11 Beauty do’s and don’ts to keep in mind for a first date

Girl putting on mascara

DON’T try a new beauty treatment

This is not the time to be adventurous with your skincare routine.

DO ensure you have well-manicured nails

No chipped nail polish allowed.

Rihanna with fresh nails

DON’T try a new perfume

You never know whether you might develop an allergic reaction to a new perfume or how the scent will change on your skin.

DO use whitening toothpaste

So you feel confident flashing those pearly whites.

DON’T try a new hairstyle

Keep your hairstyle simple and rock a style you feel confident and sexy with. For a chic yet sexy look try casual curls or a bouncy blow-dry.. and do practice that fierce hair flick in the mirror! 

Beyonce dancing and flicking her hair

DON’T slick on too much lip-gloss or a bright lipstick

Whether you get a surprise goodnight kiss or a lipstick slip while you’re eating, sticking to less bold lipstick colours will prevent any disasters and save you from worrying all night.

DO fake tan at least a day or two before the date

For streak free glowing skin make sure you shave, exfoliate and moisturise your skin thoroughly a day before tanning.

DON’T squeeze that spot

Nothing good ever comes from picking at your skin. Instead use a spot treatment with salicylic acid to reduce blemishes.

Lips kissing

DO wear a nude lip or lip stain

Add some colour and shine to your lips with a no fuss formula and colour.

DON’T try microdermabrasion or peel treatments

... Because your face peeling off might scare him away.

DON’T get your brows waxed on the day

To ensure your face is not red and irritated avoid waxing right before your date.

Lady with weird eyebrows from Just go with it

Words: Frances van Eeden