9 Men’s Self-Care Trends for 2023
As the 21st century progresses, we witness many new trends for modern men, especially with grooming and self-care. In a global industry approaching $80 billion in sales annually, more and more men are buying into better grooming, improved skin care, and greater emphasis on overall physical and mental health. Throughout 2023 and likely beyond, here are some men’s self-care trends you’ll notice and want to start including in your life.
1. Emphasizing Your Health
Self-care for men in 2023 will involve a greater emphasis on making sure you are in the best possible shape from both a physical and mental standpoint.
Unlike years past when men were made to feel weak and ashamed if they admitted shortcomings in the physical or emotional areas of their lives, 2023 will trend in the opposite direction. Instead, today’s men visit doctors regularly to get important health checks for things like high cholesterol, elevated blood pressure, and even low testosterone.
Your mental health will also take top priority in 2023. One of the best self-care ideas for men is to take advantage of the ever-expanding growth of telehealth services now provided by more and more doctors and mental health professionals. In doing so, you can discuss any problems you may have with depression, anxiety, or other similar issues with a health professional from the comfort and privacy of your home.
2. Health Tech at Its Best
You do enjoy your smartwatch, don’t you? All men love their gadgets, and most are eager to get the latest tech available for comfort, productivity, entertainment, etc. Health tech is not only here to stay, it is one of the biggest tech movements of this year.
The use of wearable health devices such as fitness trackers, smartwatches, and heart rate monitors, has greatly changed in recent years. These devices can provide real-time health data and feedback, helping you stay on top of your health goals and track your progress.
More than that, with this ever-evolving medical tech, you can perform various tests and diagnostic procedures at home without visiting a doctor’s office. This includes tests for cholesterol, glucose, testosterone & other male biomarkers, and even certain types of cancer.
Self-testing at home can be more affordable and provide quicker results, making staying on top of your health easier. Then, with those test results in hand, you can schedule a telemedicine consult or a doctor’s office appointment to nip issues in the bud.
As men incorporate more and more gadgets and devices into their lives, health tech will be front and center on their shopping lists this year. But let’s be honest: despite the popularity of these devices, some men will still neglect their health and avoid going to the doctor until it is too late. There’s no reason to be one of them.
With the help of wearable health devices and self-testing at home, you can take a proactive approach to your health, monitor your progress, and take action when necessary. This can help you catch potential health problems early, avoid serious health issues, and improve your overall quality of life.
3. Embracing Aging
If there is one thing society in the U.S. has been known for over the decades, it is embracing youth culture and making men (and women) feel extremely self-conscious as they age. If you’ve experienced this along the way, you’ll be glad to know that 2023 is when this trend will disappear and will be replaced with a greater willingness to embrace the aging process.
Though you’ll be doing many things to keep yourself looking and feeling fantastic physically and mentally, 2023 will also be a year where you leave the self-deprecation behind when you are blowing out the candles on your birthday cake. Since you only go around once, each birthday will be a chance to reflect on your many accomplishments and decide which new adventures you will pursue in the months and years ahead.
4. Goodbye to Tired, Dull Skin
Whereas skincare has usually been looked at as something exclusively feminine and done only by women, 2023 will finally be the year men can say goodbye to tired, dull skin in need of some TLC.
This will be especially noticeable when caring for the skin on your face. Like most men, you likely don’t realize that a man’s skin is about 25% thicker than a woman’s. However, this doesn’t mean you are tough enough to withstand everything that comes your way, such as changing weather conditions, sweat, and so much more.
In 2023, various facial skincare trends will include the following.
1. Foaming wash
2. Moisturizing lotion
3. Night creams
4. Skin exfoliation
5. Charcoal wash
Foaming washes will be especially popular in 2023, since they combine tea tree oil and salicylic acid to thoroughly clean dirt and bacteria from pores.
When you go to bed for the night, plan on applying some night cream to your face. No, it won’t leave you with an oily mask of cream that will be rubbed all over your pillow as you sleep. Instead, men’s night cream is made to be quickly absorbed by your skin, leaving you with soft and hydrated skin throughout the night. Best of all, while you’re getting a good night’s sleep, the cream will be doing its thing to rid your skin of those fine lines and wrinkles.
5. The Man Tan
If you enjoy being outside when the temps are warm and the sun is shining, you’ve heard plenty of advice over the years about the dangers of leaving your skin unprotected from the sun’s harmful UV rays. But, rather than be like many men who have chosen to forego sunscreen for fear of being labeled a sissy, you’ll be glad to find out that 2023 is the year sunscreen will finally become one of the most important self-care items for men.
On a more serious tone, studies showed that skin cancer occurs more frequently in men than in women, and yet men are less likely than women to apply sunscreen, despite widely advertised preventative measures. Let’s see more data.
- Most men (83%) said they didn’t use sunscreen daily, while 38% said they used it once a week.
- Males who made between $40 and $50,000 annually used sunscreen less frequently than those who made $100,000 annually, suggesting a relationship between income and daily and weekly sunscreen use.
- Age, race, ethnicity, area, and sexual orientation did not affect how frequently people used sunscreen.
- Using sunscreen regularly was mostly driven by the desire to look younger (42%) and lower skin cancer risk (82%).
You don’t have to be rich to use sunscreen, but doing so helps you avoid life-threatening conditions while making you look (and feel) better. So why would you pass on this opportunity?
6. Messy and Natural Hair
If you’ve grown tired of always trying to have a hairstyle that was only trendy if it had every hair in place and maybe even had a touch of bleaching or coloring added to it, 2023 is signaling those days are finally over.
As you go through the months ahead, having messy and natural hair will have you on the best-groomed list in no time. The messy and textured look for your hair is very easy to accomplish by any stylist, meaning you won’t have to search high and low for that one perfect stylist in your city. Once you get your haircut and have some sea salt spray added for good measure, your hair will be filled with volume and definition.
Bleaching and unnatural coloring will also be on the outs in 2023, replaced with natural-looking highlights and lowlights. Once you start letting your hair look more like its natural self, you’ll have a cool and classic hairstyle that will keep you looking your best.
7. Use Vitamins and Supplements
Scientists have been able to do their research and come up with more vitamins and supplements to keep your testosterone levels where they need to be. This will allow you to have more energy and keep you feeling years younger. Why not be like other modern men and add a few vitamins and supplements to your self-care regimen in 2023?
Some of the most widespread vitamins and supplements for 2023 will be:
· Melatonin tablets
Since melatonin is a natural hormone that helps you get a good night’s sleep, not having enough of it in your system can leave you tired daily. Melatonin tablets are made to be fast-dissolving for quick absorption by your body, are drug-free, and are non-GMO and gluten-free, making them safe and effective.
Should you still be determined to have that messy and textured look to your hair despite not having as much hair as you may have had a few years ago, hair growth supplements are also some of the most popular men’s self-care trends in 2023. Made to bring new life back to your hair and promote hair growth that is full and thick, taking a pill or two a day may be all it takes to get you smiling once again when you look in the mirror.
8. Below the Belt Grooming
Yes, guys, grooming below the belt is not just for women anymore. To be a truly modern man in 2023, you should get serious about grooming in those most personal areas.
Two of the most popular products for this aspect of your grooming that you’ll hear more about in 20203 are the groin trimmer and groin wash. Since the last thing you want to happen below your belt is chafing and skin irritation, groin wash is made to be especially sensitive to your skin, making it an ideal addition to your daily shower routine.
While in the shower, use your groin trimmer. Waterproof and made with blades that ensure you get a smooth, precise, and safe trim in that sensitive area, the modern man of 2023 dares not leave the shower until they have a properly trimmed groin area. While it may take a bit of getting used to initially, you’ll soon wonder how you ever got along without your groin trimmer.
9. The Shadow Goatee
If you’ve always envied those other guys who could always seem to grow the perfect goatee while you always seemed to be stuck with a patchy beard, make 2023 the year you try what is becoming known as the shadow goatee.
Able to make your face appear much fuller, the shadow goatee is complimented tremendously by your cheeks, making it an easy and cool way to give yourself the stylish goatee you’ve always wanted.
Destined to be one of the top men’s self-care trends in 2023, you can get your stylist to give you your initial shadow goatee, then use the tips they provide to keep it looking great day after day.
Why Self-Care Is Important for Men
After reading about the many self-care for men trends in 2023, you may still wonder why self-care is so important.
Aiming at self-care will mean greater interest in your overall health and well-being. This can keep you much healthier through visits with your doctor, that may discover health issues just as they are getting started, and also allow you to have better mental and emotional health.
Of course, a greater emphasis on self-care will also impact your professional life. When you walk into the office with fresh-looking and revitalized skin, natural and fuller hair, and maybe a bit more muscle tone from those workouts you’ve been doing and that healthy diet you’ve been eating, your coworkers and your boss can’t help but notice the difference.
But more importantly, health and wellness influence work productivity and performance. It may seem odd to draw a direct line between clear skin and job promotions, but there is one, and you shouldn’t dismiss it.
Self-Care for Men: How to Look and Feel Great
Self-care for men may sound complex and time-consuming in some ways, but it is very simple once you develop a new routine and incorporate it into your daily life.
You’ll be glad to know that men’s self-care trends for 2023 will not have you run out and buy a whole new wardrobe filled with exuberant clothing in its colors and patterns. To the contrary, 2023 will be a year where classic clothing designs, subtlety, and minimalism in terms of designs will be all the rage. In 2023, simple is in.
Join the Trend
To make 2023 your best year yet, embrace men’s self-care and all that comes with it. From rejuvenating your skin and hair to gaining more energy and finding yourself styling and profiling when you step out your front door, investing in self-care will pay off personally and professionally.