Properly glowing up can have a positive impact on your confidence, mood, and overall well-being.
Whether you're getting ready for a date or heading to work, there are several things you can do that can make a big difference.
Let's do it.
It's easy to overlook and easy to overdo it. A good pair of sneakers or dress shoes can be enough for any occasion.
It's brutal how badly a poor hairline can affect a man's appearance.
Having a bit of a receding hairline is okay (especially if you're a bit older). Otherwise, you need to make a call on shaving it or fixing it.
Bust out the razor or hop on minoxidil/fin.
Poor skin can be rather detrimental to your looks, and for many guys, it can be an simple fix.
Adding a routine for cleansing and moisturizing (+ sun protection) can make a huge difference if you've never done it before.
It can be easy to like or buy a piece of clothing without realizing it won't go well with anything you have.
Be aware of this when buying clothes. Try to keep it to a single but broad style.
Something like a wardrobe with blue/black/grey jeans, white shirts, and muted colors goes great enough. You can mix and match it with anything.
This is one of the most difficult things to improve (without spending a lot of time/effort on it).
Exercise or physiotherapy is likely the best and most direct way to improve it.
I tried a bunch of braces for my back. They're meant to roll your shoulders back to "force" a good posture. Unfortunately, it didn't seem to do much good and they're super uncomfortable to wear for extended periods.
This is something that not enough people talk about yet it can make a huge difference.
The style and shape of your beard, along with making sure it's properly maintained is easy to overlook.
Know that the best beard depends on a person's facial structure (as well as how well they can grow one). I recommend finding a good beard-shaping guide as well to know the basics.
Getting a tan is not exactly easily done, but bronzers work well enough as a quick fix.
This would be my #1 tip if it was easier/safer.
It immediately boosts any 7 to an 8 (on the 10 point attractiveness scale). It's honestly crazy how it makes literally anyone look so much better.
These are easy things to do that anyone important to you would have otherwise noticed.
Trimming your nails, shaving that unibrow, treating dandruff, or freshening up your bad breath can go a long way.
As with beards, this can depend on your facial structure.
There are however some easy options that can always look good.
If you're unsure, keep the sides short and pick something along the lines of a high fade.
This ia very common mistakes that I was definitely guilty of for a long time. You choose something you like, try it on, and figure it looks good enough to buy it.
Unfortunately, you don't know exactly how good it could look if it fit properly.
Always try on the size below and above as some stores can have widely different sizes.
In addition, how the clothes fit can vary between different stores and within them, depending on the style.
To glow up you should prioritize whatever is most negatively affecting you
The reality is something like being overweight will impact your appearance more than doing literally everything on this list.
Taking care of long greasy hair is more important than finding the absolute best haircut.
Start by dealing with what's holding you back the most.
Certainly, some things are more difficult to improve than others (like if you're unlucky and born with poor skin), but keep in mind what you can change.
This may be an obvious one, but it's necessary to repeat.
Focusing on the core pillars of your health (sleep, diet, exercise) will do a lot for your appearance and how you hold yourself.
It also influences your decision-making in ways you probably don't realize. You're putting your mind and body in a position for good things to happen.
It can take some time to properly improve, but it's always worth the effort.
Lastly, remember sufficient hydration along with limiting alcohol and caffeine can work wonders as well.