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What Makes a Man You Gotta Respect? Plus, Win a Signed Landon Donovan Jersey and More

There are two types of men in this world, those that fulfill the status quo, and those that disrupt it. Going against the crowd and following your own path is a trait worthy of respect. Men who take it upon themselves to aspire for greatness are men You Gotta Respect. At Male Standard, we believe that you can become a better version of yourself if you aspire to greatness. That is why we got excited when Neutrogena asked us to be part of their #YouGottaRespect campaign where they highlight individuals who go above and beyond to achieve greatness.

In order to celebrate the men #YouGottaRespect, Neutrogena is hooking up Male Standard readers big time. Starting today, you can enter for a chance to win 1 of 4 signed Landon Donovan jerseys. As the face of Neutrogena, Landon Donovan exemplifies what it takes to be great. Keep reading below to see how you can win.

Who’s a Man #YouGottaRespect?

Every man who has achieved greatness has high standards to which he holds himself accountable. These standards are what separate the men from the boys. Below is a short list of top qualities a Man You Gotta Respect embodies.

A man #YouGottaRespect is HONEST even when no one’s looking. In life, there will come a time when you are faced with a difficult choice of cheating in order to get ahead. It might be lying to get a promotion, or cutting corners on the job. The true mark of a respectable man will be determined on how you decided to act in these situations. The essence of a man is based on his decisions.

A man #YouGottaRespect ASPIRES TO GREATNESS. Author Tom Clancy says, “Life is about learning; when you stop learning you die.” The goal of life is the pursuit of knowledge and to continually grow as an individual. Life is about improvement and getting better with time. Greatness is relative and it is up to you to define and measure up to your own standards. A man who aspires to be great is always learning from his mistakes and improving in areas he deems weak, whether that’s your relationship with your family, your financial situation or your physical appearance. A man who is constantly improving and aspiring to greatness is a man worthy of respect.

A man #YouGottaRespect is willing to FAIL. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take,” – Wayne Gretzky. Gretzky’s quote embodies the nature of a man’s willingness to step out of his comfort zone and fail. Too often, we’re inhibited by our fears to try new things that test our limits. However, taking risks even with the potential of failure is the only way to grow. To be willing to FAIL is to be willing to Succeed.

Skin Care Tips To Get You Game Ready

Every man aspiring for greatness not only deserves respect, but also needs to respect themselves. Part of respecting yourself is how you present yourself to the world. With as little as 5 minutes per day, the following 3-Step Morning Routine will help Put Your Best Face Forward. This easy regimen will help you prepare for greatness and look good while getting to the top.


The first step of any skin care routine is the cleanse. You need a product that’s not loaded with alcohol or detergents that dry out your skin. For a great face wash we recommend Neutrogena Men Invigorating Face Wash. This foaming gel cleanser was specifically designed for men, to cleanse even the dirtiest pores without over-drying your skin. The cleanser has a cooling lather that removes any excess surface oil and dirt. Make sure to put this cleanser in your training bag to use after a hard day of hitting the field.


After you’ve cleansed your face and removed dirt from your pores, you need to get a clean shave. In addition to a good razor, you need a quality shave gel to ensure that you put your best face forward. We recommend using Neutrogena Men’s Razor Defense Shave Gel. This gel not only protects against razor bumps and cuts, but actually boosts skin’s resistance to razor burn.

Moisturize & Protect

The final step, and one of the most important ones, is to moisturize and protect. You need a product that’s water-based and does not leave you looking greasy (something that’s quick absorbing). You also need a product designed to protect from the sun’s harmful rays. Thankfully, Neutrogena Men’s Age Fighter Face Moisturizer with SPF performs double duty. This moisturizer is clinically proven to heal dry skin, fight the signs of aging and protect against the sun all in one step.

Win a Signed Landon Donovan Jersey

In anticipation for this Sunday’s MLS Cup final between Columbus Crew and Portland Timbers, Neutrogena is hooking up Male Standard readers with some awesome prizes. Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win 1 of 4 signed Landon Donovan Jerseys. In addition, the folks at Neutrogena are going to hook you up even further and add some awesome skincare products to the mix. It’s super easy to enter, simply click the link below. Remember, the more you share, the higher your chances of winning.


Join Male Standard & Neutrogena for The MLS Cup Twitter Party

Male Standard with Neutrogena will be hosting a Twitter Party this Sunday during the MLS Cup finals. To join simply follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #YouGottaRespect. Make sure to tag @Neutrogena and @MaleStandard in your posts for a chance to win even more cool prizes. You’ll also join other amped MLS fans throughout the country to bring on the final match. Game on!