Do you have a big day in 12 hours’ time? Whether it is your wedding, an interview or an important date, all you need is 60 minutes, a good night’s rest and you’ll wake up looking better! Following these tips:
10 minutes: Scalp massage
Stimulation micro-circulation by giving yourself a scalp massage, just like what your favourite hairstylist does when you visit. Dispense some scalp serum on your hands, then, press the serum into your scalp and massage in circular movement. This helps prep you for your beauty sleep, while delivering great micro-circulation to your scalp to encourage cell renewal.
Try: Kerastase Initialiste. This is a new treatment that harnesses stem cell technology to help strengthen scalp. Its luxurious texture will help to relax you at the same time.
15 minutes: Use a hair mask
After the massage, pamper your hair with a nourishing hair mask. This helps to fix damaged hair. You can choose to rinse it off after 15 minutes, or put a warm towel over it and leave it overnight. Take note not to get the mask onto your scalp.
Try: Essential’s Nuance Airy Intensive Hair Mask. This hair mask helps to deeply hydrate damaged hair, to give it a soft and bouncy finish. A plus point: it smells incredible too!
5 minutes: Exfoliate
Using a gentle scrub, thoroughly exfoliate your skin. This will slough off the top layer of dead skin cells, revealing the new skin cells that are hidden below. This simple 5-minute action is able to let your skin feel smooth and soft immediately, and also allow the skincare products that you’re using thereafter to penetrate more easily.
Try: IDS Skincare Facial Scrub. This is formulated by Dr. S K Tan, together with a group of dermatologists from the USA. Its refined texture can help to gently but effectively exfoliate skin.
5 minutes: Place cold spoons on under eyes
Keep two metal spoons in the refrigerator, and when they’re cold, take them out and place them under your eyes. The cold temperature helps to shrink the appearance of puffiness under the eyes and can prevent your eyes from looking puffy and fatigued the next day.
15 minutes: Use a facial mask
A facial mask is a quick SOS way to deliver lots of skincare goodness to your skin. While you should usually choose a mask that targets at your key concern, avoid masks that can cause irritation or redness to your skin just before your big event. Go for a hydrating or brightening mask instead.
Try: Elizabeth Arden Visible Whitening Intense Brightening Biocellulose Mask. This adheres snugly to the facial contour and immediately perks up the complexion.
5 minutes: Moisturise thoroughly
After the mask, seal all the skincare goodness up with a good moisturiser. Skin that’s well-hydrated will look more radiant and also eliminate the appearance of fine lines caused by dryness.
Try: Biotherm Aquasource. Reformulated to include more benefits from its star product, the thermal plankton, this best-selling moisturiser has a gel texture that is great for our humid weather, and also has superb hydration capabilities.
5 minutes: Facial massage
This can be done while you’re applying your moisturiser (yay, time saved!). Start from your chin area and massage in an upward motion towards your ears. This helps to lift your skin and alleviate water retention. Your facial contour will look sharper after the massage.
- Avoid drinking alcohol on the night before your big event to avoid dehydration of skin.
- If possible, don’t sleep with the fan instead of the air-conditioner to keep your skin hydrated
- Minimise light in the room when you sleep to make sure that you can have a better rest. Sufficient rest will make your skin look more radiant the next day