Beauty tips : How to prep your skin before a special occasion

July 23, 2013

Waking up late, staying up until late hours, sunbathing and other summer habits make us forget about maintaing our skin in a good condition. I know that every time summer is here, I tend to forget about my skincare routine and end up with really bad skin. At that time of the year, you always want to look your best. You never know when you’ll have a party, dinner, family gatherings or other special occasions. Here are a few steps to follow a day before your event.

Now, first thing you need to know is that foundation and concealer won’t cover up much if they’re not applied to a good and clear canvas.

Step 1
Start by using a precleanse product like this one from Dermalogica. It will help remove any makeup left on the skin or any dirt. 
Step 2
Cleanse your face with your favorite cleanser. I’ve been using Dermalogica’s Special Cleansing Gel at the moment. Careful, don’t go for anything too drying. 
Step 3
Exfoliate your skin by massaging it in gentle circular motions. Dermalogica’s Skin Prep Scrub is a thick facial scrub that I absolutely love! It removes dry skin and clears out the skin perfectly. If your skin is extremely oily, go for a toner right after this step. If it’s not, skip the toner. 
Step 4
Spread a good layer of moisturizer on to your face. Make sure it’s not a mattifying moisturizer. 
Step 5 
Apply two or three drops of argan oil onto your face. It will nourish your skin. If you don’t have argan oil, then go for a hydrating serum. 
After following these 5 steps, you might look a bit red because of the exfoliating. But I always follow this routine before a special occasion or an event and I wake up with an almost flawless face. The fact that you do this routine at night will let your skin rest from the cleansing and exfoliating and absorb all of the good oils that you applied at the end. 
I hope this was helpful and I hope it will work you as much as it works on me! 
What is your skincare routine before a special occasion? Have you tried this routine? Leave a comment below 🙂 
– Zein xx

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  • Reply Katy July 23, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    The Skin Prep Scrub is an amazing exfoliator! I haven’t used it for a long time, but I may go out and buy one now since it’s so good! Great tips also 🙂

    • Reply Zein July 26, 2013 at 12:58 am

      It’s amazing! I try to use it three times per week to keep my skin flawless. If I’m not using this exfoliator then I would be using the Dermalogica Daily Macrofoliant. It’s freakin’ awesome!


  • Reply Nida Moughal July 23, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    great routine I use dermalogica ultra calming cleanser. I need to get my hands on Argan oil.

    • Reply Zein July 26, 2013 at 12:59 am

      Argan oil is really good for hair and skin. I use it every day and I can tell you that I’m really impressed. Love this stuff!


  • Reply Andrew James July 24, 2013 at 4:40 am

    to be honest i think you should be doing this every day apart from the scrub people always wonder why they dont the benefit of skincare because if you dont do it all the time everyday then its pretty pointless

    • Reply Zein July 26, 2013 at 1:03 am

      This is actually my morning and night skincare routine. Although a few products and steps might change like step 1 (precleanse) and step 3 (exfoliator).
      I totally agree with you, keeping a regular skincare routine is super important and I should have mentioned that in the post.


  • Reply Anonymous July 30, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Hi What is the Bioderma Hydra product doing here? Are you also using it?

    • Reply Zein July 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm

      Yes, I use it as my moisturizer. Love it!


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