Going on a first date is always nerve-wracking. You get nervous because you know your appearance will come under scrutiny to some extent. For many people, the first impression is very important. Get it wrong, and your date could cross you off their list before you even start talking. Get it right, and this could be your next big love.
Of course, many of us rely on makeup and a nice hairstyle to get all cute. Doing yourself up is sure to make you look and feel good. But, do you really want to leave everything to the last minute? If not, there are many steps you can take to enhance your looks in the weeks leading up to a date. Taking action so far in advance puts you in a stronger position to look your best on the night. To prove it, we’re going to look at some beauty hacks that are sure to cause a spark!
Beauty Tips for a First Date
The Right Outfit
Obviously, if you don’t have something to wear, you’ll need to buy your outfit weeks in advance. Leaving this until last minute, or pulling something out of the closet, could be a mistake. Last minute shopping is never a good idea. And, unless you have a real show-stopper in your wardrobe, wearing something you already own could be equally disastrous.
Instead, arrange a shopping day the moment you set a date for the date. Then, you can take as much time as you need to find an outfit that sends the right message. Bear in mind that this can be trickier than you’d think. Going for something too sexy could be as bad as wearing a granny cardigan. Instead, opt for a modestly beautiful dress which is understated but stunning.
Perfect Your Smile
Some men like boobs while others like legs. It’s all a matter of personal taste. But, you can be sure any guy will look out for a beautiful smile. In fact, most would consider stained teeth a turn-off. Make sure your pearly whites don’t ruin your chances by booking a dental hygiene appointment and getting them cleaned. It’s not fun, but neither are stains. Put your dental phobia to the side and book an appointment. True love is a cause worth suffering for.
Nourish Your Skin
If your skin is dry and flaky or breaking out in a significant way, that can be a major turn off too. He may not be able to take his eyes off that ripe pimple, never mind how gorgeous the rest of you is looking. So, make sure to take care of your skin in the weeks leading up to the event. Wearing nourishing face masks on a regular basis will moisturize your dry skin. If acne is the issue, invest in lotions and cleansers that can remedy the problem. Think, too, about a heavy-coverage foundation that may hide the evidence.
These tips should help reduce some of the first date jitters about how you present yourself for the first time to your potential future boo! Be prepared ahead of time so that you step out confidently and beautifully!