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25 underrated and simple self-care routines for men that have a long-lasting impact

These self-care techniques vary in complexity, with some adhering to extensive routines and others relying on simplicity.

25 underrated and simple self-care routines for men that have a long-lasting impact
Representative Cover mage Source: (L) Pexels | Vlada Karpovich; (R) Reddit | u/----NSA----

It's surely not easy to have a great body, state of mind and glowing skin without a self-care routine. Men surely have some tricks up their sleeves that get them great results that so many are in awe of. While many tend to have long lists as part of their routine, others live by simple one or two methods and seem perfectly fine.

Representative Image Source: Pexels/Antoni Shkraba
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Antoni Shkraba

While genes and differences in hormones can be contributing factors, men have spilled the beans on their foolproof self-care techniques. Replying to u/deanodino on Reddit, they have shared some of the most underrated self-care routines they live by that actually work. For the guys trying to fit in with the rest and for the women snooping around to find the secret, here are 25 self-care routines from men that might help you as well.

1. Sleep is bliss. 

"I had a great sleep routine streak for a month and I had so much energy and constantly I felt refreshed. I had one day of bad sleep and it screwed with my whole week, including my sleep routine. Can’t stress the importance of quality sleep enough." -u/----NSA----

2. Healthy lifestyle. 

"Avoiding lifestyle creep and investing excess money, within reason of course. Doesn't sound like 'selfcare' but having savings is a huge stress-relief. And reducing stress makes it easier to sleep well, commit to a good diet, workout routine." -u/Positive_Judgement851

3. Nutrition over junk food. 

"Nutrition. The quality of the food you eat. Less ingredients. Less processing. Less fast food. Also, take a multivitamin and fish oil. Eating a consistent diet made up of high quality clean protein, fruits, and vegetables and drinking plenty of fresh clean water will ensure you give your body the best fuel so it can perform at its best with minimal inflammation." -u/datinginthistown

4. Consuming less alcohol. 

"You only start noticing the difference after around a month of not drinking. Better sleep, better mood, more energy in general. Not easy to do but totally worth it." -u/Dull_Investigator358

5. Walk and balance. 

"Work on your balance. Just 2 mins balancing on each foot, each day. You will realise quite a number of ailments will slowly fade away." -u/changosu
Representative Image Source: Pexels/Lukas Rychvalsky
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Lukas Rychvalsky

6. Hydrate just right.

"More like, drink water when you're thirsty and don't drink sodas and energy drinks. Coffee and tea is good in moderation and prevent heart disease. We have a beyond amazing homeostatic system to monitor our fluid levels and feedback to our brain when we're running low...thirst. Overhydration is not good." -u/DrCMJ

7. Skip the tech and go natural. 

"For young people nowadays I’d say at least 1 hour spent everyday without a cell phone. That’s your unplug hour that you spend exercising or out In nature or getting your mind right in any other way." -u/Geep1778

8. Basic weightlifting. 

"Basic weight lifting. Absolutely zero to do with ego and gym culture. Just a little bit of consistent weight lifting is good for your muscles, good for your heart, and good for your bones and will contribute massively to having a strong skeleton with good mobility into your 70s or even 80s. Not about being a tough guy, it's about physically locomoting your meat vehicle around as long as possible." -u/DinoInMyBarn

9. Ice pack and facial care.

"I tie a plastic ice pack around my face and commence with the morning's stretching exercises. The use a deep-pore cleanser lotion, then an herb-mint facial masque which I leave on for ten minutes. I wash the facial massage off with a spearmint face scrub." -u/GeeJo

10. Sunscreen. 

"Early 30s here and just had a chunk cut out of my face. Fortunately it's not in a super noticeable region of my face. Sunscreen is now part of my daily routine." -u/dr_angus20
Representative Image Source: Pexels/ Ivan Samkov
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Ivan Samkov

11. Squats. 

"Squats once you're 40. By 65 you'll thank me. I can wait." -u/Majestic_Matt_459

12. Check up on mental health. 

"I think seeing a therapist is underrated for men." -u/dooit

13. Focus on the feet too.

"Take care of your feet. Having a strong, solid foundation leads to better joint health from the ankles up. Also nobody likes fungus and gnarly nails." -u/absolutezero_

14. Reflection and Introspection.

"I generally see a lot of physical workouts when people mention self care routines for men. But I think a severely underrated one, that more men should do, is asking themselves questions. What am I feeling? Why am I feeling like this? Do I like feeling like this? If I don't like feeling like this then how can I change it? Essentially just doing a bunch of self reflection and realizing your own body." -u/Tayaradga

15. Relax with a hot bath once in a while. 

"Take a hot bath every once in awhile. Just relax in the tub with some nice smelling epsom salts. It's a great stress relief." -u/Dijiwolf1975
Representative Image Source: Pexels/Ahmet Yüksek
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Ahmet Yüksek

16. Reading.

"Reading a book for 30 minutes every day. Improves concentration and vocabulary, and as we age, it improves memory as well. There are even studies that show it reduces the risk of Alzheimers apparently." -u/hellomrxenu

17. Invest time to learn. 

"Invest some time daily on something that you wish to learn." -u/radicalchoice

18. Dentist visits. 

"Going to the Dentist twice a year. You’ll thank me when you’re 60." -u/OldPlumberDude

19. Using a mouth guard while sleeping. 

"Mouth guard for sleep. I didn't start using one till my late 20s. By that point, most of my teeth were completely flat from grinding them in my sleep. Some had even chipped. Once I started using a mouth guard, I've noticed my quality of sleep is better overall. Less headaches too." -u/SimpleDraft

20. Grooming. 

"Stay up on your haircuts. A flattering haircut goes a long way. Same with facial hair. And dress well. Looking in the mirror and knowing you look good is a big confidence booster." -u/bigdoggieface
Representative Image Source: Pexels/Jose Ricardo Barraza Morachis
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Jose Ricardo Barraza Morachis

21. Oral care.

"Brushing teeth. Strong oral health can have direct lasting effects on the circulatory/vascular system in keeping our plaque." -u/GabrielNathaniel

22. Gratitude.

"Teach yourself to be grateful. That's the simple secret to happiness." -u/Unfair-Definition-81

23. Intimate care.

"Powder your intimate areas. Get some baby powder and dab some on after you shower and put your underwear on. Even in winter. It’ll change your life." -u/albertkoholic

24. Intermittent fasting.

"Intermittent fasting. It's incredibly easy once you get into it. I skip breakfast, have lunch at 2pm, then after exercise, protein shake and dinner. So many benefits. Easy to keep weight off, and you don't really feel hungry after doing it for like 3 weeks." -u/Goldcoast92

25. Avoid substances.

"Stay away from booze, drugs, tobacco, and vaping." -u/Relic2150
Representative Image Source: Pexels/Oliver Sjöström
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Oliver Sjöström

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