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Men’s Grooming Guide: treatments to look younger

We round up the best ways to help you shed the years

Men’s Grooming Guide: treatments to look younger
It’s no myth that in recent years, men have been paying more and more attention to their appearances. While the reason remains somewhat unclear – we’re torn between George Clooney’s everlasting good genes and the advancement of the cosmetic field – one thing is for sure: male grooming is more important than ever, especially anti-aging techniques.

\nLogically, we ventured out to find the best 10 ways to help you look younger.
Men’s Grooming Guide: treatments to look younger
1. Black Diamond Facial

\nThis had us at “Diamond,” but here’s the overview anyway: Amara spa uses its Black Diamond Dust (containing black diamonds) to exfoliate the skin and help fasten cellular regeneration. The treatment also includes an arms and shoulder massage. Do you really need more convincing into being massaged with diamonds?

\nPrice: AED550 for 60 mins

\nLocation: Amara Spa, Park Hyatt Dubai
Men’s Grooming Guide: treatments to look younger
2. Ronaldo’s age-defying secret?

\nKnown to be used by athlete Cristiano Ronaldo for muscle damages, Cryo-therapy is also used for anti-aging purposes. The Cryo-therapy Age-defying Ruby Facial, available at Amar Spa, uses cryo-therapy ice cubes to reduce wrinkles and inflammation in the face. It also helps tighten pores and better blood circulation. Maybe this is Ronaldo’s secret to his ageless face after all?

\nPrice: AED550 for 60 mins

\nLocation: Amara Spa, Park Hyatt Dubai
Men’s Grooming Guide: treatments to look younger
3. Frequent flyers, this one’s for you

\nUsing soft body brushing and Armani Jade Oil, the Energizing and Travel Recovery Body Massage at the Armani Spa aims at improving lymphatic circulation and recovery from demanding travelling schedules. For us, stepping inside the Armani Hotel is recovery enough. Have you seen the hotel’s pool at the base of the Burj Khalifa? Seriously, we recommend this for frequent travellers.

\nPrice: Upon request for 50 or 80 mins

\nLocation: The Armani Spa, Armani Hotel
Men’s Grooming Guide: treatments to look younger
4. A good smile is worthwhile

\nIt’s a no-brainer that whiter teeth make you look healthier, therefore younger. Despite that, a lot of people still abandon their teeth. The least you can do is have a teeth cleaning and whitening session at any certified clinic in the country. Here’s another motivation for you: it’s scientifically proven (by British universities of Leeds and Central Lancashire) that white and even teeth make people more attractive.

\nPrice: Differs according to location

\nLocation: Any certified dental clinic
Men’s Grooming Guide: treatments to look younger
5. Say goodbye to puffiness

\nA lot of older men experience puffiness and inflammation in their facial area. The Lymphatic Drainage Facial at the Armani Spa addresses and eliminates just that. It also increases the skin’s ability to receive and renew nutrients. Did we also mention that it’s at the Armani Hotel?

\nPrice: Upon request for 50 or 80 mins

\nLocation: The Armani Spa, Armani Hotel
Men’s Grooming Guide: treatments to look younger
6. Have no shame in colouring

\nWe recommend full hair, beard, and moustache dying. Before you put your defences up and insist that hair colouring is for women only, think of how much younger you would look when all your grey hairs disappear. There shouldn’t be any shame in dying your hair to its natural colour – after all, you’re just restoring your original appearance. As for beard and moustache colouring, not only does it help contour your beard and add fullness to it, it also makes you look younger. Yes, there is the common belief that beards make you look older to begin with, but when you’re past your 40s, they actually do the opposite. So, why not give it ago? The dye only lasts for a couple of weeks anyway.

\nPrice: AED275 for full hair colouring and AED165 for beard and moustache colouring

\nLocation: We recommend 1847 Grooming Lounge in Dubai
Men’s Grooming Guide: treatments to look younger
7. Hair loss SHOULD be dealt with

\nSince we’re talking about hair, we might as well cover hair loss: probably every man’s worst nightmare. While hair transplants do exist - and work – a lot of men shy away from them. Perhaps they view them as feminine, or think they’re too expensive. We say it’s worth every buck to have a head full of hair. It’s a definite must on our list.

\nPrice: Starts at AED15,000

\nLocation: We recommend the Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in Dubai
Men’s Grooming Guide: treatments to look younger
8. Laser Skin Resurfacing

\nThis is by far one of the best facial treatments when it comes to anti-aging. No, it does not have an enormous effect on wrinkles and fine lines. What it does, however, is get rid of any scars from previous acne by removing the upper layer of your skin. It’s not as painful as it sounds – we promise – we’ve tried and tested it. It also tightens your pores and makes them virtually unnoticeable. We can’t think of anything that makes you look younger than healthy skin. If you do want to get rid of your wrinkles, you could opt for Botox and fillers.

\nPrice: Starts at AED1,800 per session

\nLocation: We recommend CosmoSurge in Dubai Marina
Men’s Grooming Guide: treatments to look younger
9. The haircut does make a difference

\nIt’s amazing what a slight change in haircuts can do. If you’ve seen Steve Carell’s transformation in Crazy, Stupid Love, you’d know what we’re talking about. According to beauty experts, opting for a haircut that is shorter on the sides and longer at the top can take out years from your age.

\nPrice: Starts at AED62

\nLocation: We recommend 1847 Grooming Lounge in Dubai
Men’s Grooming Guide: treatments to look younger
10. Run away from aging – literally

\nOkay, so running and jogging aren’t “treatments,” but you should think of them as such. Why? Because they were scientifically proven to slow the signs of aging – at least according to a study by the Stanford University of Medicine, and many more.

\nPrice: Free

\nLocation: Anywhere! (Though preferably far away from fast-moving vehicles)