How to Get The Perfect Party Face
The secret to that perfect party face glow? It’s easier than you think. Here are seven tips to getting the perfect party face.
1. A Good Night’s Sleep
When you’re sleeping, your skin is actually hard at work, repairing damage, creating new skin cells, and rebuilding moisture lost during the day. Getting a good snooze is just as important as ever, especially if you want that party glow. The week before your party, try to get as much sleep as possible-your face will thank you for it.
2. Always Wash Before Bed
Nothing causes wrinkles and breakouts worse than going to bed with makeup on. Even if you’re tired, take a minute, and use a cleansing wipe like Juicy Bamboo’s biodegrable face wipes. 100% non-toxic and cruelty-free, Juicy’s bamboo cloths are infused with a moisturizing medley of organic honey, jojoba oil, sunflower oil, and eight citrus essential oils. Unlike other facial cleansing wipes, they’ll leave your face soft and smooth, not sticky. $15.50 for 30 on KaiNaturals.com.
The five-steps you need to do daily are as follows: cleanse, tone, anti-aging serum, repair, and moisturize. Give your skin an extra boost with an anti-aging tool like Pure Rayz from Baby Quasar.
When you age, your face loses collagen. Treat those wrinkles with four different wavelengths of red and infrared light for just a few minutes a day using Pure Rayz to see benefits like:
- Less wrinkles and fine lines
- Stimulated collagen production
- Less need for harsh peels and chemicals
As an FDA-cleared device for full-face treatment, the Pure Rayz will show results in just a matter of weeks. After testing, our editorial team also noticed that they slept better after using the Pure Rayz device before bed, and woke up feeling more refreshed. Added benefits, given that you need more sleep to look your best! With a five year, no questions asked warranty, and hundreds of Baby Quasar fans, invest in yourself this holiday season with Pure Rayz. $249 on babyquasar.com.
4. Read the Label
Too often, what may ‘feel’ like skin smoothing ingredients are actually doing more harm than good. Avoid sulfates, parabens, synthetic colors, pthalates, and mineral oils. Instead, look for retinol to speed up skin cell turnover, peptides for collagen building, and grapeseed or other anti-oxidants to reverse pollution and sun damage effects.
5. Put Down The iPhone
You might think looking at your cell phone or tablet until bed is not a big deal, but your brain feels otherwise. Studies have shown that the blue light from electronic devices and some televisions can inhibit melatonin product, a necessary hormone for sleep. Switch off your electronics before you go to the bedroom, and instead, take a few minutes to listen to sleep-inducing sounds like rain or waterfalls to lull you off to dreamland. Write down a few gratitudes in a journal, and meditate on what you’re thankful for. A positive mind will sleep more soundly than if you’re worrying about the next day.
6. Get Some (Safe) Sunshine
Although we have to protect our skin from damaging UV rays, ten to 15 minutes of sunshine a day will boost your vitamin D, optimizing the skin’s immune system, and helping to destroy free radicals that can cause premature aging. Always use caution, and avoid prime hours like mid-morning and late afternoon. You only need a little to look and feel your best! Don’t forget to apply sunscreen, as even during winter, UV rays can do damage that’s hard to undo in later years, and too much can lead to skin cancer.
When all else fails, or your week has been hectic and stressful pre-party, use concealers and the right make up to cover up tired eyes and wrinkles. Use a glossy lipcolor, instead of matte, and avoid glittery colors and shimmer on skin that can accentuate a tired face. Instead, use neutral colors to pretty up your natural skin tone, and a smooth, creamy eye shadow base, in lieu of powered products.
We love Beyonce-approved, cruelty-free Beauty Bakerie’s Eyescream eye shadows. With a smooth, creamy feel that’s easy to apply, they don’t crease or wipe off with wear. Choose a shade close to or slightly lighter than your natural skin color to make eyes look awake and bright. $16 on beautybakerie.com.