Valentine’s Day Beauty Prep

Valentine’s Day is coming fast, and what better way to prepare than doing some primping and prepping and planning a getaway at the day spa? Here are some beauty tips we’ve put together to help you get ready for this holiday of love:

heart Get an eyebrow wax – This is a great way to clean up your brows and get rid of stubborn and stray hairs.  Many people might not realize it, but eyebrows frame your face.  It’s important to groom and maintain your brows, and the finished product really completes your look.  You don’t need to wax your eyebrows every month – you really only need to get them waxed a few times a year, but you should maintain the shape by tweezing stray hairs in between waxes.  Even though waxing your eyebrows gets rid of stray hairs, the remaining hair can be thin, and brows may not look full.  To help this, apply a brow powder with a small angled eyeshadow brush to create fuller and more defined brows.

heart Spray tan – Spray tans are a great thing!  You get a natural, sun-kissed glow without the harmful sunrays.  Find a tanning salon near you that offers spray tans (some places have airbrushing, while other places have the automatic spray booth).  You can check online for a recommendation of a salon that does a great airbrush job, or has positive reviews about  their spray booths.  Before leaving the house to get a spray tan, it is extremely important to exfoliate!  This gets rid of dead skin and dirt, and creates a smooth surface for your tan (otherwise, your tan might appear blotchy and uneven).  For an exfoliator, use Dermalogica’s Skin Prep Scrub.  The natural grains and corn cob meal exfoliate dead skin cells without over-stimulation, while botanicals sooth the polished skin.

heart Get a Mani/Pedi – Getting nails professionally cared for and polished is relaxing and much less stressful than trying to file and polish them yourself (especially when you’re trying to use the opposite hand to polish the hand you write with!)  So just let the professionals do it!  After your mani/pedi, you can maintain your healthy and fresh looking nails and toes by using Dermalogica’s MultiVitamin Hand & Nail Treatment!

heart Soak in a bath – Enjoy a relaxing and soothing bath while Dermalogica’s Hydro-Active Mineral Salts do the work!  This dual-purpose, Sea Salt body therapy uses essential oils including Sandalwood, Lavender, Sage, Tea Tree, Cinnamon, and Ginger to provide all-over skin polishing and exfoliation, and smooths skin while you soak.  Your skin will be left feeling soft, silky, and revitalized.

heart Give your body a finishing touch – Lastly, moisturize with a rich lotion or cream before getting ready for your big night.  A luxurious moisturizing session will allow you to de-stress, while leaving you feeling rejuvenated.  Dermalogica’s Body Hydrating Cream contains essential plant oils including Sandalwood, Orange, Clary Sage, Patchouli and Rosemary to smooth and condition the skin.  Hydroxy acids from Sugar Cane and Apple combined with Lactic Acid, smooth and relieve skin dryness, while anti-inflammatory properties of Green Tea, Lavender, Tea Tree and Chamomile oils soothe and soften the skin.

Use these tips for a beauty-full Valentine’s Day!

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