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Men are very laidback and ignorant when it comes to grooming themselves. Half of them think it is not required and they are fabulous the way they are, and the other half still live under the illusion that salons are meant only for women and it is very unmanly to visit them.
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Well guys, it is seriously time to wake up, especially if you are ready to tie the knot anytime soon. And if not for yourself, at least start maintaining and grooming yourself for your would-be and spare her the horror of living with a cave man. So, without further ado, here are some grooming habits that you need to adopt and a few you need to drop ASAP!
Why would you want to sport the same old hairstyle and beard for years together? Not only will it make you look boring and dull, but will also affect your professional and personal life as only if you look good, you feel good. So, go for a change, because as they say, sometimes, change can be really good!
Well, change is definitely good but going for a completely different look just before your wedding can leave your partner shocked at the altar. So, to spare her the horror, if you wish to experiment, make sure it is at least 2-3 weeks before the wedding for the look to settle down on your face.
And thus, inviting diseases such as skin cancer and skin ailments like warts and pigmentation. Sunscreens are not nail colours that are supposed to be used only by women. Applying it daily is fine, but if yours is a day wedding, a good sun block is what you need pronto!
Either keep a full beard if it suits you or a properly trimmed one. And if any form doesn’t suit you, stay clean shaven. The in between nude beard look only gives a slight, unkept look. You don’t want to ruin your wedding pictures that will last you a lifetime with the weird beard now, do you?
Dry shaving, not using a good hydrated shaving cream that suits your skin type, using too many blades in one razor, not changing the razor blades often, using the blade in wrong directions, not applying an after-shave lotion etc, are shaving habits you need to mend!
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Gone are the days when the Anil Kapoor hairy chest look was a hit with girls. Now, it is something girls dread. So, unless you want to scare your partner, trim/wax/shave your chest hair before the wedding.
If they aren’t kissable, you aren’t desirable! As simple as that, it is! Would you want to kiss your fiancé if she had terrible, chapped lips that were dry and pigmented? No, right? So, the same applies to you. A good lip balm is all you need.
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And letting all the germs stuck beneath your nails into your mouth and into your stomach, is not happening dude! It also goes on to show that you are a nervous wreck and a bit under confident. It’s your wedding! You need to relax and chill and not bite your nails.
Oiling your hair at least twice a week, using a shampoo suiting your hair type followed by a conditioner, going to good salons for hair spas and haircuts and eating a good protein rich diet should be your hair care regime months before the wedding and should continue always!
Blackheads spread very fast and sometimes also turn into ugly pimples. So, if you notice a rise in the number of pimples on your face or blackheads on your nose, get them treated right away to have a glowing and flawless face on the wedding. You can also opt for home remedies that are present in abundance on the internet.
Not brushing at least twice a day, not flossing, not visiting the dentist at least twice a year and ignoring bad breath are habits that need to stop. Oral hygiene plays an important role in either bringing you closer or further away from your partner.
A little spray can last you the entire day if you apply good quality perfumes. Drenching yourself in perfume can give people around you, especially your bride who needs to sit/stand next to you during the wedding rituals, a very bad headache. So, always believe in the theory of less is more.
Small lifestyle changes can help you improve your quality of life. Personal grooming and hygiene are terms that are not only synonymous to women, but men too.
Men also need to abide by them especially when they are about to get married and share their life and home with another person. So, take care of yourself before things get worse and visiting the doctors for medication of some form or the other gets necessary!