What is Looksmaxxing and How Do You Do It


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There’s always a new trend every now and then. One that men on TikTok are currently jumping on is looksmaxxing. The men on the app are creating videos of themselves looking really good and discussing ways of improving their physical appearance, and other men have been looking to jump in on the trend. So let’s look into what it means to looksmax and the quick tips on ways to achieve it.

There can be arguments about whether looksmaxxing has a meaning or it’s just a combination of things. It really doesn’t matter. What you need to know is how to attain the feats that are set before you. Looksmaxxing is more than just looking macho or having a chiselled jawline, it encompasses everything that makes you a better man. And if you haven’t already noticed, the trend is more male-focused.

The social media trend has led to looksmaxxing reappearing in recent online communities (Yes, reappearing, because it’s not an entirely new concept). However, there are opposing reports regarding the agenda and people involved. This doesn’t make it an entirely useless concept, but something to be done with the right intentions in mind. 

The Concept of Looksmaxxing

For something with a straightforward description, you will be surprised by the lengths individuals on TikTok and other social media platforms go to. The participation runs from as simple as basic healthy upliftment, to new routines such as “mewing,” which is used to describe a practice that involves sustaining your tongue at the roof of your mouth to attain the reconstruction of the jawline over time. Some men have even taken the more drastic “bone smashing” manoeuvre, where they induce fractures to their jaw bones to achieve a chiselled look.

One other thing that needs to be mentioned is the grouping. Looksmaxxing has levels of some sort, 2 to be precise. They are termed softmaxxing and hardmaxxing. Softmaxxing involves basic grooming to improve one’s state. At the same time, hardmaxxing is suggested or practised by fanatics and involves extra commitments such as having a hair transplant, taking steroid injections, or having plastic surgery. We highly recommend softmaxxing, and below are the best ways to achieve it.

Simple Guide to (Soft) Looksmaxxing

To undergo the complete before and after transformation of looksmaxxing, different areas need to be attended to. Some are easier than others, but all of them are important. Here are 7 aspects and how to work on them;

1. Your Face

The face is the most noticeable part when it comes to the latest looksmaxxing campaign. The men with the chiselled jaw, white teeth, and smooth skin. Getting your face to conform to your intended goal is a great way to begin. Things to focus on in this area include;

  • Picking up good oral hygiene
  • Having clean shaves
  • Having a skincare routine. 

Let’s talk a little bit more about skincare next.

2. A Good Skincare Routine

Man doing a skincare routine

The freshness of your skin may be evident on your face, but you need to make sure it’s an all-round process. For the face, you can begin with the basic use of;

  • A cleanser
  • A moisturizer
  • Adequate sunscreen. 

You can continue with upgrades and additions such as toners and wrinkle serums as needed.

Your general skin should not be left out. You can also introduce a moisturising cream to keep it all together. This will give you that natural glow that attracts people’s gaze and attention.

3. General Health

One’s health is the main route to looksmaxxing without looking like you are doing too much. This works as a 2-for-1 special; lead a healthy lifestyle to keep yourself in good health and look amazing while at it. Now the real question is what do you have to do?

Having a morning jog

Basic health habits that add to a “looksmaxxing miracle” include;

  • Brushing twice daily and flossing
  • Eating healthy foods including fruits and vegetables
  • Getting quality sleep of about 8 hours
  • Keeping fit and working out
  • Drinking water frequently

4. Dressing

A wardrobe

One major external factor that influences looksmaxxing is dressing. Some looksmaxxing before and after pictures don’t have much difference aside from the dressing. By changing up your wardrobe and investing in the right combinations and clothes, you could look like you had a total life makeover. Factors such as fitness, material, personality, and colours all matter when deciding your dress sense.

5. Hair

Don’t be mistaken and think that you need to have long spiky hair to looksmax. What is needed is that whatever hair you have is well-groomed. So, it really doesn’t matter if you are bald. Take care of the hair on your head and your face, and shave the ones off your armpit and pubis appropriately. These are simple things that one can do to elevate their status in the wake of this trend.

6. Body

Working out

The looksmaxxing trend began with facial displays and conversations. Since then it’s taken further strides towards having a good body to match the face. This, however, leads to conforming to publicly appraised body type. We believe that everything you need to get to a looksmaxxing body is already highlighted in the “Health” section, and you don’t need to do things out of the ordinary. The key is to focus on not being overweight or underweight, above all other things.

7. Smell Nice!

Smelling nice

Now, this is a looksmax tip that isn’t for social media trends. A complete looksmaxxing involves you being able to step out, turn heads, and be admired from every corner. Enhancing your scent is the last piece of the puzzle. You don’t want all your effort to be dampened by body odour. Invest in good deodorants, backed up by nice fragrances, and then finish it up with a nice cologne.

Final Words

Many aspects of Looksmaxxing are fairly simple, you don’t need to break the bank or cause permanent damage. However, it’s easy to fall into a public demand spiral and follow through with drastic measures to fix yourself. With these simple tips, you can be sure that your looksmaxxing before and after pictures will bang in a few months.

It’s important to note that you may not be able to start up every step at the same time but they could all catch up in the long run. We recommend prioritizing your health and face before moving ahead to lock on other sectors.

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