If you believe you look good, you’ll feel more confident.
And confidence can make a HUGE difference to your entire approach to life. Everything from interviewing for a crucial job to wowing on a first date becomes easier when you know you’re worth the other person’s time.
But saying you want to make yourself look and feel better is one thing. Actually doing it is another.
Sadly, making positive changes to your appearance can be incredibly hard if you have no idea where to start — but we’ve put together these simple five tips to help you look better, covering clothes, hair, and more!
1.Try a hair treatment to transform your appearance
Changing your hairstyle is one of the simplest ways to look and feel more put together.
And you don’t need to just accept your hair loss either if you feel unhappy with the way you look.
Though the price of a hair transplant will be higher than what you pay your barber, you don’t need a celebrity’s paycheck to get quality treatment.
Nowadays, a hair transplant is the most effective way to permanently restore your hair growth. Two types are available: FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). The latter is the better option, particularly with the cutting-edge FUE2 SafeSystem method.
A hair transplant involves taking follicles from the back and sides of the head, then implanting them into bald or thinning areas of the scalp. Your hair should grow back within 12 to 18 months, with natural results.
Contact a reputable hair clinic near you to discuss your options. You may be surprised to discover what the latest treatments can achieve.
2.Take good care of your skin
One of the first things people will notice about you is your skin. That’s why a good skincare regimen is vital if you want to look better.
First, exfoliate at least once per week. This removes dead skin cells and dirt from your face. Your skin will be softer and smoother, while your pores will be less likely to become clogged — reducing your risk of ingrown hairs and spots.
Another top skincare tip: start moisturising.
This is a must if you have dry, flaky skin, as moisturiser traps water to improve skin texture. It’ll also help you look younger, as wrinkles and fine lines tend to become more visible on dryer skin.
Choose a moisturiser suited to your skin type, e.g. dry, oily, sensitive. Get into the habit of applying it every day, ideally in the morning and at night.
3.Wear clothes that flatter your form
Clothes might seem to fit well when you try them on in a shop, but it’s unlikely they’ll be the ideal fit for your body. That T-shirt may be a tad too loose around the shoulders, and those jeans could be far too baggy in the crotch.
Your clothes should enhance your best features and flatter your worst (or least-best). And the best way to get your clothes right is to visit a tailor.
An experienced, well-trained tailor should be able to make the right adjustments to ensure your favourite pieces look as if they were made just for you, whether we’re talking about an expensive new suit or a pair of jeans you picked up cheap in a sale.
A good tailor will also tweak your favourite clothes if you gain or lose a little bit of weight. That will save you from needing to buy a whole new wardrobe as your shape changes over time.
4.Look after your body
Any man who wants to look better MUST take care of his body.
Here are a few simple tips:
- exercise at least three times per week, however you can (for example, walking can increase your fitness, keep your bones healthy, and boost your energy)
- eat more vegetables and fruit
- reduce your portions if you feel bloated after meals
- stop smoking (and definitely don’t start if you don’t smoke already!)
- drink less alcohol if you exceed the recommended daily amount (14 units per week for men)
Taking care of your body should help you look and feel better over time. Start with small changes and make bigger ones as your confidence grows.
5.Get enough sleep
To be fair, it’s not always easy to get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep. Perhaps you live in a noisy area, have a young child who wakes throughout the night, or experience bouts of insomnia.
But getting a good amount of restful sleep can help you to look better by combating wrinkles, sagging skin, and dark circles under the eyes. It also contributes to a better mood and clearer thoughts.
If you struggle to get the sleep you feel you need, try using ear plugs or a white noise app, being more physically active, and resolving stressful situations (or identifying possible solutions) before you go to bed.
We hope these five tips inspire you to make positive changes and help you look (and feel) better!