It may be superficial but wanting to look and feel our best is natural. Not only do attractive men get more attractive mates, but they have also been proven to make more money. Even if you’re not as good looking as some of the A-List stars, there are plenty of things you can do to make yourself more attractive and work with what you got.
1. Get Rid of Excess Hair
We don’t mean on your face or chest; we’re talking about the unwanted hair that tends to pop up in unwanted places. As we grow older, unwanted hair grows in areas that is unattractive, like your nose, ears, and knuckles. Try investing in a decent hair trimmer or pair of tweezers and pluck out stray strands in the direction of hair growth. If you have really thick brows or even a unibrow, consider getting them professionally shaped. It’s inexpensive and ensures thoroughness.
2. Exercise Before A Night Out
Try working out before you go out for a night on the town. We all have our preferred exercise techniques, but as you know, you should be mixing your sweat session with both cardio and weight training. If you do short, quick reps, it will make your muscles appear bigger and toned for several hours after ending your workout. In addition, exercising boosts endorphins and makes your confidence skyrocket.
3. Stand Up Straight
Get into the habit of practicing good posture. When you stand up straight, you immediately look leaner and have a more defined musculature. Confidence is the most important attribute in both men and women, so when avoid slouching you’ll appear more confident and more attractive. Keep your shoulders back, distribute your weight onto your toes rather than your heels and your core or abs should be pulled in tight towards your stomach.
4. Take Care of Your Teeth
Taking care of your mouth is underrated, to say the least, but most important. Be sure to brush your teeth morning and night, floss every day and if needed, use an at home teeth whitening kit twice a year. Be sure to visit a dentist at least once a year for a deep cleaning and if need be, look into teeth straightening tools like at home kits that are clear and go unnoticed. Take it one step further and exfoliate your lips with your toothbrush after brushing your teeth and using a clear, unscented lip balm to keep them soft and smooth.
5. Begin A Skincare Routine
It may seem girly, but investing in a skincare routine, suitable for your skin type, will help your skin stay clear and keep you looking young. Be sure to figure out what your skin type is (you can take an easy test online or visit a professional) and do your skincare routine morning and night. Every man’s skincare routine should include a cleanser, moisturizer, under-eye cream and sunscreen. Wash your face to get rid of dirt and other bacteria, use moisturizer to help replenish your skin and stay hydrated, an under-eye cream to get rid of under-eye bags and dark circles, and sunscreen to protect yourself from sun damage and skin cancer.
6. Choose A Hair Style Based on Your Face Shape
Matching your hair style and even your facial hair style to your face’s shape is one of the most important ways to make you more attractive. If your face is square, for example, you can try a variety of facial hair styles, but stick to medium length hair styles. You can talk to your barber about hair styles that can help you conceal things on your face you’re self-conscious about, like a large forehead or double chin. In addition, be sure to groom your hair regularly. Wash your hair and beard, invent in grooming tools like a comb and scissors to trim unwanted or stray hairs, and be sure to shave with shaving balm or cream and change your razor blade as often as possible to prevent razor burn and bacterial infections.
7. Invest in Your Wardrobe
Every man’s wardrobe should be able to accurately depict your personality but also be timeless. Make sure you invest in some classic, everyday pieces to keep your options open. Find a navy or black blazer that fits you, an all-purpose trench coat or jacket, dark denim, fitted tees to layer, pressed and ironed dress shirts and finally, if you prefer, clean sweaters that are light and breathable. Once you get these basics, you can add other trendy items to cultivate your own style and freshen up your look to stay trendy and authentic.
8. Wear Clothes That Fit
Once you invest in your wardrobe, don’t let it go to waste by wearing baggy clothes that don’t fit. One of the most common errors men can make when they dress themselves is choosing styles that aren’t suited for their body type. Try to choose body-conscious designs instead of baggy oversized clothing, even if you are husky, because it will make you look even larger than you actually are. Consider finding a reputable tailor to have your clothes altered if you need to.
9. Recognize Your Flaws
Be sure to be honest with yourself about your flaws and your body. Once you figure out what you’re self-conscious about, you can pinpoint your strengths and attractive features and learn to home in on them to make them more noticeable. If you’re concerned about a receding hair line, talk to your barber about adjusting your hair style to hide it. If you’re on the heavier side, learn to get rid of bulkier sized items of clothing that just add more weight, rather than slimming you and highlighting other good features like your broad shoulders or height.
10. Don’t Forget to Eat Right
Half the battle in looking your best is eating right and making sure you’re doing your body good. Be sure to eat lots of fruits and vegetables to ensure your body is getting the essential vitamins and nutrients it needs to run properly, and it will show on the outside through clear skin, healthy hair and nails, and make you leaner than ever. Also make sure you’re switching out that Muscle Milk for water. Make sure to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to keep your body hydrated and well fueled. When you pair these two key tips with exercise, you’ll feel better than ever!