The biggest date night of the year is back again. Whether you love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to spend some loving time with your skin. Perfecting your skin care routine is a great way to boost your self-confidence and make you feel ready to take on the world – one red lipstick at a time!
Valentine’s Day should be all about the love. No matter if you’re spending it with your partner, with your friends or family, with your favourite pet or with the most awesome person there is (you!), remember to show them (and most importantly yourself) the love this Valentine’s Day.
However you plan to spend your Valentine’s, you’ll want to get your glow on for the big day, right? We’ve put together some simple steps to help you get glowing, radiant skin that will turn heads for all the right reasons.
First, you’ll want to prep like a boss!
PREP THE NIGHT BEFORE
1) Scrub away
Time to rid the old and make way for the new – skin cells that is! Scrubbing away the top layer of dead cells not only helps to remove dry skin, it also promotes new cell growth and aids with blackheads and breakouts by removing excess oils trapped in-between skin layers. Scrub your face, elbows, knees and legs to reveal a smoother, more radiant you!
Too sensitive to scrub? Try enzymatic exfoliation – a much gentler way to exfoliate dead skin cells using natural enzymes from fruits. Our Deluxe Radiance Cream Cleanser contains Papaya extract with high levels of Papain enzymes for natural exfoliation without the need to scrub! Marvellous!
2) Mask out
Since you won’t have time to address specific skin concerns just before your date, indulge in a face mask the night before to help your skin repair and reset overnight. If you’re suffering from dry skin, an overnight hydrating mask with hyaluronic acid will plump moisture back where it’s needed most. Looking a bit dull? Try a brightening mask enriched with Vitamin C to help even the skin tone and brighten the complexion. Blackheads? Purify the skin with a quick clay mask to wash away impurities and minimise pores, helping your skin look clearer and smoother.
Use your face mask as an excuse to relax and unwind. Take a long soak in the bath, turn up your favourite tunes, grab your favourite snacks and pop a glass of bubbly. It’s all good in moderation, right?!
3) Treat yourself
Indulge your skin in the evening and you’ll be amazed by the results the next day! Try a Vitamin C treatment or antioxidant-rich serum to brighten the skin, even the complexion and protect against free radical damage. Anti-aging formulas can also help to rejuvenate and revitalise the skin, leaving you looking and feeing more youthful and care-free. We recommend steering away from acidic peels and harsh treatments to prevent your skin from feeling tight and sore the next day. Suffering from breakouts? Treat any blemishes with on-the-spot treatment to reduce redness and inflammation – you don’t want pimples stealing the show!
Looking for a natural solution? KIATA’s Midnight Miracle Serum is a lightweight essence infused with Antarctic Marine extracts to help minimise wrinkle depth, combined with carefully selected natural oils to strengthen and nourish the skin overnight – trust us, you’ll wake up feeling like a queen!
4) Nourish your body
Did you know that glowing skin can also come from the inside? Drinking plenty of water, avoiding too much alcohol, caffeine and sugar (everything in moderation!) and eating your 5-a-day will help to clear your pores, keep those breakouts at bay and hydrate your skin from the inside out. Making sure your get your zzz’s the night before will also prevent dark circles and tired looking skin – something you want to avoid no matter what the occasion!
ON THE DAY
1) Cleanse thoroughly
After a night of skin treatments, correctly prepping your skin on the day may just secure you the happy ever after you deserve (for your date and your skin!) Thoroughly cleanse your skin with a gentle foaming or cream cleanser to remove any dirt and oils that may have built up overnight or during the day (if you decide to cleanse before your date!) Use a gentle cleanser to prevent irritation and inflammation – we want red lipstick, not a red face! Follow with a toning mist or micellar water to minimise those pores, remove any remaining oils and create the perfect base for your other creams and serums.
2) Hydrate and protect
Once your skin is clean, it’s time to start hydrating. Use a nourishing day cream or moisturiser with hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture and keep your skin hydrated all day long. For all-day protection, choose creams enriched with antioxidants to fight free radical damage from pollution and UV rays, to prevent premature aging and avoid those unwanted blemishes.
KIATA’s Secret Infusion Day Cream combines our signature trio of Australian Plums with nutrient antioxidants to protect the skin’s natural barrier, whilst Vitamin C and E helps to even the complexion, plump and hydrate the skin for a fresh, radiant look that lasts. And remember, it’s not just your face that needs moisture! Make sure you moisturise all-over to give your skin a jaw-dropping shimmer!
3) Confidence is key
Whether you feel bold and brave with or without make-up, it’s all about the confidence! Valentine’s is the perfect time to experiment with bold colours (it’s all about the red!) and a chance to glam it up! Lips, nails, eyes… the decision is yours! Always make sure that whatever you wear, you feel comfortable and confident in your own skin – you’re the star here not your make-up!
And remember, no matter who you spend you Valentine’s with, always love yourself and treat your skin to the best nature has to offer – for a more confident, radiant you!
KIATA’s range of certified organic skincare infuses exclusive raw materials from around the world, carefully combined to provide you with the most beneficial formulas for your skin. All of our products are COSMOS certified organic, vegan and not tested on animals.
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