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How To Be More Handsome

Updated on December 1, 2012

Learn How To Be Downright Sexy

Learn some simple tricks and at-home techniques you can start implementing into your daily routine immediately to improve your overall appearance.

Being handsome is important to many aspects of life, including finding love and picking up women! It's also been proven that good-looking dudes earn more money and have healthier relationships.

More information is also available in this article on how to be handsome.

man in suit
man in suit

Tip 1: Pick The Right Clothes

Choose Clothing That Hides Flaws

Sadly, only a tiny portion of us have been blessed with flawless genetics. For the majority of men out there, that means you are aren't mistaken for Brad Pitt..... and you're not perfectly proportioned. Maybe you're chubby, maybe you're vertically-challenged, or maybe you're tall and lean like a beanpole. Whatever your imperfections are, there's sure to be a way to mask those flaws by choosing the right clothing.

If you're packing a few extra pounds around the midsection, don't make the common mistake of wearing the baggiest clothes you can find: this may actually make you look even bigger! So, even for overweight guys, it;'s best to wear clothes that fit properly. Granted, baggy clothes are bad, but so is wearing things that are too tight. Try to find a happy medium to avoid accentuating your flab.

If you're overweight, you should avoid all types of horizontal stripes as these can make you look a bit like a watermelon: round. Only vertical pinstripes are good for guys packing a few extra pounds. You'll also want to avoid clothes that have massive logos or graphics on them, because these too will accentuate size. Try to go for clothes to small emblems or are very plain. You may also want to stick to dark-colored clothing, which can help hide contours. Try to wear color-matched tops and bottoms, too, as this can help hide the pounds as well.

Similar to men who are overweight, short guys that want to look taller should also go for the dark colors and matching top-bottom colors (or at least matching shades). Vertical pinstripes, if you're going to be wearing a suit, are a good bet for short men. Shorter guys can also buy thick-soled shoes or insoles that will add another inch to your height. Trust me, no-one will notice that your shoes are a half-inch thicker, and it can really make a big difference in the long run.

Tip 2: Have Perfect Looking Skin - Use a daily routine to care for your skin

handsome man perfect skin
handsome man perfect skin

A lot of guys think skin care is a topic strictly for women... but they're wrong. Great-looking skin helps you look healthy, youthful, energetic, and sexy.

First of all, when buying skin care products, choose a product that's specifically designed for your skin type. Major categories include oily, combination, and dry skin. Men with oily skin should opt for non-comedogenic cleansers and moisturizers to avoid acne breakouts, while men with drier skin should pick moisturizing products.

Your skin care products should include:

- a cleanser

- a moisturizer

- an exfoliating scrub

Use the cleanser morning and night, using plenty of warm water and gently patting your skin dry with a towel. Follow the cleanser (facewash) with a dab of moisturizer to balance your skin's PH levels.. The exfoliating scrub should be used every 3-4 days in place of the cleanser.

Tip 3: Wow Them With Your Smile - A great smile means straight, white teeth

flawless teeth
flawless teeth

If you were born with perfect teeth or had parents who were kind enough to fork out thousands of dollars for orthodontics when you were a kid, then you're in luck. For the rest of us, a perfect smile requires a bit of work.

Thankfully, modern orthodontics don't always require hideous and expensive braces to correct and straighten teeth. To fill a gap between two teeth, a dentist can often simply mold a bit of filler to make it look naturally as though your teeth are straight and side-by-side. A new type of braces called Invisalign, while expensive, can straighten all of your teeth without the embarrassment of having a mouth full of metal. Invisalign braces are more like a mouthguard or retainer, so you can take them out for meals.

If you want whiter teeth, the first thing you need to know is that toothpastes and mouthwashes that promise to "whiten your teeth" are mostly a complete scam. While they'll remove surface stains from a few cups of coffee you had this morning, they won't do anything about long-term discoloration that tends to be the root of the problem.

Over-the-counter whitening strips DO work to remove deep-set stains and whiten your teeth, but then can often cause tooth sensitivity, so use with caution. Additionally, some products work better than others, so it's usually best to keep the "you get what you pay for" moniker in mind.

For truly vibrant white teeth, you can also talk to a dentist. Dentists can use professional-grade custom molds to whiten your teeth in a single session (usually at least $500 per session) that lasts for up to a year. This is the best option if you can afford it!

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      Cynthia Davis 4 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Love the tips! If you can't afford the $500 for professional teeth whitening, dental whitening strips are more affordable. Also, a good aftershave, good hairstyle, and

      good attitude help to woe us ladies. Angel Blessings**

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      boothricky 4 years ago

      Good stuff Mark.

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      belmontmark 4 years ago

      @BurgleGirl: Glad you liked it, thanks!

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      BurgleGirl 4 years ago

      Good advice, especially the stuff about your smile. Thank you.