If your breath is "kicking" like Bruce Lee,
try some of the following bad breath solutions:
1. Follow a dental care routine consisting of
brushing, flossing and mouthwash.
2. Brush your tongue.
3. Eat fibrous vegetables like celery or
carrots. These will keep your tongue clean.
4. Drink plenty of liquids… but avoid a lot
5. Check in with a dentist. It could be gum
Athlete's Foot: Agony of De-Feet
Even if you can't make a lay-up or throw a
spiral, you are still susceptible to athlete's foot. This fungus
of the foot is usually picked up when walking barefoot over wet
floors around swimming pools or locker rooms.
- Moist red or gray scales on feet
- Cracked, peeling dead skin
- Itching or small blisters
To combat athlete's foot:
- Wash your feet twice daily, paying special
attention between the toes. Make sure to dry
your feet thoroughly afterwards
- Apply an anti-fungal product between your
toes and inside your socks and shoes
- Wear clean socks and change them during the
day if necessary
- Wear shoes with some ventilation
- See a doctor if problem persists
Two Eyebrows Are Better Than One
Eyebrows are generally referred to in the
plural because people are supposed to have two of them. So, if you
are the unlucky owner of a continuous "uni-brow"… its time to do
To remove unwanted hairs in the middle, use
tweezers to grip hairs at their base and pull in the direction of
hair growth. A longer-term solution is to use a quality waxing
HEY YOU...COME BACK HAIR!
If your back looks like Chewbacca's, you are
certainly going to need the "force." The force of a good waxing
There are many
options for removing back hair including home waxing kits and
professional removal. These treatments usually clear your back for
a solid two weeks to one month. If you go the at-home route - make
sure to follow directions closely.
We predict that your excessive nose hair will
disappear this year. To ensure this prediction comes true, get a
quality electric trimmer or, using a pair of blunt-end scissors,
carefully trim only the protruding hair.
Whatever you do, don't attempt to cut or rip
nose hair out at its roots, as nasal hair serves an important
filtering function. The Top 10 Grooming Gaffes
You can have a closet full of designer suits,
maintain a stable of exotic sports cars and date a Swedish
supermodel, but if you're guilty of any of these grooming gaffes…
you're just a poser.
(1) Nose Hair
If your beak looks like a party favor when
you sneeze, a little trimming is definitely in order. To eliminate
pesky hairs, try a nose hair trimmer.
(2) The Uni-Brow
Eyebrows are referred to in the plural
because people are supposed to have a set. So, if you are the
unlucky owner of a continuous "uni-brow" … it's time to do some
division. To remove unwanted hairs, use tweezers to grip hairs at
their base and pull in the direction of hair growth. A longer-term
solution is a quality waxing kit.
When you just can’t blame the dog any longer,
try a scented body wash or nice cologne. Also, don’t underestimate
the power of a good deodorant.
(4) Bad Breath
If your breath has more kick than Bruce Lee,
spend a little more time brushing (specifically your tongue). For
additional help, give your mouthwash a solid 30-second gargle.
(5) Missed Shaving Spots
In some cultures, a single dime-sized patch
of hair on a man's chin or throat is considered "charming."
Unfortunately, in today's America it's considered "disgusting."
Make sure this doesn't happen to you by always conducting a
post-shave review of your tough-to-shave areas (i.e., right under
your nose). Then, eliminate any stragglers.
(6) Gnarled Mitts
A man's hands don't need to look pretty, but
they should certainly be presentable. After all, your mitts are
the first thing you offer a prospective boss or wife. To keep your
hands looking good, get a manicure every now and then and use a
hand moisturizer daily.
(7) The Comb-Over
Need we say more?
(8) Mismatched Cologne
A cologne may smell great out of the bottle,
but less than pleasant once you put it on your body. That's
because everyone's body chemistry is unique and certain fragrances
just don't fare well on certain people. Cologne isn't supposed to
make you stink… so try it on and give yourself a whiff before you
(9) Yellow Teeth
The term is “pearly whites”-– not “rusty
yellows.” Keep your chompers sparkling with the aid of a whitening
toothpaste. Professional whitening systems can also do the trick.
(10) Neck Hair
You know that hair that accumulates on your
neck in-between haircuts? Well, if there’s enough to braid, you
might want to address it. Most barbers offer this service for a
Two Eyebrows Are Better Than One: A uni-brow
(one giant connected eyebrow) is unacceptable. If you’re the
unlucky owner of a uni-brow, it’s time to do some division.
Keep Your Neck Clean: You know that fuzz that
accumulates on the back of your neck between haircuts? Don’t fool
yourself into thinking people don’t see it. Get it trimmed up by
your barber/stylist every few weeks.
Wear Sunscreen: Did you know that the
majority of wrinkles are caused by environmental factors (sun,
wind, etc.) – not aging. Keep wrinkles at bay by wearing a
Don’t Clip To Your Hip: OK… it’s not so much
a grooming faux pas as it is a fashion flub. Nevertheless, wearing
a cell phone or PDA on your belt buckle just doesn’t work. Same
goes for stuffing a gigantic wallet in your back pocket.
Get The Spots: Before completing your shave,
make sure to check for any and all spots you might have missed. A
great suit and hairstyle aren’t enough to overcome a strange chunk
of hair floating on your cheek.
Re-Style: Just because your hair looks great
in the AM doesn’t mean it’s still gonna’ look good after lunch.
Midway through the day, slip into the men’s room and make sure
you’re hair is styled with style.
Get Nailed: A man’s hands say a lot about
him. After all, they’re the first thing you offer to a prospective
boss, client or wife. Keep those mitts in good shape by using a
hand moisturizer and getting a professional manicure monthly.
The White Stuff: Has anyone ever complimented
you on your “pearly yellows”? Smiles mean a lot, so if your teeth
resemble corn kernels, get a whitening system and shine those
The Shape of Things: Improved skin and hair
are just a few of the fringe benefits to getting yourself in
shape. Keep your whole package on the up-and-up by starting a
manageable fitness routine. The positive results will flow into
all aspects of your life – not just grooming.
Hose The Nose: If your nose looks like a
party favor when you sneeze, get a quality nose hair trimmer and
clear out that beak. If you’re a tall guy, trust me, people are
tired of looking up into that mess.
Never Let Them See Your Hair Sweat: Use anti-humectant
hair styling products (see American Crew) that will deflect sweat,
won’t leave your hair looking greasy and will maintain your style
despite the humidity.
The Pitts: Avoid the dreaded W.C.A.S. (White,
Clumpy Armpit Syndrome) by using a see-through anti-perspirant or
Fry-Day: Even if you’re not at the beach, use
products with an SPF (Sun Protection Factor). Protecting your skin
from harmful rays is key for any guy who wants to avoid looking
like a prune later in life.
Talc Show: There are certain special areas
where men tend to sweat a lot. To keep these locations safe and
dry, try a quality talcum powder to absorb moisture.
Hey You… Get Back Hair!: Those tufts of hair
on your shoulders and back… nah… not appealing to anyone. Visit a
reputable skin care professional and get them waxed off (it’s not
even that painful) so the rest of us can digest our food.
Tanks Very Much: No self-respecting gentleman
should be caught in a tank top with a bar logo on it, jean shorts
or socks with sandals.
Flop With Pride: In an effort to sport your
flip-flops with dignity, get a professional pedicure, or at a
minimum, trim and scrub those toenails at home.
Have Another Drink: Of water that is… It’ll
keep you hydrated and is a key component to healthy looking skin.
Back-ne: A zit on your back is no more
attractive than one on your chin. To ward off the dreaded summer
beach back-ne, make sure to hit your flip side with some soap each
and every shower. A back brush, buffing cloth or a “special
helper” can make this even easier.
“Sit too close to the television as a
youngster and you’ll go cross-eyed”
“Swallow a piece of bubble gum and it’ll sit
in your stomach for seven years”
“Step on a crack and it’ll break your
Fact or fiction? Reality or myth? To be
honest, I don’t know the validity of these statements. You see --
I'm not an Optometrist, Gastroenterologist or Orthopedic Surgeon –
I'm a grooming expert. And it’s in this arena that I feel
confident separating the gospel from the garbage. Read on…
“The More Foam… The Better The Shave”
Malarkey! Foam that sits an inch off your
skin simply doesn’t do anything (except drain your wallet).
Instead of wasting money on useless foam, buy yourself a shaving
solution that gets right on top of and underneath your beard.
“You Don’t Need Sunscreen When It’s Cold
Hogwash! Even when you can’t feel the sun’s
warmth, its powerful rays are still doing a number on your skin.
Real doctors recommend wearing a protective sunscreen everyday.
“Using Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Daily Will Stop
Pure Drivel!Used every single day, an
anti-dandruff shampoo will likely dry out your scalp. Instead,
rotate your regular shampoo with your anti-dandruff shampoo.
“Stick to the same brand for all your
Gibberish! Don’t be afraid to “cheat” on your
favorite brand. Using an eclectic group of products can be
beneficial. Whiles one manufacturer’s products may work great on
your face, another’s may do wonders with your hair.
“Drinking Tons Of Water Is Great For Your
Baloney! Everything in moderation friends.
While drinking around eight glasses a day is beneficial for your
dermis, chugging down more than 20 glasses will result in a loss
of skin nutrients and too many trips to the john.
“You Should Always Shave Downwards To Avoid
Nonsense! Shaving with the grain is one of
the best ways to avoid razor rash -- but for many men -- the grain
of hair growth doesn’t run downwards. Some guys have facial hair
that runs sideways or diagonally – and for these fellas – it’s
important to carefully follow that tricky growth pattern.
“Wrinkled Skin Is Caused By Aging”
Absurd! The majority of wrinkles are caused
by environmental and lifestyle factors, including sun exposure,
diet and smoking. To avoid looking like a prune, wear sunscreen,
eat well and knock off the cigs.
“Washing Your Face with Regular Soap Is Good
Garbage! Regular soap is extremely drying and
can lead to flaking face dermis, rashes, etc. Isn’t it kind of
gross to use the same soap bar on your face that you use down
there? Instead, try a targeted face cleanser.