Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Importance of Sunscreen

OK OK...I know you've heard it a millions times before, but you just can't emphasize enough the importance of a sunscreen in any well-groomed man's arsenal.  Not only will it help to fight deadly...yes deadly...melanoma and other nasty cancers, but it will help you look youthful and wrinkle free for years to come.  Here are a few tips for sunscreen that help you get through the summer without ending up looking like a piece of beef jerky.

- Get a daily moisturizer that contains an SPF of at least 15.  This way you put it on in the morning like you normally would and you've already started protecting yourself.

- Carry some sunscreen made for faces in your car.  This way you can reapply through out the day.  If you drive a convertible you better listen to me!

- If you get wet or have wiped off a lot throughout the day, reapply every 3-4 hours for the best protection.

- Don't forget your eyes!  There are specially formulated sunscreens that are gentle enough to go around your eyes.  Without it you may end up with deep crows feet that will have people calling you Gramps long before they should.

Monday, April 4, 2011


Facial hair seems to be everywhere these days.  It's almost like the shaggy hair trend just migrated south.  But how do you know what look is best for you?  Just like clothes not all styles fit everyone's face.  Try these simple tips and always look your best when rocking that facial hair!   

Square Faces
Look like a cartoon superhero?  When choosing a facial hair style, you should opt for a light all over approach.  This will make your face appear more slender.  This looks great with a simple buzz cut on top.  Perfect for the warmer temps! Be sure keep your look fresh by using clippers with small guard. 

Round Faces
The trick for you is choosing a style that will make you face appear more square/oval to give you that masculine look.  Try a style that deemphasizes the roundness and concentrates more in the center of your face.  Also, try and avoid heavy sideburns.  These will do the opposite and make your face appear more round!!!

Long Faces
Keeping a slight, but cleaned up scruff will help you create the illusion of a more proportional face.  Some of the sexiest men in Hollywood rock this look and it couldn't be easier.  Just let your hair grow for a few few days and shaved periodically to keep it looking cleaned up. 

Oval Faces
Your the lucky ones! Pretty much any style will work on your face.  But don't take this too far.  No one looks good with a long hippie beard.  Keep it relatively short and groomed and you'll be perfect. 

note: moustaches are not cool again, so please for everyone's sake...don't go there!   



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