We have all had those nervous jitters before dates, especially with making sure you're looking as best as you can especially with first dates. We all have first impressions of someone we're getting to know, particularity when it comes to hygiene. Is their hair nicely brushed? Are they wearing cologne? We've all had these questions race through our mind while on a date. And if we are questioning, then our dates are about our hygiene!
Here are nine basic hygiene tips you should know before going on a date:
1. Brushing your teeth
This one may seem as one of the most obvious ones, but really make sure you brush good enough and long enough to keep those pearly whites white and that breath fresh. You don't want to be leaning in for that first kiss without minty breath.
2. Putting on deodorant
This one is a very important one. Not only do you want to put on some deodorant before your date, but you also want to occasionally check to see if you need to put any more on throughout the night.
3. Showering AND shampooing
Showering isn't really much of an option before going out, but people will question if shampooing your hair is, but it isn't. Hopping in the shower will get rid of all the dirt and grime that you've been sitting in all day which is key to nice, soft and great smelling skin but shampooing with that will also get all the oils out of your hair which will make your mane nice smelling and looking amazing.
Floss for heaven's sake. I'm not trying to be a dentist here, but going the extra mile with flossing between your teeth really will make that difference. You can go ahead and show that smile with extra confidence.
Main focus points here are legs, underarms, facial hair and the private area if you're going to go that route later in the night. If you're looking for the clean shaven look, go nice and slow to avoid any nicks or cuts.
6. Washing hands
ALWAYS wash your hands. After using the bathroom, before/after eating, coughing, sneezing... all that good stuff. And always use warm water and soap!
7. Wearing clean clothes
We've all been guilty from wearing those same leggings over and over again without washing them in between. But when it comes to a date, make sure your clothes are washed and smelling great. You never know if there's a secret stain somewhere...
The best time to spray yourself with your favorite perfume is when you get out of the shower. Make sure you don't end up overdoing it and smelling like a big flower shop.
If you really want to add that extra glow to your skin... MOISTURIZE! Putting lotion on your body or adding moisturizer to your face will make your skin look extra good by making it softer and healthier.
Hopefully you knew all about these and just took some more consideration into them... good luck on that date!