It will come as no surprise that the male grooming and fashion industries are worth more now than they ever have before. It is no longer just women who are taking a keen interest in their looks or actively trying to stay more youthful in both appearance and mindset. It’s even been reported that many men take longer to get ready in the morning than their partners!
If you are a man thinking of giving yourself a bit of a makeover, look no further. Here are 5 great makeover tips that every man should know.
To shave or not to shave
Gone are the days when you must go to work clean-shaven or where stubble is only acceptable on a Sunday morning. Nowadays, pretty much anything goes, and both stubble and beards are also very fashionable. Beards are very trendy at the moment, with many men endeavoring to grow theirs as long as possible and many women professing to be extremely partial to a man with facial hair.
If you prefer the clean-cut look, protect the surface layer of your skin by using good shaving cream and a sharp razor, and follow up with a moisturizing post-shaving balm.
Wear clothes that give you confidence
If you are thinking of giving your wardrobe an overhaul, make sure you go for fashion you feel comfortable in. It’s all very well trying to follow trends but if you feel like an idiot in a pair of skinny jeans or don’t feel confident wearing the latest style of men’s cowboy boots – don’t do it!
It’s also important to choose clothes that are the right size and style for your body shape. Ill-fitting clothes will not only look out of place but will eventually start annoying you, so take your time when choosing new clothes, and if necessary, ask a store assistant for help.
Look after your skin
There are more male skincare products available now than ever before, so if you don’t already have a beauty routine, think about getting one. It only takes a few extra minutes in the morning but could dramatically reduce signs of aging, so it’s worthwhile giving it a go.
Start with the basics of applying a good cleanser and toner every morning and night to help remove dirt and grime from your pores. A good SPF moisturizer applied afterward will help to hydrate your skin and protect it from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
If you want to take things a step further, applying an exfoliator once a week will help to remove any dead skin cells and keep your face looking fresh and healthy. It’s also a good idea to get a professional facial once in a while. Not only might you find it quite relaxing, but it can make a huge difference to the health and appearance of your skin.
Take care of your hands
Looking after your hands is another area that men sometimes overlook. Manicures are not just for women, so once every month or so, book yourself in and have your nails and cuticles properly taken care of.
Using a hand cream every time you wash your hands will help to keep them moisturized and keep your skin soft. If your skin is very rough or hard in places, you can buy exfoliators that help to soften the skin and will make your hands look and feel great!
Get rid of unwanted hair
If you have unwanted nose hair and ear hair, or unsightly tufts peeking out of the back of your shirt, you might want to consider getting rid of them. They can make it look like you aren’t taking as much pride in your appearance as you should, so it’s worthwhile tending to them. Another area that might need a bit of work is your eyebrows. A unibrow will not do you any favors, so if you have one, consider having it plucked and a bit more definition created.
Many men also like to give their chest, underarm and nether region hair a trim once in a while too. It not only looks better but will make you feel nicer too. If your back hair is particularly out of control, many salons will wax it for you. It might be painful, but the finished result will be well worth it.
Unwanted hair isn’t the nicest thing to deal with, but it’s worth making the effort. Not only will it make you feel better, but it can also make you look a lot younger too!