When it comes to grooming issues, men can be a little lazy. Whether you are going on a date or an important business meeting, you never get a second chance to make a great first impression. Taking note of the 5 common grooming mistakes men make will allow you to avoid dating slumps and help you look and feel your personal best.
1. Wearing too much cologne
While teasing a woman's sense of smell with cologne could double your dating, too much of a good thing can spell disaster. Find a cologne fragrance that meets your body chemistry and use two or three sprays on the wrists and behind the ears to keep you going all day and night.
2. Having unkempt nails
The state of your hands says a lot about your general cleanliness and hygiene. A woman loves a well-groomed man, and you can bet that she'll be checking out your hands and fingernails before she lets you rub them all over her body. Keeping your hands well-groomed doesn't mean that you have to get weekly manicures, but you should at least use a nail clipper to trim your nails and file them to make sure there are no blunt edges. Forgoing regular nail care can lead to uneven nail growth, unsightly fungal infections and many dateless nights.
3. Having Bad Skin
Many men lack a dedicated skin care routine. Consequently, neglecting basic skin care can cause faster aging and can be a real turnoff to women. You need to spend just a few minutes a day using a cleanser that's specifically formulated for your skin type (dry, oily or combo) in order to minimize any signs of aging and to maintain clearer, softer looking skin. Protect yourself from the sun by using a sunscreen that covers both UVA and UVB rays. Also, one should apply only high-quality razors and choose professional shaving foams/gels/creams to minimize unsightly irritation.
4. Having Bad Teeth
Bad teeth will lose you more women and sex than you’ll ever know. Bad teeth drastically change your appearance, and it's not very pretty. Get your teeth cleaned regularly by a dentist and invest in home whitening kits. If you have missing or broken teeth, get them fixed. Consider it an investment in your sex life.
5. Combing over thinning hair
We all know that losing your hair can be a killer for your confidence; however, it can be even worse if you try try to hide it. In the early phases of hair loss, a good hair stylist can help you minimize the appearance of bald spots; however, once you reach the point of no return, don't give into conventional wisdom and participate in the comb-over. Just shave it clean or go with what you have (with confidence).