Make a Good First Impression: Skincare Edition
First impressions matter whether you like it or not. Your appearance is a huge factor in how people see you – figuratively and literally – so make sure you’re looking your best. The following tips will help you make a good first impression and stand out amongst the crowd.
1. Polish your face. The majority of the time, your face will be the first thing people notice about you. Keep your skin blemish-free by using a men’s face wash like MenScience Daily Face Wash, which contains salicylic acid and other advanced ingredients to remove debris and maintain a clear complexion. The last thing you want is a giant zit making an appearance on your otherwise spotless face.
2. Wear clothes that fit. This is an obvious tip, but it’s an important one. If you haven’t updated your wardrobe in a while and your weight has fluctuated – for better or worse — it might be time to hit the mall. Clothing that is too big or too small can feel uncomfortable and make you look sloppy, which is exactly the impression you want to avoid making. Get your clothing professionally tailored to ensure the proper fit.
3. Avoid overpowering scents. Smelling good should be a priority, but don’t overdo it. If you use a scented deodorant and aftershave in addition to your usual cologne, nobody is going to want to be near you – the strong smell will send everyone for the hills. You can still wear cologne, but use an unscented deodorant and aftershave to avoid clearing the room – both MenScience Advanced Deodorant and Post-Shave Repair are free of fragrances and irritants. “7 Tips to Handle Body Odor” has more grooming advice to consider.
4. Stand up straight. Your mother’s constant reminder to stop slouching was sound advice. It’s hard to be confident when you’re looking like the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Do yourself a favor and improve your posture. Good posture starts with a strong core – check out “Strengthening Your Core” for some great tips to engage your core and build abdominal muscles.
5. Shave or trim your facial hair. Trimmed, tidy facial hair is a must in any professional setting. For example, if your beard makes you look rough rather than refined, you might want to get rid of it. To minimize the risk of ingrown hairs and razor burn, use MenScience Advanced Shave Formula, which is designed to provide an effortless, irritation-free shave. “Grooming Dos and Don’ts” lists other grooming faux pas to avoid.
6. Smile more often. Don’t be so serious. Smiling helps put people at ease and gives the impression that you’re an easy-going, friendly guy. As men, we tend to be a little too serious when it comes to our daily interactions. Lighten up and you’ll be sure to make a lasting (positive) impression on anyone you cross paths with.
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