Male beauty is an often overlooked and underappreciated thing. Times are changing, however, and more men are taking their aesthetic standard seriously. Communities like Male Fashion Advice cater directly to male interest in dressing with style, and this is great news. No longer a niche market, male fashion and beauty care have found firm roots in the mainstream. In fact, the men’s grooming market grew to $20.5 billion in 2017, and it shows signs of sustained growth. So, to build on this positive progression in male beauty standards, here are some top tips for the man who wants to look his best in 2018.
- Beard and Hair Care
Maybe not everyone goes weak at the knees for a man with a well-groomed beard, but… Finding the right electric razor for tidying up the mountain man and using high-quality beard oil to make your scruff softer for the special someone in your life can go a long way. Take a look at this article about an Electric Trimmer to see how to get the best results. The same principles apply to hair care. There’s nothing wrong with letting your hair grow long, quite the opposite actually, but leaving it untended could give off an unruly impression. Using a dedicated conditioner that meshes well with your hair type is a good start, but here’s some insider knowledge. Shampoo less frequently. There are damaging chemicals in most shampoos called sulfates that do clean your hair but can also leave it dried and damaged.
- Skin Care
The three tenets of skin care are wash, moisturize, and protect. Finding a good facial wash can be difficult, but try to look for products that are gentle and natural. Moisturizer is an essential product that many men still shrug off in an attempt to preserve their masculinity, whatever that means. The truth is, there’s not much sexier than smooth touchable skin. There are so many different products out there for men and women that work exactly the same, so don’t be afraid to bridge the gender gap for better selection. Finally, protecting your well cared for skin is crucial for a lasting youthful look. Wearing sunscreen might seem like a hassle now, but in 10 years when your tan face looks like a thrift store leather coat, you’ll be wishing you protected your skin.
- Dental Care
It might not shock you to learn that one out of 10 people admit they regularly forget to brush their teeth. If you want that shining white smile that knocks everybody dead, you’ll need to do better than that. There are a number of natural ways to make this happen. Swishing coconut oil in your mouth has a subtle effect on tooth whiteness but also can be very healthful due to coconut’s natural antimicrobial properties. Making your own toothpaste with hydrogen peroxide and baking soda can be effective for whitening and overall freshness. Remember, a nice smile goes a very long way.
There’s a lot to be said for taking good care of yourself. This extends outside of attracting companions. An attractive person actually has a 73% chance of receiving a call back following an interview. This is over 10% higher than an unattractive person has. Besides, being attractive instills confidence. This is itself an attractive characteristic for anyone. Male beauty should be taken seriously. It will make you look and feel your best so you are ready to tackle any situation, romantic or professional, with confidence.
Thank you Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer.