A Man’s Guide to Skin Care

To have skin that’s soft and radiant, you have no choice but to take good care of it. You may come across numerous articles on skin care tips for men. Unfortunately, most of these articles recommend procedures which are time-consuming and need fancy or expensive products. This is not always the case. All you need for a good skin care routine is 10-15 minutes every day and some excellent products. Here are some tried and tested products that can work wonders for your skin:

Maca Root Face Wash, The Body Shop For Men – This foaming facial contains Peruvian maca root. Designed especially for men’s skin, the facewash cleanses and refreshes your skin. When you use this product, your face becomes soft and revitalized rather than becoming too dry.

Deep Cleaning Face Scrub, Nivea Men – This face scrub has been created keeping in mind the needs of men. It is a foaming gel that contains extra fine scrub particles and vitamin E. This face scrub aids in deeply cleaning your face without drying it.

Plantain After-Shave Balm Bio-lotion, Biotique Bio Plantain – An intense blend of pure plantain, sandalwood and peppermint oils, this serum not only reduces the sting of a shave but also makes your skin younger and healthier. It also fortifies your skin’s anti-ageing defenses and boosts your skin’s radiance look fitter and fairer.

Triple Protect Face Lotion with Sunscreen with SPF 20, Neutrogena Men – This light, non-greasy Plus Broad Spectrum SPF 20 sunscreen lotion is a must for every man. It not only helps prevent sunburn but also soothes razor irritation, relieves dry skin and helps fight signs of ageing. It also helps reduce the risk of skin cancer.
Skin Brightening Night Cream for Men, Kama Ayurveda – This leave-in night cream is one product that most men swear by for youthful natural radiant skin. This night cream blends rare and precious ingredients which have been studied in Ayurveda. We use the finest saffron from Kashmir which helps illuminate the skin and reduce pigmentation, dark circles. The antiseptic, Liquorice, aids in protecting against fungal and bacterial infections. Vetiver and Lotus help clear blemishes, help keep the skin cool and have cleansing properties.  Indian Madder & Aloe Vera help delay the signs of ageing and have antiseptic properties.

Good skin care leaves you refreshed and softer skin that is nicer to kiss. Once you start using these products regularly, don’t be surprised with all the attention you get for smooth, supple, younger looking skin.


4 Beard Styles That Any Man Can Sport Easily

Facial hair is in! Beards are increasingly being sported by men from all walks of life, celebrities to college students. If you are considering getting a beard or changing your beard style, look no further. We guide you through some of the latest beard styles that any man can sport and add class to his looks.

Medium stubble – This beard style can be easily achieved by growing your beard for a week. Keep your stubble about 3-5mm, any longer would look disheveled. The best way to maintain the length is to use a trimmer to shave. It is best to keep your stubble at the bottom of your face, right above your adam’s apple. Avoid growing your beard past your cheeks and neck.  Make sure to shave your upper cheeks so that the stubble looks neat and on purpose.

Full beard – For a classy look, this is the best beard style. A full beard has a unique shape, starting at the cheek line, it goes all the way down naturally. This style is best suited for men with a face shaped like a diamond, triangle or an inverse triangle. A full beard will take some time to grow out, about 4-6 weeks, so be a little patient. Once the growth reaches medium stubble, trim and shape it evenly. On growing a full beard, is a good idea to get it styled by a professional or a barber to accentuate your features.

Circle beard – For those who want to sport a beard and look tidy at the same time, the circle beard is your answer. A circle beard merges a roundish goatee and a moustache to create a definite round shape. It is best to get the round shape done from a salon for the first time as it may be tricky to get the perfect shape. The circle beard best suits men with an oval or a round face shape. This beard style is very popular as it is quite easy to maintain and helps conceal a softer jaw line.

Balbo beard – Named after Italian Air Marshall Italo Balbo, this beard style is being sported by Hollywood celebrities. For a smart Balbo beard, you need to grow a moustache, a patch under the lip and a beard around the chin. This style is best suited for men who have a narrow chin. This style, too, requires about 4 weeks of growing a beard before you get to shape it. Once the beard and moustache have grown, carefully sculpt them with a good pair of razors, preferably electric.

These are some of the beard styles that you could start off with and go on to experiment with some more. Do keep in mind that longer beard styles need some patience and the beard could look scruffy while it is growing. Take good care of your beard by keeping it clean and well-groomed. A great beard can add so much to your style and draw attention from everyone around.

Top 5 Bodybuilding Diet Tips For Fast Muscle Gain

Are you planning to go for a bodybuilding routine? It is important to know that when it comes to bulking up, diet is the single most important element of your bodybuilding program. Before starting off with a bodybuilding program, you need a goal-specific bodybuilding diet plan. Follow these bodybuilding diet tips to make the most of your bodybuilding program.


How much to eat – Start with 9 calories per kg of bodyweight, that is to say if you weigh 70kg, your calorie intake per day should be about 630. Try this for two weeks and adjust your calorie intake accordingly based on how your body responds. After two weeks of following bodybuilding diet and training, weigh yourself and measure body fat. If your weight has increased by 1-2 kg, let status quo prevail. If your weight has decreased or remained the same, you may have to increase calorie intake by 500-800 calories.


What to eat – The key to a successful bodybuilding diet is not eating just any calories but the right calories. You need to eat foods packed with essential nutrients. Eat fresh live foods and avoid processed and refined foods. Example of good bodybuilding food is a steak with green vegetables totaling 600 calories. Similarly, a poor meal would be chicken nuggets and fries for 1200 calories. Eat foods that are nutritionally dense to make the most of your meals.


Combine foods compatible for digestion – Learn which food combinations aid in easy digestion. This translates to more nutrients per calories consumed and reduction of unwanted fat gain. Good combinations would be protein and fibrous carbs such as steak and spinach salad; and proteins and fats like Chicken Cordon Bleu. Poor combinations are simple carbs and protein which is found in many energy bars and carbs and fats like pizza or bread and cheese. Good combinations are an important factor while making a bodybuilding diet plan for men.


When to eat – Following a consistent schedule is vital to ensure that you provide quality nutrients for muscle growth when your body needs it. Ideally, you should eat a nutritious meal every two to three hours and never space two meals more than five hours apart. Eating bodybuilding foods consistently will ensure that your body is always in a positive growth state.


Power meals – Power meals contain very specific foods which rapidly and thoroughly replenish muscles with particular nutrients to minimize the occurrence of catabolic actions. Power Meals not only accelerate lean muscle growth but also minimize muscle tissue breakdown that is common with hard resistance training combined with poor meal planning. To make a power meal, use a quick digesting source of protein and combine with particular energy foods which can also be digested fast. For instance, quality whey protein or egg protein blended with certain fruits. There are two specific times – breakfast and after a specifically designed workout routine, that a power meal would be most advantageous. Keep in mind that too many power meals will compromise lean muscle growth by increasing fat gain and lowering your sensitivity to insulin.


Body building is the ambition of most men, but only few successfully achieve it. It needs a lot of discipline and perseverance to pursue a resistance exercise program and eat only nutritious bodybuilding foods. These bodybuilding diet tips will definitely help you in gaining pure, unadulterated muscle.

5 Men’s Hairstyles That Never Go Out Style

One feature that men can easily experiment with to change their look is hair. Men today have innumerable hairstyle options ranging from military crops to long ponytails, from braided hairstyles to a man-bun! While some hairstyles come and go, there are some classic ones that are here to stay. Some of the top hairstyles for men which can never go wrong are:

Spiky hairstyles– This humble hairstyle can be sported in versatile forms – trendy crisscross patterns, blunt razor cut bangs or a nice spike format styled upwards. Spikes are simple to work with; you can move them back or fro and up or down just about any direction to look sexy and stylish. A spiky hairstyle suits men of all ages and sizes and adds to their style factor.

Buzz Cut hairstyle-The buzz cut is a timeless hairstyle. This low-maintenance hair cut can be too short, too long or medium to suit your face shape and type. While this hair cut is best suited for classically masculine, square and symmetrical face types; it can be easily tweaked to flatter any face.

Side Sweep hairstyle-A classic hairstyle with plenty of texture and choppiness, the side sweep is another low maintenance haircut. This completely scissored haircut is not too short on the back and sides, but rests just above the ears. It is a loose and free haircut which can be easily styled. This style is best suited for those with thick, curly, wavy hair.

Layered hairstyle-Men blessed with long hair can opt for a layered cut that is classic and refined. A good layered hairstyle looks as good in a boardroom as it does at the beach. Perhaps the tougher part of sporting this look is growing your hair, but the results will be totally worth it. It is ideal to minimize styling with this hairstyle as its charm is in looking natural.

Pompadour-Initially a feminine hairstyle, the pompadour is today one of the most sought after men’s hairstyle. You need about three inches long front that is thick to sport this hairstyle, short hair will not work.To achieve this look apply small amount of wax on your hair and brush it back. Once your front hair is nicely tucked in a good position, you need to press a little in the middle of the head to get a pompadour in it.

Opt for one these top hairstyles for men and give yourself a complete makeover.