The times are changing, and that’s a good thing. Nowadays, men are discovering new ways to practice self-care. Today’s man takes care of his skin, hair, teeth and nails, and that goes for dads, too. Dads, in particular, need to practice self-care to feel and look their best. So if you aren’t sure how to start, here are five of the best beauty hacks that every dad can do.
1. Do a Face Mask
Whether you are struggling with acne, dryness or dull skin, there is a face mask for you. Face masks are no longer a “girlie” product that men need to avoid. In fact, face masks have become all the rage and for good reason. Easy to use, inexpensive, and available at most drugstores, masks are a simple way to make your skin look and feel amazing. And best of all, they are one of the easiest beauty hacks that every dad can do.
2. Get a Pedicure
Pedicures are not just for the ladies. After all, men deserve to have attractive, healthy feet, too. Having a pedicure a few times a year can make a big difference to the softness and appearance of your feet. Plus, who doesn’t love a good foot massage? Walk into any nail salon these days and you’ll notice more and more guys looking after their toes. Try it once and you’ll kick yourself for not doing it sooner.
3. Moisturize From Head to Toe
It may seem obvious, but nobody likes dry skin. Applying a daily moisturizer on your face and lotion or oil on the rest of your body does more than ward off dryness, though. When you moisturize regularly, it prevents ashy knees and elbows. It also treats cracked feet and hands as well as slow down the signs of aging. Here’s the thing when it comes to moisturizing: no one will notice if you do, but everyone will notice if you don’t.
4. Whiten Your Teeth
While not a substitute for regular dental hygiene, an easy way to improve your appearance in a short amount of time is by using an at-home teeth whitener. Whitening options have come a long way with strips, trays, and gels all available now at just about any retailer.
Some even promise results in as little as a few hours. So, no matter which one you choose, your confidence and the attention you receive are sure to see a boost. However, don’t expect whiter teeth to replace those bi-annual visits to the dental hygienist. After all, a healthy mouth means better overall health, as well.
5. Tame Those Eyebrows
Before you write off the chance of someone going near your bushy brows, consider the pros. Maintaining them will not only get rid of that unibrow but it will also help you look more refined. Eyebrow threading is a great way to painlessly look put together before you even get dressed in the morning. Like pedicures, clean up your brows a few times a year. It can make a huge impact on your overall appearance.
These five beauty hacks that every dad can do may be a bit out of your comfort zone initially. However, once you see the difference they can make in the way you look and feel, you’ll be glad you gave them a chance. Your kids won’t be quite sure what’s different about you, but they’ll definitely notice. And better yet, your significant other won’t mind, either.