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The Importance Of Great Skincare Ahead Of The Party Season

Prepare your skin for the party season with a skincare regimen that promotes radiant-looking skin ahead of big nights out and supports you the day after the party. Looking your best throughout the party season is all about preparation and follow up. Want to know how? Take advice from our team of skincare experts, Linda, Charlotte and Faustina, at SkinCeuticals.

The Importance Of Great Skincare Ahead Of The Party Season

How Linda (SkinCeuticals Education Manager) prepares her skin before a big event

Skin type: Dry, ageing skin prone to redness (rosacea prone skin)

2 weeks before the event

For a lasting radiance booster, I book an advanced SkinCeuticals facial like the Paul Edmonds Signature City Radiance Facial. It includes a superficial exfoliating gel peel to remove excess skin cells and an LED treatment that supports collagen production for improved firmness and elasticity.

1 week before the event

To ensure that my skin looks dewy and radiant on the night, I use Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight, a powerful glycolic acid cream that promotes cellular turnover. The formulation contains a soothing complex enriched with sunflower and jojoba oil, so my redness-prone skin can easily tolerate the treatment without irritation.

24 hours before the event

Before bed I apply a thick layer of Hydrating B5 Masque and leave it on overnight. This moisture mask delivers hyaluronic acid and additional, powerful moisturising actives that plump skin and help smooth the appearance of superficial lines and wrinkles. It’s a brilliant base for long-wearing makeup too.

Dos and don’ts?

Always apply advanced, anti-ageing skincare from forehead to décolletage - never finish with the jawline - to ensure face and décolletage both remain smooth and youthful looking.

Any tips and tricks?

Alcohol can increase the risk of acute flushes and irritation in rosacea prone skin. Store a cooling, soothing mask such as Phyto Corrective Masque in the fridge and apply when skin feels flushed or irritated.

 

How Charlotte (SkinCeuticals Regional Education Manager) prepares her skin before a big event

Skin type: Oily, prone to hormonal breakouts with mild pigmentation from breakouts

2 weeks before the event

I book in for the SkinCeuticals Pigment Balancing Peel, a professional chemical peel, to ensure my skin looks super smooth, bright, and clearer. Have this at least 10 days before the event to ensure skin has fully recovered for the night. I won’t try any new products that may cause a reaction at this time.

1 week before the event

I’ll use Retinol 0.3, to reduce the appearance of blemishes and pigmentation. My skin can become dry and flaky for the first 5 days of using this so I’ll start a week before and apply a larger amount of moisturiser each morning to combat the flaking.

24 hours before the event

I exfoliate and hydrate to ensure skin looks its most radiant. Blemish + Age Cleanser, a mild chemical exfoliator, works without causing any irritation or dryness. Hydrating B5, a hyaluronic acid serum suitable for all skin types, ensures my skin is hydrated. I drink as much water as possible to keep that hydration locked in.

Dos and don’ts?

I know it’s tempting but… never ever, pop that spot! Opening up a spot allows bacteria in and will make it worse. Instead, dab Blemish + Age Defense onto the affected area twice per day to help reduce the appearance of imperfections.

 

How Faustina (SkinCeuticals Regional Education Manager) prepares her skin before a big event

Skin type: Fitzpatrick 6 and combination skin

2 weeks before the event

I book in for a superficial peel with glycolic and/or lactic acid to rid of impurities and boost cell turnover. This hydrates, smooths and refines pores. If I have more time I book in for a course of peels for optimum results, but even one peel treatment will make a difference.   

1 week before the event

I’ll start the week by applying Clarifying Clay Masque, a non-drying, exfoliating mask containing kaolin and bentonite, to decongest pores around the T-zone where I have excess oil. About 3 days later, I’ll apply Hydrating B5 Masque for a moisture boost to enhance skin’s radiance.

24 hours before the event

The night before I’ll apply Blemish and Age Cleanser. This has a combination of alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids to deeply cleanse skin. Next, I use Resveratrol B E, a nighttime antioxidant which boosts skin’s own antioxidant defence whilst improving skin radiance, and finish with H.A. Intensifier to increase the hyaluronic acid levels in my skin, for an overall refined complexion.

Note: I don’t use Resveratrol B E every night as the vitamin E is sometimes too nourishing for my skin. I’ll use the treatment (my ‘beauty sleep in a bottle’), for a few days, break for a few days and start again.

Dos and don’ts?

Always cleanse your skin morning and evening. Protect with SPF every morning, regardless off the weather.

 

 

 

This article is intended as general information only. Seek advice from a professional before starting any new regimen.