Valentine’s Day is almost here; have you planned your perfect date with that special someone? As much as we love this romantic holiday, it’s a pain that it lands smack-dab in the middle of winter when our skin is driest and dullest. How unromantic! If you’re longing for perfect, dewy-looking skin on your big night, our skin experts are here to help!
Exfoliate that skin cell buildup
Dead cell buildup is common in winter and leaves skin looking less than radiant. Using an exfoliating face scrub removes that buildup and leaves skin soft, smooth and glowing. Simply apply the scrub and gently massage your face with wet fingers. Make sure to rinse with lukewarm water and pat your face dry with a washcloth. For the most effective results, stick to using it no more than three times a week. Bonus tip: use the same scrub on your lips to improve smoothness, leaving your lips looking absolutely kissable on your date!
Hydrate skin with a water-based moisturizer
Perfectly dewy skin comes from a steady moisturizing routine. Keep an eye out for water-based brands that include hyaluronic acid and aloe vera, which boost and provide long-lasting hydration. Try to apply it immediately after washing your face in the morning and before going to bed.
Step up your vitamin C
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that promotes blood circulation, evens skin tone, and brightens your complexion all over. If you’re already taking a vitamin C pill or eating your fruits and veggies, great! Now take it a step further and splurge a little on a vitamin C serum. Pay attention to products that contain 15 to 20 percent L-ascorbic acid and 5% pure vitamin E. These serums provide the most potent sources of vitamin C and should be applied every morning to get the best level of protection against toxins and sun exposure. Can’t find the right serum? We have a variety of skin care products brands that contain these ingredients, including Avene, Obagi and Glytone.
Cover your face with a pampering mask
If you’re like most of us, making time for a routine facial at the spa just doesn’t happen. Luckily there are dozens of face mask options out there that make it easy for us by being available at local groceries and drugstores. To draw out dirt/impurities, eliminate dullness, and brighten skin, we recommend using a charcoal mask. When activated (massaged onto your face), toxins instantly stick to the charcoal, which makes pores smaller and cleaner. It’s perfect for all skin types, but especially for oily and acne-prone skin.
Finish with a highlighter lotion
Feeling confident in your skin? A highlighter lotion is the perfect finishing touch if you decide to skip on using makeup. Use right after applying your usual moisturizer and watch your skin’s radiance shine through!
Follow these tips and we guarantee you’ll fall in love with your skin all over again. And of course, if you have any questions about products to use or other skin-loving tips, contact us to speak with one of our specialists!