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Usually, when beauty tips and tricks are mentioned, what comes to mind is this is for women. As much as it largely borders on women, men are not left out of the equation of beauty tips. Some men take it as seriously as any woman would but a larger percentage do not do enough.
Looking good or looking your best each time is not something to treat insignificant. It plays a vital role in the impressions you make daily hence contribute to the way you are perceived and treated. In the general scope of looking your best, no detail can be overlooked. Your hair, skin, nails, the way you smell, what you wear, etc. are all key factors.
Many men pay little attention to these things because they consider it too much work to add to their already scheduled time. The greater factor is that most men are naturally not wired this way or have been socially constructed to look the other way. In recent times, this sort of thinking is changing fast and thankfully there are very simple beauty tips you can easily and quickly do by yourself.
Simple beauty tips and tricks for men
Care For Your Face and Skin
There is no better place to start this beauty tip than where beauty itself starts, the face. This is especially true for men. Skin is the largest organ of the body and it requires as much attention as any other organ. There are different kinds of skin, e.g. dry, oily, etc., hence varying care tips. Some skin types require more attention than the other. Also, seasons play key roles in skincare.
Tips and tricks for face and skincare
1.Moisturize Your Skin
The biggest player in the health of the skin is moisture. The very first way to ensure the skin has sufficient moisture is to drink a lot of water. Water is important for the effective performance of several body organs such as the kidney. You can also apply body lotion if your skin still feels dry. Specialized moisturizers are often available for face use.
One of the key challenges faced by skin, especially as we age, is wrinkling. When wrinkled, the skin lacks its youthful and shining look. Moisturizing the skin helps to reduce wrinkles. In addition to moisturization, what you eat also plays key roles in reducing wrinkles. Watery fruits such as cucumbers, watermelon, and tomatoes are some of the very watery fruits you can include in your diet. They, as well as cabbage, also contain vitamin A and vitamin C which play key roles erasing skin lines and detoxifying the blood and body. This detoxification keeps you looking young even as you age.
3.Protect Your Face When You Shave
Facial hair is one of the peculiar features of men. To keep the face in appealing shape, the hair has to be shaved regularly. Shaving could cause irritation and in-grown hair therefore it is important to use shaving cream while shaving. Shaving creams containing soothing, anti-oxidant ingredients are the best option.
Note: avoid the use of shaving gels as much as possible because they contain alcohol, which contributes to skin dehydration.
One of the key attraction points in a man is the teeth. They, alongside the lips, contribute significantly to the overall beauty.
Care tips and tricks for teeth and lips
4. Keep Your Lips Soft
Dry and scaly lips do not present you the best way. They say a lot of things about you such as your health status or how well you care for yourself. To keep your lips soft, use lip balm regularly. A lip balm with sun protection is better.
5.Whiten Your Teeth
What price can you place on a beautiful smile? Definitely priceless. At the center of a beautiful smile are a white and nice set of teeth. Even if your teeth are not so white, they must always be clean and in the best shape. Brush regularly (twice a day or after every meal), floss, and use mouthwash daily. Reduce the consumption of foods that stain the teeth and when stained, there are safe whitening options you can take.
Care for your nails
Nail care is very fundamental to the way both men and women look. Nail care is particularly important for men because they cannot cover ugly nails with nail polish like women hence may be unable to wear the many amazing toe-revealing wears.
Some of the common nail problems are discoloration, thickening, crumbling, etc. Most of these happen as a result of infections, such as nail fungus, while others may be due to age.
A healthy nail is a cute, smooth pinkish-white layer of dead cells. To maintain this impressive outlook, there are simple tips and tricks to pay attention to.
Tips and tricks for nail care
6. Keep Nails Clean And Dry
A dirty nail is a breeding ground for all kinds of germs and bacteria. Also, infections such as nail fungus thrive in wet nails. Although there are many home remedies for nail fungus, as is the case with everything in life, prevention is always better than cure. Therefore, nails should always be kept clean and dry. To prevent nail fungus, make sure you don’t walk barefoot in public places such as a public swimming pool or a locker room.
7. Moisturize Nails and Fingers
One of the key causes of nail problems is the excessive dryness of the nail. This could result in nail chipping and splitting. When this happens, germs and bacteria can easily get in the corners of nails, where they can cause nail infections. To avoid excessive dryness of the nail, moisturize your fingers and nails regularly, especially after washing or soaking your fingers in the water. There are very good moisturizers you can purchase for this purpose. Coconut oil is also a readily available and very useful alternative.
Note: if you have to dip your hands and feet in water frequently, wear hand gloves and rubber shoes. This serves the double purposes of keeping nails dry as well as avoiding dehydration.
8. Cut Nails Regularly and Keep It Well-Trimmed
Often, people are carried away by the seeming cuteness of long nails, unfortunately, ignorant of its implications to the health of nails. Long nails are vulnerable to diverse kinds of nail problems such as germs hiding beneath it or getting caught in things. Therefore, keep your nails well-trimmed all the time. However, be careful not to cut nails too short as this could also mess up your fingers and toes due to problems such as curved nails or ingrown nails.
9. Care For Your Hair
This is at least as important as any tip mentioned thus far. Hair is a major player in the total outlook of a man. So far you do not shave it off, it must be tidy, well-shaped, and nourished. Hair needs food just like other body parts; use good hair creams for proper hair nourishing. Also, avoid too frequent use of shampoo as this may dry your hair out. To correct dry hair, use a conditioner. Another common hair problem in men is dandruff; take a lot of water, wash hair properly, and keep hair well-trimmed to prevent dandruff.
10. Get Plenty of Sleep
The functions of sleep are enormous. An adult needs an average of 8 hours of sleep per day; how many of us can claim to be observing this daily, in this busy and fast world. All of this tells on our bodies and the way we look. For example, a key cause of bags under the eyes is insufficient sleep. Therefore, to get rid of the bags, try resting more than you are doing. In addition, you can place chilled raw potato slices beneath the eyes for one-third of an hour.
- Bonus: Pay attention
Finally, the summary of all beauty tips and tricks is to pay attention to your body as a whole. Do not overlook any aspect; any detail can mar your look. Take care of your hair, skin, nail, lips, and teeth. Watch them closely such that you can easily spot any changes and hence make necessary adjustments.
The way you look has a significant impact on the impression you make which ultimately determines how you are perceived and treated. Therefore, you must pay attention to every detail of the way you look, otherwise what you consider insignificant can compromise what you consider significant. All the tips highlighted above are simple and fast ways for men to look their best always.
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