How to achieve a healthy glow for a big event and recovery tips for post-party skin.
Party season is upon us and it’s only natural to want your skin to look and feel its best. We’ve got you covered with some expert advice from Dr. Tiina Meder that you can use for a pre-party healthy glow and also tips on how to refresh skin after a night of fun.
PRE-PARTY SKIN PREP
DAY BEFORE: EXFOLIATE
Preparing skin for a party should start the night before.
Deep cleansing and gentle exfoliation help to create a smooth surface. Our choice is our Enzy-Peel Double Action Exfoliating Mask. Its probiotic enzyme base is suitable for all skin types.
DAY BEFORE: SHEET MASKS ARE YOUR BEST FRIENDS
After exfoliation, apply a sheet mask to suit your skin needs. If you have a tendency for breakouts, use a Eu-Seb mask to prevent it. For sensitive skin — Red-Apax, to calm down redness and decrease the risk of a red face after that first glass of bubbly. A safe choice for everyone — Hydra-Fill, the favourite hydrating mask of celebrities preparing for red carpets.
PARTY DAY: CLEANSE
Use a cleanser as a 2-minute mask and massage the face slightly for 1-2 minutes before washing it off. Wash your face with a lot of lukewarm water, cooling it to the end. Our Nrj-Net cleansing mask makes your skin a little pink, don’t be afraid! It calms down by itself in 10-20 minutes.
PARTY DAY: STIMULATE YOUR MICROCIRCULATION
If you have time, take a shower and wash your hair, it refreshes the microcirculation of the skin for extra glow. If you don’t, a quick tip is to use a contrast wet towel for your neck and décolleté and spend 2-3 minutes brushing hair with a hard brush.
PARTY DAY: MASSAGE SKIN
If you have time, before applying any serums and creams, massage your face and neck with gentle stroking movements, from the centre of the face to the hairline and jawline. Up to down for the neck.
PARTY DAY: TIME TO MOISTURISE
Derma-Fill cream is a favourite primer of many MUAs, apply it like a pro before applying makeup. Derma-Fill moisturises the skin, creates a party glow and helps to keep make-up perfectly in place for many hours.
Avoid rich creams or emulsions, especially if your skin has a tendency for oiliness. Rich creams melt tinted foundations and concealers and dissolve the colour.
PARTY DAY: APPLY HEAVY-LEGS GEL
Before wearing party shoes, apply our Heavy-Legs gel on your feet and legs. This will help them to feel fresher for longer and prevent the feeling of tiredness after the party (meaning you can keep dancing for longer).
POST-PARTY SKIN REFRESH
Some key tips for the night after, to help skin recover from all the fun you had the night before.
AFTER PARTY: EXPRESS MASK
Skin can benefit from a deeper cleanse, especially if makeup and debris haven’t been removed properly. Pro tip: including one pump of our Enzy-Peel exfoliating mask to a gentle cleanser like Nrj-Net Cleansing Mask to create a deeper cleansing experience.
AFTER PARTY: SHEET MASKS ARE STILL YOUR BEST FRIENDS
Give skin some intense care and restore hydration to skin. Lipo-Oval is our go-to post-party sheet mask, reducing puffiness while brightening skin complexion to give it a fresh and well-rested look.
AFTER PARTY: TURN TO YOUR NIGHT CREAM
If you didn’t sleep very well (or very much) the night before, it’s a rare opportunity to use your night cream as your day cream. It’s likely that skin needs extra help in its regeneration processes and a night cream is the perfect solution to boost this.