7 Surprisingly Easy Things Men Can Do to Look Better
What guy doesn't want to look his best? Find out how to look and feel better with these styling, grooming and skin care tips.
There is no guy on the planet who doesn’t want to look good.
Sure, you may not base your entire self-worth on how attractive you are, but let’s not kid ourselves–you definitely care about your appearance.
And why shouldn’t you?
Being attractive is commonly associated with bigger paychecks and higher social status.
As a guy, it’s in your best interest to elevate your appearance in any way you can.
Lucky for you, there are plenty of easy ways to do just that.
Whether it’s by taking care of your dry skin or wearing slim-fit jeans, there are tons of little things a guy can do to look better than ever.
Here are three things guys should know about how to look better:
- A new haircut is one of the easiest ways to improve your appearance
- Form-fitting clothing is more flattering than baggy clothing
- Small and simple changes can lead to massive improvements in your appearance
How to Look Better for Men
You don’t need to make drastic changes to start improving your appearance.
Below, here are seven simple ways guys can look better.
1. Get a New ’Do
There’s a reason why people tend to get a haircut after they break up.
Haircuts can dramatically change your look and make you feel like an entirely new person.
If you’ve had the same hairstyle for ages, consider switching it up with a trendy hairstyle, like a short pompadour or a faded French crop.
Word to the wise: Don’t go to the mall for a haircut.
Do your research and splurge on a barber who knows what they’re doing.
2. Take Better Care of Your Skin
Want your handsomest face ever? Get on a regular skin care routine.
It doesn’t need to be as elaborate as your girl’s 10-step routine.
A few basic products will do the trick.
Start by washing your face twice a day with a mild facial cleanser (read: not bar soap), followed by a nourishing moisturizer.
Use a face scrub (no more than twice per week) to remove dead skin cells from your face, and you’ll have clear skin in no time.TRY MEN’S SKIN CARE
3. Ditch the Baggy Jeans
Unless you recently lost weight and haven’t gone shopping yet, there is absolutely no reason for you to own baggy jeans.
Sure, they might be roomy and comfortable, but they’re not doing your professional image any favors.
To upgrade your look tenfold, swap out your baggy pants for slim-fit jeans that conform to your body.
Buy several pairs—preferably, in dark wash denim—and pair them with your favorite button-down shirt for a business-casual look that you can wear to the office, date night and beyond.
4. Master the Manly Art of Shaving
Nothing ruins a perfectly smooth shave like breaking out in red, irritated bumps.
To achieve a better shave, you always need to do three essential things: prep the skin, go slow and use a fresh blade every time.
If you still find yourself dealing with shave irritation, refer to these expert shave tips from the American Academy of Dermatology.
Even if you have sensitive skin, a pain-free shave can still be yours.
5. Grow Out Some Facial Hair
Shaving not your thing?
Skip the hassle of shaving altogether by growing out a beard.
Although you’ll still need to trim and shape your beard on a regular basis, growing out your facial hair will reduce a significant amount of shave irritation.
And, depending on your facial hairstyle, it could make you more attractive to women.TAKE THE SKIN CARE QUIZ
In a 2016 study published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, women considered men with heavy stubble as being more attractive compared to their clean-shaven and full-bearded counterparts (see claim: “…with heavy stubble being most attractive followed by light stubble, then full beards and clean‐shaven faces being least attractive of all (Fig. 2).”)
6. Invest in New Shoes
Make no mistake, you are getting judged for your footwear.
You may not realize it, but the people around you do notice the tiny scuffs on your sneakers and your poorly made dress shoes.
If it’s been a while since you bought yourself new shoes, go out and treat yourself to two new pairs: a casual pair for everyday use and a classy pair of dress shoes.
And don’t be cheap!
Your feet deserve much better than the sale rack at your local department store.
7. Groom Your Brows
Great eyebrows are the sign of an extremely well-groomed man.
It’s one of those areas that many guys forget to manscape until they’re veering dangerously close to unibrow territory.
If you want to get great brows, you can get them professionally waxed or tweeze them yourself at home.
Thinking about going the DIY route?
Read our Eyebrow Grooming Guide before you go anywhere near the tweezers.
Little Changes = Big Improvements
If you want to start looking better, tackle the low-hanging fruit first.
Wash your face every day.
Get your favorite suit tailored.
At the end of the day, it’s the little things that can make all the difference to your appearance—and your confidence.
Dixson, B. J. W., et al. “The Masculinity Paradox: Facial Masculinity and Beardedness Interact to Determine Women’s Ratings of Men’s Facial Attractiveness.” Journal of Evolutionary Biology, vol. 29, no. 11, 2016, pp. 2311–20.