5 Ways to Feel Better About How You Look – Just for Men

High beauty standards are not just bothering women. Men also face unrealistic beauty expectations made by social media full of good-looking men. There are various reasons why more and more men care about their image. Self-confidence is the most attractive quality, and here is what you can do to improve it.

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Regular Hygiene is the Most Important

A modern man would never let himself look scruffy. Regular hygiene is a must. There is no need to point that out. But, sometimes men look untidy even when they don’t skip showers.

Just a shower is not enough. Use deodorant and an aftershave regularly, as well as perfume if the occasion allows it. An expensive perfume is such a confidence booster and will make you feel much better about your appearance. It is one of the best investments you can make.

Also, make sure your nails are always neat. Keep your dental hygiene on point and consider whitening your teeth if you are not satisfied with them. If you are struggling with pimples, pay a visit to a good dermatologist who will find a way to deal with the issue.


Perfect Haircut and Groomed Facial Hair

Your haircut is probably the first thing people notice. Don’t be cheap when choosing a barber. Make regular appointments to keep your hair always impeccable. If you are one of the many people who are losing hair, there is a solution. Semi-permanent scalp micropigmentation is a perfect treatment for those who struggle with going bald or dealing with a receding hairline.

Wearing a beard has been trendy for a couple of years, but it can look scruffy if it is not properly groomed. Take care of your facial hair regularly and use products such as beard oil for better quality.

Eyebrows are also very important. Visit a professional that will trim and shape your brows. Brows’ suitable shape frames your face, giving it a whole new look. 



Moderate exercise and a balanced, healthy diet will help you maintain a beautiful body. There is no need to live in the gym unless you want perfectly shaped, toned muscles. Work out regularly and keep fit, and you will be more satisfied with your body.

Another thing that will improve your body image is posture. A good posture will increase your height, and your body will look taller, slimmer and better. If you have a job that requires a lot of sitting, next time you sit at the chair, think about your posture. Makeup for all of those hours in the office chair or the car by taking an evening walk and using stairs rather than lift. These small changes can do wonders to your body as well as your self-esteem.


Change the Way You Dress

If you always wear monotonous, boring clothes, maybe it is time for a change. If you are not sure what will fit you best, check out some online magazines for men and find some interesting outfits that you like. Choose flattering clothes, something that fits you well. Bring a friend to help you shop if you don’t know how to do it. You don’t have to experiment too much if you don’t like clothes that are also modern and youthful. Replacing your unvaried shirts with stylish ones can make a huge difference.

Avoid cheap clothes and shoes. They look bad on a man. It is better to invest in one good quality coat, then buy ten cheap jackets. Expensive clothes will make you look more stylish and attractive, and you will feel like a model.


Don’t Compare Yourself to Others

Learn to love your body as it is and accept your flaws, turning them into your most exciting features. Don’t compare yourself to those male fashion models – it is their job to look good. Reach your highest potential by looking after your image, and you will feel more attractive and confident.

Surround yourself with positive people, who will not point out your shortcomings, but give you support and honest compliments.

Avoid stressful situations and treat yourself with a holiday when you get tired from work. Get enough sleep and enjoy occasional indulgences, because that’s what life is all about. 


Even small changes like these can do wonders to your self-confidence. It is essential to look after yourself first and find some time for yourself even in the busiest of days. The results will be excellent and will make you love yourself even more.


Mark Munroe is the Creator and EIC of ADDICTED. He's ADDICTED to great travel, amazing food, better grooming & probably a whole lot more!