Looking good is something we all think about now and then, some more than others. It is a natural expression of the human psyche and how we form first impressions of people that can oftentimes be the foundations for how we treat them later on down the road. Your appearance is a big draw or detraction from who you are and if it isn’t in line with what you want to project to people it can hinder your efforts in both a personal and professional nature. That is why it is important to incorporate certain habits into your daily life that can help improve your appearance quickly.
Think of Exercise as Requirement of Life
All too often people think of exercise as an optional activity that can be done in your spare time when you have the time for it and this shows in their appearance. However, approaching physical fitness as a requirement rather than an option is a habit that can quickly change your appearance and life by beginning a regular fitness routine that helps you too lose weight, tone muscle, increase stamina, improve circulation, etc.
Sleep a Full 8 Hours at Night
One of the best things that you can do to improve your appearance is just simply to get more rest. It is recommended that you get between 7 and 9 hours sleep each night and if you go 3 consecutive nights with less than 6 ½ hours of sleep each night you are technically sleep deprived. In today’s busy world it can be very easy to forgo a full night’s rest while you go into work early, stay late, hang out with the guys and so forth… but this is not only a detriment to your internal health, but to your external appearance as well. When you are sleep deprived you begin to get puffy bags under your eyes, your complexion becomes less even, hair becomes less vibrant and many other issues that can form an overall impression of a tired, overworked person.
Cleanse and Moisturize Your Body (Especially the Face)
For many men cleaning is a natural part of the daily routine while moisturizing is something that isn’t too high on a list of things to do, but it can make a world of difference not only now but in the years to come as well. Having a regular cleansing and moisturizing routine each day can help to improve the complexion, reduce the appearance and creation of wrinkles/fine lines, reduce age spots, zits, etc. It is important to choose cleansers and moisturizers that are oil-free as these will help to keep a natural oil balance on the skin to reduce breakouts of adult acne.
Shave at the End of Your Shower
Razor burn, cuts and irritation are common place for men who shave and can affect the appearance of the man for hours after a shave. One way to reduce this problem is by shaving at the end of a shower as the hot, “sauna-esque” environment helps to open pores, soften the skin/hair and plump up the hair so that a close, gentle shave can be achieved as easily as possible.
Cut Hair Every 6 Weeks
Whether you have a buzz cut or shoulder length hair, having your hair cut every six weeks can help to improve your hair’s appearance and health. Over time hair becomes damaged and brittle which can lead to a more unmanageable and unhealthy look that creates a less than polished look for those who meet you. This also reduced the risk of hair loss which can be quite a bruise to the ego if you begin to lose hair in specific areas that are hard to hide.