10 Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Take Years Off of Your Appearance

Ways to Look Younger

Man shaving his beard off in three steps.
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With all of the makeover shows on television, new anti-aging cosmetics, and general obsession with staying young looking, it's no surprise that people are willing to spend small fortunes on products and procedures to look and feel younger. But you don’t have to break the bank to look and feel your best.

How Men Can Look Younger

Here are ten easy and inexpensive ways to take years off of your appearance and keep it that way.

Keep Those Pearly Whites White

You can use over-the-counter tooth whiteners, which have become popular, or ask your dentist to help you out with professional grade options. Either way, everyone likes a brilliant smile.


Dry skin looks dull and lackluster. So not only do you want to use a moisturizer on your face (including an eye cream) but also on your hands and body. And since your hands especially get a lot of abuse, and can show age almost more than your face, keep some hand cream handy at your desk or by the sink. 

Always Use Sunscreen

We all know that the sun is the single most damaging thing to your skin, so make sure to protect yourself. 

Maintain Your Brows

Be sure to keep your brows neat and trimmed, especially between the eyes! The uni-brow isn’t something to be proud of.

Say No to Facial Hair

A healthy head of hair is, of course, always in style, no matter your age. Some folks like their beards and goatees and that's okay, but if you want to look younger, shave off your facial hair.

Get Rid of Nose and Ear Hair

It’s an unfortunate reality for men as they age, but hair starts popping out from unwanted places, so you will want to keep that nose and ear hair in check. You can pick up an ear and nose hair trimmer at your local drug store among other places. They are simple and easy to use.

Wear Color

Adding a pop of color to your wardrobe helps you exude a youthful vitality. Make a point to wear color that complements your skin and eye color. 

Manage Dark Undereye Circles

There are products that can help alleviate this undereye circles, especially if the condition is chronic or hereditary. It is also proven that you can combat dark circles by getting a good night’s sleep and eating well. And if you still need help, try an under-eye concealer for men. Yes, they do exist.

Lose the Glasses!

Contact lenses will help you go from studious to stunning.

Hit the Gym or Take a Walk

Even if it is just to walk on the treadmill, exercise will help you maintain good posture, alleviate stress (which causes wrinkles), and increase blood flow (which keeps your whole body well oxygenated), not to mention that it keeps you fit!