All it takes is one glance for someone to form a first impression of you. Everything you do, right from your body language, to the way you look, talk and behave contributes to the image and personality you are putting out of yourself.
Once someone makes their first impression of you, it’s difficult to change their opinion. You don’t get a second chance at a first impression. So, you have to make sure to be the best version of yourself, because just this one glance is powerful enough to get people talking and thinking.
This doesn’t mean you have to wear over-the-top clothes all the time or speak in a way that just isn’t you. No, all you need to do to make a good impression is basic grooming and skincare.
You can’t be lazy with your hair
It doesn’t matter what the person’s gender is – they are definitely going to be looking at your hair, and making an opinion of it. You can really tell if the products are not suiting you; no one wants to see frizzy, unkempt, or uncut hair. Make sure to always shampoo and condition well, using products that are just right for you, and style according to your face shape. You can do some reading up on what hairstyles are best suited for your face and experiment accordingly.
This includes your beard
To put it bluntly, it’s very obvious when you’re not grooming your beard. It’s important that you trim it regularly, and even consider using oil to moisturize the beard to make it look softer and tamer, and even keep the skin underneath it well-nourished and hydrated.
Take care of your skin
Regular breakouts, dry skin, and even tan lines say a lot about a person’s skincare regimen. If your skin is looking dull and lifeless, no amount of clothes, shoes, or accessories can make up for it.
Practice a routine daily for best results. Use a good cleanser, followed by cream and sunscreen! Unless you follow this regimen punctually, your skin will inevitably start looking droopy and worn out in a matter of days.
Your clothes and shoes make all the difference
It’s a common fact that everyone’s first gaze goes to the shoes. If you’re wearing torn or ratted shoes, you’re automatically not making a good first impression. The same goes for your clothes. You may be wearing good brands and expensive fits, but that doesn’t make a difference if it doesn’t fit well or suit your body type. Always make sure to buy the right kind of clothes and colours that go with your complexion and undertone.
“Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.” -Samuel Johnson
Last, but definitely not least is your body language. Unless you’re comfortable in your skin and confident in the way you look, you will never be able to make a good first impression. The way you feel about yourself reflects in the way you talk and behave, and that’s what goes a long way in making a killer impression.