Taking care of yourself and your appearance is always an important part of being a confident, respectable man. But we’re well aware it can be a costly affair and that there are times it is less manageable than others. To that end, we’ve compiled advice that can help you maintain that handsome self for cheaper than you might expect. If you want to pinch those pennies without flushing your looks and health down the toilet, read on.
Cut out those vices
We know, even the name makes them sound good. Vices. Unfortunately, good as they can sound and feel, these unhealthy habits will be doing the most long-term damage when it comes to maintaining our looks. Why not save yourself the long-term hassle and the short-term money and cut back on the alcohol, smoking and caffeine? We have a lot to say about the negative effects of the latter, so cutting your consumption will do a lot for your health.
Leave the gym behind
We’re not recommending that you just give up exercise, of course. You don’t want to end up calling a crane hire company to get you out of the house! Rather, we’re recommending that you change how you think about your workout. Cut that membership cost out of your life completely, save some cash and try jogging around the local roads and parks. Grab some cheap, ideally second hand equipment and keep it at home.
Plan your diet
Diet is where most men spend a lot of money allocated to keeping themselves fit and health. The truth is a lot of this cost simply comes from short-sighted spending and choosing luxury health foods. By planning all your meals and snacks well out in advance, you can buy all you need and save a lot. If you Google the glamorously named “Poor Man’s Diet” you’ll find great pointers on what savings you can make.
Take care of your skin for less
Skincare is one of those things that requires a lot of product to maintain. Shaving, cleansing, hydrating and restoring. That’s a lot for a wallet to take on. However, if you’re willing to put aside assumptions that cheap equals bad, there are some quality products you can get. Check out ‘own brand’ products, they can work just as well, if not better, than the big names.
There you have it. With just a bit of planning and smart shopping, you can save loads on keep yourself looking suave as ever. Cut the gym and the vices. Plan cheaper food and get rid of the taboo around buying cheaper products. You’ll be on top form for less in no time.
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