Guy Tips Part II: A Guide to Good-Looks
These days, men are not shy about their penchant for personal beauty and style. In fact, recent studies have shown that men are even more concerned about body image than women. Thus, in honor of Father’s Day, here are our top ten tips for achieving and maintaining manly good-looks.
1. Trim, trim, trim.
This is central to any grooming regimen. Be vigilant about trimming errant hair in and around the nose, ears, eyebrows and neck.
2. Find a do that does you proud.
Find a coif that suits you, and tend to its landscaping religiously. Yes, highlights are fine if they reflect your personality, but forget the comb-over and eschew the rug. In fact, shave your head and you just may find that the look suits you even more than a full head of hair.
3. Be meticulous about your hair care.
Use a gentle shampoo with ingredients like vitamin E, which strengthens and conditions hair follicles. Even more important, while you’re checking the label, look for artificial ingredients and stay away from them. P.S. For added shine, try a hot oil treatment.
4. Exfoliate and moisturize.
Yes, men need to tend to their skin just like women do. That means investing in a good scrub to keep pours clean, slough off dead cells, and stimulate collagen production. But it also means finding a moisturizer that’s right, and regular facials are highly recommended.
5. Use a top-quality line of all-natural cosmetics.
To achieve #4 you have to go with #5. Brands that we recommend – and carry – include: SkinCeuticals, Clarisonoic, Abella, Glytone, Obagi, Skin Medica, iS Clinical and Nature’s Sunshine. They may cost a little more than drugstore options, but they’re worth every cent!
6. Spring for a monthly manicure.
Yes, it’s an indulgence, but what a difference a manicure and pedicure can make.
7. Get in shape.
Whether that means weight loss, exercise, non-surgical body sculpting or all three combined, nothing boosts a man’s confidence (Or appeal!) like feeling and looking fit.
8. Take care of those pearly whites.
You can win over anyone by flashing a big, bright smile, so take care of your teeth by brushing, flossing, and gargling with a mouthwash daily. If you fancy coffee, tea, colas or red wine, you should also consider teeth whitening. (And don’t forget the mouthwash!)
9. Stay cool, calm and collected.
To do so, we urge you to have a regular therapeutic massage or body wrap to relax the muscles, destress, hydrate the skin, and tone those manly muscles.
10. Say no to body fur.
Hey guys, these days smooth and hair-free is in; furry is out. That being the case, consider permanent laser hair removal, the gold standard when it comes to the elimination of unsightly hair on chest, shoulders, back, neck, arms, legs, face and brow.