Get Your Skin Holiday Party Ready
Get Your Skin Party Ready
The holiday season is upon us and to be quite frank, it’s already overwhelming! With work, family and parties happening, endless shopping and juggling work and kids, the last thing you should be worried about is trying to figure out how to get your face to match that fabulous outfit. We are here to save the day (or night) with these tips to get your skin ready for the festivities.
THE NIGHT BEFORE
Step #2 Exfoliate the dead skin, refine pores and smooth out your skin texture with a gentle, yet effective exfoliant.
Step #3 Apply a mask that contains ingredients like hyaluronic acid, collagen or aloe. This soothes and hydrates the skin, plumps up any fine lines and wrinkles and gives you a fabulous glow. Leave on for 20 minutes and move to Step #4.
Step #4 Apply some serum to any areas of concern. For breakouts, spot treat with a highly effective serum that will reduce inflammation and irritation over night, Look for fast acting ingredients like salicylic acid or tea tree oil. For redness, use a serum that has advanced soothing and ant-redness properties. Ingredients like chamomiles, lavender or marine algae have been found to be very effective. Wait a minute before you move to Step #5.
Step # 5 Moisturize. A nice light moisturizer for breakout prone skin and a heavier one for dry/mature skin.
Step #6 Time for eye and lip treatments. Apply Amber Skincare 24kt Gold Eye Masques for a minimum of 20 minutes to give your tired eyes the boost of brightness and hydration they need to get through the next day. Apply Vanilla Mint Lip Balm and leave it on overnight, giving your lips a healing, protective barrier.
THE DAY OF
Step #1 Rinse you face with cold water and apply toner. The cold water awakens and refreshes your skin while the toner preps it for
Step #2 Apply a serum. For oily skin, add a shine control serum in your t-zone and one with peptides around your eyes and lips. For dryer skin, apply one with hyaluronic acid and peptides all over your face and neck to hydrate, plump and lift. Wait a minute and then move on to Step #3.
Step #3 Apply a moisturizer.
Step #5 Finish the look with a translucent powder over the skin to set the product or makeup. This also helps reduce the appearance of oiliness on the skin.
Now, leave the stress at home, put that outfit on and keep your head high. You look fabulous!
Leona Baisley Vivid Complexion Having been licensed esthetician for over 8 years, Leona has worked for a variety of spas and wax only salons. She is passionate about skin care, waxing and education for both the professional and the client. She has over 4 years of wax training experience for large organizations and is in the beginning stages of creating her own education classes that will help licensed estheticians and cosmetologists grow their businesses and compete with the top professionals in the industry.
- Stefanie Mullen