By Khushboo Motihar Last Updated:
Gone are the days when the poor groom would be standing in a corner while his bride became the centre of attention. Everyone is usually focused on her bridal look. Nowadays, being a groom can be fun too. You need to look like a million bucks in front of all the cameras. And, a strict beauty regime before your big day arrives, is a must.
So, here are a few skin care tips for our handsome grooms which will give their brides a run for her money.
The first step towards beauty and skin care is identifying what type of skin you have. Is it too oily and acne prone? Or is it too rough and dry? Are you lucky enough to have normal skin or do you have a combination of both oily and dry skin? You can visit a dermatologist who can help you determine your skin type. Or, you can use a tissue to determine your skin type. Wipe your face with a tissue first thing after you wake up in the morning. If the tissue has absorbed oil, then you have oily skin, if not, then you have dry skin. If you have combination skin type only your T-zone would be oily. Once you have the answers to these questions, you can start with your beauty regime.
Cleansing, toning and moisturising are the most important components of any beauty regime. If you have oily skin, then you should apply astringent to close your pores. This should be done thrice a week. Those who have dry skin should invest in a good quality moisturiser to keep their skin smooth and supple. If you work outdoors a lot, then a sunscreen with high SPF is a must-have for you. Wash your face at least twice a day, especially, if you have been out in the sun for long.
Oily and greasy food clogs up your system and in turn, your skin. Say goodbye to oily food and stock your fridge with fresh veggies. Olive oil, fish particularly salmon, carrots and green tea are the secret to healthy skin. Incorporate them into your diet and you will be amazed with the results.
Sleep is also vital for a groom to get rid of baggy eyes or dark circles. Get at least eight hours of sleep every day. This will add radiance to your skin. Drinking and smoking should also be avoided as they cause dryness.
Do not think twice before emptying your wallet on a spa treatment. After all, it is your wedding and you deserve to be pampered!
If you cannot afford to go to a spa regularly, then you can enjoy the benefits of a spa at home. Use multani mitti (fuller's earth), once a week, to exfoliate your skin. Also, apply a mixture of malai and besan on your face thrice a week for a natural glow.
Soaps can act as the villains when it comes to skin problems. So, if you are using the wrong soap, you are making your poor skin suffer. You should choose a soap that has hydrating properties if you have a dry skin. Those with normal skin should go for a mild soap, whereas carbolic soaps are best suited to those with oily skin.
So, these were a few skin care tips that grooms should follow before their wedding. If you have some more secrets for your glowing skin, then share it with the others in our comments section below.
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 visitRead More