5 Valentine’s Date Grooming Essentials
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and for many people, that means a date with their significant other. There are many things to take into consideration when it comes to your Valentine’s Day date, from planning the perfect outing as well as the perfect gift, but one of the most important things that will set the tone for this romantic holiday is how you look – because when you look good, you feel your best, and on a day where you’re celebrating the love you and your partner share, you want both! For that reason, having a set routine to groom yourself to perfection for Valentine’s Day is critical, so keep reading for the most important grooming essentials you don’t want to skip on February 14th.
Start With Skincare
How we take care of our skin sets the stage for all the grooming products we use, and there are countless skincare tips available to help you take the best possible care of your skin and appearance. Make sure you use a gentle exfoliator as your prepare for your date to slough any dead skin cells away, revealing a softer skin texture underneath. This allows any moisturizers or primers you use on top of your cleansed skin to penetrate deeper, and your makeup, like foundation or concealers, will lay better on well-prepped skin.
Spritz on Some Scent
While plenty of people have colognes or perfumes they use on a regular basis, they may be applying them incorrectly. Did you know that fragrance is meant to be spritzed on bare skin after toweling off from a shower or bath? Spraying on bare skin allows the perfume to work best with your body’s natural chemistry and ensures a seductive scent instead of an overpowering (or worse) off-putting amount of fragrance sprayed directly on hair or clothing. Since it’s Valentine’s Day, opting for a soft rose perfume or flirty floral is a romantic nod to the holiday and worth considering.
Schedule Waxes Ahead of Time
If you plan on waxing any part of your body, from your eyebrows to somewhere more intimate, don’t leave until the day of your date. Not only can waxing leave your skin irritated, but it may also leave the area red, and you don’t want to have to pile on the concealer for redness around your eyebrows, upper lip, or anywhere else. While waxing, tweezing or shaving is essential in staying well groomed, you do not want to leave this one at the last minute in case of any complications.
Pack Some Mints
While you’re no doubt brushing and flossing before your date and probably even swishing some mouthwash, don’t forget to pack some breath mints in your pocket on your handbag. While chances are good, this isn’t the first time you’ve kissed your sweetheart; nothing can sour a great date like bad breath. If you typically sweeten your breath with gum, opt for mints instead this Valentine’s Day, as they’re easy to swallow when an impromptu kiss is coming in, unlike chewing gum.
Don’t Neglect Your Nails
No matter your gender, you should make sure your nails look perfect for your V-Day date. Whether you opt to shell out money for a manicure and pedicure or DIY your nails, healthy and well-maintained fingernails are a hallmark of good grooming no matter what day of the year. If you add nail polish to your Valentine’s look, no rule says you must wear red or pink polish. Opt for an on-trend French manicure or a soft blush color. Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days to get engaged, so if you think your partner may pop the question and want to post a proposal hand-selfie to your socials, manicured nails are essential.
There are other areas you want to look into, like freshly laundered and well-fitting clothing, lingerie (if that’s your thing), and anything else important to you and your grooming habits. But one thing’s for sure; you want to up your game because if you are the type of person who celebrates Valentine’s Day, you know that a huge part of love is attraction and who doesn’t want to look and feel phenomenal when love is in the air?