Women are usually getting all the tips on how to prepare for their wedding but today we are focusing on the men! Guys need some love too, especially on their big day. So we have teamed up with for hims to provide you with a fabulous wedding prep list for men!
Believe it or not, men have a lot of things to think about when it comes to their wedding day. After all, the wedding day is just as much important for men as it is for the women.
Guys, with your wedding day approaching, your need for a healthy mind and body is crucial to staying sane during the big event. There is a lot to accomplish, but your personal needs should never be put on the back burner. Enlist in the help of friends and family to get all of the small details worked out, and take the time to consider what you should do to help yourself. Haven’t thought of that before? Below are some best practices on how men can prepare for their wedding day from head to toe.
CARE FOR YOUR HAIR
Tending to your hair. There is a lot to contemplate when you’re looking into your hairdo for the big day. First, let’s start with your hair history. Do you have a past of thinning hair, or maybe have a pattern of baldness in your genes? Regularly using Finasteride to treat baldness from hims can slower hair loss, and potentially thicken your hair as it grows! Who doesn’t want to help their hair grow and strengthen in the days before the wedding? So start thinking ahead about the look you want to achieve, and think about the products you’ll need to pull it off!
Additionally, let’s remember that hair health is more than just our luscious locks. Our scalp health plays a great factor in how our hair looks as well. Men tend to have shorter hair so dandruff and dry skin is likely to be more visible. The scalp is prone to dryness and dandruff, so look into investing in T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo Formula by Neutrogena to control itchy and flaky skin on contact. You don’t want the photo of your first kiss to be ruined with remnants of dandruff and dry skin!
TEND TO YOUR SKIN
On your wedding day, all eyes are on you. With that said, you want your skin and hair to be at the top of their game. Where can the guys start? It can be as simple as mastering your shaving routine. Shaving improperly can be a leading cause of skin irritation that will likely show through your wedding photos. Whether you prefer a clean shaven look or rock a beard, it is important to know how to properly treat your skin by reading up on some shaving tips every man needs to know. In summary, to avoid unnecessary tug and pull, start by wetting your face, applying shaving cream and shaving with the grain of your hair (aka the direction that your hair grows on your face.) It’s wise to practice shaving for the look you hope to have on your wedding so you have the process mastered when the day comes.
PRO TIP: IT’S IMPORTANT TO MOISTURIZE AFTER A SHAVE SO YOUR SKIN STAYS HYDRATED. THIS WILL HELP AVOID ANY LAST MINUTE BREAKOUTS AND DRY SKIN!
DON’T CRASH DIET
It’s understandable that there is a lot of pressure to look a certain way when you’re walking down the aisle. Mostly everyone feels compelled to try the diet routine once they start to prepare for their wedding day, even the groom! It’s very common to take this time of being engaged to quickly change your eating and exercise habits to suit your upcoming spotlight. Guys, if you’re thinking about a new workout routine for your wedding day, you’re not the only one. In fact, it’s so common that Men’s Health has even put together wedding workout recommendations. The key is to incorporate these exercises into your daily routine. You’ll notice that there isn’t anything too extensive listed in the article!
If you’re looking to start a specific workout routine, then take time to look into your other options. Helpful fitness and food tracking apps, like Myfitnesspal, are a great way to set and keep track of your personal goals. While losing weight isn’t the most important aspect of developing a healthier lifestyle, it does allow an easier way to track the pounds lost, and how you have been achieving your daily goals. Maybe more exercise isn’t what you’re looking to track, you can even keep a food diary to watch what you eat and hold yourself accountable to what you’re putting in your body.
THERE YOU HAVE IT
Wedding preparation can be a very stressful process and it’s not always our favorite thing to talk about. Grooms, remember that your wedding day is just as much yours as it is your significant others. So if you’re struggling with how to prepare, remember these few tips: look your best, feel your best, and be your best! There is no right way to prepare for your wedding day, but hopefully these tips are a great place to start.
Photography - EILEEN MENY PHOTOGRAPHY
Planning - Pollyanna Events
Venue - Ward III
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Stylist - Style by Liana
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