It’s Valentine’s Day. You know this. It happens right around now, every year. So at some point you’re going to have to scrub up, and scrub up well. Whether you’re on a first date or a 50th, Valentine’s Day’s the time to spend a little more attention on the one you really love: you.
If you’re planning something special, get your ducks in a row: flowers? Check. Favourite restaurant? Check. Something fizzy on ice? Check. Just don’t make the weakest link in the chain be your grooming game.
So let’s take it from the top…
Don’t get your haircut that day
Even the best hairstyles need a day or two post cut to settle into themselves. This also allows enough time for any last minute corrections to be made before the big event. Ask a barber, and they’ll tell you: the only difference between a good haircut and a bad haircut is three days.
Shave like you mean it
If shaving is your enemy, time to tackle it head on. Our Revolutionary Shave Serum is your best friend. But set time aside for the job. Don’t rush it. You might think you got this, but have you ever shaved mindfully? Don’t want to get too hippy on you - but if you really pay attention to every stroke (we’re still talking shaving here) you’ll be amazed at the results.
And if you don’t shave, that’s ok. But it’s no excuse for going completely feral. Beard hair needs your TLC too. Split ends, dandruff and old bits of breakfast just don’t say romance like they used to. It’s a shame, but that’s the way of the world. So start using beard oil a few weeks before, and your manly mane will glow like mighty Mufasa’s.
Make good with the manscaping
Think freshly shorn neckline. Ears. Nose. Eyebrows. Straggly nape of neck. Down belows. All ready for their close up? Marvellous. Don’t want to be caught with your pants down, right?
Oral Hygiene is your friend
Look, if your best mate can’t tell you, no-one can. Mouthwash is fine, but flossing is better. Try the colour-coded interdental brushes, to scrub away every last trace of that cheeky Nandos you had before dinner.
Now’s not the time for a makeover
However tempting it is to go for that Lil Yachty day-glo dreads look, on a big night out, it’s best to go with what you know. The key is to feel comfortable, not be trussed up like a Turkey at Christmas. So wear what you know looks good on you. By all means make good with the Persil and the iron, but don’t overthink it.
…and prepare for the sweet smell of success
Prone to get a little hot and sweaty when it’s show time? Remember, less is more. Smelling like a duty free showroom is never cool. So go for naturally scented shower products (our Shower Oil only uses natural essential oils), and a spritz or two of aftershave. Use a neutral deodorant such as Sanex, or Dove. And let those pheromones have a chance of doing their thing!