Don’t be put off by ‘Manscaping’. It’s just a cute term for grooming. It underlines that everyone benefits from grooming, especially before big events.
The facial jobs that need to be done can be checked out in the rear-view mirror when stationary, in good daylight. There are delete-able horrors you don’t notice in uneven bathroom light, like an attack of hair-sprout in the wrong spots. If you don’t fancy the tweezing-out process, there are plenty of hair dressers, man-scapers and beauty therapists who are happy to help.
Eyebrows and hair can be tidied up simultaneously; always a boon to self-confidence. Be careful to tell the therapist your desired outcome, however. You may choose to darken your brows slightly, leaving them slightly imperfect and natural-looking. Also – at this time of year, thirsty facial, neck and arm skin all benefit from attention. It’s said that unmoisturised skin ages 40 percent faster than the regularly moisturised. A clay mask from the pharmacy is the ideal starting point. When washing this off, use tepid, lukewarm water and an old flannel. This is great skin-preparation for moisturiser.
Choose a moisturiser with a pleasing feel, unscented. When unperfumed, you can get closer in around the eyes without reaction. Fatty moisturising creams are often scent-neutral. Next, add some sharp shades!
For the rest of the face, neck and arms, moisturiser should include a good sun-protection factor. Add deodorant, gorgeous aftershave and clean filed nails, and you’re handsome.