14:46 14 October 2010
In this era of time where celebrities like David Beckham are famed just as much as their wives for their beauty regimes, men have begun to understand the importance of looking after themselves.
Men are now beginning to invest in beauty products as much as women, with Peter Andre recently announcing that he himself spends more than then average women on grooming products per week.
So, with the Christmas party season approaching, we take a look some top tips to help you look and feel good that will have the ladies falling at your feet.
1 Beware of dry skin
A combination of the cold weather and shaving can be disastrous on a mans skin. This particularly sensitive area is prone to irritation, so it is essential that you invest in a moisturiser.
Look at the ones on offer and find one that is suitable for sensitive skin. Be aware that some can be oily, so if you frequently get spots, buy one that has oil control.
To avoid long-term damage to your skin, you need to cleanse, tone and moisturise every day. Pick a set of the three that best match your skin type youll see them in most drug stores.
2 Hair today, gone tomorrow?
During winter, your hair can become dull and lifeless, not to mention thin.
Wash your hair every other day with shampoo and conditioner. Washing too often can cause too much oil to be produced, whilst using conditioner can help to make your hair shine.
If you use straighteners, buy some heat protection spray as this will stop the ends becoming frazzled.
Go to a proper hairdresser regularly about every six to eight weeks. The trained professionals will let you know if you hair is becoming too thin and can suggest ways in which to keep it looking its best.
Regular trims also stop split ends and help the hair grow.
3 Perfect your pout
OK, so it can be quite womanly to put on a slick of gloss on the lips, but during the winter months your mouth can become very dry.
Good old Vaseline can keep you moist or slick on some lip balm to help you look more kissable.
Think thats too girly for you? Give your lips a quick brush over when cleaning your teeth to wipe away any dryness.
Your teeth need to be looked after during this very indulgent season. With the excessive amount of food and drink on offer, take care to look after the inside of your mouth as well as the outside.
Its as simple as brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing and rinsing your mouth.
5 Holding hands
When it comes to the ladies, they can often have an insight into the type of man you are by your hands, and with the temperatures plummeting blue, hard and flaky hands are not a good look.
Search for a hand moisturiser that cleanses your pinkies and makes them gleam with health.
Dont forget your nails! Dirt under the nails is a huge turn-off for women, so make sure theyre always clean and filed neatly and avoid biting them.
6 Relax your body
Again, it may not seem like the epitome of manly behaviour to take a really good soak in a bath, but relaxing in the suds can actually help your mind and your body.
Whenever youre feeling stressed, put some soothing soaks into your bath, grab a novel or the paper and take a 30 minute bath.
Take care to clean every part of your body by investing in some body scrubs.
7 Fix your feet
Your feet are the things that hold you up all day so these perhaps need the most work.
In most beauty-based shops, youll find a selection of products that will help revitalise your feet.
From combating athletes foot to getting rid of hard skin, look around for your specific ailment and youre sure to find the right treatment for you.
8 Dont forget your insides
Not only is eating and exercising good to help your appearance on the outside, its fantastic at making you feel good inside.
A daily run of up to 30 minutes - or the refusal of that last chocolate bar in the vending machine - can have you feeling fitter than you have ever felt before and it could even save you the constant hangover feeling that January brings.
Take a look at some of our healthy recipes that will help improve your skin and overall health.
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