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Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Skin School: How to Prepare Your Skin for a Party

I know that, for me, having clear skin when I'm going out is super important. Parties are all about having fun and being confident, and bad skin can really bring you down. This is a plan you can follow that is based on what I do in the month leading up to the big party to ensure that I wake up with gorgeous skin.

A Few Weeks Before the Party
This is the absolute latest time that you can make a big change to the quality of your skin. You need to make sure that you are removing makeup and cleansing daily, and exfoliating at least twice a week. Exercising to increase blood flow and therefore increasing the nutrients to your skin, helps with complexion. Also ensure that you drink lots of water to help cleanse your lymphatic system which helps to remove bacteria from the body (think blackheads) and helps manage and house white blood cells (think whiteheads). It’s time to keep your pores clean, avoid processed foods, start doing exercise, and sipping lots of water!

A Week Before the Party
Here is when you should start getting plenty of sleep to help with your complexion. Continue your skin care routine and health changes. If things are getting stressful, or you’re starting to freak out about the party, you need to do some deep breathing. Five to ten minutes of day of focused, deep breathing will help reduce stress dramatically, lessening the chance of any last minute breakouts!
Around three days before the party, you should try to avoid caffeine (coffee, cola, energy drinks and chocolate) as they dehydrate the skin, making your complexion and eyes look dull.

The Morning of the Party
Avoid harsh cleaners that can dry out the skin and cause impurities to become more noticeable. It is best to use a gentle cleansing mousse instead as well as an exfoliator to smooth out your skin.

The Day of the Party
Before you begin to get ready, use a soothing face mask to soften your skin and let it glow. It is best to avoid clay masks before big events as they won’t have the same effect as a soothing one.

Party Day Pimples – it’s not the end of the world!
Avoid touching the pimple! I’m sure you’re well aware that trying to burst them makes the skin around that whole area become very red and painful. It is best to use a good spot treatment, and then cover them with a concealer.

Remember to take your makeup off before you go to sleep after the party, no matter how tired you are!

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