With so much to think about before a big date, your skin might be the last thing on your mind. In reality, great skin is the foundation to the perfect outfit, flawless makeup, and a date-night glow. Here are my 4 little secrets that can give your skin a gorgeous glow right before a date.
1. Shed before you suds.
The first secret to date night prep begins before you even set foot in the shower. Remove dead, dull skin cells to rev up circulation and reveal smoother, softer skin with the tool skin care professionals use in the treatment room: a dry brush. Here’s how to use it: Brush your entire body from neck to toes to make sure every inch of skin is energized – it’s also a great way to prepare for the perfect self-tan! Follow up with a hydrating body cleanser and an emollient body creme to make sure you’re ready-to-glow in your date-night outfit. Wondering what to do from the neck up?
2. Book a facial.
For the skin that dry brushing can’t boost, book some time at the spa. Professional facial massage and exfoliation stimulates circulation to firm and tone skin, as well as flush toxins – not to mention the mental relaxation it provides can ease any pre-date jitters! Forgot to book one and your date is in just a few hours? Steal 15 minutes while you polish your toes and do an at home facial kit. I love the immediate wrinkle-targeting results of an exfoliating facial – my skin is left bright, rough texture disappears, and makeup blends in smoothly.
3. Tone things up – no gym required!
Romantic occasions can mean lower necklines, so make sure you’re prepared with the right skin care! Post-shower, spritz a peptide-laced toner from forehead to v-area. The anti-aging peptides will renew skin, boost moisture, and refine skin tone, allowing it to absorb more of the good-for-you ingredients from any products that follow. While your skin is primed for a power problem-solver, apply a smoothing cream that specifically targets the texture and appearance of fine lines and sun damage on the neck and v-area of the chest so skin looks flawless in whatever you wear. For your face, follow with your normal moisturizer.
4. Prime for perfection.
The last secret to skin care prep is priming. With renewed radiance and hydration, your skin is ready for a moisture-sealing serum that will not only smooth skin’s texture, but act as a makeup primer, allowing it to apply evenly and last through the night.
Comment below and tell us:
What’s your favorite way to prep before a date?
- Spa facial
- Manicure or pedicure (or both!)
- Prep at home
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Bioelements Director of Education Teresa Stenzel has been a member of the Bioelements esthetics team since 1993. With a key role in the company’s integration of new professional products, she helps develop new facial and body treatment techniques, as well as new curriculum for Bioelements, ensuring skin care professionals receive the education they need to deliver the best skin care recommendations and professional treatments. Visit Bioelements Professional Skin Care on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.