Fact: Your skin should be the star of any event you attend. Always.
We know the feeling of donning a new pair of shoes or dress is kinda great, but realising that your skin and make-up are on point when you head out the door is *unmatched*. Having a special occasion to attend is the perfect excuse to create new skincare routines and healthy habits. It’s fairly simple to ensure a flawless complexion on your big day… All you have to do is listen to your trusted Edgars Beauty Hub team. Find our tips below.
Up Your Daily Water Intake
Drinking two to three litres of water per day may be one of the oldest tricks in the beauty book, but it’s the most effective. Trust us. The road to glowing skin needs to be paved with hydration, and drinking water is a fundamental building block. It flushes out all impurities and toxins lurking in your skin and if your skin is lacking elasticity, it’s probably dehydrated. So, get drinking.
The Exfoliate Debate
Sloughing off dead skin cells once a week before your event is highly beneficial to an award-winning complexion. There are so many pros to consider; moisturisers, sunscreen and serums will absorb into the skin with ease and your foundation will go on smoother than ever before. Be careful to not overexfoliate, though, as you might damage your skin barrier. Remember to read the recommended use on the back of your product and follow the instructions carefully.
If you’re not a mask kinda girl, now’s the time to start. Remember when we said hydration is key for A+ skin? Choose a mask that has loads of benefits – like this one from Kiehl’s. It has evening primrose oil, which helps to maintain elasticity and hydration, along with rich avocado oil and avocado fruit extract to moisturise, soften and replenish skin in need of nourishment. Apply it twice a week for 15 minutes at a time and then gently remove with a warm cloth. Your skin will thank you for it.
If you experience the usual puffiness around the eyes, opt for a specialised massage tool, like this one from Fenty Skin. The formula of the eye gel-cream helps to soothe and brighten the area, while the massage applicator assists with drainage, making puffy eyes a thing of the past. It also helps fade fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles to give you an overall refreshed look. This is a must for any special event.
Choose Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is renowned for its hydration properties. It’s important to keep your skin as hydrated as possible leading up to your event. Choose products that contain HA, such as Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Capsules – a 30-day course of capsules that you can apply daily to the skin. Each capsule contains the perfect amount of serum to spread over your face, leaving it hydrated, nourished and soft. The second option is easier in terms of maintenance: the Skin Republic Hyaluronic Acid + Collagen Sheet Face Mask is enriched with collagen and HA. Apply it to cleansed skin for no longer than 20 minutes. Then use the remnants of the formula as a treatment serum in your skincare routine.