Skincare Tips to Look Red Hot on Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and knowing you probably want to dazzle your sweet valentine and melt his heart like you did when you first met by the way you look on this special day, it’s important to start preparing for the occasion a week or, at least, a few days before.
The first place to start is your skin. It’s very important to keep your skin hydrated at all times, and especially in the cold weather. Since February is generally a cold month, you will need to take extra care of your skin which may be drier than it usually is and may lead to dull skin. No need to worry though. By following just a few simple steps and using the right skincare products, your skin will be hydrated and moisturized. So, if you don’t follow a cleansing, toning, moisturizing skincare regiment already, then this would be a great time to start.
Never wash your face with soap because they dry out your skin making it look lifeless and dismal. Buy a good face wash that suits your skin type. It should cleanse your face without drying it out. Then, use a toner and a light moisturizer especially formulated for your skin type. Follow this skincare regiment morning and night and enjoy healthy skin and a natural glow.
Exfoliation may be one of the best treatments when it comes to dealing with tired and dry skin. Though the frequency of exfoliation is directly proportional to the type of skin you have and the environment you live in, in general, exfoliation should be done one time a week and removes dry skin cells making way for the production of new collagen. Use an all-natural scrub that includes apricot seeds, sea salt, pineapple enzyme or sugar which will not irritate the skin, and you will end up with fresh skin. The best time to use the scrub is at night; massage it in the skin with a counter clockwise movement. Rinse the scrub off with warm water and gently pat the skin to dry it. When you feel your skin is dry, put Vitamin E oil on your skin. This will soothe your skin and also has healing properties. When you wake up in the morning, your skin will feel smooth and soft. Follow this regiment every day and, come Valentine’s Day, your skin will be radiant and glow naturally.
Keep your skin moisturized all day and all night with an all-natural moisturizer. This will help to keep the skin hydrated, supple and delay aging signs making you look and feel younger and gorgeous.
When Valentine’s Day comes around, you skin will be ready and you probably won’t even need that much makeup. After moisturizing your skin, put a gentle coat of liquid makeup that is all-natural. Be careful when choosing a moisturizer as some liquid foundations can make you look tired and older because they rest in your skin’s natural creases. After applying the all-natural liquid makeup, put all-natural mineral powder, available in different colours depending on your skin color, by lightly dusting it on your face. The minerals in these powders help to deflect light and give you a younger, fresher appearance and glowing skin.
If you are going out of the house during the day, it is vital to use a sun screen with SPF of at least 25. It’s a good idea to use a sunscreen with a moisturizer to maintain the suppleness and softness of your skin. You can apply the sunscreen before your makeup or buy makeup that has SPF.
Vitamin C Serum
If you suffer from dark circles, try using Vitamin C Serum. Massage it gently into the skin under your eyes with your fingers before you sleep for 3-5 minutes. The active ingredients in the Vitamin C Serum may include liquorice, azelaic acid, kojic acid and hydroquinone which are great lightening agents. You may not see the results immediately, but with the regular use of Vitamin C Serum, you will see the difference and watch those dark circles disappear before Valentine’s Day making you look great when Valentine’s Day comes around.
The Bottom Line
If you want to leave a lasting impression on that special someone whom you just met, if you want your sweetheart to fall in love with you all over again, or if you want to recreate the first time you met or went out on a date together, then it’s important to look your best as well as feel your best. If you follow the skincare tips given above, even a few days before Valentine’s Day, the results will be phenomenal. The skin will look healthy and take on a natural glow that will leave you feeling and looking gorgeous.