5 Ways to Feel Better About How You Look

There are various reasons why more and more men care about their image. High beauty standards are not just bothering women. Men also face unrealistic beauty expectations made by social media full of good-looking men. 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 the 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.

Keep your dental hygiene on point, and consider whitening your teeth if you are unsatisfied with them. Also, make sure your nails are always neat. 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 baldness or 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. Brows’ suitable shape frames your face, giving it a whole new look. Visit a professional that will trim and shape your brows. 


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, the next time you sit in a 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 a lift. These small changes can do wonders for your body as well as your self-esteem.


Change the Way You Dress

Maybe it is time for a change if you consistently wear monotonous, boring clothes. If you are unsure what will fit you best, check out some online magazines for men and find some interesting outfits 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. Investing in one good quality coat is better than buying 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; 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 to 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 for your self-confidence. It is essential to look after yourself first and find time for yourself even on the busiest 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!