Edwards, a 24-year-old man from Australia, who is all too happy to help his fiancée by tanning her back for her, but there is one big issue: the tanning mitts are too hand small for his manly man hands.

As a way to remedy this problem, Edwards wrote an open letter to cosmetic company Bondi Sands urging them to ditch the tiny tanning mitts for something more substantial.


Dear Bondi sands, My fiancé, much like many other women out there enjoy your tanning products and she has no complaint...

Posted by Matt Edwards on Saturday, January 14, 2017

Dear Bondi sands,
My fiancé, much like many other women out there enjoy your tanning products and she has no complaint whatsoever. But I do...
I, and what I could assume that many other men out there, must assist our lovely partners in their tanning procedure and this includes applying your tanning foam to places they are unable to reach.
My only and one complaint is that your application mitt is not suitable for my hands. I am, what could be assumed as average size, and can only think that this mitt does not fit many other mans hands out there.
I am sure, much of my displeasure, that my gorgeous fiancé will continue to use your lovely products regardless of my issue.
But please, in future make the mitt bigger or include an extra mitt for those men out there that must assist the women they love.
Thank you for your time.


Cue Salt 'N' Pepa's "Whatta Man."

Edwards told The Daily Mail that writing the letter showed him that he was definitely not the only dude out there who has experienced this problem.

"The amount of people to comment and the amount of guys out there that are in the same dilemma was very surprising," remarked Edwards. "Unfortunately my fiancée Sheridan suckers me into doing it for her once every couple of weeks - which I'm more than happy to oblige. But this was the last straw and I was wondering if there were any other men out there facing the same problem, and I found out they are."


Seriously though, anyone who has ever attempted self-tanner sans an applicator knows the plight of having stained orange hands for a week, and that is just no fun. Eventually Bondi Sands got back to Edwards, and offered a simple solution that will keep his hands from turning the color of Donald Trump's (though his would probably fit in the mitt in the first place.)

Hello Matt,

Thank you so much for your feedback.

We understand the issues with boyfriends/husbands/partners/BFFs when it comes to tanning, so you may be pleased to know that we have a back applicator in our range. This may eliminate you from the situation all together? We are not sure if that would make you happy or sad, as we are all about loved ones bonding over tan when they can!

We will be taking your feedback on board, along with the likes and comments in this post. This year you might see your dream become a reality. Only time will tell ...

On another note, we have a men's product that is coming out very soon that does not require a tanning mitt at all. So this may be an option for the Edwards house hold.

Thank you once again Matt.

The team at Bondi Sands x