Valentine's Day Skincare: How to Prep Your Skin for a Date
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Valentine’s Day is coming up and looking dazzling for your big date is a must!
But you’ve suddenly realized that you're stumped on how to achieve that effortless, glowy look. Scheduling salon appointments or dedicating an entire day to home grooming isn't always realistic. And with Valentine’s Day 2022 falling on a Monday, sneaking away to the spa isn’t quite possible if your boss is expecting you to show up to work bright and early. So, what’s a girl to do? Thankfully, there are tried-and-true skincare methods that can produce results right before your big date.
Luckily, we always have a skincare guide on hand when a major occasion is on our radar. We've compiled a list of our favorite beauty hacks that promise immediate results, so you can show up on Valentine’s Day as the most radiant and shining version of yourself. Follow our guide and your skin will be looking flawless for your date!
Cleanse your face for a clean canvas
Your skin is the canvas that your makeup will sit on, so if your skin looks great then everything else will too. If you’ve just stepped in the door of your place and notice that your skin is looking clogged and lackluster, then start by washing away all of the external pollutants of the day. A face cleanser that preserves the skin's lipid barrier by keeping in natural moisture while removing surface oil, is perfect. Once you’ve cleansed your face, pat yourself dry, and then it’s time to begin the nourishing process.
Get kissable lips with a natural exfoliator
After all, it is a date. And, while fresh breath is important, soft lips are another equally as important factor. Exfoliating your lips can help remove some of the dry, flaky skin that accumulates and quickly restores some color and softness to the lips. You can choose to either make your own DIY lip exfoliant scrub or purchase a ready-made product. However, once you've exfoliated your lips, your work isn't done. Be sure to use a non-irritating lip balm afterward to keep your lips moisturized.
Hydrate your skin with a nourishing face mask
After a long day at work, you might notice that your skin isn’t looking as vibrant as it could be. Instead of panicking, your best bet is to instantly revitalize and nourish your skin with a restorative face mask. The SAINT 21 Gold Microcurrent Facial Dual Mask is our anti-aging microcurrent mask chosenby clinics and spas around the world. The luxurious gold coating improves adherence, allowing the Tissue X® microcurrent technology to work more effectively. Your skin will look firmer, smoother, and toned. Once you’re done with the mask, simply rub the rest of the essence into the skin - there’s no need to wash it off.
Plump your skin up
with a quick-absorbing boost of hydration
Now that your skin is no longer looking sallow and tired, it’s time to ramp up the routine by giving your skin the hydration that it needs. When our skin looks plump, it gives it a youthful appearance that is quite radiate. In order to achieve this, simply apply our Everyday Essence Face Serum. Our Everyday Essence Face Serum offers lightweight hydration to combat the first signs of aging and guard against future harm. The volume and suppleness of your skin will be restored, resulting in a smooth, wrinkle-free look. The serum is formulated with ceramides that aid in sealing in moisture while also protecting your skin from environmental stresses. There’s no need to worry about your foundation or concealer getting caught up in dry patches or creases thanks to this serum.
Get rid of dark circles and fine lines near your eyes
Don’t want to look like you’re wearing eyeshadow before you even put any on? It’s a date after all, and you’re going to want to look bright-eyed. To achieve that, our deep healing eye serum targets dark circles and wrinkles. The Botalin Age Repair Eye Serum contains hydrolyzed sodium hyaluronate, which is 2,600 times smaller than the normal hyaluronic acid molecule to heal and fortify the delicate skin under your eyes. This mini molecule hydrates all skin layers, plumping, firming, and reducing wrinkles. Simply apply two or three drops under and around the eye area and it will quickly absorb!
Finish off with a moisturizer
After all of your hard work of cleansing and hydrating your skin, you’re going to want to seal in your hard work. That’s where a good moisturizer comes in. A moisturizer will help lock in all of the hydrating essences and serums that you’ve applied to your skin. We recommend finishing your skin prep with the Rose Quartz Moisturizing Face Cream. Our Rose Quartz Face Cream, which is naturally scented with rosewater and rose oil, delivers deep hydration, leaving your face smooth and luminous. It's the ideal go-to moisturizer for everyone, but it's especially beneficial for skin prone to dryness and irritation. Once you’ve finished applying the moisturizer your skin will be fully prepped for your Valentine’s Day date.
Whether you put on makeup after all of this is your personal choice. However, your skin on its own will be looking fresh-faced and dewy. You may even look yourself in the mirror and not recognize who you see! Be prepared to knock the socks off your date and have a Valentine’s Day date that you won’t soon forget.