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Health & Grooming

Little tricks to look your best

It’s important that we always try to look our best, but sometimes it’s easy to miss the simple stuff.  These easy tips will take you less than four minutes total, but can seriously upgrade your appearance  Who wouldn’t have time for that?

1. Trim the sideburns: 1 minute

Your sideburns are the part of your haircut that will grow out the fastest. When they start to look messy, give them a quick trim for a clean look without a trip to the barber. Pro tip: this refresh only works once between haircuts. Get the job done right with a legit tool like the Philips Norelco Multigroom Razor.

2. Exfoliate: 1 minute Give your face a little love before you hit the sack at night. Every day, thousands of tiny skin cells on your face die, and without a good scrub, they can accumulate and produce dry, white flakes around your nose and forehead.

Add face scrub to your nightly routine a couple times per week to look fresh. We recommend Kiehl’s facial scrub for men.

3. Blot your skin: 15 seconds

Our skin is naturally more oily than women’s. The upside is that it keeps your skin moisturized, so you’re looking younger for longer. The downside is that by day’s end, you’re greased up like a slice of pepperoni pizza. Pro tip: Keep blotting papers- like these from Clean & Clear – in your desk and give your nose and forehead a quick once-over before heading out after work.

On the flip side, if you suffer from unusually dry skin, the right moisturizer can help quickly revitalize your appearance. Try Kiehl’s Oil Eliminator face wash. It’s great for all skin types.

4. Choose a bright shirt: 30 seconds
The basic white dress shirt is a classic, but sticking only with neutrals can make you look a bit dull. For a sharper appearance, opt for more exciting colors. A bright orange, red or aqua shirt will light up your face and make you stand out in a crowd. You can go solid, or experiment with something patterned. Check out Untuckit brand shirts; they give you a high-quality, clean look and the shirts fit great, without any tailoring or any “tucking in”.

5. Polish your shoes: 1 minute

A Men’s Health survey found that the two main things women are checking out the most are your watch and your shoes. Scuffed shoes indicate a lack of attention to detail, and they also look like shit.

The Sof Sol Instant Shine Kit will do the trick for all shoes.

If you don’t have a ton of time, try this easy method: Swipe the inside of a banana peel across your shoe and gently wipe off any excess dirt with a paper towel. Bananas have natural oils that will provide a quick shine to your kicks.