It’s no secret Valentine’s Day is pretty much the cornerstone of “Hallmark holidays,” but that’s not to say the majority of us aren’t currently planning (or praying for) a date night out with someone special. That said, if Cupid decides to point an arrow your direction this February, make sure your skin is date-night-ready by following these few simple tips:
Make a date with a hydrating mask. Glowing skin is always a good look, so plan a regular date with a moisturizing mask like Sensitive Skin Enzyme Mask in the weeks leading up to your big night out. This gentle, hydrating “vacation in a jar” will help renew skin texture and retain the moisture needed for a supple, youthful appearance. Even more, the soothing and relaxing regimen may help calm first date jitters and keep unexpected breakouts at bay. Apply several times a week, as necessary, to keep the glow going.
Follow facial protocol. Don’t wait until date night eve to schedule a facial, as steam, extractions and peels can cause unwanted – and unexpected – irritation, breakouts and other unsightly skin reactions. To be on the safe side, schedule two weeks in advance, and follow up the treatment with a consistent skincare regimen.
Breakup with breakouts. Having a crop of pimples pop up right before a big date is par for the course, as stress and hormones are pros at skin sabotage. Don’t panic! Immediately start a spot treatment such as Acne Spot Treatment once or twice a day. This mighty blemish buster made with antiseptic witch hazel, calming aloe vera and glycolic and salicylic acids sizzles and dissolves acne quickly. Follow your spot application at night with an oil absorbing mask, such as Sulfur Calming Mask.
Kiss off salt and alcohol. Try to steer clear of the chips and spirits, as both are serious dehydrators that not only keep skin from looking fresh and plump, but can also cause puffiness, redness and irritation. Instead, focus on a high water intake or water-rich fruits and veggies for a healthy, vibrant appearance.
Big hugs and kisses from Control Corrective this Valentine’s Day!
Tell us, what do you have planned for February 14th?