Need A Boost In Your Self-Esteem? 5 Confidence Boosting Tricks for Men

Your self-confidence is your secret weapon for success. We look at easy ways to give your confidence a boost.

Here are 5 ways to boost your self-esteem right now. Worried about the thickness of your hair, the state of your skin or your performance in bed? No worries, here are five ways to turn crushing self-doubt into towering self-esteem.

By Lee Kynaston

We’ve all been there. There’s an important presentation to give, a date to impress or a job interview to nail, and bang – a spot appears right on the end of your nose, you catch a glimpse of your bald patch in the mirror or things don’t perform quite as they should ‘down there’ and your confidence collapses like a soufflé poked by a spoon. What can we say? It happens. Confidence is a fragile thing – even for the super confident – and more often than not it’s the little grooming gremlins or niggling body issues that create the biggest confidence crises. But just as small things cause big problems, big problems can be remedied with small solutions.

SITUATION 1: A spot just reared its ugly head.

Like tax demands and angry exes, spots have a nasty habit of popping up just when you least expect them. Everything from stress and heat to pollution, hormonal changes and friction can trigger one.

THE SOLUTION
If you’re quick off the mark you can often head off a zit by applying an on-the-spot treatment like Pop spot Spot Treatment Dots, which feature spot-busting Salicylic Acid, or by using MALIN+GOETZ’s excellent 10% sulfur paste spot treatment, but to make one invisible, use a concealer like Benny Hancock’s easy-to-use Corrective Pen. Simply apply a little concealer to the tip of your finger (avoid using the pen’s brush tip directly on sports to avoid transferring bacteria) and pat on the spot and blend in. Job done. Confidence restored. Spot of bother avoided.

SITUATION 2: Your thatch isn’t as thick as it used to be.

It’s thought that up to 85% of men will suffer from some form of hair loss by the time they hit their Fifties, while 40% will have experienced noticeable hair loss by their thirties. And with thinning hair as one of the most frequently cited reasons for loss of self-esteem, its effects on mental health can be devastating.

THE SOLUTION
Genetics might have a lot to do with hair loss – especially when it comes to male pattern baldness – but that doesn’t mean you can’t take some steps to hang on to your hair. Designed to take a 360 approach to hair loss, The Ultimate Men's Hair Health and Strength Kit features five hair-saving essentials, including Sons’ Minoxidil 5% Cutaneous Solution – a clinically-proven solution to the problem. As an extra line of defence, back this up by supporting hair nutritionally with TenT 2 Pack [HAIR-supplement], which is packed with all the nutrients needed for optimal hair growth.

SITUATION 3: You’re a little too quick out of the gate when it comes to sex.

If you’ve ever suffered from premature ejaculation you’re not alone – it’s thought to be the most common sexual problem in men, affecting at least 30% of us at some point in our lives so…no shame there, right? Everything from inexperience and performance anxiety to stress and relationship problems can affect your performance but there is an alternative to the “Well, that’s never happened before!” line.

THE SOLUTION
Train your ejaculations with the help of the MYHIXEL TR. A state-of-the-art piece of wellness tech, it combines proven medical research and a ‘pleasure-based’ training programme to teach you how to control your ejaculations. Trust us, learning a new skill will never be as much fun – and certainly not if you use the MYHIXEL TR alongside its optional hands-free accessory.

SITUATION 4: There’s a blizzard in your beard.

Dandruff has to be one of the biggest confidence busters there is but the scalp isn’t the only place that can create a snowstorm of embarrassing skin flakes – the skin under the beard can too.

THE SOLUTION
Beard dandruff (yes, it’s a thing) is usually caused by skin beneath facial hair becoming dry – a real problem given that hair wicks moisture away from the skin. Scratching to alleviate beard itch as facial hair establishes itself doesn’t exactly help. What does help is an esteem-boosting beard regime! Start by brushing your beard to dislodge any dandruff, wash thoroughly with a beard shampoo or exfoliating wash, pat dry and then massage in beard oil, making sure it reaches the skin beneath to keep it hydrated and flake-free. You can find all the tools you need for this simple regime in Murdock London's Beard Grooming Kit.  

SITUATION 5: Your feet look like a Hobbit’s.

Feet are home to a host of confidence-destroying issues – sweat and the attendant stink that goes with it being a major one – but in sandal weather it’s often their appearance that lets a man down the most.

THE SOLUTION
To ensure feet look their best, neatly trim nails (always cut straight across to avoid ingrown nail) and treat them to a Barber ProFoot Peel, which contains exfoliating and softening Glycolic Acid. Effective as great fun to use, the effects aren’t immediate but after a few days you’ll notice huge swathes of rough, unsightly skin peeling away, leaving altogether smoother, less embarrassing-looking skin to emerge.

So, there you have it: a few simple tricks to boost your confidence and tackle the problems that can knock it off. Don’t spend too long in front of the mirror – researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry in London found that prolonged mirror-gazing just leaves you feeling anxious and depressed. Besides, you look great. There, how’s that for the ultimate confidence booster?

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