Beauty Tips Men Should Steal From Women
Men are always saying how women have too many beauty products and how it takes women way too long to get ready. Well, there is a reason for our madness. Taking the extra time to care for your skin, hair and body is important not only for keeping an attractive appearance on the outside but the inside as well.
Beauty tips for the guys:
1. Stop washing your face with all-purpose soaps
While an all-in-one is convenient, it can also take a toll on the sensitive skin on your face. Over time, it will dry out your skin causing irritation and even eczema, so opt for a gentle face cleanser.
2. Put SPF on your face everyday.
Daily sunscreen application reduces risk of melanoma by half, so slather it on each morning -- and don't leave it just at the face. Try a body cleanser that also has a wash-on SPF in it
3. Condition Hair Daily
Daily conditioning can keep hair looking healthy and shiny especially if it's longer than two inches. During the summer months, try a leave-in conditioner to protect the hair color from changing or fading in the sun
4. Wash off pore clogging products at night
Most women know to wash their faces every night to remove makeup that can build up in the pores and cause acne, but men's hair gels and sculpting pastes can actually lead to breakouts on the forehead and face, as well.
5. Make a Pumice Stone your new best friend
While women are more likely to report dry, cracked or irritated feet than men are, that doesn't mean they can forget about removing any dead skin building up on the heels. Odor-causing bacteria feeds on dead skin-- and hey, it's flip-flop season.
6. Keep Your Lips Soft
A good go-to trick is to first apply a liquid lip balm and then exfoliate by running a toothbrush over them to remove any dead skin.
7. Re-think your shaving cream
Men should try shaving with a cream-based facial cleanser instead of a shave gel. The gel-based products can contain more alcohol, meaning increased drying and irritation and their creamy consistency will make the shave smooth.
8. Use a moistuizer
With harsh soaps and daily sun exposure, men's faces can become dry and flaky. If flakes become a real problem, buff the face with plain sugar in the shower. This trick can also stop ingrown hairs in their tracks.
9. Shape the brows
Men absolutely need to groom their brows just as women do. To establish their ideal shape they should visit a brow professional. If you want to brave it on your own grab a pair of tweezers and pluck only in the unibrow area, then brush the brows straight up and trim any unruly hairs using a pair of cuticle or mustache scissors. Repeatedly over-plucking can stop eyebrow growth for good, so take it easy.
10. Clean up your nails!
This one I notice most men never do especially guys who work with their hands a lot or participate in many sports. You don't have to get the full mani treatment, if that's not your thing, but keep nails clipped and filed -- cleaning regularly under the nails can keep bacteria and fungi from growing under the nail, according to the Mayo Clinic. Try a quick cuticle oil, moisturize your hands and nails daily and always clip (not bite or rip) hangnails so that they don't become infected.
Guys: Even if you pick the top three things that you are not already doing and encorporate them into your daily routine you will notice a huge difference... not only in yourself but the way us women will respond to your fantastic hygiene!
Posted on: Monday the 21st of May 2012.
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Written by: Ernesto Rivera