Leave your shame in the past with 13 products to overcome sweaty balls, stinky feet, stretch marks, and more.
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Listen up guys, we are about to get real here. Sometimes shit happens. Life throws you embarrassing predicaments that you may not want to bring up to your friends. It’s cool. We all get them from time-to-time. We have gathered up some easy, go-to products for you to grab (with confidence) next time one of these pesky situations pops up. Now, the following are suggestions to help with problems you may have going on, but, by no means, are we saying we are doctors or the FDA and telling you these are the exclusive ways to treat such ailments. We are grown-ups here. Do your own research and ask your doctor if you have a serious issue that needs medical attention.
No, they are not just for women. You guys that have ever fluctuated in weight get what we are talking about. And generally, the darker the skin pigment, the more prominent the mark. Stretch marks can be treated similar to scars, however, there is a slight difference. Stretch marks are essentially scars that appear in the dermis, rather than on the epidermis, like conventional scarring from outside injuries. Although many products are marketed towards women, don’t let the packaging fool you. A great cream, like Tricellvox, is going to work just as well for you guys. Tricellvox reduces the darkness of the stretch mark, and increases elasticity and collagen production. To simplify: it tightens the area and reduces the stretch mark. Use it twice a day for about two minutes and, in a few weeks, they guarantee you will see results.
If you are a man who appreciates an extra dose of protein, you are probably familiar with this situation. You get that uncomfortable bloat and, let’s just say it, mad farts. Yeah, it’s gross; whatever. It happens and sometimes Bean-o just isn’t the answer. Add Activated Charcoal to that list of supplements you take and it should help curb all of that. It comes in many forms, but the least offensive to your tastebuds will most likely be tablet form. Now, don’t go downing that charcoal from the grill after you’re done grilling the lean piece of meat. This charcoal is heated a particular way to make it safe for consumption, allowing it to detox and aid in intestinal bloating and gas. Just note: The research is mixed on whether this actually works.
We all know this one very well. Hot summer days or long exhausting runs can easily get your junk all gross. Yeah, all us guys can get it, but why doesn’t everyone want to do something about it? It’s not that hard. Comfy Boys Intimate Deodorant for Men (in Original, and now Chocolate… Yes, Chocolate) is helping guys earn bragging rights by being able to drop trou at days end and reveal dry balls. Let’s just be honest and say that is what we are all looking for at the end of the day.
Some of us sweat when it’s hot outside and we are running around killing it at life. Others sweat even when we're sitting in the A.C. If you can relate, Certain Dri is a game changer. By putting it on at night you are essentially allowing the active ingredient (Aluminum Chloride) to clog the sweat glands while you sleep, when you are less likely to sweat like a beast. And over time it works better and better so it is worth the time investment.
Everyone talks about balding and you see the ads for Rogaine and Propecia but you see the premature graying of the beard addressed far less. That is a big deal for a lot of guys. It’s tricky enough to cover the grays on your head if you are still rocking a great head of hair. With beards being a huge thing right now, guys want to make sure their's look great (no matter how much they say they don’t do anything special to them). Just For Men Mustache & Beard is a great product for guys who are seeing the signs face first. Make an effort to have the carpet match the drapes and go for a dying kit.
Pro tip: start with a shade lighter than you may pick up first. If you dye your beard the same color as your hair, it often looks unnatural. Beards tend to be a hair lighter (pun intended) than your flowing locks. If it looks weird, then try darker, but it is always easier to get darker results from lighter than the other way around.
Why just body hair you ask? Because as men who shave our faces, albeit reserved for those special occasions, we can navigate an ingrown hair around our face. Been there, done that. But what about in the warmer months when maybe, just maybe, you are waxing that back hair, or your shaving your chest to maximize the sun’s rays (wearing your SPF of course)? Sometimes you get an ingrown hair somewhere, down there, and the same rules don’t necessarily apply. One of the best products for ingrown hairs away from the face is Tend Skin. An easy-to-apply liquid, it dries fast and does the job. Not only does it help treat ingrowns you already have, it also cleanses skin and helps prevent future ones. Use regularly.
OK, so there will be push back on this one, but hear us out. It is proven that men have more active sebaceous glands than women. So it makes sense that many guys fight with oily skin. Whereas an oily complexion will help your skin stay looking younger longer, too much will make your selfies fail pretty miserably. The good news: an easy-to-apply powder (just listen) will quickly matte your oil and help to keep you from looking greasy for hours. Try Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder with the key ingredients of Talc (absorbs oil), Kaolin (absorbs oil and water), and Zinc Oxide (astringent, antiseptic and antibacterial). Don’t want to be that guy? Buy it for your girlfriend so you can try it out.
This one is pretty common, but it’s never fun to talk about. You wear flip flops in the shower and use that step-and-spray thing at the gym, but sometimes it just happens. It’s caused by a very contagious fungus that thrives in warm, moist environments. Desenex Cream is a great option given it’s ease of application and portability. Put it on very clean dry feet and finish getting dressed. Don’t worry about it. It could be worse.
OK, we are all well aware by now that bad breath can often be remedied best by flossing and scraping your tongue. Throw in a piece of gum and you should be pretty good no matter how much of an uncomfortably close talker you are. But sometimes, the problem is something a bit more serious. Halitosis is pretty much a fancy word for REALLY bad breath. Quite frequently, dry mouth is a big contributor. One of the best over-the-counter products to remedy this whole mouth mess is ProFresh Chlorine Dioxide Oral Rinse. Use it after you brush, and even mid-day, to keep your mouth and breath ready for that elevator pitch.
Yeah, gross. But they happen to the best of us (and Disney witches). But it was just fairly recently that the freezing technology that used to be reserved for the Doctor’s office made it to your local pharmacy. Dr. Scholl’s Dual Action Freeze Away Wart Remover is just pretty awesome. A lot of guys live by the “Go hard or go home” rule, so this dual action let’s you freeze AND use the liquid. You want to make sure these little guys get what they have coming to them, right?
There are those gels out there that dry funny and prescription creams that cost a lot and are not usually covered by insurance. So, the cost effective alternative that gives results? ScarAway Silicone Scar Sheets. They cut to size, look like bandages and work really well! One box can last you the full recommended 8 weeks for under $20. Pretty awesome alternative to a pricey laser procedure, if you ask us.
Dude, your feet stink. That may have passed in college in the frat house, but get it together. No one likes climbing into bed with the smell of rotten feet lingering. A great addition to an odor-eating insole (try out this awesome natural one from Zederna) is the classic: Gold Bond Medicated Foot Powder. Sprinkle some on your feet and/or in your shoe and it will work wonders in getting rid of that nasty-ass buttered popcorn funky thing you have going on down there.
Lifted that kettle bell with a little too much force? Had a sit down conversation with john that didn’t go so well? It’s fine. We don't need to know how it happened. We are just here to offer a little relief to that itch of yours. And no name is more known than Preparation H. We know about the gel and the cream but an easy, on-the-go way to get relief when rubbing cream on your butt may not be ideal is the Preparation H Medicated Wipe. With Witch Hazel and Aloe, these medicated wipes clean and soothe in a flash. Hemorrhoids happen—but they don’t have to ruin your day.