Ten steps for looking more handsome and attractive for men
Obviously, you’ll want to visit your doctor if you have a spot on your face that concerns you. Assuming you’re dealing with a dark spot caused by sun damage (i.e. freckles), it’s best to try and minimize their appearance wherever possible.
That’s because dark spots have a way of making a man look aged. Worse, some blemishes can be downright unattractive. If left untreated, these spots tend to multiply and grow in size, thereby chipping away at self-esteem.
The good news is that you can treat many of these imperfections at home. What’s more, it doesn’t cost that much.
5. Get the right haircut
Most guys I’ve worked with know that hair is key to personal appearance. What they struggle with is how to take care of their hair and create a look that highlights their best features.
Rather than find a truly great solution, many simply opt for a crop cut and call it a day. There’s nothing wrong with this approach. In fact, styling your hair with a crop cut is a smart pathway to handsomeness. It can signal masculinity and cleanliness.
Here’s the problem – the cut alone won’t bring you the desired results. Most likely, you’ll need to combine a good haircut with products to achieve maximum benefits.
Using male celebrity examples, I created a post that highlights 7 men worth emulating. I’ve also included product recommendations for each guy.
6. Focus on your teeth
I’ll level with you. One of the most uncomfortable topics to talk about with guys are teeth. I don’t know why that it is, but it just is.
Maybe that’s because a lot of men have secret fears around visiting the dentist. I completely understand this because I’ve had many of the same concerns.
If you’re a man that hasn’t been to the dentist in years, your anxiety can intensify. In extreme cases, some people even develop a dental phobia.
However uncomfortable with the topic you may be, if your goal is to look handsome, you’ll need to focus on your choppers. Thanks to modern dentistry, there are dozens of treatments available that can literally transform the way your teeth look.
Not too many years ago, I had veneers put on my teeth to get rid of a large gap. You can do the same if you have this problem.
Should your teeth appear crocked or uneven, there are invisible products designed to straighten teeth out. I encourage you to talk to your dentist to see what options are available.
A great smile can improve your attractiveness by leaps and bounds. Apart from being a great physical quality, it harnesses an important psychological phenomenon: people look more attractive with a confident smiling.
Finally, if your teeth appear dull or brownish, consider picking up some over the counter whiteners. You can buy these at most drug stores. An excellent one to consider is Active Wow Teeth Whitening Powder.
7. Exercise Regularly
A regular exercise routine is fundamental if you want to look handsome. Not only will physical activity prevent weight gain, exercise (particularly resistance training) builds and maintains muscle.
In my experience, most guys struggle with choosing the best exercise program to fit their lifestyle. This point is particularly true for men who are newbies to the gym or don’t have a lot of experience with gym training.
If this describes your situation, you have many options. First, it may be helpful to consider hiring a personal trainer. It gives you the opportunity to learn different approaches to exercise. That way you get the most from your workouts.
If you already have some fitness experience under your belt, be sure to check out this post on how to pick the right workout routine.
8. Diet and nutrition
Diet goes hand in hand with exercise. The two are strongly linked to achieving health goals and by extension, your desire to look handsome.
Some men find it helpful to establish a dietary plan that corresponds to their body type. If you are unfamiliar with this approach, be sure to check out this body types for men post to learn more.
It’s highly possible that you are struggling with weight, whether too much or too little.
Should this describe you, my suggestion is to speak with a nutritionist. You’d be surprised at how much they can help to create personal transformation and achieve your body goals.
A great place to start is the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. They’ve got a search tool that allows you to find someone near your location.
9. Think classic wardrobe
Part of looking handsome means dressing in the right clothes. The problem is most guys aren’t always sure what to buy to look their best. Moreover, they don’t want to break the bank to look sharp.
The chief rule of buying the right clothes is making sure they fit perfectly. Be sure to try clothes on first. Even if you really like a particular shirt, it’s not worth buying if the cut doesn’t match your body type.
Beyond that, I encourage you to opt for the classic wardrobe. I’m talking about the basics, like jeans, t-shirts, flannels, and boots. I’ve given a number of examples in this post on achieving the lumbersexual look for men.
Also, the old saying that “shoes make the man” is actually kind of true. Again, the best approach is to think classic and avoid anything overly trendy.
There are tons of options available on the marketplace. Personally, I like the Grey, Derby Leather Wing Tip shoe by Tod’s. \
10. Reduce anxiety and stress
Here’s something you probably didn’t think would show up on a list of how to look more handsome. The reality is that stress and anxiety have been clinically shown to accelerate the aging process.
There are more studies on this topic than I can shake a stick at. Rather than read a bunch of research, I’ll explain it plainly.
When your body is under a high degree of stress, you sleep less and eat more. In addition, stress can harm DNA cells that act as your bodies internal chronometer. In other words, your body can end up looking older than it actually is, like a clock that runs fast.
When you add it all up, the end result is wrinkles, less attractive skin, weakened bone structure, and a reduced hairline.
If you want to look more handsome, it’s important to get stress and anxiety under control. You may not be able to completely eliminate stressors from your life, but there are many strategies available for practical coping.
Summing Things Up
If your goal is to look more handsome, it’s going to require focus on a number of different life aspects. It would be nice if a magic wand existed that instantly transformed you into Prince Charming. In the real world, though, that magic wand is good information and tenacious motivation. I can give you the first part, but the second step is up to you.
By following the 10 suggestions listed above, you can do a lot to boost your self-esteem and amplify your handsomeness.