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5 Tips to Get You First-Date Ready

Make sure you're prepped and ready for that first date with that special someone.
Paisley Hansen Oct 23, 2019
Are you ready to beat those first date jitters? The time it takes to get ready for a date can be stressful for a lot of people. If you’re preparing for a date, these five steps can help you make sure that it goes well.

Pick Out an Outfit in Advance

The clock is ticking and your date may arrive at any moment. The last thing you want to be doing is digging through your closet for the hundredth time that night. If you want to avoid your room looking like a tornado of outfits before your date, then pick something out in advance.
Pick a day before your date to look through your clothes. Try on different outfits and find out what is most comfortable for you and what makes you feel the best. This way, when it comes time to get ready for your date, you have the outfit picked out.
Remember to try the outfit out beforehand. You don’t want to wear it just before your date and decide that it is uncomfortable or that you don’t feel like your best in it. If that happens, you are more likely to change your clothes again.
If you have the outfit planned out, you are more likely to feel confident and love what you’re wearing. As an additional benefit, you won’t have to worry about your room being a mess.

Moisturize Your Face

If you are going to be wearing makeup on your date, then you should already plan to moisturize. Even if you don’t plan to wear makeup, moisturizing should be on your list of tasks to do before you leave the house. The benefits of moisturizing your face are abundant.
When you moisturize, you are less likely to have skin problems. When your skin is out of balance, you may be more likely to have blemishes and other skin issues. Moisturized faces have a healthy sheen. In addition, it keeps your skin looking fresh and young.
Your skin needs a certain amount of hydration to be healthy. A good moisturizer locks in the hydration.
If you suffer from dry skin, you know how distracting it can be. You don’t want to be on your date, worried about scratchy and dry skin. This is worse when your skin is noticeably dry and rough to the touch. To keep your skin soft and smooth, don’t forget the moisturizer.

Choose Minimal Fragrance

Fragrance allergies affect a lot of Americans, it can trigger asthma, contact dermatitis and more. This does not mean that you should not wear fragrance, but be careful. First, make sure that you are not allergic to your fragrance. It would be more embarrassing to show up to your date and break out in a rash or have an allergic reaction.
In addition, some fragrances can be overpowering. Do not choose a fragrance that is overpowering. Instead, choose something light and fresh. You should smell good! You should have the choice to wear your favorite scents, but do not go overboard.
On one hand, you won’t know what your date likes. On a more serious note, people do have certain intolerances when it comes to fragrances. Until you get to know the person, it is important to wear a light fragrance that smells good but doesn’t overpower the room and that won’t trigger an allergic reaction in you or your date.

Style Your Hair

Many people like to shower and wash their hair before they leave. This is a special occasion so take it as an opportunity to have fun with your hair. You can style it different from your normal or go with a look that you know looks great. Whatever you choose, if you do wash your hair, make sure that you dry it before you leave.
Give yourself plenty of time to get ready. You never want to show up at your date with wet or messy hair. Not only can this hurt your confidence or lead to you being uncomfortable, but it won’t make a good first impression. Style and dry your hair before the date begins.
Do this at least a couple of days before your date so that you have plenty of time the day of your date to get ready. You never want to have to redo your hair, especially if it took a lot of time to begin with.

Take Care of Hygiene

Hygiene is important, especially before your first date! You want to make the best impression possible, after all. Make sure that you brush your teeth. After all, dates involve a lot of talking and you want to make sure that your teeth are clean. In addition, make sure that you shave or trim your facial hair.
If you have a beard, then make sure that it is well groomed. If you take pride in how your eyebrows look then make sure that they are plucked or waxed before your date. In addition, you may want to shower on the day of your date, so that you feel fresh ahead of time.
When it comes to your first date, you want it to go as smoothly as possible. First impressions do matter, after all! If you can follow a few simple tips, however, your date may go better than you expected it to go.