By Mansi Kohli Last Updated:
Surely your wedding day is not the time for unkempt hair, scratchy moustache, and itchy skin all to be sorted with a 5-minute scrub and a shave. Dear grooms, just because you believe that all the limelight will be on your bride-to-be, it doesn’t mean that you take your D-day look casually. Also, a little grooming would not hurt your masculinity; it will actually make your look more attractive in those wedding photographs.
We recommend that you start a skin care routine at least 2-months prior to your big day for a guarantee that those wedding photos will look impeccably impressive. After all, we would not want to send you to the mandap looking anything but your best, which will surely make your sweetheart happy too! So, here is a skin care regime, especially designed for the groom, which will make you look suave and groomed on your big day.
A Pro Tip: When compared to women, facial skin of men is rougher and less likely to be sensitive to cleansers and moisturisers. Hence, men need to adopt a skin care routine that is convenient yet extremely effective.
Cleaning your face in the morning as the first thing and at night as the last thing is a crucial part of a good skin care routine. This aids in eliminating dirt, excessive oil, dead skin cells and other stubborn pollutants that settle on the skin.
Exfoliating is an extremely simple procedure that you need to follow twice-in-a-week. All you need to do is get hold of a good quality exfoliator, which has granules in it, and rub it on your face in a circular motion for 5-7 minutes. Exfoliators help in buffing the skin up, by eradicating embedded impurities and help in the process of cell turnover leaving the skin fresh and healthy. And not to forget, the irritating whiteheads and blackheads sitting on your nose and chin will vanish away by using a good quality exfoliator.
Though most men prefer soap bars, which is totally fine if you have normal or oily skin; men with dry skin should switch to liquid cleansers. Using a moisturising soap, packed with glycerine, olive oil, jojoba oil and vitamin E, is also a good option for you if your skin feels a little scratchy and itchy after you wash your face.
Letting your skin breathe with a good quality hydrator (read a gel, lotion or a cream), helps in maintaining the inner glow and charm of the skin. After the good cleansing and exfoliation routine, moisturising the skin becomes a must.
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Also remember, using a good quality sunscreen (with UVA and UVB) is an essential daily routine for men too. Harsh sunlight and excessive dust and pollution may cause skin damage, hence it is advisable to go for a sun protection that keeps your pores from clogging and is rich in antioxidants. Also, do apply a face mask followed by a good moisturising routine for better results.
Using a face mask once a week would do a lot of good for your neglected skin. There are some simple and natural face masks that you can make at home. These will leave your skin feeling fresh and glowing. Here is how you can make a natural anti-tan face pack: mix crushed almonds, neem leaves, turmeric, sandalwood and poppy seeds (khus khus) in milk to make a thick paste and apply it on your face for at least 20 minutes before rinsing it off.
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Manscaping is nothing but the art of hair removal from different body parts of men. An essential step for good grooming, it helps in carving the bushy unibrow, gives the nape of your neck a cleaner look, removes the excessive hair peeking out of your nose and ears, streamlines your beard and performs some landscaping for under-the-belt area as well. You must know about the specific razors available in the market for different purposes. Extremely versatile and convenient, these razors definitely need to be on your must-buy list. Well, if you are not in the mood to get rid of the hair on your body, we suggest you think about keeping your facial hair in check at least. These can make or break your D-day look, especially when the cameras take a closer look.
Let’s make things far simpler for you. Firstly, shaving is a must. Secondly, go for a professional shave because a straight-edge razor that barbers use is the best you can get. Especially for your wedding functions, we would say go for professional shaving to avoid any razor cuts and burns.
Remember, you don’t have to be fashion-conscious, high-street dweller to follow these tips to a healthy skin care routine. All it takes is a few minutes in a day, a conscious skin care routine and an understanding of how looking good means more than just dressing well!
Dear men, we know that you think that unlike women, who have to make trips to the beauty parlours every month and shell out huge sums of money to groom themselves, you are just born lucky and fabulous and need to do nothing of that sort. But, we are happyRead More