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Red Pill TheoryHow to boost, improve & maintain your appearance. (self.TheRedPill)

submitted by yamato403

Why?

We all know it: appearance and looks matter. Whether it's preferential treatment from waiters, cashiers, colleagues, girls or even police - 'looking good' is always beneficial.

While not everybody is born with superior (facial) aesthetics looking like a model, you can still significantly improve your overall appearance with effort and consistency.

 

What?
From head to toe I'll list some things and tips you can do that will absolutely improve your looks without having to refer to plastic surgery or other super expensive treatments (for most of you that is).
Remember that some things might seem obvious and a no-brainer but believe me when I say, there's still new guys flocking to TRP that have never learned to take proper care of themselves.

For example, today I had dinner with a group of people where I met a 22 year-old guy that completely lacked table manners when it came to using cutlery. Guy just couldn't properly use a knife and a fork together without making a fool of himself and looking like a caveman; guess what, he never learned it as he was mostly eating fast food as a kid and teen and his parents weren't big on manners either and didn't teach him. Same shit applies to personal hygiene. Not everybody was taught to take proper care of their beard/hair/teeth etc.

 

How?

The goal here is not to look like some metrosexual gayboy or that guy that spends most of his time in front of a mirror.
We are going for the effortless and naturally good-looking thing. We don't want a flamboyant and overgroomed appearance. Bitch, I just woke up like this, washed my face and look fucking amazing - that's what you wanna convey.
You know how girls like an athletic body with a six-pack but when it comes to the actual work 'behind the scenes' of having an immaculate diet, weighing food, counting macros, going to the gym 6 times a week they don't wanna hear it. Like 99% of the people you meet they want to see results and couldn't give a shit how you got there - again effortless and naturally good-looking

 

Disclaimer
Not everything I list and tell you here will work for you. Results may and will vary and I just want to give you an idea what you could do if you put some work in. No tips for getting fit building muscles or anything like that as there are already excellent posts here and if you are a fat fuck you most likely know how to lose weight (hint: calories in, calories out).

 


 

Head/Face

The most important part of your body as you cannot hide or cover it like other parts. If you have a bit of a belly or love handles, just temporarily put on a sweater until you get rid of them or are at least t-shirt ready, no big deal; but if you have awful eyebrows, skin, teeth and hair nothing but a plastic bag will save you.

 

Hair

If you suffer from genetic hair loss and have the means either go to the derm and get on medication (rogaine etc.) or consult a hair transplant specialist. If you don't have the means, a buzzcut or completely shaved will always - and i mean *always** - look better than a combover.*

  • Be aware of your facial shape (oval, triangle, round, square etc.) and that not every haircut will look good on you. As always, low bf is required for optimal facial aesthetics as it will bring out your jaw, chin and cheekbones.

  • Investing once time in a really good (and potentially expensive) barbershop that will show you what can be done by an experienced stylist is recommended to see your true potential in terms of hair. As you want your hair to look neat and clean, I recommend a haircut at least every 2 weeks. Middle eastern and turkish barbers are cheap (mine is $10 per cut), highly skilled and your best friends when it comes to regular haircuts as it's in their culture for men to get their hair and beards maintained several times a week/month.

  • The easiest hairstyle to maintain is the classic short on the sides, longer on top aka skinfade . You can choose on how aggressive you want your skinfade on the side but i recommend to keep it around 0,1-0,2 inches. That way you will have at least 2 weeks until your hair starts to grow to touch your upper ear aka when its time for a fresh cut - with an appropriately styled top its a hassle-free haircut during that time.

  • Having tried many very expensive shampoos, I now exclusively use anti-dandruff shampoo from head & shoulders (classic or sensitive) as it's cheap does an amazing job of being gentle to your skin, removing flakes from your scalp and on top it has a nice smell.

  • If you suffer from brittle or thin hair I recommend Zinc supplements. It will improve your hair and nails. I use Weider Zinc 25mg per tab. I take two pills (50mg/day = 1 morning + 1 evening). Its cheap and with 100 in the tub last me 3 months.

  • Next level shit: If you wanna get the best, thickest and shiniest hair you ever had, use castor oil and coconut oil. I use a tsp. castor oil and a tsp. of coconut oil after the shower, massage it in my scalp in my damp hair, leave it in over night (use a bandana to not get oily sheets) and just use it regular shampoo next day to wash it out. I do it 2-3 times a week and haven't looked back since. A simple google search on these products will provide you all the info you need (i got 10oz castor for $8 which lasts me half a year and 50oz coconut oil for 12$ which lasts me even longer - amazon is your friend)

Eyebrows

Eyebrows might be the most important feature in your face. Ever seen those no-eyebrow celeb photoshops? Having no eyebrows or badly trimmed ones can and will ruin your face. Don't ever change the natural shape of your eyebrows just trim them. Remember you want to trim a hedge to make it look more tidy and not cut a fucking flamingo out of it like it's an English garden

  • After a hot shower your pores are open and plucking your hairs with a tweezer will be less painful; if this is your first time, you can develop redness and tiny blood spots where the hair follicle was - keep in mind to not do before important meetings etc.
  • I place a comb on my eyebrows every now and then to adjust their length with a scissor or electric razor
  • Place a thumb between your eyes - this is the spot that should have no hairs in order to avoid a monobrow.
  • Remember: less is more!!! You can always carefully approach your ideal brow but if you go overboard it will take a long time to regrow those fuckers.
  • leave the original shape of your brow - instead pluck below and above its 'streamline'. This is the most you want to do in terms of trimming - the key is to keep the original shape and just tidy it up a bit.
  • once you have a shape you are content with, it's literally just maintaining it. which will be a breeze if you pluck regrowing every other day.

Nose/Ears

Not much to say here except to be extra careful when use cotton swabs. Please don't use them inside your ear as it can permanently and irreversibly damage your eardrums (hearing loss etc.)

  • Check your nose hair every so often and use a scissor to trim it if needed. Nothing worse if you have a lost hair peaking out your nostrils... gross.
  • The safest way to clean your ears is just to remove visible earwax outside and around your ear canal but never push inside. Your ears are cleaning yourself and if you are one of those people that produce excessive amounts of earwax and suffer from bad hearing as a result you need to visit a doctor anyways.

Teeth

A great smile goes a long way. Unfortunately this is where (potentially) lots of money is needed. If you have crooked or damaged teeth, need braces or other things done there's no other solution than to visit the dentist. Depending on your insurance situation it can cost you anywhere from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands.

  • A basic oral hygiene kit should be: electric tooth brush (electric vs. manual is like porsche 911 vs honda accord), flossing kit (not flossing is a leading cause of bad breath; makes sense if you have rotten pieces of food between your teeth, no?), and a proper mouthwash. I use a product called CB12 as a mouthwash every morning which claims to eliminate bad breath for 12 hours. Haven't used a better product. Even after several meals your breath is still fresh and if not you can buy it as chewing gums or lozenges as well. No bad breath = higher confidence.

  • Teeth whitening products are a tricky thing. The things you buy at the drugstore are either not potent enough or too potent with questionable ingredients. I strongly recommend to bite the bullet, go to a dentist and get it done by a professional. That way you can get the proper procedure for your teeth that will last much longer than your DIY and surely won't damage your enamel. My whitening was about $500 that came with a custom mouthpiece that was molded after my teeth, a custom liquid that was mixed according to my needs etc. I got the whole nine yards and have to repeat this procedure every 3-4 years if there's a need; and significantly cheaper since i could keep my mouthpiece aswell.

  • Brushing teeth twice a day is a must, thrice is recommended. Floss after every meal (flossing boxes are so small and can be carried around if needed) and remember: consuming too much coffee, soft drinks, red wine and cigarettes will turn your teeth yellow and grey. Trust me when I say this is real and it will happen to you if you overdo that shit.

Skin

If you have acne or any other medical skin condition, consult a dermatologist. More often than not you need some heavy hitters like steroid creams, antibiotic cycles and whatnot and I can't help you with that.

  • The most basic skin routine would be: a cleanser and a moisturizer. After showering, use the cleanser, that often comes as foam, to clean your skin and get rid of all the dirt and dead skin cells. Afterwards apply a moisturizer lotion. Be sure to check your skin type (oily, dry, mixed etc.) and buy products accordingly. It's always better go for the products marketed 'ultra-sensitive' or 'sensitive' as they tend to have the least amount of irritating chemicals and usually are perfume free.

What do I use? Virgin Coconut Oil

Luckily, I never had acne but for the longest time my skin was very mediocre and borderline awful. One day it would be dry and felt tense like it would burst any minute. The other day it was oily with my pores being visible from 10 miles away. On top of that I had an eczema (not me in the pic but this is how it looked with red spots and flakey skin)on my nose, cheeks and forehead that would come and go at random intervals. Not enough sleep? Flare up. Stress? Flare up. Forgot to clean my skin for one night? Flare up. Humid weather? Flare up.

Several derms told me this is incurable and can only be controlled and maintained. I tried so many different products and prescriptions. I have spent at least $1.5-$2k on skincare products over the course of 3 years. I got them all: cleansers, moisturizers, vitamin serums, foams, gels, masks, peelings. Luxury products imported from Japan or South Korea, expensive French brands and what have you.

Then I tried virgin coconut oil once and haven't looked back since. This thing literally changed my life when I started using it two years ago. I have the cleanest skin you can imagine now. My eczema is gone, my pores have been invisible ever since, circles under my eyes have been improved so much, I have an even complexion and my skin glows and is almost perfect. Coconut oil feeds your skin vitamins and a quick google search will list you all its benefits.

I kid you not when I tell you that I have been approached several times by both genders that complimented me on my skin and ask what products I use.

Coconut oil melts at body temperature so I put a tsp. in my hand and wait until its liquid then massage it into my washed face (usually after a shower). Apply it to your whole face and let it sit for 2-5 minutes. Then I use a wash cloth with hot water to get it off my skin. I do this every day and even after the first use ever, you'll notice and immediate effect. Your pores will be smaller and your whole skin will be smooth like a baby's bottom. Trust me when I say, this shit's the real deal. My mother has been using it exclusively for the past 25 years and she's pushing 60, yet people mistake her for being in her early 40's because of her flawless skin.

 

Beard
Be honest with yourself with this one. 9/10 guys have poor beard genetics and don't look like some kind of viking slayer when they grow one out but rather like socially awkward terrorists, hoboes or even worse, creepy pedophiles. If you are one of them, consider shaving entirely or at least rocking a 3 day stubble.

  • Get a proper groomer. I got one from Philips off Amazon that is still their 'current besteller' cost me $18, has a 3 year warranty, several attachments and even a precision and nose hair trimming option. I use it to maintain my stubble. Set your desired length, turn it on and if you do it daily it literally takes 15 seconds. You can always work on the edges and outer lines of your beard with a regular razor to get it super clean.

  • If you want to go for the clean shave avoid that modern Gilette or Wilkinson crap. The blades for those razors not only cost a fortune but they also unnecessarily irritate your skin. Instead go for single blade, double edge razor. It will give you the cleanest shave you ever had and no razor burn. You can get 100 blades for $12 on amazon the safety razor is about $18. Get a proper shaving soap and you are set for life. Our grandfathers knew what was the best.

 

Other notable things

  • Get a proper nail clipper with a file to keep them short and most importantly clean. Women have an eye for details. I have witnessed it several times when I went to dinner with women and when the waiter brought the drinks I either didn't pay attention at all or would check his watch or haircut and the first thing they noticed was, 'guy should cut/clean his nails'. Same applies for toenails nothing worse than undressing and looking like a hobbit down there.

  • When going for a deodorant, use a roll-on stick. You want to use one with aluminum as this will block your pores and prevent you from sweating. If it doesn't have aluminum in it you will sweat regardless and it will just mask the smell.

  • At least trim your body hair. Not only will trimmed armpits smell less, your lifting progress and muscles will be way more notable if you aren't covered in fur on your chest and stomach. I use the same groomer for my beard and body hair (you can clean the blades and attachments with alcohol if you are weary of hygiene). I trim my body hair to about 0.3inches year round. Every 8-10 days. Takes me about 20 minutes.

  • When it comes to perfumes, less is more. You just have to tried it out in a store to see what smell fits you best. If you travel a lot, I recommend buying it in the duty free shop as it will be much cheaper than regular stores. I still have and use my two bottles that I bought four years ago. It's always a good bet to avoid too musky or too sweet perfumes. Try to find a middle ground.

  • If you have glasses or wear shades, it is paramount to pick the right ones according to your face shape and bone structure. If you pick the wrong frames and size, your face will look goofy and comical. Investing in contacts is always an option as well. I got LASIK eye laser surgery several years ago and this was a real quality of life improvement. Even though I have lost my left eye since then, it's still nice to have the remaining one with a sharp vision ;)

 


How much time does this shit take?

Morning
Woke up splashed my face with cold water. 5 seconds
Checked my eyebrows. Plucked literally 5 little hairs that regrew with my tweezer. 10 seconds
Trimmed my stubble to appropriate length, shaved edges of my beard on my cheeks. 40 seconds
Flossed, brushed my teeth, used mouthwash 3 minutes

 

Evening
Shower. 5 minutes
Checked my nails, removed some dirt with a file. 10 seconds
Flossed, brushed my teeth, used mouthwash 3 minutes
Applied coconut oil on my face, let it sit for 2 minutes and washed it off 3 minutes

This 'routine' literally took me 15 fucking minutes to do guys.

It's all about consistency here. Once you got the basics down it's all about maintaining your looks. No magic. Just consistent effort to be the effortless good looking guy

Well anyways, if you made it that far, I hope some of the info was helpful and if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to ask in the comments.


[–]Battle-Scars 23 points24 points  (28 children)

Fully endorse Coconut oil, been using it for years every day and it works wonders on hair, teeth, and skin.

[–]GreatWhiteCuck 14 points15 points  (8 children)

As well as in your food and the bedroom

[–]schlongofgod 1 points1 points [recovered]

In the bedroom? I use it frequently when I'm cooking but not yet there.

[–]GreatWhiteCuck 1 point2 points  (5 children)

It's the best even just for fap

[–]schlongofgod 1 points1 points [recovered]

Definitely gonna have to bust some out the next time I bone. Shits delicious.

[–]GreatWhiteCuck 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Eating pussy is a lot nicer after they've had coconut oil in and around it as well. Great to go straight from oil massage to sex etc

[–]schlongofgod 1 points1 points [recovered]

Yeah that's good shit. I'm definitely gonna do it

[–]GreatWhiteCuck 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Get some god schlong. Women love it as well and lots of them haven't been introduced to it. They get hooked on it. Or maybe that's just my D and tongue

[–]Timbermaw 4 points5 points  (11 children)

Coconut oil, the one you buy off the supermarket? And do I just dump it on my face?

Edit- oh I see you already answered that

Edit2- and how do you clean it off your face afterwards?

[–]Battle-Scars 1 point2 points  (10 children)

Coconut oil melts at room temp, or zap it in the micro. Put it on your face like moisturizer and leave it, the oil sinks into your skin.

[–]Timbermaw 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Alright, and would you have a recommendation of where to buy for cheap? Preferably outside the US.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wherever you can buy things in bulk- in the us we have Costco that you can get massive jugs for $10-15

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Any grocery store should carry it.

[–]TooMuchToDoo 1 point2 points  (1 child)

How on earth is that good for your pores..?

[–]thebrandedman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also great for softening an unruly beard.

[–]InstaGibZED 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't microwave*, kills all nutrients

[–]DirtJellyBeanz 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Good for pulling the chicken also

[–]slay_it_forward 2 points3 points  (5 children)

How do you apply it to your hair? Same as with the face? Leave in for 5 min then wash out?

[–]Battle-Scars 1 point2 points  (4 children)

I use a cocktail of essential oils and coconut oil, rub about an ounce through it once every 7-10 days and leave it in. I only wash my hair every 5 weeks when I get it cut, works for me but I had dry curly hair, ymmv.

[–]slay_it_forward 1 point2 points  (3 children)

But when you shower do you wet your hair?

[–]Jimmy_Big_Nuts 59 points60 points  (28 children)

Hold up. You have one eye? Do you wear an eye patch or a glass eye? Or just go around with no eye. Surely that affects your appearance a great deal.

Also, I disagree about using deodorants with aluminium - it blocks your pores! I just shower daily, and after a good workout. I never smell bad unless I leave the sweat to go stale. Chicks dig good pheromones and if they are attracted to you will enjoy your sweat.

[–]Aintlisterine 23 points24 points  (4 children)

If I lost an eye I would definitely go with a patch

[–][deleted] 39 points40 points  (2 children)

I would use my eye hole like an extra pocket.

Napkins, mints, a pen maybe.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

the humour on this sub is so much better than regular reddit

[–]1dongpal 15 points16 points  (12 children)

it was also big in the news that aluminium increases the risk of cancer

[–][deleted] 24 points25 points  (8 children)

Same with grilled steak. And milk. And water. There are very few things that have legitimate proof of increased cancer risk - tobacco and benzene to name a couple.

Most of the silly claims you'll hear are from massive surveys put out by someone writing a dissertation.

[–]vagbutters 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Err they're not silly per se. Red meat has been linked to diseases like Alzheimer's. Barbecued/smoked foods are also believed to cause cancers.

[–]wutangzus2002 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Haven't you noticed that everyone who has drank water has died. Sorry couldn't help myself lol

[–]NeuroticNihilist 4 points4 points [recovered]

Shit. I've drank water. Am I already dead?

[–]wutangzus2002 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I regret to inform you but you have drank the poison that is water. I am sorry you only have so many years possibly decades to live

[–]GodDamnManlyMan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't you see?? Think of all the boating accidents throughout history. Water was at every. single. one.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Grilled steak doesn't make my armpits red and flakey though.

[–][deleted] -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Water causes 10,000 mutations per day per cell. Everything causes cancer.

[–]vagbutters 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That's why I stopped using those deodorants-- I don't trust these companies that most likely pay off the FDA to turn away. In 50 years they'll come out with a "groundbreaking study," but by then you'll be long fucked.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Tell that to fetty wap. It's all about how you rock it.

[–]yamato403[S] 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Yes, and I usually wear semi-tinted shades to protect my remaining one. If not I can resort to eyepatch or ocular prostheses. Since I have scars on the side of my head and across the eye, being subtle about it is out of question anyways.

At the moment I have a plain white ocular p. that I wear most of the time.

[–]Battle-Scars 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My close friend has one eye, no patch, no ocular. Fucker gets more pussy than I do. Rock it Brother.

[–]KIZAN 0 points1 point  (2 children)

You lost your eye from eye surgery? I think you might have saved me from spending $$ on lasik.

[–]yamato403[S] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

No. I got LASIK before the incident happened where I lost it. LASIK had nothing to do with it. Actually the results are amazing and I would recommend it to everyone to get their eyesight corrected if you have the funds and the proper medical professionals available.

[–]yomo86 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Before having LASIK get a second doctor's opinion about your overall eye health especially if you have 'weird' but mild side effects regarding your normal glasses corrected vision ie slightly blurred pictures, bad night/day sight, 'image-bleeding-effects' double images.

I have a previously undetected slight cornea abnormality which would have fucked up LASIK if there has not been a doctor with a second opinion.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah you don't need the anti-perspirants. Just deodorants are fine. I think its funny that the replies to this are like "Hur-dur cancer whatever," but part of taking care of yourself is not exposing your body to shitty chemicals when its not necessary.

[–]slay_it_forward 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Baking soda instead of deodorant.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Especially for people with strong allergic reactions to aluminum antiperspirants like me

[–]thisishowiwrite 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I disagree about using deodorants with aluminium - it blocks your pores!

That's.... the whole point. They're anti-perspirant deodorant. They don't work by emailing your body to tell it to stop producing sweat.

[–][deleted] 185 points186 points  (8 children)

I believe in taking care of myself, in a balanced diet, in a rigorous exercise routine. In the morning, if my face is a little puffy, I'll put on an ice pack while doing my stomach crunches. I can do a thousand now.

After I remove the icepack, I use a deep pore-cleanser lotion. In the shower, I use a water-activated gel cleanser, then a honey-almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub. Then I apply an herb mint facial masque which I leave on for ten minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine.

I always use an after-shave lotion with little or no alcohol because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer, then an anti-aging eye balm, followed by a final moisturizing "protective" lotion...

[–][deleted] 47 points48 points  (5 children)

These type of threads never fail to get this reply.

[–]chinawinsworlds 13 points14 points  (3 children)

I think it's funny because my skin routine isn't all that far away from his pasta.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Correct me if I'm wrong but using that many different products on your face doesn't sound too great, but what do I know - I just wash my face with water and moisturise (my skin seems too sensitive for the cleansers I've used).

[–]chinawinsworlds 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree THAT many different things can be bad. I'm not quite at that point though. I use water, moisturiser, cleanser, face wash gel and aspirant. I am very gentle handling my face, and barely touch my face. I am often complimented for my skin!

[–][deleted] 20 points21 points  (0 children)

If you're not using activated almonds then your life has no meaning.

[–]NeoreactionSafe 42 points43 points  (4 children)

All I can say is enjoy and optimize your youth while you have it.

At 21 years old I was physical perfection with a hard body (motocross racing) and great features in every way. Women just thought I was hot. I even modeled nude once as a favor for a friend (his father died) in a college art sculpture class.

But now I'm 55 years old.

Gray hair.

Skin starts to show it's age.

Teeth aren't perfect anymore. (I grind them... a bad habit)

Despite regular exercise it's harder to be in peak condition, though I'm still better off than 90% of people near my age.

Just realize that those years from 20-45 are your prime years for health and attractiveness. After 45 you still can attract women, but you are the "old man" now. You stop being the Chad Thundercock because you don't have the youth for it anymore.

So get out there and fuck while it's available to you... I did, you should too.

 

[–]PranksterLad 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Any advice from a 55 year old? Im 24 and miss my ex so god damn much

[–]BIGDICKNlCK 17 points18 points  (1 child)

"Getting over a breakup is 5 pussies away." - Dante Nero.

[–]PlebDestroyer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

went through 9...still not helping.

[–]NeoreactionSafe 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Expect that your "withdrawl period" from your addiction to your ex to last about half as long as the relationship but at a declining rate.

The pain just fades away over time.

In my most destructive breakup I jumped right into another relationship with the "anti-ex" who represented security... after three dull years it finally ended and I felt nothing.

Be careful about jumping into things.

Now is the best time for Plates... avoid the LTR for a while.

Get over it 100% if you can. Best to start LTR's with a healthy mindset.

 

[–]juliusstreicher 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Check your nose hair every so often and use a scissor to trim it if needed. Nothing worse if you have a lost hair peaking out your nostrils... gross.

Forget the scissors-fork over 10 to 15 bucks and get an electric nosehair/ear trimmer. 1000 times better, quicker, more efficient than scissors.

[–]sffunfun 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Scissors to the nose might actually be how he lost the eye...

[–]juliusstreicher 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol. Oh, wait, I mean ha ha ha!

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep I trim them once a week. Takes up 45 seconds per month.

[–]LuvBeer 12 points13 points  (4 children)

"9/10 guys have poor beard genetics and don't look like some kind of viking slayer when they grow one out but rather like socially awkward terrorists, hoboes or even worse, creepy pedophiles" lol. Also I've been trying the no shampoo route and it's working out for me so far.

[–]slay_it_forward 1 point2 points  (3 children)

How do you do it? Just wet your hair? Using coconut oil?

[–]LuvBeer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

nah just basically stopped washing my hair lol. looks fine. Occasionally i'll scrub my scalp under the water but that's about it. I tried it a few years ago and got some nasty flakes but this time around it's fine.

[–]Bargroth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wash it with diluted apple cider vinegar once a week. But whenever you shower, make sure to properly wash your hair. Don't let there be a build up of dirt.

[–]chonaXO -1 points0 points  (0 children)

No you just go out and slay some bears, then take a girl, clean and jerk her, show her your dead bear, and put her over your right shoulder with just one hand.

[–]chinawinsworlds 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I find it too hard to find out what kind of face shape I have, I can't decide between oval or round. Maybe something in between. Any pointers?

[–]Bargroth 2 points3 points  (1 child)

If the length is the same as the width, round. If it's longer than wide, oval. If it's wider than long, well.. have you watched 'Hey Arnold'?

[–]chinawinsworlds 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Seems like it's about 1,5 times longer than wide, measuring from top of forehead to bottom of chin, and the widest part of the face. Good shit.

[–]Trumpanoly 13 points14 points  (4 children)

What do you mean you 'lost' your left eye?

[–]xmotorboatmygoatx 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I assume that it is no longer in his face.

[–]nuesuh 27 points28 points  (1 child)

happens to the best of us. I occasionally misplace an eye as well.

[–]jay_jay_man 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Is the cooking coconut oil you find in the supermarket sufficient?

[–]Battle-Scars 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yes but too expensive, 64 ounces of organic costs about $20 online.

[–]Lemking118 6 points7 points  (2 children)

There's really no difference between electric and manual toothbrushes if your technique is correct, rest of your oral hygiene stuff is on point.

[–]LazyMagus 6 points7 points  (1 child)

But isn't flossing after every meal and brushing thrice a day too much on your teeth?

I think flossing every night and brushing twice a day is a good balance.

[–]Lemking118 7 points8 points  (0 children)

As a dentist thats the exact advice I give to patients - brush twice a day and floss once. But theres nothing wrong with flossing more if your technique is correct, if your too aggressive you could get some gum recession though.

[–]The__Tren__Train 8 points9 points  (8 children)

For acne, just take accutane

Shit works like a charm

[–]glenfiddichlaker31 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It does work and it was worth the hell I went thru to have clear skin. I still get the occasional zit or two but it was nowhere near the level and severity it used to be

[–]avocado0286 8 points9 points  (5 children)

And causes depression as well as one million other side effects which is also the reason why there is a class action law suit against the manufacturer right now.

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Really? Accutane cured my acne which I had had for a good 4 years in 6 months. Literally the only downside was dry lips/skin, which could be countered with lip balm and moisturiser.

I was definitely a lot more depressed before I cured my acne.

[–]WastedPotential 11 points12 points  (2 children)

And causes depression

No it doesn't

[–]avocado0286 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Well okay, I didn't know about that. It's been years that I took it.

However, you should still be careful taking it since a lot of different adverse side effects could still be experienced. This is also the reason why it should not be used for your standard spots or mild acne but only in really severe cases.

[–]TheDialecticParadox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It can be detrimental to liver function if you take too much for too long, but that's pretty much it. And considering most people would get it through a prescription with instructions, that shouldn't be a problem.

[–]paytonpeyton3418 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was on Accutane from April 2015 to this past July and had no side effects whatsoever besides dry skin and lips. Acne is 95% better now!

[–]TheEagleAndTheSnake 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Growing up an awkward teenage weirdo, my acne was more visible than the fact that I always made sure to finish last. I got rid of both of these, the only thing that scared away the acne was an ayurvedic tea for treating your skin. Check it out, tastes like absolute shit but works wonders.

[–]Hakametal 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I will add one thing to the skin part that I believe to be of vital importance; Juicing vegetables. If you can afford a good juicer, invest in one now. It's the best investment you can do to see benefits in having naturally healthy skin.

If you don't have a juicer/can't afford one, get a nutribullet and blend some spinach and blueberries with water. Easiest way to improve your diet and benefit your skin greatly.

[–]YC_90 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Or just eat your vegetables.

[–]NeckbeardVirgin69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Face-wise, any non-salicylic acid face wash with a few drops of 100% tea tree oil added is what works best for me.

[–]top-notch-alpha 2 points3 points  (5 children)

haha all my middle eastern friends are barbers... really talented at what they do. I was thinking of lasik, if i read this correctly,the operation didnt go well with your left eye?

[–]AlerioX 8 points9 points  (4 children)

No, his eyeloss has nothing to do with LASIK. That is impossible. I got LASIK done 3 weeks ago. The only downsides are pure nightvision but you can't go blind from LASIK. There are four possible types of negative vision effects after this surgery: Ghosting, Starburst, Glare and Halos.
This is Ghosting
This is Starburst
This is Halo
This is Glare
I got Halo, Starburst and a bit of glare on the right eye and 0 diopter, so at day my vision is perfect and at night it's okay.
However on the left eye I have -0.25 diopters and all the four effects, so at day my vision is nearly perfect but at night it's not good.
The ghosting is the most annoying one because it makes you feel like you have like -2 diopters.
Thank god my right eye is my dominant eye because otherwise I would go mental in the dark.

[–]Stanley_Zbornak 0 points1 point  (3 children)

So would you say LASIK was worth it? Are those issues permanent?

[–]AlerioX 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I can't tell atm.
I had nearly -5 diopters on both eyes so I was pretty much blind and needed contacts and glasses. I hated glasses so I wore contacts all the time but sometimes when my eyes hurted I needed to switch over to glasses again and that sucked while doing sports.
The issues normally go away after one or two month but not the ghosting (which is of course the most annoying). As far as I know the ghosting comes with the healing process when one of the scars is not healing perfectly (when the flap is slightly askew in a microscopical way).
I rubbed my left eye on day 4 and day 8 after surgery which I shouldn't have done - but I can't control myself while I am still half asleep. That could be the reason for the slight dislocation of the flap and therefore the ghosting.
So I went to the check-up on day 8 (saturday) but I was surprised when I only saw two assistances (2 pretty girls around 25yo) in the clinic.
So I told them that I rubbed my left eye two times and one of them inspected it. She looked at my right eye for 5 seconds then at my left eye for 25 seconds. Then she told me everything was okay.
Because I had no ghosting back then I didn't say anything but it was very strange that she looked so long at the rubbed eye and then just went on completely normal.
I just had the feeling that she would not have said anything even if I had lost my eye. Remember that women (especially young assistances) repel responsibility like vampires repel the sunlight.
And I still don't know why I got a checkup when there is no real doctor around. Completely useless.
If it was worth it? I can tell you in two month maybe. I'm fifty-fifty atm.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This question appears on a lot of ask reddit type threads or pops up randomly in comments. Pretty much everyone says "it was the best investment I've ever made." I have yet to see someone say they regret doing it.

[–]Redforeman777 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Them you haven't done any research. It sounds appealing to me but have you noticed that most eye doctors, esp those who do Lasix, aren't having Lasix done on themselves?

[–]mmmoreos 2 points3 points  (2 children)

yeah I'm 23 and have thinning hair... trying to decide whether to just go for the buzz cut or try rogaine.

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[–]HaagenDazs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm not an expert but I think you shouldn't be using Dandruff shampoo exclusively because it has chemicals that will damage your scalp long term.

Mine says to use it every 3-4 days, so I have two, the Dandruff and a normal one with just natural components.

[–]YungJFK 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This new fascination and emphasis people have on eyebrows is ridiculous lol. I understand that they play a big part as a whole in the facial structure but I firmly believe teeth >>> eyebrows.

[–]throwaway320_ 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Does anyone have tips on making flossing as little a hassle as possible?

Also, thanks for writing this down. Best thing I read here the whole week.

[–]mememedown 0 points1 point  (0 children)

YouTube it and just watch the first one

[–]Bisuboy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Has anyone tried those teeth-whitening kits that are heavily advertised on Instagram? They cost around $100, so if they actually worked, they would probably be the best choice to get white teeth.

[–]seawing 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Having tried many very expensive shampoos, I now exclusively use anti-dandruff shampoo from head & shoulders (classic or sensitive) as it's cheap does an amazing job of being gentle to your skin, removing flakes from your scalp and on top it has a nice smell.

If you have short hair, you shouldn't be using any shampoo, and that H&S crap is only making your dandruff worse. I haven't used shampoo in 4 years and my complexion and scalp are healthier than they have ever been. I always get compliments on my hair. But do what you want.

[–]paytonpeyton3418 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think it varies for some people. I have really oily skin so my hair gets pretty greasy overnight so I have to use shampoo. I alternate between H&S and a natural hair and body wash

[–]MorpheusPill 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Could anyone recommend a brand/model of single blade, double edge razors for a clean shave? Always have heaps of trouble with skin irritation after shaving.

[–]DazedAndMisused23 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bevel may be of some use to you

[–]smoked_out_gorilla 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also wondering about the eye. Was Lasik to blame? I have bad vision and have thought of it before but am.weary of having someone laser my eye open.

[–]dr_pavel_im_cia_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

the dude in the pic cleaned the hair above his eyebrows, but you say not to. whys that?

[–]MorpheusPill 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hi Yam, I saw your post on TRP and was wondering which of these single blade, double edge razors you'd recommend. Cheers!

[–]R3v4mp3d 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't get aluminium roll deodorant. It's carcinogenic (like all other metallic or chemical things). Yes, it blocks pores; no that's not healthy for you. I'm using non metallic roll-ons and I don't have a problem. Why? I'm kinda skinny and don't sweat much and also I always use the stairs (-> more endurance -> less sweating).

Except for the above, thank you OP! -continues to take notes from the post-

[–]MrSaiyan_333_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fuck, I don't have eyebrows (at least they are very thin and light colored).

[–]Jammku -2 points-2 points [recovered]

As long as you don't have a shit diet your skin should be fine as-is unless you got the short end of the genetics stick.

[–]Jaymilineal -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I have doubt that it took fifteen minutes. I think that this is not the first time this routine has been done. The start up is hard,and that is no excuse, is generally overlooked. I respect this post have an up-vote and I am going to check out that razor mentioned.

[–]joh2141 -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

I agree with all but I kinda feel like 5 minutes is way too short for a shower. I knew a guy who did that 5 min shower and he smelled awful every time and never noticed until his ex gf told him. Read article regarding how most people who use soap misproperly use it saying they do it too fast that it isn't all that different from simple water rinsing. I bet your showers take longer but just feels like 5 minutes. Probably along 10 to 15. You sound well groomed so 5 min shower just doesn't make sense with that kind of high standard of grooming.

[–]MasRock310 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Youve obviously never taken a cold shower, you're out of there in literally 5 minutes. As opposed to a warm one where you spend an extra 10 relaxing and thinking about life

[–]joh2141 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The man's talking about using coconut oil; he definitely spends more time than 5 in there and if you especially hit the gym that day 5 min shower is fucking disgusting. You can talk about anecdotal incidents or brush up on some health and hygiene shit. I'm not telling you to be some fastidious tool but soaping and scrubbing should take around 5 min itself, then you supposed to let soap suds stay for a minute. Then you water rinse otherwise why bother using soap? If you study some pathogens you know soap rinsing for 5 minutes alone doesn't kill them either. Also yeah 5 min shower makes sense if you use liquid soap but liquid soaps aren't as effective as standard soaps. All they do is mask it with overpowering scent without really cleaning. I understand it's not easy to grasp because usually TRP doesn't usually cite concrete evidence but dissect and analyze using anecdotes.

Just to name a few common species are of the Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli (yes E.coli), etc etc are commonly found on your face and skin and build up on a daily basis. Unless you douse yourself in alcohol or antibiotics, 5 min showers aren't doing much for you (double on gym days or days you sweat a lot/had sex) except smelling better. It's not all that different to how people seldom showered back in the day but just sprayed a lot of perfume. I mean a good portion of adults who pretend they know all this shit still don't wash their hands after taking a shit. I'm not saying you're going to die or get serious illness for taking 5 minute showers but you still will smell like shit on some parts of your body and you aren't really clean.

[–]TheDialecticParadox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I disagree. You rinse your body under water quickly, hop out, lather up, then jump back in and wash it off. I'm usually out of the shower in 5 minutes, and that includes the time I use to dey myself off. I smell fine and have never had a complaint. Your friend just must have been lazy.

[–]TRPAlternative -1 points0 points  (2 children)

If I was to post a picture of my face (Details blurred), could someone tell me what facial shape I am? I've looked it up online and made measurements but I can't come to any sort of conclusion. Need a haircut soon as it's getting too long and I'm planning on keeping it in a solid style from now onwards so I could use the advice.

[–]TheDialecticParadox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Trial and error is one way of figuring it out.

[–]PranksterLad -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I'm fucking plates and I feel nothing, absolutely nothing, it destroys me how much I want her back

[–]d4rkj4y -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

Face wise Aztec secret clay mixed with apple cider vinegar once a week is all you need

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I know you're not talking to me with that shit.