Though television commercials might give the impression that beauty and grooming concerns are exclusive to women, men like to look good, too.
Men who want to look their youthful best can consider the following tips:
Cover gray hairs. Men who aren’t ready to go gray but are anyway can find products designed specifically for men who want to conceal gray hairs. Avoid dyes that might color all hair, including those that are not gray, opting instead for a product that tints gray hairs without affecting hairs that still boast their natural colors.
Maintain your beard. The beard boom continues, but men who want to look sharp and well-groomed should make an effort to trim wild facial hairs. Beard combs are designed to minimize hair damage and can help to smooth the hairs that appear unkempt. Some barbers even specialize in grooming beards, which can be helpful for men who are short on time or those with especially long beards that could use a little love and attention.
Protect your face. Skin dries with age, but men can take steps to protect their skin and keep it glowing as they grow older. When spending time outdoors, always wear sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 and ideally one that includes moisturizer as well. Exposure to the sun without adequate protection can lead to fine lines and wrinkles while increasing the risk for skin cancer. Night creams that contain retinol can help smooth wrinkles and give skin a more even-toned look. Prescription night creams tend to be considerably more potent than over-the-counter alternatives.
Reduce stress. Stress produces a host of negative side effects, some of which can indirectly affect appearance. Some people dealing with stress end up suffering from insomnia, which can contribute to bags under the eyes. Stress also can adversely affect hydration of the skin, contributing to dry skin. Stress also can contribute to hormonal imbalances that lead to skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis and eczema. If stress is a problem, make a concerted effort to reduce it, even working with a physician to reduce stress when necessary.
There are many simple ways for men to address their appearance so they look and feel better.