Showering, (we would hope) is a major part of your daily routine. Just the idea of feeling fresh and clean can be a major confident booster. I think I speak for everyone that after a long day of sitting around the house feeling bummy, a shower makes us feel like a functioning member of society. Now, in order to ensure you keep feeling fresh all day, make sure to apply deodorant and cologne! These things make a huge difference as the day drags on, you may be working late, but you still smell fresh.
- Mouth hygiene
Chances are you had coffee and breakfast this morning, and everyone knows morning breath is pretty awful. Aside from the fact that keeping a clean mouth has so many health benefits it’s also visually, and aromatically pleasing. If you’re talking to your girlfriend, crush, or co-worker fresh breath is a breath of fresh air (pun completely intended). Keep a pack of gum/mints on your person at all times, just in case lunch/dinner breath also decides to linger.
- Chap Stick
If your lips look crusty, cracked, and dry you just look like you came off of a deserted island or haven’t had a glass of water in weeks. We know the weather can be tough on your lips, especially for those of you who work outdoors. Using a chap-stick regularly will keep your lips looking healthy and extra kissable (trust us!).
Making sure your skin looks healthy simply shows you care about taking care of yourself. Ensure that you moisturize EVERYTHING, your body, hands, and your face! Plus, in the long run it helps to maintain you looking young and healthy. Keeping your skin moisturized is super important.
We get it you work hard, and your hands can take a real beating! That doesn’t mean that your hands don’t need love, if you feel silly going to a salon, you can easily do it at home too (keep in mind you can always take a female friend, we love that stuff). If doing a MANicure is out of the question the least you can do is keep your nails trimmed, and clean.
However you decide to grow your facial hear is completely up to you, we appreciate men of all facial hair preferences, long, short, or smooth as a babies bottom, you’re all loved equally. This being said whatever style you choose make sure it is maintained! Keep hair looking evenly cut, clean, combed, and properly lined up. Scruff is nice as long as it doesn’t look like laziness. This also goes for the hair on the rest of your head!
- Sole Cleansing
Whatever shoes you decide to rock, be it sneakers, boots, or dress shoes you should always keep them looking fresh. Unless you’re working, or getting things done around the house they should not like you walked a million miles in them. If we know one thing about women is that we love shoes! To know that a man pays attentions to these little details shows a lot about how much he takes care of himself.
- The Right Fit
Making sure your clothing is the proper fit takes you from someone who looks like they still wears the clothing his mother bought him in high school to someone who dresses himself with ease. Make sure collars, sleeves, and pant legs fall in the right places. (Here is an easy guide)
This is also especially important for casual outfits; it keeps you from looking sloppy. Wearing a pair of jeans and a t-shirt can look great if you’re wearing pants and a shirt that hug you in all the right places.
- Shoes and belt should match.
Nothing shows that you’re completely clueless when it comes to fashion like not paying attention to the details. Wearing black leather dress shoes, with a tan leather belt looks careless. Make sure that your belt and shoes go well together.
- 10. Wrinkle Free
We know ironing can be a bit tedious but even if you make sure you did everything else on this list and you walk out with a crinkled up shirt, you will look sloppy. Dress shirt, T-shirt, tank top, it doesn’t matter you don’t want to look like you pulled it out of the back of the closet in a balled up mess. Take the time to look neat, and (un)creased, use an iron!
I will leave you with this:
“A man should look as if he bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten all about them.”