The Art of The First Impression- With Special Guest Blogger – Lloyd Loots

The Art of The First Impression- With Special Guest Blogger – Lloyd Loots

Someone once made a comment that stuck with me. “Your face is your calling card.” At first I didn’t get it and I wasn’t sure where he was going with the conversation. Only once he had finished, did it make sense.

When you walk into a room full of people that you are meeting for the very first time, what do you think is the first thing that they’re going to look at? Some people may differ, but I am a firm believer that they look at your appearance in general. However nine times out of ten times, they will notice and remember your face above everything else first.

This is exactly the reason why I believe that male grooming and skin care is of the utmost importance, because male grooming could possibly make or break the first impression of you. When you look good, you’re going to feel good about yourself, which in turn means that you are going to have that extra bit of confidence when you walk into the office or club.

So today men can no longer just leave the house looking like they have rolled out of bed. They are expected to be presentable when it comes to their personal hygiene, grooming and overall appearance. However, most men want to look good whilst putting in the least amount of effort, so the key to male grooming is to look good, without looking like you are trying.

My personal beard grooming routine doesn’t stop at just the shave. There is so much more that you should be doing pre and post shave for the best results.

After washing my face in the morning, I use a small amount of the Sorbet Man Pre-Shave Oil & massage that into my beard until all the oil has been absorbed. (I tend to leave that in for a while before I actually shave. Some nights, I use the oil after a shower and go to bed with it in, to get the most out of the oil before I shave in the morning.)

Using some clean warm water, I wet my face and neck, then lather up some Sorbet Man Razor Glide Shave Gel in circular upward motions as to get the shave gel onto the skin and the hairs off of the skin, making shaving much easier. I have a slightly more sensitive skin so I tend to shave with the grain, instead of against the grain to reduce the chances of irritation or unwanted cuts.

And then, on that note I usually add some post shave balm to the process after rinsing and drying my face, as to help control any of those unwanted bumps. To finish off the whole look, I condition and tidy up my beard using Sorbet Man Beard Oil. Just 2 to 3 drops in the palm of your hand is all you need. I run it through my beard, along the sides and down the front. These steps will leave your beard looking clean, fresh and healthy and off course that overall confident feeling.


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