Listen. We get it. Between meetings, spreadsheets, conference calls, employees, and day-to-day operations, you have a lot of things going on. But none of those obligations mean you shouldn’t be taking care of yourself in the meantime. There are hundreds of how-to articles that detail thousands of ways for men to look their best. But if you’re anything like us–and we know you are–you want a simple and quick to-do list. With the help of Wahl, and these quick tips, you’ll be on your way to upping your grooming game.
Trim Your Hair
Have you heard that shoes make the man? As far as we’re concerned, it’s all about the haircut. Whether you’re talking a high fade quiff, a faux hawk, a messy undercut, a side part, or a longer natural flow, it’s not as hard as you might think to keep your cut looking sharp when you have the best of the best tools. First and foremost, you need the Wahl Elite Pro Clipper. With a cool retro look, Wahl’s most powerful motor and self-sharpening blade technology, this clipper allows for fast, precise and uncompromised haircutting. It’s ideal for full cuts, along with being perfect for touch-ups on the neck, sideburns and arches around your ears. Bottom line, this Made-in-the-USA clipper will keep your mane in check.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
With a great haircut people are sure to also notice your face, that’s why you can’t neglect your skin. Be it eye creams, face lotions or lip balms, you owe it to your current and future self to implement a proper skin care regimen. Not only will it reduce wrinkles and fight the effects of aging, moisturizing has the immediate result of improved skin tone which will instantly make you look younger and more refreshed.
Maintain Those Pearly Whites
Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Floss daily. Eat a healthy diet that limits sugar. Visit your dentist regularly. You’ve heard all of it before, and for good reason. Don’t question recommendations from your doctor — just do it. In addition to taking a Phil Knight approach to your oral care, you should also check out special toothpastes, strips, and gums designed to give you a whiter and brighter smile. The technology is out there and some of it really does work. After all, first impressions are often determined by your smile.
Get Some Sleep
While sleep requirements vary from person to person, the average of 8 hours a night is a good barometer. However, if you’re like us, you’re not getting anywhere near that. Sleeping a handful of hours every night just doesn’t cut it. When you’re not getting shut eye, every aspect of your daily life can suffer. Not only will it wreak havoc on your appearance, your mental cognition, performance, attitude, concentration, health, blood pressure, fitness, libido and a whole host of other things can be adversely affected. In other words, don’t screw around when it comes to getting a proper night’s rest.
Drink More Water
In case you weren’t aware, the meat suit you wear every day is approximately 60% water. To make matters worse, your body is constantly losing that precious water. To replace what you lose, make sure you’re consuming enough hydrating liquids on a regular basis. Not only do we need water to keep things functioning as normal, it’s the key to looking good from the inside out. That means you need to follow the common recommendation and drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water, or 64 ounces, of water each and every day. Are you drinking about 2 liters of water a day? Well, you should be.
Reduce All the Bad Stuff
We’d love to tell you that upping your grooming game only involves increasing the positive aspects in your life, but that’s not true. If you want to be the best version of yourself, you also need to reduce the bad stuff in your life. What does that mean in practice? Reduce alcohol consumption, sun exposure, overeating and stress; because, not only can those things lead to serious health issues, they have an ill effect on your appearance. Cut back, and you’ll look and feel better in the long run.