Sometimes, it can be hard to figure out how to glow up as a man. For women, there seems to be a never-ending list of things to do to make themselves look and feel better, but sometimes men get left in the dirt, or get the same list over and over again about how to improve.
But there are plenty of simple ways men can glow up that are good practices to get into. If you want to know twenty simple tips to help you achieve a full glow up look, this article is here to help you out.
- Get a Quality Haircut
Have you had the same haircut since you were little? That’s pretty common for men, and, usually, the haircut looks fine. However, if you want a glow up, try to change it up a little.
Look at some of the most popular hairstyles and cuts of the year and try to mimic them. Maybe try to grow out your hair for a completely new look.
Once you have an amazing looking haircut, you need to consistently keep your hair styled and healthy.
- Go to the Gym
Building some muscles is always a good way to glow up. While you don’t have to have the biggest muscles, burning some of that fat and replacing it with lean muscle and building up your strength and cardio can make a huge difference.
- Improve Your Style
Athletic wear and sweatpants may be comfortable, but they don’t show off your style, and they don’t show that you put effort into your appearance. Instead, find a style that you like online. To start, try and copy people’s styles, and, eventually, you can start adding your own touch.
- Buy clothes from high quality brands like:
- Check out our guide on the old money style.
- Focus on Skincare
Skincare, especially on the face, is important to helping you look your best and reducing wear and tear. Look at some common skincare practices for men and slowly start to add the steps into your daily routine
- Change Your Hairstyle
Now that you have a new haircut, you have to style your hair differently. Try to practice a couple of different styles, or again copy the style of people that have hair similar to yours until you find something you like.
- Tweeze Eyebrows
Tweezing isn’t just for women. No one wants to deal with someone with two fuzzy caterpillars on their head, or a giant unibrow. Tweezing the excess hair around your eyebrows can completely change your look.
- Soften Your Lips
No one wants to kiss someone with rough and cracked lips. Take the time to soften them. There are specific lip scrubs out there that you just rub on your lips, but a sugar or salt scrub you make at home can work just as well.
- Wear Lotion
Dry, ashy, and cracked skin can take away from your look. Apply lotion daily, not just to your face, but your arms, legs, neck, and even butt as well. This will give you softer skin, and prevent any flaky dry skin.
- Smell Good
Smells make all the difference. If you want a subtle change that doesn’t involve a lot of money, consider changing your smell. If you’ve never worn a smell before, try to find one that is good not only when you initially smell it, but on your skin. Smells can change based on the oils you produce and what might smell good normally may not be ideal for you.
- Bathe Regularly
Bathing at least once a day is a great way to glow up. It can improve your skin, body odor, and can make you feel refreshed. Some people bathe twice a day but start with one if that seems too much.
- Get Plenty of Sleep
Getting enough sleep helps us feel and actually look better. Additionally, if you are low on sleep, you may find yourself craving junk food or caffeine more than normal, which can worsen acne and weight. You will also lose the bags under your eyes.
- Reduce Junk Food
Junk food is delicious, there’s no doubt about that. But it also isn’t great for your skin. The excess oils and sugars can clog up pores, make you eat more, and pack in the fat. While it doesn’t have to be completely eliminated, look at reducing it when you can.
- Clear Your Pores
A skincare routine should naturally help you to clear your pores, but if you haven’t quite upgraded to a full skincare routine, then there are certain products you can focus on. Serum and toner are two great products to start with to reduce sebum on your face.
- Work on Your Social Skills
Having good social skills can always give you the feeling of a glow up. Learn how to appropriately compliment someone, topics that are appropriate to talk about in public, and how to open doors and eat food politely and you will see a huge change in how people see you.
- Eat Healthier
Reducing junk food isn’t all you should do. You also want to eat healthy foods like fruits and vegetables, and avoid soda.
- Drink Enough Water
While eating healthy, focus also on what you are drinking. Try to drink mostly water. You can use water flavorings to help you if you need to.
- Lose Face Fat
Do you have a lot of face fat, and still feel like you have a baby face? Chewing gum is set to help reduce those chubby cheeks of yours and give you a more angled look.
- Make Sure Beard/Mustache is Clean and Styled
If you have a beard and mustache, you should make sure they are always cleaned and styled. It’s hard to have a glow up if you still have bits of breakfast in your beard.
- Brush Your Teeth
Don’t bypass brushing your teeth. Having bad breath and gross teeth never did anyone any good. They don’t have to be professionally whitened, but taking care of your teeth with floss, a tongue scraper, and a proper toothbrush can make a huge difference.
- Understand What Colors Work for You
When you are styling and picking out accessories, it is important you pick out colors that match your skin tone. There are professionals that can do it for you, or you can look online.