Look Great, Look Great, for that very important date

I ended up going on a date to see the latest Tim Burton film, Alice in Wonderland, last week and it got me thinking about those of you out there going on dates, especially that all important first date. Luckily I’ve been dating this person for quite some time, and now make just as much effort as I would going to the shops :). But I remembered the nerves and the worries, and some of the uncomfortable experiences I’ve had on some of my first dates.

Everyone wants to make a good impression on that first date, and sometimes it can be difficult enough to know what to say, without having to worry about how you’re looking. I can’t help you with the conversation, but I can suggest a few solutions to some grooming problems most guys face, and few grooming ideas to make a great impression.

Best thing is that all suggestions in this article have very quick results, so if you only have three days until that all important date, this article is ideal. If you don?t have a date, then you can still find this article useful for a big event coming up, or just to look great as you go out and about more in the nicer weather.

Don’t be the Looking Glass

Clearing Mattifier 40mlThe last thing you want is your date checking out their reflection in your forehead. Guys with an oily tea zone often experience this problem, when the sebum (oil) creates a shiny forehead.

If you apply the Dermalogica Medibac Clearing Mattifier to the oily areas in question, it provides invisible protection from those shiny patches.

Silicone in the mattifier gives you an all day matt finish, whilst its other ingredients work to cleanse your pores and reduce the amount of sebum (oil) they produce.

Smile like the Cheshire Cat

Crest Whitestrips Pro EffectsWell maybe not quite as wide as the Cheshire Cat, but still, how many times have you heard someone say “I love a guy with a great smile”, and it really does improve your overall look when you have a Hollywood smile.

Whitening at the dentists can be quite expensive and some of the home bleaching kits can get a little messy, but I’ve come across simple and effective produce from the US called Crest Whitening Strips.

They use a similar product to the dentist to bleach those teeth to a lovely shade of white. Use the strips 7-3 days before your dates and you’ll be able to fill those awkward silences with your dazzling smile.

OFF with that hair

Nose And Ear TrimmerI have often, on the tube (train/subway to those who aren’t in London), noticed guys with unsightly hair poking out from their nostrils or ears. Even the tiniest bit of this is going to be very off putting to any potential queen-of-your-heart.

So if you are going on a date, do have a close inspection and use a good trimmer to remove any long or dark hairs poking from any facial orifice.

Don?t drown in the Pool of Tears Sweat

Driclor RollonIf we’re nervous we tend to sweat and adding a hot location, like a restaurant or bar, to the equation is just going to make it worse. If your date takes your hand, they would rather not have to dry their own afterwards, and the sight of two growing wet patches under the arms is definitely a look we should avoid.

A product that can help is Driclor. You apply this like a roll on deodorant at night, to the areas you don’t want to sweat, and then wash it off in the morning. Do this in the days prior to your date and you will find your palms and pits (and wherever else you applied it) will be dry.

The magic ingredient in this is Aluminium Chloride, and this works to create a barrier in your glands so they stop releasing sweat, and do not worry your body will just dispose of the water in an alternative way (i.e. toilet).

Who needs a Mad Hatter?

Who needs a hatter at all, when you have hair that looks and smells great? When someone goes out wearing a fudge product in their hair, they will almost always get a compliment on the lovely smell. I have heard girls talk about how they could literally sit and smell their boyfriend’s hair all night when he’s wearing a fudge product.

We all have a product that works best with our hair, but Fudge have such a huge range now that it’s worth taking a look to see if there’s a product similar to the one you’re using. Fudge can be a bit more expensive than other products, so if you don’t want to use it every day just keep it saved for those special occasions where you want to put in the extra effort.

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