Text: Peter Minkoff
We age — it’s inevitable. But we have better ways to combat that than ever before, especially since the taboo of men + beauty is on its last legs. Winter is coming and it’s time to prepare yourselves for those holiday dinners and parties. Good thing there’s no need to undergo invasive cosmetic surgeries just to look your best. Take a look at these five beauty treatments every guy should consider before Christmas.
One hours on the massage table will do wonders for your body, you can be sure of that. Taking a sport massage should definitely be on your to-do list before the end of 2017. Sports massages are not only for the Michael Jordans of the world. Make your muscles fresh, and up and running again. If you’re an athlete, this is a must for you — if you train like a pro, you should learn to relax like one. Even if you’re not really training for anything, try this massage and you’ll see the results as soon as you get off the table.
Drinking beer, fixing cars, chopping wood — that whole “being a real man” thing can really take a toll on your face, but you still think facial treatments are only for women? Anti-aging treatments, removing impurities and chemical peels are just some of the things you can treat yourself with. Not only will these treatments make your face look fresh, but they will also help your skin remain young and soft. So promise yourself to visit your beautician at least once every two months!
Manicure / Pedicure
Even though you can’t spell manicure without man, it took ages for guys to consider getting their fingernails done. Did you know that almost 1/3 of times a mans’ hands are one of the first things anybody notices? Up until a couple of years ago, many men had manicures and pedicures in the comfort of their own homes (they would maybe have been embarrassed were they to be seen in a beauty parlour), but a lot of athletes and celebrities have since been vocal about their beauty treatments, and, now, it’s not unusual to see a guy getting his nails done. If you think you should get one done, do so. Hands are very important and leave big impressions on people.
After botoxing was normalized, many men turned to other non-surgical treatments to get their bodies or faces into shape. One such procedure is the non-surgical liposuction, which is a non-intrusive and pain-free way of getting rid of all the unwanted fat pockets in your body. With a body sculpting treatment, in just about 60 minutes, you could eliminate that chunk of fat you were trying to get rid of through diet and exercise.
Groomed beards are definitely a thing now. It’s almost impossible to see a bearded guy who doesn’t take care of his beard. However, many forget the eyebrows, another set of facial hairs that’s equally important. Monobrows, McDonald eyebrows, birds, etc. should most certainly be a thing of the past. Add plucking your eyebrows and simply taking care of them on your list.
To sum up, getting a nice beauty treatment is for both guys and girls, and you shouldn’t be scared to do this for yourself. Do this at least once, and see the results. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to do it again. But it’s at least worth a try.