10 important morning rituals for men to improve appearance

Australia, ANI | Updated : 29 July 2013, 02:17 PM

A healthy start every day may help you become a better man, according to a men''s online magazine. 

AskMen has suggested 10 ways to tweak your morning routine in order to look better today -- and improve your appearance in the long run, according to News.com.au

Beginning the day with a sweat session will improve both your body and your mind -- now and in the future, it said.

In addition to exercise building a fitter, hotter body, the endorphin rush it results in will put you in a cheery mood for hours, and your skin will become clearer over time. You'll also deal better with stresses that arise over the course of the day, it stated.

Although any type of morning physical activity will benefit you, AskMen suggests cardio workouts, because you''ll burn more fat in the a.m., and save weight training for later in the day.

Next it suggests eating a power breakfast. AskMen recommends a combination of lean protein and slow-burn carbs. So, try things like steel-cut oats with fruit and yogurt or an omelet with vegetables.

For those who're always in hurry, it suggests blending up fruit with milk or juice, with a scoop of protein powder for an on-the-go smoothie added in it.

Don't forget to moisturise your skin after shaving or showering with a cream that contains SPF 30.

The moisturiser will plump up your skin, making it appear more youthful and refreshed, and prevent it from drying out. SPF is crucial for preventing future signs of UV ray damage, notably fine lines, sunspots and wrinkles, it noted.

Eyes are the first places that will show signs of ageing, starting with fine lines.

According to AskMen, dabbing on eye cream in the morning will soothe and moisturise the delicate, dry skin in this area and will minimise the appearance of wrinkle.

A product that contains retinol (vitamin A) will confer long-term advantages as well as slow down the appearance of future lines.

Women prefer a freshly shaved face, so be sure to allot time in your routine for this essential grooming task.

And adding 100 push-ups to the end of your cardio training in the morning will give you solid abs and strong biceps that women go wild for, AskMen said.

Moreover it will improve your posture for the remainder of the day and you'll appear taller and more confident.

Make your own lunch because it protect you from excess calories and unnecessary sodium that come with eating processed food or dining out every day.

Men are also suggested to use a facial cleanser. For immediately brighter skin, AskMen suggests massaging your face with a high-quality facial cleanser while you're in the shower.

Look for one that contains an exfoliant or a 2 per cent salicylic acid solution, as either will help to get gunk out of your pores, resulting in clearer skin within a month, it said.

To reduce the appearance of splotchy skin and instantly look more awake, wash your face using cold water, it added.

Drinking black coffee, green or black tea can benefit you as they are packed with antioxidants that will keep you looking young.

Research also suggests that imbibing these liquids regularly in moderate quantities may lower your risk of dementia later on as well as various forms of cancer.

Plus, a cup of coffee gives you that much-loved get-up-and-go jolt we all need in the morning, particularly when combined with an early workout, it stated.

Lastly AskMen advised men to apply a signature scent.

Wearing the same fragrance on a regular basis means the women in your life will come to associate this scent with you.

To smell amazing all day long, layer your scents by matching your deodorant, your cologne and even your soap if possible, it said.

First Published: Monday, July 29, 2013 02:14 PM
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