1. No more Nose-Mares
Nose-Mares, a new word we invented to denote nose hair night mares that can indeed be real nightmares. Yep, almost every guy can relate and some of you out there have had them so long that they look like they are throwing gang signs. Picture that! First off, if your friends, gf/wife/mistress/slam-piece is letting “you” step out in public like that, they should de-friend their own selves because no one should allow their furry little partner to set out without a proper nose trim. What should you do? Anything you can do to exonerate those little giants, may we suggest: a nose trimmer (we did a post on different types of scissors), nose wax, trim them yourself but make sure you don’t let your gf/wife/mistress/slam-piece catch you with “her” scissors up your nose. OK remember this motto, noticeable nose hair, gets you no-hair (nowhere).
2. One can never smell too good… or too much!
Umm, tap the brakes here my friend. If you smell like you just bathed in Acqua Di Gio and are walking around with a cloud of cologne trailing you, not only are you irritating the nostrils of everyone within a 20 foot radius, but you are also repelling everyone around you. Do yourself and everyone else around you a big favor, skip on the cologne drenching and embark on the two methods: one classic & one modern - cologne application approaches. Classic - Spray on index finger and dab under each side of the chin. Modern: Just spray once in front of you and walk into it. That’s it. Remember, everyone wants to smell good, but no one wants to taste them.
3. Don’t get caught looking like Anthony Davis
Nope, Anthony Davis is not a drink, but a professional basketball player with a certain look. If you still don’t know who Anthony Davis is, we don’t blame you; but you may have heard of his unique look and by unique look we mean his eyebrow structure. His left eyebrow is connected by a furry little Lake Pontchartrain Causeway to his right eyebrow giving it the look of a squashed letter “M” (Anthony Davis pic). Listen guys, stop right there. Whatever you do, don’t let that happen to you. It’s not the look you want to rock, not only are you going to be giving the impression that you went through a Grooming 101 guide by a caveman, but it also demonstrates that you might be packing some serious Angora Rabbit fur everywhere else on your body. So do yourself a favor, make sure your left eyebrow never, ever, connects to your right eyebrow. Got it? Good!
4. Yellow should only be associated with the Pages not your teeth
Nice, flossed, clean teeth go a long way and will enhance every guy’s look when opening their mouth to speak or smile. You know what doesn't go a long way and destroys your look? Yellow, un-brushed, un-flossed food packed teeth. Yuck! A guy can be all ManPossible’d up looking like he’s about to hit the red carpet, but if his mouth piece is out of balance, prepare for disaster. Since teeth hide in your mouth and tend to show when one is talking and smiling, it’s normal for people to hone in on them in conversations, which is why they should be clean and free of food and not yellow or even worst, brown. Remember the term “Hollywood Smile” (HS)? We’re not saying you need to have a HS, but if you can get close to it by simply brushing 2-3 times a day, flossing regularly (Enhanced Care Of The Pearly Whites), and using some whitening strips (A Million Dollar Smile for $49.99). Don’t let your grill be the deal breaker now, ya hear?
5. Don’t be a Goldmember!
Ok, since the face is the primary target that people tend to gaze at first look, the last impression anyone wants to give out is that they have poor skin care techniques. Nobody wants to be looked at and referred to as “Goldmember”, the dried and flaky skin character from the Austin Powers film. With the vast majority of beauty and skin related research, reports, and products aimed at women, it doesn't leave much for men. But that doesn’t mean men shouldn't try to work on keeping their complexion nice, clean and hydrated. Research says that guys’ skin is up to 30% thicker than women’s skin and as we age, the glycosaminoglycans levels - which keep your skin hydrated get depleted, resulting in dryer and in some cases, flaky skin. It’s important that guys use some sort of daily moisturizer, preferably with sunscreen in the morning to help keep their skin hydrated thought the day and keep a healthy complexion going. Healthy looking facial skin is not only attractive but it can also aid in breaking the ice at social and some business events, so why not embark on that journey, right?
Getting your grooming game right will not only make you a more socially acceptable and enjoyable person but it will also help boost your self-confidence charisma and personality; just a few of the positive side effects of good grooming habits. Holla!