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Tips From The Prom Pros

  • Is your skin ready for prom
  • Courtney Strysko
  • acnepromPromparedness and lifehacksskincareteen skin

Is your skin ready for prom

You’ve picked the perfect dress, gotten shoes and accessories, now all you can do is wait, right? Wrong, if you want to put your best face forward you’ve got to start with your skin. Here’s 6 tips to give you the perfect palette for your prom night makeup.   wash

Clean

Start with a good skincare routine. Wash your face when you get up and before you go to bed with a gentle cleanser made for your skin-type. We especially like this one from Cetaphil. After you rinse, follow up with a balanced toner like Clear Start.  

Moisturize

Our skin needs moisture to look its glowing best. Find a moisturizer formulated for your skin-type and use it after washing and toning. Your skin will thank you.  

Protect

The sun is your enemy. Besides the long term effect of too much sun, like wrinkles and even skin cancer, you don’t want a sunburn or funny tan-lines right before prom. (Unless you’re going for that bright red nose and peeling forehead look) Prevent that by always wearing sunscreen. Even on overcast days you should use a sunscreen with at least an SPF 15 rating. And don’t worry about being “pasty” for prom; BBronze Sunless products can give you a healthy glow without the sun damage.  

Hands Off

Our hands are full of germs. Everything we touch can transfer those nasty little buggers to our hands and the last thing we want is to rub them all over our faces. The bacteria on our hands can start all kinds of trouble including clogging pores and causing breakouts. And don’t pick; do your daily cleansing and the pimples and blackheads will disappear without popping.  

Eat Well

Take care of your skin from the inside. Limit sugar, soda and caffeine (sorry Starbs) all of these are dehydrating. Drink plenty of water and eat a balanced diet.  

Last tip

Don’t try anything new. The week before prom is already stressful enough, don’t add stress to your skin by trying out new products. We all know some things don’t work for us and can even cause disastrous results. Don’t take the chance.  Image courtesy of akeeris at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  • Courtney Strysko
  • acnepromPromparedness and lifehacksskincareteen skin

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