Men, whether it’s your first or 51st one, date is always a special occasion and putting in the right efforts to groom yourself is very important. Having said that, we suggest some proactive steps you can take to ensure your grooming is on point.
Breath gives out plays a crucial role when you go on a date. The good smell of your breath greatly boosts your confidence and vice versa. While you may blame the food you eat for stinky breath, the real culprit is not cleaning between the teeth. So try flossing before a date.
Regardless if you’re sporting a stubble or a Ranveer Singh-style beard, grooming your beard is important. Keep it fresh and clean by shampooing it or washing it with a face wash. However don’t overdo this as it may wash out the natural oils of your hair. For extra freshness and pleasant fragrance, use a beard oil to moisturise it. The best time to moisturise is when you’re just out of the shower.
Lips lack oil-producing glands; which means they are dry. To get rid of dry and dead skin on your lips, use the back of your tooth brush and rub it on your lips. This helps improve the blood circulation too. If you want to go a step further, use a lip balm daily before going to bed to make them kiss-worthy.
Generally, men’s skin is divided into two types oily and dry. If you have oily skin, use a toner before you step out; this will help control the oil production. If you have dry skin, use a sheet mask a night before to hydrate your skin.
It’s not about the hands but the fingernails. Dirty nails can instantly put one off. Keep your nails short and clean. After cutting them, run a filer over them to add shape and make them look neater and cleaner. If you want to go that extra mile, book yourself a manicure!
Besides taking a shower and using some good shower gel, remember to spray that signature scent of yours. However don’t overdo it. Use a light and refreshing fragrance, and make sure it represents your personality. This is important as you want your date to remember you when she gets a whiff of your scent even when you’re away. Spray the scent on your wrist, neck and chest too.
Quick date grooming tips:
- Hair: Wash your hair the previous day and style it like always.
- Face: Try using a face mask a night before as per your skin type.
- Facial hair: Make sure you groom your beard according to what you want to sport.
- Mouth: Don’t forget to floss and carry gum.
- Hands: Your nails need to be clean and short.
- Body: Choose a fragrance that best suits your personality, and don’t overdo it.