Ready, set, prep your way to Valentines Day skin that glows! Between the chocolate, candles and romance of it all, it is easy to overlook one of THE most important parts of a good Valentine prep—your skincare.
Whether you are celebrating with the girls or plan to put on a full face of glam, your skin needs to be ready. Show your skin some love the night before and achieve a smooth makeup application the next day with 3 easy skincare steps that add a little love and affection to your nightly skincare routine:
Use an Exfoliating Face Mask
Get your complexion ready for the day of L-O-V-E with an exfoliating face mask. Using a chemical exfoliant or gentle facial scrub before bed will help polish away dull, dry skin and reset the complexion for the swoon-worthy day ahead. If you struggle with blemishes, give them some extra valentine attention by applying a Detox face mask with purifying ingredients like charcoal. And if you are looking to amp up the glow, incorporate a face scrub that contains brightening ingredients like the ever-popular Vitamin C.
Indulge Your Skin to Rich Moisture
Now that the dry skin layer has been washed away, let your complexion drink up ultimate hydration. Applying an Intensely Hydrating balm or mask after you exfoliate is a simple way to help boost product absorption and quench the complexion. Look for skincare products that are rich in moisturizing ingredients such as Shea Butter, Hyaluronic Acid and plant-based extracts to help soften and plump the look of skin, so you can wake up to a complexion that is ready to glow for your vday fun.
Apply a Lip Treatment
We get it. Sometimes we’re so focused on that star-crossed glow that we forget our lips are actually part of our skincare. But honestly, is there anything more important on Valentines Day than a kissable pout and cupid’s bow? We think not. Prep your lips for Valentine pucker with hydrating lip products the night before. We love to use a lip exfoliator to gently scrub away dull skin before coating the lips in a rich lip balm or Lip-Plumping Mask to help deeply condition, improve the look of fine lines and reveal a fuller-looking put in the AM.
BONUS! The Day Of:
Add a Vitamin C Boost | Don’t forget to add a dose of Vitamin C into your skincare routine on the day of love. Vitamin C Powder and serum is known to help brighten the look of skin while improving the appearance of skin texture so that you can glow, baby, glow.
Get Rolling | Are you feeling a little puffy before your Galentine’s party or Date Night in? No problem. Use a facial tool—like a Rose Quartz Facial Roller—to help roll away the look of tension and puffiness for a more radiant-looking complexion.
Amp Up Hydration | Give your skin a little pick-me-up throughout the day (or night) with a refreshing facial mist or Hydrating Face Treatment. These are a great and on-the-go way to add the lightweight hydration our skin craves throughout the day—plus they naturally add a dewy appearance to the skin for the ultimate Vday glow!