It’s that time of the year again when it’s all happening in Dubai, at least as far as fashion is concerned. Fashion forward, the biggest and most definitive fashion event in the Middle East is all set to take off with all of Dubai’s glamour and glitterati in attendance. You might think you are prepared, but are you really ready to go?
With the event almost upon us, our schedules have filled up up with dress to impress events. Deciding the dress for the occasion or perhaps the make-up to go along with it is important but not before your skin has been given its share of attention. With the long week almost over, and the awaited weekend almost here it is time to begin prepping up your skin for the coming few days. After all you wouldn’t want to be caught looking tired or dreary in one of the tabloids now would you?
With a few simple tips and tricks though, you can ensure your skin looks picture perfect for the big day. Be sure to follow the skin regime for healthy looking skin that will guarantee you a party-perfect look.
Moisturize generously – Apply an extra dose of moisturizer prior to a party to help keep skin hydrated. Ideally use a moisturizer containing Hyaluronic prior to applying makeup to help keep skin hydrated.
Exfoliation – Exfoliate your skin 1-2 days prior to your event. This will help to achieve a flawless glow and will allow make up to be applied easier. The process of exfoliation rids the body of any dry, dull skin by removing dead skin cells from the surface of the epidermis. By removing these dead cells, exfoliation can help keep pores from becoming clogged leading to visibly brighter and healthier-looking skin.
Face Masks – A facial mask is a great way to give yourself a boost before a party or a special event. Using a face pack is also the easiest way to get healthy and supple skin in minutes. Face masks help to improve the overall appearance of your skin — helping to make it look smoother and healthier
Body treatments are essentially a facial for your whole body and leave your skin feeling velvety smooth and soft. The idea behind a body treatment is that is just as important to cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate the skin on your body as it is the skin of your face. Pamper your skin with seasonal body scrubs and polishes such as dark chocolate, coconut, almond, apricot and walnut scrubs. These skin treatments are especially created for the colder months that help in gentle skin exfoliation, followed by a thorough moisturizing process.
Along with all the other hard work we put in for healthy looking skin let’s not forget ‘we are what we eat’. Your skin reflects how healthy your diet is. Ensure to avoid salty foods for at least two to three days prior to a party to prevent puffy eyes. Also take in at least 2 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. It goes a long way in keeping the stomach clear and the skin healthy looking.
Liquids, Liquids and more Liquids
This one has been going around for decades now, not a new tip but always works – 10-12 glasses of water, every day! In addition to cleansing your system, water aids digestion which in turn rinses the toxins off your body and skin. For better results, drink 4-5 glasses of warm water every day. Increase your water intake to keep yourself hydrated and counter the effects of alcohol and caffeine.
Here is a quick rundown of a few products that will help you quickly achieve your pre-party glow.
Skin Perfecting Lotion by Murad
The skin perfecting lotion, containing Hyaluronic acid is the ideal moisturizer to be used for a pre-party glow. It’s ultra-light, oil-free moisturizing formula minimizes pores, refines texture and soothes redness and irritation.
Rescue Mask by Eve Lom
Containing Almond and Honey-infused Kaolin Clay, it is the perfect weekly deep clean to keep your complexion in radiant condition. As the name suggests the rescue mask takes care of any blotchy, irritable break-outs, jet-lag, or morning-after puffiness.
Renew Rose body Crème
The renew rose body crème deeply moisturizes and conditions the skin. Dab on a little before the big event. If you’re looking for soft skin and a lovely lingering fragrance, indulge yourself with this soothing, conditioning cream that is suitable for all skin types.
Tranquil Touch Body Polish by Elemis
The special cupuacu butter infused with patchouli, mandarin and ginger formula gently buffs and nourishes the skin. The skin is left feeling soft, glowing and radiant.