Bookmark this link for new year visiting, Valentine’s date and big events throughout the year! Here’s the breakdown to a week’s worth of glow-inducing beauty prep.
With a list of events lined up this February, it’s important that you look and feel your best during the season. And if we’ve learned anything from the media, we should know better than to leave everything to the last minute.
STICK THROUGH THE 7 DAYS.
No one wants to be a total mess when it comes to CNY visiting or on important date-nights. As a total beauty addict, it’s safe to say that you can trust me when it comes to this simple beauty prep. Of course, this is designed for everyday woman to use on a frequent basis. Do follow my step-by-step guide for approximately seven days before your next event and you’ll definitely be glowing inside and out.
7 DAYS BEFORE
Drink Green Tea: There’s reason why the Japanese have got great skin! Start your day by adding a cup of green tea or Matcha powder into your daily routine. Like water, these super antioxidants help eliminate toxins and remove water weight so you can squeeze into clothes you’ve always wanted to wear.
THINK… FLAT BELLY
Drink More Water – 2 liters a day. The human body is 70% water, so you need to drink at least 1/2 your body weight in ounces. This will naturally cleanse your system from the inside out, detox and make you look super fresh and rested.
Scratch the Salt – Cut down on it. Salt isn’t going to do you any favor when you’re trying to slim down or just feel generally lighter. Cut out anything processed and stick to real foods that don’t contain crazy amount of sodium.
Get Your Greens On – The endless benefits of eating your greens, but this week, try starting your day with a fresh green juice. It will get your metabolism going, fill you up and promote healthy eating throughout the rest of the day.
Mineralise your skin – Start taking as many of these as possible. If you don’t have a bath tub, you can always give yourself a thorough scrub with mineral salt or body polish like HERBIVORE Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish which leaves skin silky soft with a light floral scent. Take your time and enjoy it, it’s the perfect way to relax while being somewhat productive at the same time.
5 DAYS BEFORE
The Face Mask – Apply a face mask that will rid your skin of all impurities and dead skin cells. HERBIVORE Brighten Pineapple Enzyme + Gemstone Instant Glow Mask is like a facial in a jar. (Look how pretty the jar is!!!) It brightens and exfoliate naturally with no artificial ingredients to re-texturizes the skin and leaves your complexion totally radiant.
3 DAYS BEFORE
The Hair Mask – It’s important to keep this 3 days out because you wouldn’t want to risk your hair being greasy from the oil. Somedays I like using coconut oil on my hair if not some argan oil from JOSIE MARAN 100 % Pure Argan Oil works too since it is incredibly simple, yet effective. Generously apply the oil onto our locks, focusing on the ends and leave on for 15-minutes.
1 DAY BEFORE
The Manicure & Pedicure – Make time to head to your favorite nail parlor. Even if your feet are covered, it’s nice to feel fresh from head to toe. Nude tones would be great to oomph up the fresh glowing look!
The Lashes – If you are into lash extensions, make sure to book an appointment to get a fresh set. I love going to Devonshire Japanese Eye Design to get my lashes done. No time? Use any false lashes you have and cut it into 4 sections. Adding the small section of lashes to the corner of the eye will elongate, accentuate, and thicken the look of the eye and lash.
Exfoliate the Body – To make sure your skin is soft and smooth, exfoliate your whole body 1 day before or on actual day morning. Try local product NAIISE Kopi-O Coffee Body Scrub where coffee busts cellulite and banishes the dead skin. Then, follow-up with your favorite body oil – I like a dose of Argan Oil.
ON ACTUAL DAY
Exfoliate the Face – Use something gentle because the key is to create radiance, not redness. You can use your Clarisonic to do the job if not there’s always products in the market like, KORRES Wild Rose Daily Brightening & Refining Buff Cleanser as it’s gentle enough to use every day.
The Face Mask – GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD™ Clearing Treatment is the ultimate pre-event mask that reduces troubles on the skin. You can use it entirely on the face or use it like spot treatment on troubled areas. It’s not going to make you red or irritated and will guarantee that your skin looks perfect in pictures.
The Eye Mask – Pop on an eye treatment right after you get out of the warm shower as it’s the perfect way to ensure rested and energetic look. Try SEPHORA COLLECTION Eye Mask in pomegranate or green tea capsule.
The Lip Polish – If you have dry flaky lips at times, you can try using some brown sugar and coconut oil to give it a gentle polish, if not, try FRESH Sugar Lip Polish that leaves lips incredibly soft and smooth.
Alas, You are ready to glow! 😉