Boys, boys, boys!
What are we going to do with you? You don’t know how to dress for a date. You can’t find that perfect shade of lipstick on your own.
And what’s up with that smokey eye makeup trend?
It seems like all the boys out there have no idea about beauty tips and trends.
Lucky for them, some girls were happy to share their best tricks and secrets with us (and now with you). From nail polish colours to foundation mistakes, these beauty tips will help any boy steal from girls in style.
Keep the cologne to a minimum.
Wearing more cologne than you need is not the right strategy for attracting attention at a social event. Aim for less is more with your fragrance!
Exfoliating once a week will remove dead skin cells and give you a smoother, closer shave. You can even go one step further by using liquid shaving aid.
Use a body wash instead of bar soap.
Bar soap is a harsh cleanser and will often dry out your skin. The body wash is gentle on the skin and provides a refreshing cleanse that leaves you feeling refreshed.
Don’t use too many products in your hair!
Too many products in your hair will weigh it down and rob you of that fresh, clean feeling. It may also leave the hair looking greasy or dull.
Use a conditioner!
You shampoo every day to remove excess dirt and oil from your scalp, so why not use a condition-moisturizing treatment too? Not only does it make your hair shinier and less frizzy, but it will also protect the scalp from sun damage.
Use a heat-protective product before you blow-dry or use hot tools!
Heat can be damaging to both your hair and skin, so protecting them is important. Avoid products with a high alcohol content that are not suitable for sensitive skin when you’re looking for a heat-protective product.
Don’t over-pluck your eyebrows!
Overshooting the brows will often leave them unbalanced and may even clash with other features on your face, like eyes or lips. Fill in sparse areas of hair using an eyebrow pencil to preserve symmetry.
Remove makeup at night!
Makeup can be nice to wear, but it needs time to properly remove. Leaving makeup on overnight will lead to clogged pores, causing blackheads and breakouts. Spend a few extra minutes in the evening removing all your face products before going to bed.
Tame frizzy hair with conditioner!
Frizz is caused by excess sebum in the hair. You can tame frizzy hair by adding a little conditioner to your locks and scrunching it up with an elastic band or headband for even product distribution.
Use Beard Oil!
Regularly using beard oil will keep your facial hair strong and less itchy. Plus, all that lovely manliness is just begging to be tended to!
Don’t shave against the grain of your hair!
Shaving against the natural growth pattern can lead to ingrown hairs or even small cuts on the skin. Shave with the grain of the hair, and you’ll have less irritation.
Don’t buy new clothes when you’re bored with your old ones!
Feel like it’s time to spice up your wardrobe? Try switching out just one item at a time instead of buying all-new clothing in bulk. Pick an accessory, jacket, or even a fun patterned shirt to see what a difference it can make!
Use Lip Balm!
Lip balm will seal in moisture, keep your lips feeling soft and provide a natural shine. Keep it handy for when you need to hydrate on the go!
Keep nails polished with clear or nude polish colours!
The boys out there might not know this, but boys that wear dark nail polish are giving off an air of femininity. Keep nails polished with clear or nude polish colours for a more masculine look!
Stick with your skincare regimen
Cleansing and moisturizing daily are essential to maintain clear skin.
Resist picking your face!
There’s nothing worse than acne, and picking at it can only make the skin problem worse. Pick your face, and you’ll end up scarring your complexion for life!
Use pimple cream!
Pimples are unsightly, but boys should also be aware that women often use concealer to hide their blemishes. Apply a soothing, gentle cream before going to bed each night.
Don’t wash your hair every day!
Excess shampooing can make it dry and brittle, so boys should avoid washing their locks too often, or else the scalp might become irritated by all the stripping of oils. A good rule is skipping it for two days in between washes.
Use a face scrub!
Exfoliating your skin is important to keep it looking fresh and healthy, so boys should start using a gentle, daily facial scrub that won’t irritate the sensitive skin on their faces. It will help remove excess dead cells, which are at the root of many common acne problems.
It is important to put sunscreen on every day so that you have skin for years. But this isn’t just about your skin looking good. There are a lot of people who get skin cancer right now, so it is important to use SPF products on your face, neck, and lips every day.
Eat well, stay hydrated, and exercise.
Keeping your body healthy is just as important to boys, and the better you tend to it, the more likely you can keep up with beauty routines.
Take your time in the morning.
People can tell the difference between “stylishly tousled” and bed head. Try to wake up ten minutes earlier, so you have time to get ready for the day.
Don’t be afraid to ask.
Boys shouldn’t be shy when asking for help with beauty. There are a lot of boys out there who don’t feel comfortable enough to ask their girlfriends or mothers about what products they should start using, and that’s where we can step in!
Boys should use deodorant to keep from smelling and feeling gross. And it’s important to remember that boys with dark skin tones are more likely to develop hyperpigmentation, so they might want to start using a product designed for their specific complexion type.
Don’t forget about your feet!
There are often foot care products designed specifically for boys, so don’t forget to keep them moisturized and healthy by washing them with gentle soap before bed.
So boys, make sure you’re taking care of your skin and hair the way girls do! The more boys start to take care of themselves, the less time we’ll spend doing it for them. Now get out there and try these tips – they’re guaranteed to work wonders on that acne-prone complexion or those unruly locks!