Valentine’s Day Grooming Tips

It’s the most romantic day of the year and whether you believe it’s a chance to show your love or that it’s been invented by greeting card companies, it’s a great excuse to get scrubbed up and take your loved one out on the town.

Are you Valentine’s Day ready? Does your grooming routine need a bit of an upheaval to leave you feeling fresh and confident for what could be the date of your dreams? Here’s some of Bulldog’s top male grooming tips to give Cupid a run for his money.

Pre-Date Preparation

Even the most discerning man gets nervous before a date, which is why we recommend a bit of pre-date pampering to get you in the zone. Start with a moisturising face mask that reduces shine and creates a mattifying effect, so you look fresh for your evening.

Our Oil Control Face Mask is designed to minimise excess oil and soften skin with three natural clays (kaolin, Cornish and volcanus). With smooth skin, that potential goodnight kiss might be a little softer.

Another pre-date technique is a long, hot shower to wash away the day’s pollutants. A shower gel with an earthy fragrance (like our Vetiver & Black Pepper Shower Gel) is a great choice to reset your body and mind after a long day, getting you ready to make a great impression on your date.

Man applying cream
Original Moisturiser

Smoother Than Cupid’s Caboose

Your face is your first impression on a date, so smooth, healthy-looking skin is a must-have. Face creams are a good way to give your skin a bit of moisture and hydration before a date. You should opt for a face cream for men, one that has been designed with male skin in mind.

Bulldog’s Original Moisturiser contains a range of ingredients that are specially formulated to keep your skin feeling hydrated without leaving any greasy residue.

If you are prone to oily skin and the thought of a hot date has got you flustered, you might be worried about stress exacerbating things. Don’t worry though – there are plenty of men’s face care products that are suited to oily skin (we have a whole range!).

Shave the Date

Whatever your facial hair situation is, you want to be feeling confident and well groomed. Bearded gents should give themselves a trim and use a beard oil to smooth things down, particularly if you’re going out for dinner – not sure having some of your very expensive three-course meal left in your beard is a good look.

Moustachioed men should also try and keep their facial hair feeling smooth in case a goodnight peck is indeed on the cards.

For those who keep clean-shaven, make sure you choose a lubricant for your face that won’t leave it feeling dry and itchy. We suggest using a shaving foam or cream that contains natural ingredients that won’t cause any breakouts, which is the last thing you need as you’re about to leave the house. Also, try a good aftershave to retain hydration for the whole evening.

Original Beard Oil
Man in suit

Clothes Make the Man

Ok, so clothes don’t always make the man and many blokes look just as great in a pair of sweatpants as they do in a three-piece suit. However, for a Valentine’s Day date, we recommend ditching the casual clothes and stepping up your style game.

You don’t need to go crazy and meet your other half with a tux on and a rose between your teeth (a dangerous, thorny game if you ask us), just a simple shirt and jeans can do the trick. What really matters is that you feel comfortable and confident. Your date will appreciate someone that exudes a positive vibe, so an uncomfortable pair of trousers or a tight shirt might not to the trick.

Embrace Your Look

Whatever your grooming regime may be, if you do it with gusto it will be well received. A happy, confident man can be infinitely attractive. Bulldog is here to help you make the most of your skin with some amazing men’s face care products this Valentine’s Day, but a winning smile can also make all the difference!


Happy Valentine’s Day from Bulldog Skincare!