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The wedding is all about the bride, right? The dress, the hairstyle, the makeup, the seating arrangement. It is her day to shine. But, why should the girls get to have all the fun? After all, is it really fair that she gets to wear the pants and the dress at the same time? She picked you for a reason, and chances are, you’re not too rough on the eyes either.
While the importance of a radiant bride can never be underestimated, the groom needs to be radiant too, and its pretty certain that there was no shortage of product at Neal Patrick Harris’ wedding. Here are some tips for the groom’s wedding day skincare routine.
Open up those manly pores by splashing warm water on your face or taking a shower to get the dirt out.
Squeeze a dime-sized amount of men’s face wash into your palm to wash your face. Resist a real manly squeeze, as a huge quantity of cleanser is really unnecessary and a waste of money. Do not, under any circumstances use soap, which contains chemicals too harsh for the face.
Lather up for thirty-second rubbing in circular motions. Avoid pulling on skin which can speed up the occurrence of loose skin and wrinkles.
Use a cool water rinse which will shrink pores back down to size, preventing any new debris from entering.
Pat your face dry gently, making sure not to rub, as rubbing can also encourage premature wrinkling.
Don’t wash your face more than twice a day to avoid dryness.
Use a men’s face scrub one to two times a week to exfoliate, preventing dead skin from clogging pores and creating a sullen complexion. Take care not to exceed recommended usage, as facial scrubs can be very drying.
Again, a dime-sized amount should be enough for your whole face. Hydration will keep skin looking good and prevent production of excess oil.
If you want to target crow’s feet or wrinkles on the forehead, anti aging creams can help to tighten then up. If your looking to reduce puffiness and bags, an eye cream for men will do the trick and will also improve the look of aging eyes more effectively than a simple anti-aging cream.
It is also important to apply a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect skin from excess sun exposure.
If your face gets irritated from shaving, try a cream with aloe. Lather it up and leave it on for a minute prior to shaving. You may also want to use a pre- shaving oil which can help soften hairs and moisturize skin when applied several minutes before you shave.
Use a shaving cream with salicylic or glycol acid to reduce razor bumps and ingrown hairs. These formulas have exfoliating agents that work to unclog pores.
Electric razors are less likely to cause irritation than blades, but, if you choose a blade, go for a single or double bladed razor, rather than a multi-blade promising a close shave. According to Dee Anna Glaser, MD, “If you have trouble with razor burn or razor bumps, you don’t want a very close shave. It’s better to leave a little growth in order to avoid ingrown hairs.”
Shave in the direction that hair grows, rather than against it and soothe skin with aftershave lotion and moisturizers.
Body Wash vs. Bar Soap
When it comes to washing below the neck, the choice is yours. However, a body wash is probably the best choice for dry skin because that usually contain moisturizers, like olive oil and vitamin E.
If you are like most men, you probably have oily skin, and don’t really need a body moisturizer. However, if your skin is on the dry side, a body moisturizer may be ideal. Immediately after showering, apply the lotion to your skin, focusing on dry areas, such as knees, shoulders, elbows, hands, and lower legs.
Men’s hands are liable to dry out easily because of frequent sports and handiwork. Look for a men’s hand lotion rich in hydration to prevent dryness, cracking, and chapping.
How do you groom the groom? Let us know! We love to hear from you!