How To Look And Feel Your Best Before Your Next Event
As we watch fresh-faced celebrities float down the red carpet in gorgeous gowns during awards season, we can’t help but think about the big events in our own lives that require us to go a little extra glam. Whether you’re attending a wedding, a class reunion, or have a birthday coming up, we have some skin care tips that can help you up the wow factor.
Follow our foolproof guide for glowing skin:
EVERYDAY ESSENTIAL: Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
It’s not quite groundbreaking, but it’s the truth: your skin is at its most clear and radiant when you are properly hydrated. Your skin cells require water to work effectively, so drink the recommended six to ten 8 oz. servings of water a day and you’ll see plumper, more elastic and smoother skin.
1 MONTH BEFORE: Start Taking a Tincture
Glowing skin starts within. To ensure a glowing complexion on the day of your event, start adding our Burdock Radiant Skin Tincture to your water or tea. This tincture is rich in cleansing and purifying herbs to promote a clearer complexion.
2 WEEKS BEFORE: Schedule a Facial
If you have time, get a facial. During a facial, your esthetician can give you deeper cleansing, exfoliation and facial massage than you can give yourself at home, and your skin will be treated to more powerful products like extra-strength peels and serums to help address major issues like blackheads or skin discoloration. Getting a facial will also stimulate turnover and help your at-home products absorb better, so that your skin looks as fresh as possible for your big day.
In the New York City area? Book a facial at Naturopathica Chelsea.
1 WEEK BEFORE: Give Your Skin a Boost
Add one of our 7-day concentrates to your ritual. Our concentrates are targeted to address your most common skin care concerns with accelerated results. Each one uses powerful plant stem cells and an advanced form of Hyaluronic Acid that replenishes the skin’s lost moisture to give you a more supple, radiant complexion.
- Is your skin a little dull or lacking its usual radiance? Use Marine Rejuvenating Concentrate.
- Does your skin feel dry, itchy or irritated? Use Alpine Rose Recovery Concentrate.
- Are you breaking out or looking a little shiny? Use Ginger Clarifying Concentrate.
- Looking to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles? Use Retinol Renewal Concentrate.
2-3 DAYS BEFORE: Exfoliate and Brighten
A couple days before, use Sweet Cherry Brightening Enzyme Peel to sweep away dead skin cells and even skin tone. This peel uses Wine Extract and Sweet Cherry, which are well-known natural brighteners. Leave on for 5 minutes and then remove with a damp washcloth. Follow with your concentrate and moisturizer.
DAY OF: Relax in the A.M.
Looking your best for an event is important, but what really makes or breaks a big occasion is how you feel going into it. Ward off any nervous tension by treating yourself to a blissed-out morning. Start your day with a relaxing Lavender Compress. Follow with your toner, concentrate and moisturizer. Next, brew a cup of our Skin Tea, featuring skin-soothing herbs like Calendula and Oatstraw.
2 HOURS BEFORE: Get Glowing
Apply White Tea Antioxidant Mask. This mask uses a blend of White Tea, Borage Seed Oil and Aloe Vera to hydrate, detoxify and nourish your skin for a healthy glow.
BEFORE HEADING OUT THE DOOR:
Illuminate Your Eyes.
Dab our Vitamin K Brightening Eye Serum under your eyes. This two-in-one product acts as a light concealer and a treatment to minimize the appearance of dark circles. Dab under your eyes to enhance luminosity.
Get Set to Go.
After applying your makeup, set it with one of our hydrating mists. Rose Geranium Soothing Mist gives you a dewy, effortless finish.
Before you head out the door, try some aromatherapy to keep any pre-party jitters at bay. Place a few drops of Re-Boot Aromatic Alchemy into the palm of your hands, rub your hands together and breathe in deeply. The blend of Lemongrass, Peppermint and Holy Basil helps you to feel energized and stress-free for the night ahead.
Feeling radiant? Take a selfie and tag us @Naturopathica!