Here’s a secret you might’ve not known – big companies think men just don’t care about their appearance.
And they’re not wrong to assume that, a lot of men simply give up looking after themselves due to laziness, that’s why such a thing as a 13-in-1 shampoo, conditioner, bodywash, etc exists. But that’s starting to change.
Many men have realized the huge advantages in their social life, dating life and professional life being well kempt and groomed has, and they’re hungry for information.
When you want to start looking better as a guy, it’s so hard to find quality information and guides on how to do so, but don’t fret, we’re here to help you every step of the way.
The truth is, if you want to look better as a guy, you have to start taking care of yourself. From top to bottom.
1) It starts with your hair
You need to ditch the $5 haircuts and start going to a barber that treats you as a bespoke client. We all have different head shapes, face shapes, bump and lumps on our head that requires a professional to tell us what kind of hairstyle would work for us and what will not.
Learning to ask for the hairstyle you want also doesn’t hurt.
Finding a good barber that actually cares can be tough, but with social media it has become a whole lot easier. Look up the different barbershops in your city and look at their website and social media accounts.
Look at the type of haircuts they do, are they modern? do they look good? Does it look like they care about their client’s needs?
Read reviews, visit multiple shops if the first one doesn’t suit you – it’s a process, but hair can be extremely important for how you look, and it’s worth finding a good barber that helps you with the process.
2) Taking care of your skin
Having healthy and clear skin is one of the biggest ways to showcase your handsomeness and vitality to the world, which in turn makes you look miles better than most guys out there that don’t do a thing for their skin.
What I recommend: Start simple.
Adding a whole bunch of products onto your skin right away can be a recipe for disaster. This is a learning process.
Start with a simple facial cleanser and a facial moisturizer.
Something to wash your face with and clean the dirt and impurities, and something to moisturize and return the plump and moisture to your skin after you wash it.
3) Your hygiene routine
Your hygiene should be something that becomes routine to you. I like to have a set routine where I take care of certain things at the same time. For example, every 3 weeks I will get my eyebrows groomed and get a haircut on the same day.
Having a routine like this will simplify your hygiene routine.
Here’s a list of hygiene essentials you should be taking care of:
- Keep your finger and toe nails cut and clean
- Groom your eyebrows / get them groomed by a professional
- If you have a beard, line it up and groom it.
- If you like a clean shave, consider wet-shaving. Otherwise a quality electric shaver works great also.
- Take care of your oral hygiene. (Brushing, flossing, tongue scraping).
- If you haven’t been to the dentist in a few years, go get a cleaning.
- Find a nice cologne you can call your “signature scent”.
- Don’t skip out on using a deodorant. Ever.
- Groom your body hair so it’s not out of your control, I highly recommend owning a Philips Norelco
4) Fitness and aesthetics
Let’s be completely honest here, before we move onto clothes and fashion, we need to talk body.
It’s no secret that a fit body makes you look better and more attractive, and also healthier. I don’t want to drill into this too hard, but if you got a few pounds to lose, or live a sedentary lifestyle, incorporating some strength training, calisthenics, and cardio to your day will make you:
- Look better, with clothes and without
- Feel better, mentally and physically
Your diet is also extremely important, cut out sodas, fast food, chips, chocolate, etc.
You don’t need to eat like a rabbit, just clean it up a bit.
We’re not a fitness website so we’re not going to give you a diet and routine. There’s a ton of websites that provide quality information on those topics. Seek them out and get active, it’s worth it.
5) Upgrade your style
Finally we get to my favorite step.
Style is fun, it’s a way to express yourself to the world. That’s what 90% of our site is about, so I won’t go in-depth about it here. Instead I will link you to some of our best resources.