So it's the day of your holiday party, and your skin is looking a little dull and tired. Or maybe you slept in your makeup (we've all been there) and have some noticeable blemishes and blackheads tarnishing your complexion. Don't panic. Turns out there are some pretty simple fixes you can do the day of to help get your skin back in mint condition for the big event.
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"No matter how great your skin looks, dull and tired eyes can make you look tired. Keep all your eye products in the refrigerator to maximize the effects of your eye cream. Grown Alchemist has a great Eye Cream that reduces dark circles and puffiness under the eye while also diminishing the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles around the eyes," says David Pirrotta, owner of David Pirrotta Brand Managment. He also suggests throwing on a potent eye mask for an added boost.
Pirrotta says that for the truly best results, you'll need to stick with a continuous skincare regimen, especially a detoxifying mask once a week. But if you're in a pinch and need something the day of a big event to help draw out impurities and gunk that prevents your skin from looking its best, we recommend using Dermalogica's new Charcoal Rescue Masque.
Clara Williams, owner of skincare brand SkinnySkinny stresses the importance of a good scrub: "I love the SkinnySkinny Exfoliating Face Scrub to make my skin look it's best. It gently exfoliates so that skin looks and feels soft and radiant. Organic hibiscus and camu camu brighten skin and lighten dark spots. Organic lavender helps to calm and diminish any redness so you don’t have to add any extra makeup, and you’re photo ready the minute you walk in the door," she says.
While not the most conventional beauty treatment you'd expect to see in this roundup, a workout can do a world of difference the day of an event. "A great way to clear your mind and boost your body confidence before a holiday party is to sweat it out. You'll feel naturally buzzed from the endorphins, and your skin will glow with health. Try a dance class or quick weight-training routine before you slip into your heels," says Pirrotta.
Whether you love or hate a gel manicure, Pirrotta says, "its durability is undeniable." No time to go to the salon? Try this at-home kit from Red Carpet Manicure. Within the first few uses, it'll more than pay for itself.
Facial teas are on the rise, and for good reason. We love the detoxing and purifying properties of a facial steam (not to mention how relaxing it is). "An herbal steam is an all-natural, five-minute beauty ritual that opens your pores before cleansing the skin and clears your mind at the same time. I like to think of it as a little nourishing tea party for one. Herbs, flowers, spices are blended together as a fragrant, deep-pore and skin-replenishing treatment. Just take a pinch of the herbal steam in a bowl, pour hot water over it, and build a little tent with a towel to sit your face in front of the steam," says Tanwi Nandini Islam, owner of Hi Wildflower Botanica.
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