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There are two schools of philosophy when it comes to male grooming, and these are mostly propagated by men themselves. One says that ‘man-scaping’ is the rising trend, and we should embrace this emphasis on looks with open and welcoming arms. The other states that male grooming is unnecessary, and that opposes the fundamental gruffness of manhood. In any case, we can all agree that manhood is something that everyone sees differently.
This list will go into the basic, subtle grooming tips any man can gain use from in order to look more of a whole, self-respecting and ultimately attractive individual. No matter your temperament, read through this list and you can be guaranteed to find some use in it.
Shaving/Grooming Facial Hair
No matter if you’ve been clean shaven since you first sprouted hair from your chin, or if you’re sporting a beard that would put Gandalf to shame, this is the most important beast for any man to tame. Facial hair has been around for a long time, so many cultural, historical and professional attitudes have all developed strikingly different opinions around it. Something we can all agree on though is that a groomed beard is a good beard.
It can be as simple as buying a beard trimmer and going over the cheeks and neck to tidy yourself up. For the stronger bearded gentlemen among you, stocking your arsenal with scissors, beard oils and grooming brushes are all advantageous to taming your facial hair.
Caring For Your Teeth
Nothing is as positive here as regularly visiting your dentist, but sometimes a teeth whitening kit or cosmetic dentistry can be a healthy boon. A great smile is regularly listed as the number one attractive feature to possess, so help yourself in this regard and take care of your teeth. Even buying stronger, total care toothpaste can be a plus. Sometimes quitting smoking and lessening coffee intake can reduce stains and let your teeth whitening toothpaste do its work.
If you are missing a few, identical replacements have existed for some time and are relatively inexpensive. Not only will this tip improve the way you look, but it will also help strengthen your mouth health for some time to come, and shorten the potential necessary time you’ll wear dentures for.
This is absolutely a grooming tip and is the only one here that will save you money. Not only will banning the cigarettes from your life improve the way you smell, but you’ll have better skin, be fitter, cough less and be less wheezy. No matter which way you look at it, smoking is a messy habit. Reducing your cigarette use or getting rid of it all together will have fantastic results for your appearance and overall health. Health is attractive, after all.
Wear Well-Fitting Clothes
Your clothes say a lot about you. If you’re wearing baggy tracksuit bottoms and hoodies everywhere, even if you’re the most reliable guy in the world, it’s easy to look (to those relying on first impressions,) as someone unreliable, and even shabby. You don’t need to break the bank to afford top of the line high street wear, but taking a few select items to a tailor and getting them re-fitted can mean the world for your appearance and confidence. You’ll come across as professional, able, willing and more importantly, sharp.
Make use of these tips today to get a great burst of energy in your life. As we all know, improving the way you look, even subtly, improves the way you feel! No matter your attitude toward male grooming, make sure you take care of these basics to feel your best every day.