Is ‘wedding glory’ only for the brides? No, glowing skin and well-groomed hair are not just for brides. Men should also have the fun of all the skin, hair and grooming preparations before the wedding. Men’s wedding look involves much more than only apparel selection. Men are not as conscious as their better halves in terms of skin and hair care, though. Naturally, they suffer more irreversible skin damage. If you want to look the best in your wedding photographs, you need to work hard for that. Check out our top tips on last-minute skin and hair preparation for all those would-be-grooms!
Final Week Head-to-Toe Preparation Tips for Groom-to-be:
Stick to a Suitable Skincare Routine
Men often ignore their skincare routine. They try to shorten it with all-in-one products. Using the same head-to-toe cleanser for face, body, and hair is quite commonplace in a man’s shower routine. These instant fixes may rip away the groom glory. So, a groom-to-be should have basic but dedicated skincare. Choose a suitable skincare regime with cleansing, toning, moisturizing and exfoliation. Our favourite in oily skin care combo is USTRAA Face Wash and De-Tan Face Scrub. Start following the routine from 3 to 6 months before the big day. Your skincare should tackle all your skin issues like acne, clogged pores, pigmentation, sun damage etc. Be regular with the skincare for the last week. Skipping skincare in the final days might bring back those pesky pimples on your big day.
Hair Care in Depth
Pattern hair loss, dandruff, itchy scalp and oily hair are the main concerns of men. If you have recurrent issues of hair fall or dandruff, visit a dermatologist to decide on a proper hair care routine. It takes at least 4 to 6 months for hair care treatments like PRP, grafting or laser. When you have one week left for the wedding, stick to your daily hair care without trying a completely new product or routine. A standard hair care regimen for men consists of hair wash, conditioning, weekly nourishment treatments like a home spa or oil massage.
A hairstyle, cut and colour makes a big difference in how you look. It reflects your persona like a mirror. It is best to keep up with your signature style if you are on the last week of wedding preparations. Suppress the urge of trying an absolutely new hairstyle in the last days unless you are super confident. You won’t be able to do the damage control in the remaining 5 to 6 days. We suggest you choose the hairstyle 3 months before and get it then. In the last week, retouch on the colour and highlights if you have coloured your hair. Lastly, get a slight trim to get the best of your signature hairstyle.
Exfoliating Skin Peel
If you have badly tanned skin and marks left from healed pimples, you definitely need a deep exfoliation treatment like skin peeling. Skin peeling treatments are done with high concentration skin peeling acids like glycolic acid, salicylic acid or lactic acid. It helps the damaged top layer of the skin to shed fast and brings up the glowing fresh skin layer. Never try to do the skin peeling treatment on your own. Visit a dermatologist or an experienced aesthetician to get a safe skin peeling experience. Skin peel treatment requires 5-6 days to calm down the initial redness and sensitivity, so plan it at least 6-7 days before the wedding.
Beard makes you look handsome only when it is properly groomed and trimmed. Unkempt beard gives an untidy vibe to your overall look. If you want to get that stunning bearded look on your wedding day, get an appointment with a good stylist. For at-home beard grooming, we prefer Wahl Beard Corded/Cordless Rechargeable Trimmer. Follow a basic face and beard routine for added benefits. Wash your face and beard with a dedicated beard wash such as Himalaya Men Face & Beard Wash and follow it up with a moisturizing beard oil like Man Arden 7X Beard Oil.
Body Hair Management
Managing body hair will undoubtedly provide an extra edge to your overall outlook. If you have well-developed muscles or ab packs, body hair trimming or removal might be essential. If you are comfortable with waxing, then book a waxing session 3-4 days before. Waxing provides you with 3-4 weeks of hair-free body. Those who have sensitive body skin or removing body hair for the first time, it is better to seek painless hair removal methods like Veet Hair Removal Cream For Men.
Rejuvenating hair spa is a must in every groom-to-be’s pre-wedding hair care checklist. If you are sticking to just a basic hair regimen, the ethereal experience of a soothing hair spa will be a boon to you. Hair spa involves steps like hair cleansing, pressure point massages and intensive conditioning for your pollution damaged hair. Hair spa relaxes the body and calms your overly active nerves. It also brings nourishment and shine to your hair strands. Choose spa treatments according to your hair type. You may also do a hair spa at home with Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair Serum Deep Repair Intensive Recovery Mask.
Glow Boosting Facial & Body Spa
Skincare for a would-be groom remains incomplete without a glow-boosting facial and full body spa. Face and body spa not only sloughs off the stress, dry dead skin from the face and body but also adds a subtle glow to your skin. If you have acne-prone skin, choose neem, turmeric or mint-based spas. For normal to dry skin fruit facials work best. For an instant dullness removal, oxygen spa is a must. You can do face and body spa at home without spending thousands at spas and salons. Man Arden Gifts Box For Men is a great home facial kit that contains Coffee Face Wash, De-Tan Face Scrub and Charcoal Peel Off Mask.
Manicure & Pedicure
Gone are the days when people tagged manicure pedicures as women’s business. Well trimmed nails and tan-free hands and feet are a must for men too. If you are about to get married, make it a point to pamper your hands and feet just 1-2 days before the wedding. The manicure and pedicure exfoliate the roughened hand and feet. It also deep cleanses the hard-to-reach areas of your feet and provides odour-free comfort. If you don’t have that much time to spend on salons, try VLCC Pedicure Manicure Kit. You will get the same experience at the comfort of your own home.