How To Get Event-Ready Skin At Home
We all want to look our very best for a special event, although getting event-ready has looked a little different this past year! From colouring your hair at home, to doing your own mani/pedi, changing restrictions and tighter budgets have forced us to switch up our beauty routines lately. We have created this at-home product guide for everyone who is staying in right now, or clients unable to visit us at The Clinic for treatments. Now you can continue to prepare your skin for that special event, just from the comfort of your own home.
STEP 1: THE LEAD UP TO YOUR EVENT
The first step to achieving event-ready skin at home is to follow a daily skincare regime in the weeks leading up to your event. The key here is to use high quality cosmeceutical products with active ingredients so you really notice a difference in your skin.
A great starting point would be our Clinic Skin Basics Kit, featuring our best selling Moisturiser and Cleansing Pads, or one of our skincare bundles like the Normal - Dry Skin Starter Kit. You could also try the Aspect Dr Starter Kit, packed with trial sizes of popular Aspect Dr products. To ramp up your routine a week prior, opt for the At Home Blueberry Peel, offering deep exfoliation and a noticeable glow. If you are already feeling stuck at this step, we suggest booking in a free Facetime call to get yourself set up with a personalised daily product regime.
STEP 2: NIGHT BEFORE THE EVENT
The night before your special event, we recommend using a hydrating mask to boost moisture levels in your skin and plump it up before the big day. If you are mainly seeking hydration, try the nourishing Aspect Hydrating Mask, the antioxidant-rich Aspect Probiotic Mask or a Société Rejuvenating Peptide Sheet Mask for a long lasting dewy complexion.
For those wanting more anti-ageing benefits, we recommend the Cosmedix Bio-Shape Firming Mask – think Ultraformer treatment in a tube! This firming mask reduces the appearance of sagging skin while tightening and lifting to refine the look of facial contours. Don't forget to exfoliate and moisturise your body too! The Aspect Glow Kit includes a nourishing face mask, exfoliant and body cream to keep you glowing from top to toe.
STEP 3: EMERGENCY BREAKOUTS ON THE DAY
There is nothing worse that having a breakout or skin reaction on the day of a huge event. To cover you in a skin crisis, we recommend having the Société Clear Skin Boosting Pads on hand. Packed with Salicylic Acid, these exfoliating pads help to shed skin cells, decreasing redness and swelling to discourage new pimples from forming, and speeding up the healing process for existing breakouts.
If you find yourself with a rash, redness or unexplained reaction from a beauty product, we highly recommend Cosmedix Rescue Intense Hydrating Balm and Mask. Our go-to product for minimising redness after a treatment, this soothing mask quickly calms irritated or inflamed skin with its gentle, nourishing ingredients. Another common complaint from our clients is puffy eyes. If you wake up on the big day with an eye situation going on - reach for the Société Eye Peptide Gel Mask, guaranteed to soothe and reduce unwanted puffiness.
STEP 4: SKIN RECOVERY
The day after your big event, your skin is likely to be feeling quite dehydrated and maybe a little puffy, especially if you have indulged in a wine or two! Thankfully, we have a solution to party-weary skin with our selection of hydrating sheet masks. Ideal to use before or after your event, these single use masks are packed with rejuvenating Peptides and anti-ageing ingredients. Choose from full face sheet masks like the Cosmedix Defense Microbiome Sheet Mask or Société Rejuvenating Peptide Sheet Mask to calm and rehydrate, or opt for the soothing Société Eye Peptide Gel Mask to minimise dark circles and de-puff tired eyes. Pro tip: Pop them in the fridge beforehand for an extra cooling effect.
If your skin is feeling extra congested or breaking out from all the festivities, opt for the Cosmedix Detox Activated Charcoal Mask to draw out impurities and detoxify the skin. Finally, if you somehow managed to skip the nightly cleansing regime and have woken up with panda eyes, grab a jar of Cleansing Pads to wipe off any lingering mascara or the remainder of last night's face!
If you are unsure about the right product selection for your upcoming event, we recommend consulting a skincare professional for a tailored recommendation. Whether you visit us in our Bondi Junction clinic, or book a free Facetime video consultation, our Registered Nurses will be happy to provide a personalised skincare plan with product recommendations to suit your skin type.