Models of all genders are a source of inspiration and envy, and embodiment of aesthetic prowess that can be both awe-inspiring and intimidating. There’s a lot we can learn from them in terms of beauty and skin care, and today, Vine Vera is going to be turning an eye on male models in particular, and examining what today’s men might be able to pick up from them. If you’re a guy trying to look his best and wondering what he might be doing wrong, or if you have a man in your life who fits that description who you’ll pass this info along to, read on for some lessons that male models have taught us.
You know that old adage “you are what you eat?” It’s really quite true, and today’s male models know it well. How do you think they maintain such flawless, glowing skin and defined physiques? It may be obvious that over-indulging in certain foods will have a negative impact on your weight, but what’s less obvious is that it also really impacts the quality of your skin.
It’s okay to indulge in guilty pleasures like sweets or high-fat foods, but be smart about it. It might be tempting to eat, say, a box of donuts every day, but wouldn’t it be both healthier and make the donuts seem more “special” and taste better if you only had them once or twice a week? Practice this kind of thinking with any and all guilty pleasures in your life that you know aren’t doing your health any favors, and eat a varied diet with protein, fruits, veggies, and a decent amount of healthy fats like Omega 3s.
Exfoliate and Moisturize
Exfoliation and moisturization are far too often forgotten by a lot of guys, but try not to fall into that trap. If you want healthy, glowing skin, these steps are just as important for you as they are for the ladies, and you can bet the male models do it too. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells and other debris from your skin, allowing the younger, healthy skin underneath to shine through. As an added bonus, it’s a great thing to do before shaving, and will reduce your risk of getting ingrown hairs from your shave, which is always a painful and annoying surprise anyway.
As for moisturization, well, your skin’s not going to look healthy and happy if it’s all dried out, is it? Use lotion all over your body, and facial moisturizer on your face to get and maintain that youthful glow. Oh, and ditch alcohol-based aftershaves; they just dry your face out and contribute to the problem. Instead, look for a good moisturizer that soothes and hydrates your skin post-shave. Plenty of companies make facial moisturizers that are specially designed to be used right after you shave, so give them a try.
This one’s an easy one to forget, and it’s important for your general health as well as your skin’s appearance. Moisturization isn’t just something you do on the outside; without drinking enough water, your skin will look dull and dry even if you slather the lotion on like nobody’s business, so keep some water in a glass or bottle nearby all the time and drink up when you’re thirsty.