Eight ways to impress your V Day date
Grooming and styling tips to wow her.
You’ve bought her the perfect gift. Now you’re feeling the pressure to look and smell perfect for that romantic dinner you’ve planned. Nykaa’s got the nine step guide to up your style and grooming quotient so that she falls in love with you again. Actually it’s a good idea to follow this survival guide all year round to make sure you permanently stay in her good books.
No gal likes a guy who looks like he’s just back from a hiking trip, grizzly and unkempt. Banish that three-day prickly stubble and go clean. Not only will that spruce you up in the looks department but save your date from beard burn as well. Take your pick of Philips At756-16 Aqua Touch Wet & Dry 3Hd Shaver, Gillette Fusion Hydragel Sensitive Shave Gel and Dermalogica Shave System Kit.
A full lifeless complexion is a turn off. Besides a clean shave, what turns on a girl is a face that’s scrubbed clean. Give your daily wash a turnaround by using a face wash best suited to your skin type. Choose Vichy Homme Purifying Cleansing Gel or Kaya Revitalising Face Wash – For Men. It’s also a good idea to use a gentle scrub like Garnier Pure Active Pore Unclogging Face Washa couple of times a week. Finally remember to use sunscreen every single day, rain or shine. Nothing dulls the complexion than sun exposure. Start by using a fairness face wash like VLCC Men Active Light Fairness Moisturiser if you tan easily. Then treat dry skin by using an anti-tanning moisturizer like Vaseline Anti Spots Whitening Face Cream SPF 15 or just sun block such as Dermalogica Waterblock Solar Spray SPF30 if you have oily skin.
You don’t have to accept pimples as part and parcel of growing up. Spots aren’t sexy! Present a clear, blemish-free complexion by using face washes formulated to treat pimples and acne creams that keep pores clean without over drying skin. Choose from Bioderma Sebium Foaming Gel or Nivea For Men Advanced Whitening Oil Control Face Wash. Then use hard working spot fighter Avene Tri + Acneal Skin Cream.
Shampoo those locks
Limp, greasy hair is a sure fire way of ending a romantic liaison even before it begins. Oily hair is also the breeding ground of scalp infections and dandruff. Nip the problem at the roots by shampooing and conditioning your hair regularly—at least thrice a week—to prevent product buildup and keep your scalp clean and healthy. Try Park Avenue Beer Shampoo, Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo or Schwarzkopf Bonacure Dandruff Control Shampoo to keep your hair smooth and problem-free.
The windswept look may work for your girlfriend but in men, windblown hair equals untidy. Use a light water-based hair styling gel to keep you hair styled and tidy. In fact light hold gels work beautifully no matter what style you fancy, slicked back, side swept or tousled bed head. Nykaa likes Paul Mitchell Quick Slip and Garnier Fructis Style Wet Gel. Both give soft hold that looks good with every style.
Lip balm is not for sissies. Prep your pucker if you want to take things beyond a brotherly peck on the cheek. Dry flaking lips look terrible and feel painful. Licking dry lips makes the problem worse and the only way to hydrate and prime your pucker is using a moisturizing lip balm every time you feel them getting tight and itchy. Better still use a sun protection formula that also prevents discoloration. Nykaa recommends Avene High Pro Spf 30 Lip Balm, Sebamed Lip Defense With SPF 30 or Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Lip Moisturizer SPF 15.
Don’t sweat the small stuff
Nervous on your first date? Unsightly patches of sweat on your smart shirt can ruin your cool. Start by using a cooling and energizing body wash to get rid of dirt and grime. Try using Nivea For Men Muscle Relax Shower Gel + Loofah Free or Nivea Fitness Fresh Shower Gel. Don’t forget to apply a fresh scented, sweat-proof deodorant on sweat prone areas before setting off. Give Nivea Fresh Active Rush Deodorant Spraya try.
Dress to make an impression
Choose your attire depending on where you’re taking your date. If it’s a casual evening out, jeans and a nice shirt will do. But if it’s a fine dining restaurant a blazer and dress shirt are in order. Leave your acid washed or distressed jeans for another day. Make an impression and find that fine balance between trying too hard and looking spiffy.