7 Beauty Tips and Secrets for Men

Updated on June 5, 2019
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Jimmy is Scottish and has a dry wit, which some may find difficult to appreciate. He enjoys educating others with his various grooming tips.

Note these 7 beauty tips to feel good inside AND outside.
Note these 7 beauty tips to feel good inside AND outside. | Source

Male Beauty: Then and Now

Male grooming is now on a par with the female grooming routine. Men are taking a lot more pride in their appearance and want to look great when they are in the public eye. Grooming products and services aimed towards men have become a thriving marketplace.

From well-manicured nails to male lipstick and eyeshadow, the modern man has a host of products to choose from to help him achieve his best look. Men can also use cosmetic surgery to enhance their features, remove unwanted fat and even reduce breasts if they have "man boobs." For those who worry about the size of their manhood, there is a surgery available for that too.

Yes, times have changed.

If you haven't caught up with them, scroll down to discover what you may have overlooked.

Exercise is one of the easiest ways to look and feel better.
Exercise is one of the easiest ways to look and feel better. | Source

7 Beauty Tips and Secrets for Men

Men's beauty standards have changed dramatically in the last few decades, but fear not. If you are looking to revamp your appearance, you're in luck; looking your best can be just one manicure or gym membership away. In this list of seven tips (and secrets) for becoming your best self, I will detail these self-care essentials:

  • Perfecting the Shave
  • Manicures and More
  • Glowing Skin for Days
  • Mane Care
  • Keeping Your Pearly Whites White
  • The Hair Down There
  • Clean Linens and Things

Are you ready for a change? Let's get started!

1. Find the Shave That's Right for You

Remember to use shaving cream to reduce the chance of razor burn!
Remember to use shaving cream to reduce the chance of razor burn! | Source

Shaving seems to be optional, rather than required. Men who have a five o'clock shadow can be desirable, but this look doesn't work for everyone. Although it looks rather cool and rebellious, ironically, it only works if you've put a lot of thought into it.

For example, there's a fine line between shadow and full-fledged beard, and if you have thick hair on your neck, that might not look so great. Plus, if your facial hair is unkempt or patchy, you'd better just take the razor to it and be clean-shaven for your night out.

2. Get Routine Manicures

Manicured nails look great on anyone. When you've got black stuff crusted under your nails, your date will wonder where that hand has been. But you don't have to break the bank to get yourself a good manicure. Your female family members have probably been doing their own nails for years, and I am sure that they will gladly help you; all you have to do is ask. Plus, these days men go to nail places to get their nails done all the time, so don't think twice about it.

To enhance your well-manicured nails, a spot of clear nail polish or varnish will make them look even cleaner.

3. Follow a Skincare Regimen

Cleansing

Using an exfoliant gets rid of dead skin particles, leaving your face feeling smoother and looking great. It can also help prevent blackheads, acne and ingrown hairs. This apricot scrub doesn't cost a lot and works nicely to clean skin and minimize pores.

Creams

Moisturizing is key to keeping your skin balanced. If your face is too oily or dry, acne can flare or skin can peel. An anti-aging cream is also a great preventative investment, and it works just as well on men as it does on women. While you're at it, you might want to choose one with sunscreen in it to protect your skin from sun damage. It is important to note that some creams can cause excess shine, though.

Combating Shine

Certain facial creams can leave your face looking shiny. If you use these creams, you might also want to purchase a couple of cosmetics to take the shine from your face: a concealer and/or a light foundation. Using these products will make your face more matte.

Cosmetics

Cosmetics can be introduced to your skincare routine as well, but these products should be chosen carefully, depending on your skin type. There are many popular lines designed for men, and while there is no real reason for you to wear lipstick, eye shadow or blush—if desired, they can be used to enhance your best facial features.

The best way to go about applying cosmetics is to seek out an expert to show you how. If applied correctly, cosmetics can draw attention away from flaws.

4. Create a Teeth-Cleaning Routine

If you're going to brush your teeth every day anyway (hopefully!), why not get a whitening toothpaste to avoid pricey teeth whitening products?
If you're going to brush your teeth every day anyway (hopefully!), why not get a whitening toothpaste to avoid pricey teeth whitening products? | Source

No matter how often you clean your teeth, they can become stained from drinking tea or coffee, smoking or eating certain foods. There are many different ways to whiten them, but the cheapest option is to use a whitening toothpaste. Although it might take a little longer than other methods, it will give you a brighter smile in two to three weeks.

Having whiter teeth doesn't always mean that you have fresh breath, and although regular brushing does help, investing in a good mouthwash is essential. Mouthwash gets to parts of the mouth that brushing can't reach, leaving your breath fresher and your mouth cleaner.

5. Wash and Treat Your Hair Regularly

Stay away from toxic shampoos and go the more natural route.
Stay away from toxic shampoos and go the more natural route. | Source

Regardless of hair type, it is important to use a shampoo that is gentle on your hair. Ingredients such as vitamin E and coconut oil are great for naturally strengthening and conditioning the hair follicles. Hot oil treatments also leave your hair with a great natural-looking shine.

Don't be fooled by super-fragrant shampoos, either. Be sure to read the labels, as these types of products can contain artificial ingredients that don't do much for your hair.

Shampoo Ingredients to Avoid:

  • Parabens (i.e., methylparaben and propylparaben)
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate
  • Propylene glycol
  • Diethanolamine
  • Paraffin oil
  • Phthalates
  • Retinol

6. Don't Neglect the Hair "Down There"

To shave or not to shave is a matter of personal preference; if it feels right, go ahead and do it. But if you'd rather not "manscape," don't. You can manage growth by trimming the hair now and then with scissors or an electric groomer, taking care not to endanger your chances of having children in the future.

Pro Tip: If you've got a wicked case of razor burn on your most sensitive area, try rubbing an ice cube over it.

7. Take Care of Your Clothes

Investing in an iron will help cut down on dry cleaning costs.
Investing in an iron will help cut down on dry cleaning costs. | Source

No matter if you are going to a casual event or a formal one, ensure that your clothes are well laundered, at least. Cleanliness is next to godliness, after all, and if you have worked on all of the other care tips above, you could spoil it all by having poorly washed or pressed clothes. And don't forget the shoes, which should be well cared for and polished.

How Much Time Should a Man Spend Grooming?

When I was younger and getting ready for a night out on the town, it would take half an hour at most to transform myself from Mr. Slob to Mr. Super-Cool-Dude. All it took was a quick shower and shave, a dash of aftershave, a spray of deodorant, a quick swipe of a comb with a bit of Brylcreem and I was good to go.

Getting that half hour to use the bathroom was the most difficult part of my simple beauty regimen because my sister would be in there for at least three hours getting ready herself: shaving, plucking, puffing, slicking, applying her war paint (cosmetics) and whatever else women do to preen themselves. Of course, after that, she would spend another hour or two in her bedroom, choosing clothes and accessories to match her look.

My story is meant to demonstrate that there is no magic number. Everyone has their routines and rituals when getting ready. So hog that bathroom to your heart's content!

Now Have Fun!

You look good, you feel good and you are oozing confidence. All that is left is to enjoy your night on the town.

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    • profile image

      CLeigh13 

      2 years ago

      here are my recs/what i use and find really effective:

      exfoliating: yu-be foaming skin polish

      cleansing: neutrogena invigorating face wash

      moisturizing: yu-be moisturizing skin care

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      A'li 

      3 years ago

      Should a men use facial powder for oil control? Is there any side effect? If yes, what should be the products to use?

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      Sandy Mertens 

      4 years ago from Wisconsin

      Funny how the times have changed with male grooming. I use to spend some time during this, but I have gone more natural.

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      Paul 

      4 years ago

      I love looking after myself in terms of appearance. It makes you feel better about yourself and boosts your confidence.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      4 years ago

      Hubby turned 65 and decided to grow a beard. He came home this morning with a new beard trimmer.

    • Venkatachari M profile image

      Venkatachari M 

      4 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very useful and interesting hub with good tips.

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      abhishek 

      4 years ago

      I have an oily skin what shall I do

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      ok, why did I have to read this hub first in your collection? Well, as the mom of 4 sons and the only girl in the house, except the dog, it's a topic near and dear to my heart! lol - especially the finger nails - can't get through to my handsome guys to take care of their nails a little better!

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      Debra Allen 

      4 years ago from West By God

      This was great. I am surprised it is 5 years old! Manscaping....hmmmm.......I would have never thought of that one.

      Yes men have to also look well groomed in public too.

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      Sylvia 

      4 years ago from Corpus Christi, Texas

      Very nicely done! It's great to see this topic written for men. It's a much needed discussion! Thanks & I'm going to show it to my husband and get his take on it.

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      vigneshwar 

      5 years ago

      The above tips are very nice and comfortable,then i've used some product which that the inclusions of product as well,thanks and given some more tips.

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      salman 

      5 years ago

      pleas i want to by this produck,, i am just 18 years,,so how i have brought this product??

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      safik 

      6 years ago

      i am not looking fair what can i do for looking fair

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      Zia Uddin 

      6 years ago from UK

      Good tips you've got there on beautifying men. Good hub and voted up.

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      Caroline Smith 

      6 years ago from Montclair, New Jersey

      Nice hub. I'm still trying to convince my partner to moisturise on a daily basis, wish me luck with the rest of your tips :)

    • GoodLady profile image

      Penelope Hart 

      6 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Shall link this great hub with one I've just written! Thanks.

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      shashi 

      6 years ago

      nice

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      latheef 

      6 years ago

      its very help full..

    • vespawoolf profile image

      vespawoolf 

      6 years ago from Peru, South America

      Great tips! I plan to give my hubby a makeover, complete with teeth whitening and facial scrub. Thanks so much!

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      Tonette Fornillos 

      6 years ago from The City of Generals

      Wonderful tips. Most men, busy as they think they are, tend to neglect about taking good care of themselves. This list should keep reminding them, at least. All men still would care looking and smelling great for everyone. Very useful hub Jimmy, thanks for the care to our men. Best wishes! :-)

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      riyaz 

      7 years ago

      hi,

      i want the suggestions form u ,my face has pimple black spots and i want my skin glow .

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      kapil 

      7 years ago

      good

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      fedrick emmanuel.f 

      7 years ago

      nice

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      sayyam arif 

      7 years ago

      nice tips i like that

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      Arron 

      7 years ago

      Many thanks be to you.

      Humble & grateful I is.

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      sathish 

      7 years ago

      Nice ......

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      Buy Dermacai 

      7 years ago

      Great article and Thanks for sharing this with us as well

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      anurag 

      7 years ago

      but simplest ismost beautiful things

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      lover bert 

      7 years ago

      i apply those tips given but only problem is the height what is alternative ways wihtout using any chemical suppliment please advice me thanks

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      Asad 

      7 years ago

      I want to know about my hair that is 2 problem for me what should i do many time i used many kind of Shampo but no result ...

      also which kind of cream should i use plz advise me .

      thanks

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      Sunny jut 

      7 years ago

      I think these are great tip for man but we want more

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      muhammad ahsan amjad 

      7 years ago

      nice tips........

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      suresh patel 

      7 years ago

      Very interesting tips on beauty overall. give more tips like this.

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      Sunny 

      8 years ago

      These are the great tips 4 me and i m compleltly impressed

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      Preet Gurbani 

      8 years ago

      Nice tips, it will be useful for my husband,thanks.

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      Lin Poa 

      8 years ago from at the beach

      Well this was certainly a very interesting hub on beauty overall, very comprehensive..

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      Adam Browning 

      8 years ago

      fine stuff you have here. thanks for the trick

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      Alee 

      8 years ago

      well.. thanx...

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      XaxiiFan 

      8 years ago

      Nice tips. I look forward to the day when a guy asks for advise on Nails ;)

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      WhiteCoolio 

      8 years ago

      nice, girl should follow the tips above also.

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      Jimmy the jock 

      8 years ago from Scotland

      To CMA DEEPPAK DHINGRA, I have removed your comment for 2 reasons.

      1: Capital letters, please use lower case.

      2:I do not accept comments where an email address has been added.

      please feel free to repost your comment.....jimmy

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      ramzanweb 

      8 years ago from Lahore Pakistan

      Nice an article

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      sumanth 

      8 years ago

      my face has black moles how to rectify

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      wasi shah 

      8 years ago

      nice sharing keep it up///////

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      Rush 

      8 years ago

      Great tips on male grooming. Men have come a long way. We do like to look our best these days.

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      Simple Tim 

      8 years ago

      I saw the brylecream bottle in a pic so had to come over to read more..the last I saw one of those was in the 80's when my dad used them! brings back memories...cool hub...us guys do take for granted that we also require maintenance...not makeup just good skincare and hair regimen.

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      zzron 

      8 years ago from Houston, TX.

      I agree with megha_5012, I don't think men should wear makeup on their face unless it is to cover up a scar or something like that.

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      james 

      8 years ago

      why would men need to know about eye-shadow, lipstick or blush? that sort of make-up would look TERRIBLE on a man.

      i do think concealer is an excellent thing. its great for covering little red spots and dark under-eye circles. i have not worn foundation i would be concerned that it might be visible but concealer seems to really blend in.

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      megha_5012 

      9 years ago

      & saree wearing men

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      Narendra Jangid 

      9 years ago

      Love it

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      Vizey 

      9 years ago

      Thanks for beauty advice. I am most concerned about the skin care. My skin is ok but I need to make it better.

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      4ever Mo 

      9 years ago

      Thanx a lot for the piece Jimmy. My people should read this. In my culture its not manly for a man to take good care of themselves/groom. It's considered femnine but am glad I've not been paying them no mind lol. I think some beliefs should die hard!My Brothers take care of yourselves!

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      egos 

      10 years ago

      I like these 10 tips. Concerning Teeth Whitening,

      I would say that it is not very healthy treatment.

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      hnyaji 

      10 years ago

      great hub! I don't like Brylcreem though! Try out Bedhead. They are available in Bodyshop.

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      Hub Love 

      10 years ago from United States

      Great hub! Lots of useful tips! All true!

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      2patricias 

      10 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      Bit of a giggle! We certainly agree with the points about being clean. We would add good posture to your list.

      Another good hub.

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      hot dorkage 

      10 years ago from Oregon, USA

      ROTFL looking at the chubby David..... Too funny.....

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      pjdscott 

      10 years ago from Durham, UK

      This hub was both informative and very funny! And no mention of male mascara, thank goodness! Nice one and thumbs up for it.

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      Jimmy the jock 

      10 years ago from Scotland

      thanks for your comments guys, and thanks for the inspiration HUP, this page made number 1 on google an hour after publishing YOU SURE KNOW HOW TO PICK A GOOD TOPIC.....JIMMY

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      laringo 

      10 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Good tips! I"ll have my husband read this Hub too.

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      Ryan Hupfer 

      10 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Hey Jimmy, thanks for answering my request - great tips! Also, my girlfriend told me to thank you as well. :)

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