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Looking Your Best for Men: How Tos

How to Find Your Right Size

With jackets, pants and shirts, keep going smaller until the clothing is just uncomfortable. Then go one size up.

How to Make Natural Tooth Paste

  • 3 parts baking soda
  • 1 part salt
  • 1 drop peppermint or wintergreen essential oil
  • Mix baking soda and salt. Funnel mixture into a small-mouthed container.  Add a drop of peppermint or wintergreen essential oil for flavor.

How to Avoid Smelly Feet

Wash them often with anti-bacterial soap. Don't wear the same shoes every day. Sprinkle with foot powder.

How to Avoid Razor Bumps

Shave after a hot shower when your beard is softer. Use a gel and a spring-mounted multi-blade razor.

How to Floss

Get a 15- to 18- inch piece of floss. Slide it between teeth and around each tooth in the shape of a "C." Polish with an up and down motion.

How to Make a Hot Towel

Dab a dry hand towel with scented oil. Pour on hot water, or dampen and nuke microwave 30 seconds. Make sure it's not too hot. Apply to face.

How to Avoid Athlete's Foot

Wash feet often. Dry thoroughly, especially between the toes. Wear fresh socks daily. Use an antifungal lotion or powder.

How to Get Rid of Yellow Pits

For sweat stains, apply white vinegar; wait 30 minutes. Wash the shirt in the hottest water the label says is OK.

How to Avoid Jock Itch

Keep your groin clean and dry. Wash workout clothes, underwear, socks, and  towels after each use. Treat athlete's foot.

How to Avoid a Denim 'Don't'

Run from whitewashed, high-waisted "dad jeans." For the most flattering fit, go for <b>medium-rise</b>, raw denim with straight legs.


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Reviewed on May 30, 2013

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