It’s not just brides who get all nervous when thinking about their look for the wedding day – guys also like to look polished and groomed, and this requires some preparations beforehand (not to the same extent as brides, but still).
Here are a couple of quick tips on how to be a confident, polished groom on your big day.
Invest in Skincare
Because you’ll be taking hundreds of photos, you want your skin to be picture-perfect. In order to look and feel your best when the wedding photographer starts clicking your pictures, be sure to use quality products that will smoothen your skin.
Washing your face with a gentle cleanser and exfoliating your skin weekly will help polish your complexion while increasing your water intake will cleanse it from toxins. Be sure to wear sunscreen during summer to prevent your skin from getting flushed, and prep your skin for your winter wedding with the help of a rich moisturizer to ensure it’s photo-ready.
Consider Your Hairstyle
Your hairstyle is another thing you’ll have to decide on when prepping for your big day. If you shave your head, go for a cut a couple of days in advance so you look neat but not too-done. Similarly, if you are planning on trimming your hair, do so one week prior to the wedding so that the style settles.
When it comes to hair products, choose ones with natural ingredients – even hair wax can be natural and organic. When applied, a quality hair styling wax will ensure your hairstyle retains its shape throughout the day while also nourishing it thanks to its natural ingredients.
Trim That Beard!
Beards are in and they can look stunning when maintained. To keep yours soft and smooth, use a quality shampoo and conditioner to make sure it’s hydrated. Also, consider using beard oil to keep it glossy. Keep your beard groomed and go for a trim a couple of days before the wedding.
On the other hand, if you’re planning on growing a perfect beard stubble, take some time to figure out the optimal length and how much time it takes to grow it to get that je ne sais quoi, carelessly-cool look. Finally, if you want a sharp, clean look, hit the barber’s shop – he’ll use a straight razor and give you a clean shave so you can look neat and sharp on your big day.
Remove Any Unwanted Facial Hair
Unibrow is not the best look to go for, especially on a big day that is your wedding day. Pluck those stray hairs, but don’t go overboard either. You want to achieve that effortless look, so keep the trimming and plucking minimal – similar to how to women pull off their no-makeup makeup looks without looking like they did anything to enhance their best features.
It goes without saying that any nasty hairs should be removed as well. Skip using tweezers and use a trimmer instead to get rid of ear and nose hair sans-stress and painlessly.
Get that Hollywood Smile
Our wedding day is said to be the happiest day of our lives, and as such, it involves a lot of smiling and posing to get those perfect wedding pics. However, many of us consume beverages like wine and coffee on a daily basis, which often results in our teeth looking less-than-perfect and definitely not camera-ready, thus affecting our confidence.
Talk to your dentist and ask them to recommend a teeth whitening toothpaste, and use it a couple of months before the big day. Scheduling professional teeth cleaning and whitening is another great option that will help those of us with tooth discoloration achieve the perfect Hollywood smile. Just be sure to do it a couple of weeks in advance (teeth are sensitive after the treatment).
The day we get married is one of the most important days in our lives, and it’s also a day when we all want to look and feel our best. Follow these five tips for grooms to ensure you walk down the aisle with confidence as you step into a new and exciting new stage of your life.
Mia Taylor is a 33-year old blogger who writes about beauty, fashion, and travel. She had always been passionate about fashion and over time she had developed a style of her own. Mia loves to mix and match and get inspire girls with her advice about outfit and accessories. She loves telling a story about her travels, providing beauty tips with readers. Follow Mia on Twitter.