While most of the makeover articles and blogs you see are geared towards women, there’s no shortage of guys out there who want to make over their look. If you’re one of them, you’ve come to the right place!
You have several options for stepping into the world of skin care. You can ask the girls in your life, since they have more experience and probably know your skin better than you! You can also take quizzes at skincare websites or ask for an evaluation at a department store skin-care counter. Don’t be in a rush to purchase a full set of department store items, however – drugstore products have increased amazingly in quality, and are much less expensive. If something doesn’t work out, you don’t want to be stuck with a useless $80.00 jar of moisturizer.
You should begin with a basic starter kit including a facial wash or soap, toner and moisturizer. If you have acne-prone skin, pick up a product that targets breakouts as well.
Create a habit of using your facial products every morning and every night. Cleanse, tone and moisturize, and treat acne spots as they occur.
Keep your skin type in mind when shopping. Oily or acne-prone skin often needs something stronger than sensitive or normal skin. A light exfoliating wash or scrub can often help with blackheads and reveal younger, fresher-looking skin. Use with caution, however, as exfoliants can sometimes irritate sensitive skin.
Style makeovers can be tricky, because everybody should develop their own personal style. However, if you have no idea what that means for you, there are ways to figure it out.
Begin by thinking of male celebrities whose style you admire. Does Johnny Depp’s boho-casual look appeal to you? George Clooney’s rat-pack vibe? Perhaps the urban styles of Kanye West or Jay-Z?
Once you’ve identified a few celebrities whose style you admire, your next step is the fun part – shopping! Your style icon is a great starting point, but work hard to make each outfit your own. If you own your style and don’t apologize for it, chances are that you’ll look great!
A few basics to keep in mind – purchase key, fundamental pieces like shoes and jackets from good brands and take good care of them – nothing looks worse than a gorgeous outfit finished off with ratty sneakers!
Look into accessories as a way to make even a slightly boring outfit more interesting, and to add your own personal flair. Hats, scarves and jewelry are all great ways to accessorize.
While men’s’ hair styles are more limited than women’s’, there are still tons of options. Try looking online for a style you admire, then print out the photo and take it to a stylist. They will be able to tell you whether the style will work for your face shape and hair type, and will suggest alternatives if something won’t work. Once you have a great cut, invest in some high-quality hair-care products (ask your stylist for a tutorial if necessary) to keep your cut looking great.