Wanna look good at any age? Then take my advice, and develop an easy-to-follow grooming routine. I did just that several years ago, and what a difference it has made in my overall appearance. In fact, most people can’t believe I’m 107 years old.
1. Wash your face! A clean face is a radiant face. I wash mine every morning and night with good ole “Clean & Clear.” A tiny amount squirted onto a damp terrycloth washes away oil, sweat, and grime. The product contains no fragrance. It’s cheap, too, and available at most drug stores. To save a little money, I buy it online.
2. Shave with a good razor. A small amount of beard growth can look hot on a 20-year-old guy. But grey or white stubble on a middle-aged man? Blech. I use Gillette’s Mach3 razor. The three blades are super-sharp. I can shave downward, upward, and crosswise without cutting myself. And — I’m not kidding — my skin is as smooth as a baby’s bottom when I’m done.
Unfortunately, the razor cartridges are hideously expensive. But when you want to look your best, you have to bite the bullet and buy the best. I buy the blades from Amazon, but if you know of a cheaper source for refill cartridges, please talk to me in the comments field below.
3. Moisturize. Wanna look old and haggard? Then by all means refuse to moisturize your skin. Moisturizing keeps the face hydrated and youthful-looking. I’ve tried lots of products, and my current favorite is Neutrogena’s Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30. It’s not scented, nor is it greasy. I apply it every night after I wash my face. I apply it every other morning, too, alternating with a self-tanning moisturizer. A 1.7 ounce tube costs just 12 bucks.
4. Get a Tan! The other day, when I mentioned that I’d purchased a bronzing gel, some readers freaked out. Why, I do not know. Every face looks better with a tan! The product pictured above, from Jergens, works very gradually, so you can control the depth of color. I use the “fair-to-medium” version about 3 times each week. (There is a medium-to-tan version for darker skin tones.) The cream is nothing more than a non-greasy tinted moisturizer, so you’ll have no trouble applying it. A 2-ounce tube, which lasts about a month, costs less than $10.
5. Use a personal grooming device. As we age, hair can show up in unwanted places, such as the nose and the ears. You must get rid of those hairs. Immediately.
6. Remember your teeth. If you’d like to keep your teeth, be sure to floss at least once each day. Also, brush at least twice each day. I brush mine with Crest 3D White. It whitens the teeth by removing surface stains, and it tastes great! I buy the paste in bulk.
8. Clear eyes are important. Visine is a secret grooming-weapon when you haven’t slept well, and your eyes look red and tired. Before heading out on a date or to a job interview, put a drop in each eye. Your eyes will be clear, even if your thoughts are not. You can find Visine at any drugstore or supermarket.
Have some good grooming tips of your own? Talk to me in the comments field below!
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