A well groomed man makes the best impression. Whether you're concerned with business or pleasure, you'll always want to be well groomed for that last-minute meeting or happy hour event. Your office desk, being the headquarters for your professional life, is the perfect place to keep your stocks of personal grooming tools.
Working closely with others means you need to keep your breath smelling fresh. Brushing first thing in the morning is a given, but this may not be enough to keep you fresh throughout the workday. Have a toothbrush and toothpaste ready in your office desk drawer. This is especially important after the morning cup of coffee. Brushing after your lunch is a great way to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and a healthy looking smile can boost your confidence at meetings or presentations. It's also a great way to get an energy boost by giving you a fresh feeling in the afternoon. Be sure to have a small pack of floss on hand as well, in case food particles get stuck between your teeth after that client lunch at the steakhouse. Dental floss is much more effective (and classy) than using a business card or paper clip. Finally, complete your dental care kit with a small bottle of mouthwash and some mints. This will give you an even quicker way to freshen up your breath if you're short time and can't brush or floss.
A late night at the office can leave you with baggy eyes in the morning. This might be a badge of honour in some workplaces, but tired eyes can make you look older and less energetic.Use an eye treatment that contains vitamin E to help minimise puffiness around the eyes. Some products contain other ingredients like caffeine and cucumber extract to further reduce darkness and inflammation. If you wear contact lenses or spend hours in front of a computer screen, your eyes can dry out and become red. Find a good eye mist that can help alleviate dryness and keep you looking well rested all week long.
Your skin is the largest organ of your body. As a result, it can often be the biggest indicator of dehydration and stress. Using the right skincare products can keep you looking fresh in spite of a tough work week. Dry skin can begin to show signs of ageing faster than healthy and hydrated skin. Use a moisturiser that works for your skin type to minimise dryness. Many will work for as long as 12 hours, so you'll only need to apply a small amount once in the morning.Your hands also need moisture. In fact, most people communicate non-verbally through hand gestures. So if you're presenting to colleagues, be sure to have your hands looking healthy. Hand lotion is useful if you wash your hands repeatedly throughout the day. And it can help you avoid callouses that result from manual work or exercise. Another great item for the office desk drawer is a pack of facial pads. These make it easy to treat your skin daily against the irritation of shaving and sun damage. They help moisturise and nourish the skin are a great alternative to having to wash your face during your work hours.
There's nothing worse than being stuck in a meeting room with someone who smells like they went for a jog on their lunch break. Keep the essentials of deodorant, cologne, and even body wipes on hand at all times, to ensure you don't become 'that guy'. Just make sure you take it to the bathroom to spray - people don't want to choke on your scent while they work. Personal grooming at the office is easy when you have the right items in your desk drawer. Using these tools will help you look your best at every hour and in any work setting. These are small enough to keep tucked away and ready for when you need them the most. You'll have healthy looking skin and teeth, and look fresh for your next face-to-face meeting at the office, and that's a recipe for success.