When you’re traveling for business, it can be difficult to keep up with your daily grooming routine. But it’s essential that you do, because first impressions count –you need to be looking and feeling the part as you head to that important meeting.
With that in mind, here are five grooming tips to help you maintain that suave style.
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1. Pack your favorites
Make sure you bring your favorite grooming products with you. They’re your favorites for a reason, so don’t be tempted to rely on hotel shampoos and soaps that might irritate your skin.
Start by making a list of things you’ll need for your trip, so that you don’t forget anything vital – many brands produce travel size versions of their products and these can be a good option if you’re trying to keep things light.
2. Shop that shirt
Hit up those airport shops and make some power purchases. For starters, you can arm yourself with a couple of extra shirts – a businessman can never have too many. They’ll be packaged securely so you won’t have to worry about them getting creased, and you can pop them straight on to switch up your style.
And why not sample some fragrances too? You’ll already have your favorite, but it’s good to have variety and you’ll bag a bargain in duty free – so find yourself a scent that will leave you smelling of success.
3. Airport facilities
When it comes to facilities, US airports have some of the best in the world – so utilize them. If your airport has a barber shop, treat yourself to a trim and shave that leave you looking super sharp, while business suites are the perfect corporate chillout spots to rest and refresh yourself.
But remember that it’s not just how you look that counts, because you need to feel fantastic so that you exude confidence to your business associates. So grab a massage or manicure at a spa outlet –check out this info on spa treatments for men from Good Spa Guide to pick the perfect type.
Traveling by plane can be wonderful, but the dry conditions can be harsh on your skin, so apply some face moisturizer at the start of your flight to protect it.
You should also use eye drops to help prevent your eyes from getting dry and irritated and drink plenty of water, before, during and after your flight to optimize your hydration and energy levels.
5. Drive to the airport
A lot of time and effort goes into a good grooming routine and the last thing you want is to spoil your perfectly prepped look by cramming yourself into crowds on public transport. So jump in your car, turn on the AC and drive to the airport – you’ll be looking and feeling uber cool and calm as you do. Finally, don’t forget that you can find affordable airport parking for airports from Denver to Detroit on Looking4.com.
Follow these tips and you’ll be groomed to perfection on your next business trip.
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