How do stars get their skin ready for the red carpet at big events like the Oscars? First, they have a whole team working for them year-round – a personal esthetician, massage therapist, personal trainer, makeup artist and stylist, so their beauty regime is on going.
Most people can’t match that, but if you have a big event to get ready, like a wedding or work event, here are the tips and treatments you need to schedule in.
Ideally, make facials and massage part of your on going health care routine, like exercise. You’ll get the best results that way.
One month to go:
Get intensive facial treatments like microdermabrasion and mini peels peels. They remove the skin’s outer layers and leave you glowing.
One week to go:
Get a to deeply cleanse, exfoliate and treat your face and neck. Extractions will have time to calm down.
Two days to go:
Get a body treatment like a salt glow to look perfect in skin-revealing gowns. Follow with a relaxing massage or hot stone massage. Drink plenty of water afterwards.
Eyebrow maintenance is definitely not something to do the day of an event. You don’t want your skin to be red or blotchy post-pluck. Make sure you give yourself at least a day to allow any redness to subside.
If you like that sun-kissed look, get a spray tan for a beautiful golden glow.
One day to go:
Get a gorgeous spa manicure and pedicure out of the way. – choose a nail colour that compliments your outfit choice or go for naked, beautifully manicured nails.
Red Carpet Night:
All spa treatments should be done. It’s time to concentrate on hair, make-up and getting dressed to look your red carpet best. If possible, you should try and have a make up test a few days / weeks before your event, that way you know all your prep will be worth it as you appear with glowing, dewy skin and radiant make up.
It’s all about the dress:
The most important thing is to plan ahead and not to spend hours aimlessly wandering around the shops looking for an outfit. Log on and check your favourite stores online and make a list of things you want to try. Then stick to it.
If you’re pushed for time, play it safe with your favourite LBD, and invest in statement jewellery and accessories to change the look. (Control undies can make all the difference. You’ll find a flattering dress much faster if you invest in some figure-fixing undies first.)
So if you know you’ve got an event coming up, treat yourself to a