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Men: How to Look Well Groomed Without Looking Feminine

picture60Fellas, Valentine’s Day is coming up and whether you have a valentine or not, you want to look your best!  However, this should not be the only time men pay attention to their appearance.  You don’t have to consider yourself metrosexual to keep  yourself looking presentable.  Polishing your look just a little bit can give you a huge confident boost and also makes you more approachable.  There is nothing “un-manly” about grooming yourself.  With that said, here are some things you can do to clean up your appearance.

Hair: Whether you are keeping things simple with a low cut, taking it back to the fade, or rocking some righteous dreadlocks, your hair should look neat.  Trips to the barbershop should be made regularly if you have a low cut or fade.  Don’t wait till things go out of control before you decide it’s time for a shape-up.  Dreadlocks should be re-twisted regularly and they should be kept clean.

Facial Hair: Nothing looks better than a neatly trimmed beard and or mustache.  Nothing will make a lady run away faster than an uncontrollable mass of hair growing from your face.  An unkempt beard is not manly, it’s weird.  Act accordingly.

Nails: Nails should look decent.  Now, I’m not saying you have to get regular manicures, unless you want to of course.  What I am saying is long, creepy and dirty fingernails are a turn off.  Invest in some nail clippers.  Clip your nails from time to time so they stay at a reasonable length and keep a nail brush handy so they stay clean underneath.

Skin: The soap that you use on the rest of your body in the shower should not be the soap you use on your face.  The skin on your face is delicate and should be treated as such.  Invest in a face cleanser and you will see an improvement in the overall appearance of your skin.

Teeth: Brush them.  I know some of you may be reading this and thinking “Duh”.  But I also know from my experiences that there are men that skip this step in the morning.  Act accordingly.

Eyebrows: This is purely optional, because I know how a lot of men feel about this.  This is only a mere suggestion.  Women get their eyebrows done because it really does make a huge difference in their appearance; it opens their face up and it can do the same for men.  I’m not saying get your eyebrows shaped but cleaned up.  If you choose to get this done, make sure the person who is performing the service knows the difference.  Just get the extra hairs around and between the brows removed.

Women and men alike should take pride in their appearance.  When you look good, you feel good!  And when you feel good, good things happen!  Take care!

Brandi Giles, Editor of Health & Beauty

Sources:  http://www.oprah.com/style/10-Grooming-Tips-for-Men

Picture Source: Instagram @thegentsjournal

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