How to party prep your skin

Get ready to glow, because party season is fast approaching and your complexion deserves nothing less than radiance! With all those events, end-of-year celebrations and festive gatherings filling up our calendars, it's more important than ever to care for our skin. But with the hectic schedules and late nights that come with this time of year, how do you keep your skin looking its best?

From the importance of starting your consistent skincare routine early, to the wonders a thorough cleanse can bring and the power of hydration both inside and out – we're here to ensure your skin looks its best for every event in your festive calendar (and beyond). 

Join us as we dive headfirst into the world of pre-celebration skincare prep and let luminous, healthy skin be the life of the party. 

  1. Skin-Loving Lifestyle Practices: Aim for a glow-giving and balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and plenty of water. Remember the importance of a good night's sleep – it's called beauty rest for a reason!
  2. A Consistent Skincare Routine: Consistency is key when it comes to maximising the effectiveness of your skincare. Establish a routine that includes cleansing, toning and moisturising every day. We’ve simplified skincare for you in our 4-Step Vitamin Skincare System, starring science-backed ingredients for a gentle yet effective ritual. Don't forget to exfoliate at least 2-3 days before the party to remove dead skin cells and reveal a fresh layer of skin.
  3. Thoroughly Cleanse: After a long night out, it can be tempting to skip your evening skincare routine and head straight to bed. However, leaving makeup on overnight can clog pores and lead to breakouts. Always cleanse thoroughly before bed to remove makeup and dirt from your skin. Double cleanse if you’re wearing heavy makeup or waterproof products.
  4. Hydrate Inside and Out: Keep your skin hydrated from the inside out by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. This will help flush out toxins and keep your skin looking plump and radiant. In addition to drinking water, use hydrating serums and moisturisers to lock in moisture and keep your skin looking smooth and supple. Remember to hydrate around the delicate eye area! The skin around the eyes is thinner and more fragile, meaning it’s quick to dry out. Opt for a balancing and comforting formula to gently hydrate and reduce puffiness.
  5. Protect from the Sun: Regardless of whether your party prep involves spending indoors or time outdoors, it's important to be sure to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. Even if it's cloudy outside, UV rays can still cause damage to your skin. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 before heading out to your party and re-apply every two hours or after swimming or sweating. Keep in mind that sun exposure can lead to premature ageing and dark spots, so it's essential to protect your skin.
  6. Targeted Treatments: If you have specific skincare concerns, such as dark spots or fine lines, tailor your skincare ritual to address them. Aim for targeted treatments to address concerns such as fine lines, uneven texture or dullness. Vitamin C serums such as our Pro-Collagen Vitamin Serum, exfoliants and brightening agents can work wonders in revitalising your skin and enhancing its natural glow. Remember to patch test any new products before using them on your entire face.
  7. The Night Before: Beauty gurus have a few tricks up their sleeves when it comes to pre-event skin prep. For instance, using a high-quality face mask with ingredients such as Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil the night before an event can give your skin an instant boost of hydration, nourishment and radiance. Additionally, you can also use a jade roller or gua sha tool to gently massage your face and improve blood circulation, giving your skin a healthy glow.
  8. Party Day! : Bursting with radiance-enhancing Vitamin C and super hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, our Pro-Collagen Vitamin Serum will take your glow factor to new heights. Plus, its plumping and smoothing actions make it the perfect way to prime your skin for flawless party season makeup. 

With these tips in mind, you'll be ready to let your skin shine at every festive gathering this season. Remember, the best foundation you can wear is glowing, healthy skin!