Pretty boys, call them what you want, but when a girl has to choose between the clean, well dressed guy or the dirty, acne face dude, she'll go for the first. It's not girly at all for a guy to take care of his personal appearance. Whether you're looking for a girl or already tied the not, taking care of your appearance affects various aspects of your life.
Take for example at work; you can loose a lot of friends for having BO And when you get up close and personal with that hottie, she'll notice your sand paper beard and pimples. Keeping your clothes clean and up to date is also important, whether you it's a suite for work or something cool and attractive for going out to the clubs.
So how can we keep looking good? Easy, keep your body healthy! Of course it's more than just saying it, but when you break it down it is not that difficult at all.
Men skin care is a piece of cake. With some lotion and moisturizer you can improve the look and feel of your skin dramatically. There are tons of men skin care products on the market to choose from. Find a moisturizer with UV protection and vitamin E. A little tip, man skin care products that have retinol in their ingredients are great because retinol helps minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
Pimples or zits, whatever you call them, acne is something almost all men have to deal with. Since we shave, it only gets worse because we irritate our skin. No need to worry. Times have changes and there are a bunch of creams, cleansers, soaps and even acne medications for men. If you have normal acne, try some medicated soap, and you can even use some concealer for men. Yes, that's cosmetics FOR MEN. Nothing girly here. If you have more severe acne you MUST see a dermatologist, a doctor will give you the best solution. With some antibiotics and special creams your skin will improve and so will your confidence.
Do you smell that? Body Oder can be a real big turn off not only for girls but the guy's will not want hang out with someone that smells like trash. Shower. It's that simple, oh yeah and DEODORANT! There seem to be some guys that do not realize this life saver exist. Men tend to sweat more and have a stronger BO then woman, so deodorant is crucial to keep yourself fresh all day long. Put some money in body wash and a good soap, she'll notice.
Have you seen those Chia Pets? If your hair looks like that and you're wondering why you can not get a date, then pay attention to this next tip: Get a GOOD hair cut. Now do not go to extremes, remember just because Johnny Depp can pull off his hitch hiker haircut, does not mean you can too. Go to a professional salon, or at least something that's a little more expensive. The people there are more up to date on new styles and can recommend what suits your face shape and size. Oh and to all the guys going bald … just cut it short! You think that combing it to the side or growing it longer and covering the bald spot does the job … but it does not! Everyone can see that you're going bald. Accept it, cut it short and move on like a man!
Once you have the cool haircut, you need some stuff to keep it in style. Once again, products for men come to the rescue. There are great waxes, gels and sprays for men that keep your hair looking good and in place.
Eating pizza and drinking beer with the boys is great, but having that beer belly and not being able to go up a flight of stairs with out stopping … well you get the picture. It's important for a man to keep healthy. I myself am not much of writing down how many calories I eat or how much carbs this or that has. Frankly I do not care if that chocolate bar is filled with sugar and fatty contents. But nonetheless, I keep a balanced diet. It's just common sense, if you know you're going to be drinking beer all night, then eat a healthy breakfast and lunch. Taking some supplements is even better, but these do not replace meals. Just keep a healthy diet, get in some fruits, veggies and lots of water everyday. When you look in the mirror and see your healthy body, you'll know all the work was worth it.
Of course aside from eating healthy, you have to exercise! If your into sports, play with your buddies, and working out will turn into play. Put in some money for an exercise machine or even cheaper some dumbbells. Did you know you can do a whole body workout with just a pair of dumbbells? Read some information on keeping your body in shape, magazines like Men's Health are great help. Join a gym or use walking as an alternative to getting around.
Keep your clothes clean and stylish. No, this does not mean you can by that Miami Vice suit. Take a look at some men's magazines or watch TV and check out the latest trends for men today. You do not have to waist thousands of dollars on clothes. It's all about color combination and size. You can even ask for some girl help here, this is great because she knows what clothes other girls think make guys attractive or maybe even what she's looking to see on you!
Wash your teeth, cut your nails and please, change your socks and underwear daily!