The year 2020 is drawing to a close, and the festive season is right around the corner. You must have received invitations to parties and gatherings already, and you may have planned a few parties at your house as well. It is time to start preparing so that you look and feel your best in time for all these celebrations – here’s how:
* Rid your skin of unwanted hair with laser hair removal.
What’s the point of wearing a sleeveless top or a gorgeous dress if your arms, underarms and legs have visible hair on them? As the party season looms ever closer, your neighbourhood salon might already have a full calendar of appointments, so squeezing you in for a last minute waxing session might not be possible before the party happens. So what do you do? Why not kickstart the festivities by getting rid of your body hair permanently? There are leading skin care clinics offering laser hair removal in Dubai, which can keep the hair off for a really long time (if not permanently). Laser hair removal ‘burns’ off the hair at the roots, so the hair doesn’t grow back. If it does, the growth is often sparse and infrequent. You might need a few repeat sessions later, but for now, your skin is clear and glowing from being hair-free!
* Get a de-tanning and moisturising facial.
You need to look your best at every party and social do you attend this season, and for that, you must present a glowing visage to the world. You don’t need a spate of expensive serums and lotions, or choose an intensive beauty regimen starting today. Just book a facial appointment about two days before the party, and ask for a facial that suits your skin type, and which removes your tan, dead skin and blackheads. The facial involves cleaning the skin using cleansing milk, sloughing off dead skin with a face and neck scrub, toning with massage cream, removing blackheads with a machine, and a final toning with moisturiser to lock in hydration. Let the skin settle for a couple of days before you apply makeup and get ready for your party.
* Pick out your outfit and accessories a week in advance, and try out the look first.
It doesn’t do to leave your dress, makeup, perfume, jewellery and shoes to the last minute. Plan your look in advance so that you have plenty of time to select a different outfit, buy matching shoes, match your jewellery, and choose your makeup and hairstyle. You don’t want to be caught up short at the last minute! If you’re wondering where to start, here’s a tip for picking the right colour: dark colours look better at night, in both clothing and makeup.
* Eat balanced meals and get enough sleep.
What you eat will show up on your skin, hair and overall figure. Junk food tends to accumulate around the waist, hips, arms and legs as excess fat. It helps to watch your portions and what you put in your plate during the holidays, especially if you have many soirees to attend. Go light with your food, adding seasonal fruit and vegetables to your diet as far as possible. Keep red meat and processed sugar consumption to a minimum if you are watching your weight. Also get as much sleep as you can every night – deep sleep aids skin and hair repair, so you will look radiant and fresh in time for your party.
* Cleanse and moisturise every day, follow up with sunscreen.
Having clear, glowing skin is easier if you follow a daily cleansing-toning-moisturising-sun screen routine. Every morning, start your day by cleansing your face and neck with a mild cleansing milk or water-based cleanser. Follow this up with toner applied with a cotton ball, to close enlarged pores. Finally, tap moisturiser into the skin to lock in hydration and keep the skin supple and unlined. Apply sunscreen lotion about 30 minutes before heading out, and reapply every four hours to keep the skin protected from harmful UV rays. Cleanse and moisturise the skin after removing makeup every night, to keep the skin soft and supple.