Friday, June 10, 2011

Grooming Tips

However much you protest, it cannot be denied that people instantly judge you based onhow you look.
You could be a successful professional raking in the moolah and having recently acquired a swanky car, but if you are dressed shabbily with food stains on your clothes and with two days' growth of stubble on your face, then you will be judged accordingly. We're here to make sure that never happens to you! Read on and get a grip on how to make a great first impression.
Sticking to basics
A healthy body does it for you. If you take care of your body, it's half the job already done when it comes to making a good impression. Eat regular and balanced meals and get your share of physical exercise. Smoke and drink only occasionally if at all, hard... we know!! Cultivating habits like this will go a long way in making you a person with a significant presence and who is sure to make a lasting first impression.

Pamper your skin
To ensure that your skin is glowing and that you look fresh, do what the doctor ordered. Make sure you drink at least two liters of water a day. If possible drin at least a beer glass full of water in the morning. It takes a getting used to but does wonders for your complexion. Get enough sleep so that you don't have puffy eyes, and also moisturize regularly to keep your skin nourished (Try L'oreal Hydra). Before stepping out, always check your face to make sure you don't have any smudges of dirt on it, or any stray hair growing or crust in your eyes. This just takes you a few seconds and it will surely add to your look.

Close shave
Shave regularly to look your best. If you sport a beard or a moustache or a French beard, then make sure it is trimmed neatly and has no stray hairs sticking out in multiple directions. Also make sure that you shave in the same direction as the growth of the hair, and that you soften your facial hair before shaving it. This will ensure that there aren't ingrowths and also reduce the possibilities of getting nicked while shaving.

Tips for lips
Chapped lips will never get you anywhere with that girl you like, so use lip balm regularly to keep them moisturized and smooth. Don't put too much on or it might end up looking like you're wearing lip gloss. If it embarrasses you to use it, only apply it when you're in the washroom.

Get in the shower
The basic step to staying clean and smelling good even without any cologne. This is a step you are not allowed to miss because it's as simple as water, shower and towel. So whether you've just come back from the gym, woken up, or are going for a party - shower!

Keep your hands clean
Women notice nice hands and hands play a make-or-break role in business meetings because of the importance of a handshake. Cut and file your nails regularly and also make sure that they don't have any residue of food or dirt stuck in them. Keep a nail clipper, file and other items you might need in the shower so that you can save time needed to do this. Wash your hands frequently and especially after a meal because smelly and sweaty hands are the biggest turn off. Also use a bit of hand lotion on them to prevent your hands resembling tough hide.

Don't be shaggy
Since hair grows regularly, you have to always keep a check on when your ear, nose, chest hair needs a trim. It's best to trim hair from these parts at least once a week. Also shampoo and condition your hair every day. Of course if you have long hair, maybe alternate days would be fine, but never let your hair look greasy and straggly. 
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