Skin Care April 27, 2015

Prom Skin Care Countdown

Woman wearing a beautiful red dress looking in the mirror.

As prom is fast approaching, you’ve got a lot on your mind. School work, friends, your date for prom, family things going on, and overall, you’re fairly stressed – yet excited. As most of us know, stress can be a huge cause for concern when it comes to our skin. Being stressed out or even excited can trigger rather unsightly reactions within our skin, leaving acne and breakouts in its wake. What can be done to fix this problem? Nobody wants to attend prom with a face full of pimples, yet alone one. Lionesse is here to give you some advice on how you can get your skin under control before the big day arrives.

Woman relaxing at home.

First and foremost, the best thing you can do is to relax. No matter what you’ve got going on, you can always find ways to relax to bring your stress level down. Stress isn’t good for anyone, young or old. Find something that helps you to relax and calm down, such as music, a good book, or a favorite movie. You could even choose to exercise for a while or participate in some yoga. Enjoy some downtime, and good skin is soon to follow.

Woman washing her face with water.

Cleanse Twice Daily
Cleansing your face is one of the most important things you can do to avoid breakouts and the occasional zit. Cleansing as soon as you get up in the morning, and once before bed, ensures dirt and oil doesn’t stand a chance at making its way into your pores, which is where it then clogs and rears its ugly head in the form of acne. Be sure to use products made for your specific skin type, such as dry, normal, oily or combination skin.

Woman applying moisturizer on her face.

Moisturize Your Skin
Moisturizing your skin will help your skin be in the best shape it can be. Hydration is essential to the face’s appearance. When your skin becomes dry, it can then become flaky and irritated. The skin can then react in other unfavorable ways – and nobody wants to deal with that. By staying on top of moisturizing your face, you can ensure your skin looks and feels healthy – which is so important for those prom night photos!

Woman drinking water while jogging.

Control Your Diet
Drinking plenty of water, eliminating caffeine, and eating a healthy diet are surefire ways to see great skin. Your body will love you for it as well, and you will find yourself having more energy to make it through the day if you aren’t loading up on empty carbs and excess caffeine.

Woman exercising at home.

Getting plenty of exercise is a great way to detoxify your body, which in turn will detoxify your skin. Try incorporating 30-60 minutes of fitness at least 3 days a week into your schedule about 2 weeks before prom, and not only will your body feel great, but your skin will look great as well.

Woman wearing a pink bikini exfoliating her skin.

Exfoliation is so important to the overall look and appearance of your skin. It removes the dead, tired skin from the surface of your body, bringing healthy, fresh skin to the surface. Your skin will hold cosmetic products better, absorb moisturizer better, and be overall free and clear of things such as acne or irritation. Be sure to use gentle exfoliating agents, such as peels or masks, and avoid facial scrubs which can be damaging to the skin.

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