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Men Grooming Tips

By on October 26, 2014

From successful businessmen to regular joes, grooming is one of the most important things that you can do everyday. If you plan on making a good impression or picking up a date, you need to look and smell your best. Nothing drives away co-workers and friends like shabby clothes and smelly exteriors. For you to reach your full potential in life, you must look your best. In order to do this, you need to make use of some of the best grooming techniques available. By making use of the following techniques, you can look, smell and feel your best.

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1. Smooth Out the Wrinkles

Wrinkles are fine for a day on the tractor, but they are not what you want in business attire. No matter what clothes you wear to an interview or on a date, you must iron out any wrinkles. Ironing out the wrinkles allows you to smooth out the frumpiness. You end up having a cleaner, more professional appearance after only a few seconds of work. For a quick fix, all you need to find is some aluminium foil. With this foil, you fold it under the ironing board. This foil allows the ironing board to heat up faster so that your shirt is essentially being ironed from above and below. For extremely tough wrinkles, you can try to iron the clothes while they are still slightly damp.

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2. Exercise and a Workout Make a Difference

People are naturally attracted to good posture, rosy cheeks and white teeth because these are evolutionary indicators of good health. If you want to catch the eye of a girl from across the room, your body and your face have to look their best. You can spend millions of dollars on clothing, but it will not matter unless you eat healthily and work out regularly. In addition, you should limit the amount of smoking or drinking that you do. Both of these habits can end up detracting from your looks. While drinking will end up giving you a beer belly, smoking can cause yellowed skin, dingy teeth and wrinkles. A healthy lifestyle is the best way to ensure that you look your best.

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3. Accessories Matter

Haircuts, clothes and bathing are all important parts of grooming. Beyond the basic must-haves of grooming, men also have additional ways to look their best. Something as simple as a scarf can help to pull together all of the colors of a particular outfit. Scarves are ideal fashion choices because they add a heightened level of sophistication to your outfit within seconds. For the cost conscious guy, a scarf is an easy way to update your look without spending a lot of additional money.

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4. Take Care of Your Skin

The media spends far too much time focusing on women and their skin. Men have just as many skin problems. Unlike women, it is unlikely that most men will throw on some coverup to hide a skin ailment. If you want to look your best, you need to start with some preventive measures. Your skin looks its best when it is hydrated, so you should drink two liters of water every day. If you do not get enough sleep at night, your eyes will end up being puffy and dark circles will develop. Make sure that you get enough sleep and dark circles should not be an issue.

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5. Take Chances

Every person is different and their style reflects it. Although you do not need to get a green mohawk to stand out, you can always start with a smaller style change. A bold choice could involve a new accessory, modified haircut or different way of wearing your beard. All of these different options can be used to help you develop a heightened level of confidence and a unique, signature style.

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6. Shave Regularly and Shave Closely

Anyone who has ever had a long-term girlfriend knows how much women hate having sharp stubble rubbing against their face. Unless you want to look grungy and anger your girl, you need to shave regularly. Even if you have a beard or moustache, you should make sure that all stray hairs are removed and the hair is trimmed. For the best results, you should always shave using the same direction as hair growth. To make it easier, you can try softening your facial hair before shaving. This will help reduce the chances of ingrown hairs and reduce the likelihood of a shaving cut.

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7. Treat Acne

Your diet could be the cause of your acne problems. Many men do not eat the way that they are supposed to. By eating too much chocolate, fried foods, grease and carbs, you could be causing your acne breakouts. Acne is normally caused by a rise in cortisol or insulin. Since carbohydrates and sweets raise insulin, these food items could be causing your acne. Researchers in Australia recently discovered that people who ate more protein and less carbs than normal had lower chances of developing acne. By avoiding carbohydrates, you can improve the quality of your skin. Eating extra antioxidants can also boost the appearance of your skin.

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8. Color is Your Friend

Although most suits are sold in black, there are so many other color options available for clothes. You can switch up the color of T-shirt, scarf or jacket that you wear each day. If you normally head to work in a standard business suit, the spot of color on your outfit could come from your pocket square or from your tie. No matter what you choose to do, just make sure that there is some color on your person that helps to liven up the outfit.

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9. Get Your Haircut

One of the most annoying things ever is to take time out of your life and money from your wallet to get a haircut. Unless you have the rugged good looks of Adam Levine, it will be impossible to get away with tousled, overgrown hair. In general, you will need to get a haircut every few weeks. You will need to select a cut that works for your face shape and works with your lifestyle needs. If you have an oval face, you are in luck because you can pull off any haircut. Men with round faces will need to have a haircut with height so that their face appears longer. For men with square faces, most haircuts except for flattops will work for you. Triangular faces can handle short hair best—and short hair will ensure that the top of the head is not the focal point. Finally, pear-shaped faces can handle a round haircut or any style that helps to balance out the top of the face with the bottom.

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10. Take a Shower

It may seem obvious, but take a shower. One of the easiest grooming techniques is also one of the easiest to overlook when you are in a rush. Make sure that you take a shower before work and after you hit the gym. For best results, you should select a body wash that suits your personal style. Although the scent may later be hidden by cologne, it will still remain on your skin for a few hours.

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11. Pick Your Leather Carefully

Whether you are headed to the office or are about to hop on a motorcycle, nothing looks better than leather. This fashion statement is one of the easiest ways to instantly add class and sexiness to any outfit. It works for business professionals and adrenaline junkies alike.

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12. Wash Your Hands

One of the first things that women notice is how your hands look. In a corporate business meeting, your hands will also be noticed during a handshake. If you spent the day fooling around with your project car, your hands are going to look like it. The best way that you can improve your appearance is to wash your hands and remove any dirt from under your nails. To make this part of your grooming ritual easier, you can always put your nail clippers in the shower so that you can easily reach them while you are bathing.

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13. Take a Gander at Your Teeth

There are many different teeth whitening options available that cost only a fraction of what the dentist charges. The best of the at-home whitening options will be made with a carbamide peroxide ratio of at least ten percent. By regularly whitening your teeth, you can improve one of the first things that people notice: your smile.

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14. Select Your Scent

Even if you have showered with an excellent body wash, you still need to use some type of cologne or body spray afterward. A light spray of a good cologne will last for the entire day and ensure that you smell like a million dollars. Just make sure not to spray too much or you will quickly regret it.

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15. Fix Your Posture

The last way that you can improve your grooming habits is to fix your posture. Slouching makes you appear shorter and changes how other people perceive you. Men with good posture are perceived as more confident and assertive than their slouchy brothers. If it is difficult to maintain your posture throughout the day, you can always do some posture exercises to help you get used to it.

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