Grooming is one of the most important aspects of making yourself presentable and maintaining good hygiene. While it’s pretty basic and understood, some things tend to slip out of our minds every now and then. While inner beauty and a kind soul goes a long way in establishing the foundation for any interaction or relationship, the first impression plays an equally important role.
So here are a few grooming tips that are an absolute essential for every girl. These tips will help you make a great first impression and keep yourself smart and hygienic at the same time.
While there’s nothing more soothing than having great hair, there are a few more difficult things. Be it keeping them tangle-free and sufficiently moisturized or hairdos and general maintenance, hair care is something a lot of us get lazy about. Here are a few tips to care for your hair regularly:
- Make a salon appointment every 12-15 weeks for a trimming and spa session. If you color your hair or get highlights, add a touch up to your salon session.
- Pamper your hair with oil therapy once a week. If you tend to keep busy, do it once in two weeks, but no less.
- If you’re likely to go somewhere with a lot of dust and/or wind, tie up your tresses. You don’t want them all dusty, do you?
- Brush your hair at least twice a day. Once before you sleep is an absolute essential, especially if you have long flowy tresses.
Pamper Those Nail, ladies!
Trust me, no one likes to have bitten nails. And there’s nothing less appealing than gunky nails. Keeping your nails clean and neat is a lot easier than you think. The moisture from a bath or a shower will usually make your nails and fingers easy to clean. A great way to make sure you don’t forget this is by keeping your nail trimmer on the bathroom counter. After you bathe, just scrub out the gunk and you’re set! If you have a couple of dollars to spare, book yourself regular appointments for a mani-pedi.
Brush Brush Brush the Plaque Away
If there’s one thing that turns off the person in front of you, its plaque and bad breath. You may look spectacular and have an amazing personality, but if you have bad breath, no one will wait long enough to discover that sparkling personality. So step you step out of the door, make sure you brushed your teeth first or refreshed with a mouthwash!
Stock Your Bag with a Girl’s BFF: Wet Tissues
Food stains? Smudged makeup? Sweaty armpits? Wet Tissues are here for your rescue! They’re clean and they soak up the dirt and the stench. And they come in so many fragrances, you’ll be telling the store assistant to take all your money. There’s nothing more resourceful and multi-purpose than this superwoman of the makeup bag.
Once a Week have a No-Makeup Day
Yes, you love the lipstick and yes the concealer hides those bags. But your skin needs to breathe just as badly as your lungs, ladies. Don’t choke it up so frequently. Pancakes are only good for eating, not the ones on your skin. Once a week, give your skin a break and cleanse it nice and proper.
Say Bye-Bye Body Odour
Few things are as off-putting as body odor. And few things are this easy to fix. Carry a roll-on deodorant or a perfume, and you’re set. If you have a more severe body odor issue, use an alum when you bathe. That’s it!
Who said grooming was tough? A few tricks here and there and you’re ready to conquer the world. Believe me, the world takes pride in those who take care of themselves!