Let’s face it, women love to pamper and preen, but looking good is not just for the ladies. There are many lotions and potions available for men too, so which beauty tips can you steal from the girls?
Use a decent shampoo and conditioner
If you’re a little follically challenged, you may have thought about having a hair transplant to restore your locks. While this will certainly make a difference, using a shampoo and conditioner for thin or fine hair should add volume to what you have left and leave you with a healthy shine. How often you wash your hair is a personal decision, but don’t let it get greasy or it will stick to your head and look flat.
Exfoliate on a regular basis
One of the best ways to perfect your skin is to exfoliate on a regular basis. This will remove dead skin cells and improve your circulation, so get hold of an abrasive shower gel and get scrubbing. Start at your feet and work your way up your body using small circular movements. Once that’s done, wash the bubbles away with lukewarm water and repeat the process on a weekly basis.
Apply sunscreen to your face
It might be winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t apply sun cream to your face. The sun’s rays can cause damage to your skin when you least expect it according to the NHS Choices website, so it’s definitely worth protecting it in any way you can. If you don’t want to smell like you’ve just been on the beach, look for a moisturizer or body wash with a sun protection factor in it.
Use a little foundation
If the thought of makeup makes your skin crawl – fear not. We are not talking about applying eyeliner or blusher, just a little foundation. A subtle concealer can disguise a wide range of flaws and is ideal for both sexes. If you have a wide nose, for instance, choose a product that’s slightly darker than your skin tone and apply it down each side to thin it down. This is a great alternative to nose plastic surgery at a nearby clinic – and nobody will be able to tell you’re wearing it.
Keep your lips soft
Don’t worry, you don’t have to go around applying lip gloss in public. Simply keep some lip salve or Vaseline in your bag and use it to keep your smackers soft and supple. If you don’t feel comfortable applying it in public, do it in the bathroom or wear it overnight. The weather can cause your lips to chap and crack at this time of year, so take care of your appearance.
Girls know a lot about looking good so take a leaf out of their book and revamp your image!