Taking care of your looks isn’t reserved for women anymore! A huge portion of men love looking put together and caring for their skin and hair.
The beauty industry has been paying more attention to male grooming and there are now many products and procedures specially designed for them. However, as much as they like looking as handsome as possible, men hate spending too much time and energy on grooming.
That’s why we’ve prepared a list of beauty hacks that will make men’s lives so much easier.
Start wearing SPF
Prevention is the best treatment!
The harmful effects of UV radiation have been known for years, yet it seems we keep ignoring them while complaining about wrinkles and fine lines appearing as early as in our late 20s.
The biggest cause of premature aging is sunlight exposure – that’s a fact. Therefore, the most efficient anti-aging treatment is wearing sunscreen every day. It takes two seconds to apply, yet it will help keep your skin looking fresh and healthy and prevent unattractive hyperpigmentation.
There are many drugstore products formulated for the face, so you don’t need to be afraid of the nightmarish tropical-scented stickiness – the main reason so many people refuse to even try wearing sunscreen.
Get permanent eyebrow enhancement
Many men suffer from uneven, patchy brows that don’t really suit their faces but they aren’t willing to go through the hassle of filling in sparse spots with a pencil or having them shaped every couple of weeks.
Well, there’s a semi-permanent solution! Microblading is a form of an eyebrow tattoo that will fix your brow shape so it complements your facial morphology.
It’s done by drawing on extra brow hairs with semi-permanent pigments that gradually fade over 2 years. The treatment is quick, relatively painless, and involves no downtime – you just need to apply some aftercare products like those available at the PhiShop for a few days afterward and your brows will heal into perfection. The results are very subtle and they don’t look like makeup.
Microblading can change your life in other ways, too. It’s such a huge trend that many people are making a profession out of it; all it takes is taking microblading classes in NYC or another permanent makeup hotspot. The skill can be picked up quickly, and the potential earnings are quite high.
Sounds good, right?
If you suffer from skin imperfections like blackheads, adult acne, or discoloration, chances are, they can be solved, or at least diminished significantly, with regular exfoliation.
Exfoliation mechanically removes dead skin cells, dirt, and excess sebum from the surface of your skin. This way, skin texture is improved, and pores are unclogged and cleaned much more thoroughly than with just washing. When your pores are not clogged, acne doesn’t form. All you have to do is mix some sugar with a natural oil and gently massage your face for about 2 minutes.
So if you start exfoliating every 7 days or so, you will quickly notice your skin looks healthier, more toned, and better overall.
Whiten your teeth at home
Who doesn’t love a shiny string of pearly whites on a guy?
Healthy white teeth are always attractive, but professional teeth whitening can be expensive, plus you have to get it at regular intervals, as the results aren’t that long-lasting. A better option is to adapt your brushing routine so you whiten them every day.
This can be achieved super easily and at a microscopic cost. All you need is baking soda. Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with a tablespoon of water and brush your teeth with the concoction, before using your regular toothpaste.
Baking soda is okay to use on your teeth once a day, but no more than that.
Try dry shampoo
Washing your hair is easy for men who rock the buzzcut, but for anyone with a longer cut, it can get annoying.
Shorter hairstyles show grease quite quickly, which forces many men to wash their hair daily. Okay, it may not take them as long as it does women, but sometimes you simply don’t have the extra 10 minutes nor the energy.
You can prolong the time between washes by using dry shampoo, a powdery-style product you spray in your hair. The formula absorbs the excess oil and makes your hair look as if you’d just washed it. Even better, as it adds some volume.
You can get dry shampoo at any drugstore, just make sure to match its color to your hair. If you have dark hair, don’t get the basic white stuff because it will leave white traces; go for the brown version.
There you have it! The perfect mix of tips that will improve the look of your skin, teeth, and hair in a subtle yet effective way, with minimal effort. Even if you’re not that into grooming, these beauty hacks are so simple you have no excuse not to try them.