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The Beauty Bible: Great Grooming Tips For The Groom…
Oh hello, how are you this morning? We’re delighted to be bringing you a blog with a little difference this morn. Yes, The Wedding Affair brings you this weeks ‘Beauty Bible’ especially for all of our lovely grooms. We know that you’re avid lovers of our pretty pages too, you know! Of course, every groom will be wanting to look their very best on their wedding day, it’s only natural – so, here’s The Wedding Affair’s guide to being the most well groomed groom of them all.
Many Grooms will already be Au Fait with all the latest cleansers, moisturisers and hair products, they might even spend hours styling their hair and shaping their beards. But for others, a good pamper and a shave is definitely pushing the boat out for a big event. A wedding has to fall into that category, especially when the groom will be one of the main centres of attention!
Either way, you want to be looking, and feeling, your best for your big day. Whether you’re bearded, moustached, or clean shaven. Have long hair, short hair, or hair all over! So from when to trim, to what to trim, to how to hide a hangover. The Wedding Affair has it all covered.
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It may sound silly, but as soon as the question has being popped wash your face twice a day, daily. Wash with warm water twice a day and ditch the soap. Invest in a good cleanser and a weekly exfoliator – The Wedding Affair recommends using the Clinique for Men Sonic System Facial Cleansing Brush along with the Clinique for Men Face Wash.
You will soon notice an extra polish and pore-less look to your complexion, trust us!
Water doesn’t just do good for your insides. Did you know that drinking nearly 2 litres of water a day will also keep you looking energised and revitalised. If not, check out our latest post on how H20 can transform your skin from dull and dismal to radiant and positively glowing!
Start a regular eight glasses of water a day workout ahead of your wedding, and your skin will be clear, clean and an have enough blush to rival your bride, in time for your big day.
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Seasonal Skin Care
Do you burn easily in the sun? If you are having a summer wedding, make sure that you wear sun cream prior to your wedding day to avoid any red blotchy patches in your wedding photos. Alternatively, if your skin chaps and drys easily in winter, do make sure that you are consistent with moisturising and even the use of a nourishing lip balm to keep that pout on point!
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So you know you have to moisturise, but unless you’re a long time groomer, it can be hard to know what you need. Do your research, talk to a professional dermatologist (if needed) and chat to consultants at a couple of different cosmetic counters to see what’s on offer. You may need something matte to reduce shine, something medicated to treat acne, or something mild to ease onto your sensitive skin. Get a few testers, and see which product works best for you before you make a purchase.
At The Wedding Affair we are all for guys embracing a new skincare regime ahead of a wedding. Moisturiser, night cream, face masks? All fantastic in our books – but just keep it regular. Stopping and starting a regime will play havoc with your skin, and whatever you do, please do not start trying out new products right before your wedding.
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Practice Makes Perfect…
Do you love your look on Day 3 of beard growth? Or was it day 5? Trial and error is the only and best way to assess your beard growth if you’re going for that handsome stubble look for your wedding day. Try shaving a few times, take note of how long, on average, it takes for you to get to optimum wedding day stubble.
We love a bearded groom, who doesn’t? But if yours is unruly, wiry, or unclean looking, you may want to re think your wedding day look… trim your beard weekly in the lead up to your wedding to get it into great shape. There are also lots of great products available for blokes with beards, so invest in something like a beard oil, soap or conditioner, that keeps your full facial hair groomed and glossy!
As for the brows?
Okay so evil, finely plucked brows are not what you want to see in the mirror on your wedding day, but neither is an angry mono-brow (total no-no). Pluck any stray hairs between your eyes a couple of days before your wedding to avoid redness.
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Cut The Hasty Hair-Cut
As you would do with your beard, make sure you know what type of hair re growth you prefer. Unless you plan on getting something drastic (do that at least a month before the wedding!), or you keep your hair tightly shaved, book your last hair trim one week before your wedding.
This will give you time to let the style settle and not look too over done, but still of course, looking neat, sharp and fresh.
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Wedding budgets and table plan politics stressing you out? Why not book in for a massage – or spend the day with the guys at the spa. Not sure where to look? Take a look at our Spa & Venue suppliers that are personally approved by us at The Wedding Affair, for the most luxurious spas and treatments in Yorkshire.
Remember that, de-stressing before your wedding will not only leave you feeling great, but it will show on your face, and in your posture, too.
You are going to be smiling a lot on your wedding day, so make sure your teeth are up to the job. Are you a big coffee drinker? Or perhaps you just cant resist that glass of red wine with your evening meal. Drinks like these can easily discolour teeth over a period of time.
Use a dentist approved teeth whitening tooth paste, or if you want to splurge out then why not get your teeth professionally whitened. It could be a big confidence booster , just make sure you get them done a couple of months before the wedding to avoid sensitivity (You want to be able to enjoy that cake, right?)
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We do hope that you have found these tips useful today, perhaps you know of someone that would find this guide useful – or do you have some tips that you’d love to share with us? Drop us a “Hello” in the comments section below, we would love to hear from you!
Have a wonderful weekend, with love, The Wedding Affair x