Whether you’re taking someone out, or spending Valentine’s Day alone, we’ve got a quick and easy guide to keep you in check for date night.
Preparing for a date can be riddled with anxiety. From asking someone out, to setting the mood on the day of, there are a lot of layers to it than just simply spending time with your loved one, no matter how simple it may be. At the end of the day, we all just want to make our partner feel special, and the best way to do that is to start within ourselves.
While some may feel that taking the time to groom themselves for a date is unnecessary or superficial, the reality is that good grooming habits can have a significant impact on one’s confidence and overall impression. However, date night grooming doesn’t have to be time-consuming or expensive. What matters is that you feel good about yourself, because confidence speaks volumes. So, if you’re in a time crunch, or just simply want to look and feel good this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got grooming tips you can follow along whether it’s for date night, or your everyday routine, too.
Having a skincare regimen is an essential part of one’s self-care routine. Moisturizing can help to improve the overall appearance of your skin. When your skin is well-hydrated, it looks plumper, smoother, and more radiant. This can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and give you a more youthful, healthy glow.
TRY A NEW HAIRCUT
Getting a new haircut can be a great way to change up your look and feel refreshed, but it’s important to choose a style that works for you and your hair type. When choosing a new haircut, it’s important to consider your face shape and hair type. Certain hairstyles work better with certain face shapes, and hair that is thick or curly may require a different approach than hair that is fine or straight. Consult with a stylist who can help you choose a cut that flatters your features and works with your hair’s natural texture. Here are a few hair styles you might want to consider inspired by our favorite celebrities:
STELL AJERO’S EDGY WAVY LOOK
BRUSH IT UP LIKE DONNY PANGILINAN
DARREN ESPANTO’S CLEAN CUT
KEEP IT LONG AND WAVY LIKE BRETMAN ROCK
GO FOR AN IDOL LOOK LIKE MAVY LEGASPI
ACHIEVE A VINTAGE VIBE LIKE JASON DY
ADD A LITTLE BIT OF MAKEUP
Traditionally, makeup has been associated with women. But, it’s 2023 guys, makeup has no boundaries! Today, there is a product made for anyone. Aside from it being a tool to express yourself, it can also help cover up blemishes, dark circles, or other imperfections, which can improve one’s overall appearance and confidence. It can also help to accentuate certain features, such as the eyes or cheekbones, and create a more polished or professional look. Don’t know where or how to start? Leave it to TikTokers Kenn Dayandayan and Bogs Cy to guide you to a quick and simple makeup routine for date night.
@kennnnito #mensmakeup #makeupformen ♬ Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) – Edison Lighthouse
@bogscy Tara sa BGC hanap bebe. Eme HAHAHA #mensmakeup #makeupformen ♬ Angel Baby – Troye Sivan
GROOM YOUR FACIAL HAIR
Your day might end with a kiss, depending on the vibe of your date*wink wink*. While we all want to embrace beards in all shapes, sizes and phases, no one wants to catch a stache rash from your stubble. Hygiene is always a must so make beard trimming a sacred ritual. We recommend a moisturizing beard wash to keep your facial hair clean, a sharp face razor, and finish with a beard oil if you choose not to shave your stache completely.
GRAB YOUR STAPLE SCENT
One way to remember a date is through perfume. Whether you’re going on a first date, or you just want something your partner to remember you by, spritz on your best perfume before heading out. After all, scents are like time capsules.
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