Bonfire Night is always a great opportunity for you to wrap up warm, grab a cup of hot chocolate and spend the evening under beautiful bright lights and exciting firework displays. There is also nothing better than attending an event like this with bright, clear skin that shimmers in the light. This can be achieved through combining a great skin care regime, great products that don’t cost the earth and treatments that bring out the best that your skin has to offer. If you follow these simple tips and tricks, you can guarantee a sparkling complexion in time for the big night.
Go for a facial two weeks before Bonfire Night
Facial treatments are a great way of ensuring that your skin receives salon quality care. Facial treatments from leading salons also usually include a consultation, which can help you learn about the products that are best for your skin type and how to treat your skin to make sure it remains clear. However, whilst facials are a great way of improving your skin, they can bring out underlying issues such as spots or dry skin before they regenerate the appearance of your skin. Make sure you got to a salon that is experienced in facial skin care, and that can not only deliver a great facial, but that can also leave you with a wealth of knowledge regarding your skin type.
Book in for a facial massage
Facial massages draw the blood back into your face, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and instantly making your skin look younger and fresher. Oils rich in vitamins and nutrients, such as rosehip oil, will help your skin feel instantly hydrated and tackle any early signs of dry skin. Facial massages are also a great way to relax after a busy day!
Invest in a high quality, vitamin-rich moisturizer
With winter quickly approaching, you might find that your skin is the first to suffer from the colder nights and windier days. It is imperative that you invest in a high quality, vitamin-rich moisturizer to help get your skin through the colder months. If you can find a moisturizer with added sunscreen, this will also keep your skin looking youthful and reduce the signs of aging. Whilst it might seem strange to include sunscreen into your daily routine during the winter, sunscreen should be a vital part of your skincare regime. By using sunscreen you ensure that your skin is always protected against UV rays, keeping your skin looking young and healthy for longer.
Ensure your diet compliments your aims
Sugar consumption is one of the most common causes of facial outbreaks amongst men and women, and it is vital that you limit your sugar intake a week before bonfire night. This doesn’t mean to say you can’t indulge in a creamy hot chocolate at the end of the day, or sneak a biscuit or two from the cupboard, it just means you should try not to indulge in a sugar binge if you’re after a clear complexion.
Drink plenty of water
Make sure you drink plenty of water the week before Bonfire Night. Drinking large amounts of water will help to flush out any toxins that you might have in your body, leaving you with clean, fresh and hydrated skin.
If you want to add a little extra sparkle, make sure you use a primer under your foundation to ensure an even application of makeup. If you’re also looking to add a slight shimmer to your eyes and cheeks, try using an eyeshadow with a touch of sparkle and a highlighter that really brings out your cheekbones. However, no makeup will fix a spotty, dry complexion, so be sure to follow the five steps above before you invest in any additional products. If you follow the advice above, you will then achieve clear, shimmering skin in time for November 5th.
Author Bio: Lucy Vardy is the owner and lead therapist at Moon and Stars Beauty Therapy. She is an expert in skin related issues including acne, hyperpigmentation and dehydrated skin. Lucy takes a holistic approach to skin treatments.