New Delhi:  Despite your best efforts the UV rays and pollution are bound to take a toll on your skin. Acne, pigmentation or just dull skin are the problems that plague many. While you may opt for a quick fix like growing a beard, it's wiser to invest in a skincare regime to make sure you look your dapper best.

"No matter how much people say that a book shouldn't be judged by its cover, sadly it is not always the case and hence every single man should put effort into keeping themselves well-groomed," says Gaurav Bhargava of So, check out his handy tips to follow an easy skincare routine:

Take care of your skin

The easiest way to give your skin a quick pep up is to opt for face masks. You can go the easy route by opting for sheet masks specified for your skin concerns or try this DIY mask. Just take a clean bowl and mix a dollop of aloe gel, 1 egg white and 2 tablespoons buttermilk. Apply this blend to your face and neck. Wait for 20 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

Moisturise well to prevent ageing

As you get older, your skin tends to get drier and collagen production reduces. So, make sure to not skip your moisturiser at least twice a day after washing your face with a cleanser. If you prefer natural and chemical-free solutions for skin care, just add a spoonful of honey to 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and make a paste. Use some milk to thin the paste a little. Take the paste and massage it on your face and neck in circular movements. Keep it for about 10 minutes and then wash it to reveal a soft, nourished skin.

Amp up your wardrobe

The foolproof beauty rule- If you look good, you feel good. So, aim for a polished appeal to make a real impression so, here are things you might want to check before you leave for your date.

  • Wear a nice shirt with jeans(do not wear a t-shirt/sweatshirt). Take a jacket if it’s cold.
  • Don’t leave your hair uncombed. Use gel/wax to keep your hairstyle in check throughout the entire date.
  • Wear sneakers or shoes but definitely not sandals or slippers.
  • Be gentle and caring to your date, and humble to the ones around you.