Preparing for a party can be a long and laborious process. Getting your outfit together while making sure your hair is nice and fresh can mean hours and hours of planning. But after stressful work days and sleepless nights, achieving the right look for whatever occasion shouldn’t end with just your clothes and hairdo. You’d also want to take good care of your skin for it to look fresh and clean while you’re partying all out.
Figure out how much pampering your skin will need before the big event. If you mean business, you can start prepping your skin even a full month before the big occasion. This is if you’d want to get facial treatments done including chemical peels and lasers, giving your skin enough time to recover and relax.
Your skin also benefits from a healthy diet, regular workout, and better sleep. So if you aren’t very consistent in following a healthy lifestyle, it’s time to make changes little by little in order to achieve glowing, clear skin. Maintain a good sleep schedule, work out regularly, and be wary of the types of food you choose for your every meal.
Don’t forget the most important habit you should pick up if you want your skin looking fresh and hydrated. Drink up and make sure to bring a bottle of water with you at all times so you wouldn’t forget. Hydration helps balance oil production while nourishing the skin to keep it in tiptop condition at all times.
Now, if you are pressed for time and got only a day or two to prepare, here’s a skincare prep guide to follow.
A DAY BEFORE:
Water naturally cleanses your system, removes toxins, and makes you look fresh and well-rested. So drink up because it’s going to give your skin the boost it needs.
For soft and smooth skin, exfoliate your face and body to slough off dead skin cells and boost hydration. Opt for a gentle scrub that will not inflame the skin or cause redness.
Choose a mask suited for your skin type that provides an extra boost of hydration to help rejuvenate your skin.
ON THE DAY OF THE PARTY:
Use a gentle cleanser to completely rid your skin of dirt and grease without stripping natural oils.
Achieve flawless makeup by making sure your skin is properly moisturized. Look for a moisturizer with anti-aging ingredients and a lightweight formula that can easily be absorbed by the skin without leaving a greasy feeling.
Apply eye cream after you get out of the shower to prevent your eyes from looking dull and tired. Put your eye cream in the fridge for a cooling effect with every use.
If you wake up with a pimple on the big day, don’t attempt to pop it yourself as it will worsen the condition. Apply an acne patch to reduce inflammation and redness then cover the pimple with concealer.
Excitement and preparation can disrupt your sleeping schedule. Stock up on sheet masks that you can use whenever you need to reduce puffiness.
Prime your skin and give it a protective barrier especially if you’re using multiple products for the party. It can correct discoloration, mask pores, reduce dryness or oiliness, and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Choose a primer suited for your skin type and skin issues. If you have oily skin, a mattifying primer can provide oil control while an illuminating primer, brightens dehydrated and tired skin.
Don’t be intimidated by these tips. Once you get the ball rolling, every step will fly by in a breeze. Now gather your friends, put on your best smile, and enjoy everything the party has to offer!