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Beyond soap, water, and comb : a man's guide to good grooming and fitness
Marquand, Ed.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Abbeville Press, [1998]

Physical Description:
160 pages : color illustrations ; 17 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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RA777.8 .M365 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Most men want to look good, but without a hassle. For the man who wants to look equally good in a business suit or in jeans and a T-shirt, and who wants to feel confident in all situations, Beyond Soap, Water, and Comb is the perfect guide. This comprehensive manual provides easy-to-follow tips for improving one's appearance and enjoying life.
Whether a man worries about his hair--holding onto it, losing it, or styling it--or about how to keep his mind and body functioning smoothly, he'll find all the information he needs on these pages. He'll learn how best to shave with success, how to assemble and care for a classic wardrobe without spending a lot of time or money, and how to maintain healthy diet and exercise routines. He'll also learn to sleep better at home or on the road, to break bad habits, to manage time efficiently, to identify and avoid causes of stress, and to adopt international relaxation techniques like steaming Japanese baths or Swedish massages.
This hip, friendly, and appealing find is a pleasure to look at and to use. No man can afford to be without this lively manual of essential information.
Included are essential tips on:
- Shaving and saving face
- Maintaining and improving skin tone
- Tanning salons and tanning lotions
Hair Care
- Getting a good haircut
- Balding basics
- Hair removal basics
Exercise and Health
- Picking a gym and a routine
- Weight maintenance and diet
- Avoiding sexually transmitted diseases
- Wardrobe basics
- Shopping for clothes
- Choosing the right clothes for every occasion
- Tips for clothes care
Recharging Your Life
- Tuning up your daily routine
- Reducing stress
- Sleeping better
- Realistic time management
Social Encounters
- Getting a (social) life
- Basic etiquette
- Sex and enhancing sexual energy