Going on a first date can be extremely stressful when it comes to the decisions of what to wear, makeup, hair, and just general jitters. But confidence is key.
Here are 6 beauty tips from moisturizing to scar removal to follow before your first date
First things first– moisturizing towards well-hydrated skin. While this should already be a fixed part of your daily skincare routines, it is always helpful to moisturize the skin the night before a date. It will make you appear youthful, with smooth soft skin to show for it. When moisturizing, always try and use one with many benefits. For example, those that give you a collagen boost or are high in Vitamin C are great choices. On top of hydrating the skin, these formulas also help improve skin elasticity and reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles.
Another beauty tip includes using face and neck masks. There are many products out there when it comes to face and neck masks that range from cream-based ones, to sheets, to LED ones. We say Photon LED masks are the best way to treat your skin before a date. They offer a wider range of benefits– especially if you make the right choice, such as smaller pores, balanced tone, reduced wrinkles, and more! The LED lights are perfect for reaching deep into your facial tissues to give a collagen boost and smoothen the skin out.
We spoke of masks for the face and neck, but you can also try a mask for your hair. There is so much confidence in clean and shiny hair, so having that on your date will make you more radiant and charming. There are a few varieties of masks that can range from overnight treatments to quick 20-minute hair care remedies. Oils like almond and coconut have moisturizing, soothing, and regenerative properties. Coconut oil also has been proven to have active properties that protect the hair. Using these oils overnight can give you gorgeous, voluminous hair.
Now that we have skin and hair covered, lets talk lips! While it is perfectly fine to have any lip shape, here is a quick tip for plump lips. Don’t worry– they don’t involve appointments with your plastic surgeon, or bruised lips from internet challenges! Instead, all you need is a trusty lip scrub. A scrub is really good for the skin, but did you know that it can also be used as a lip plumping tool as well? The exfoliation causes mini abrasions on the lips that help stimulate the production of collagen. In doing so, your lips will be softer, smoother, and plumper.
On first dates, getting to know the person is key and there’s so much we can tell by looking into eyes– the windows to our souls. So, here’s how to make the most out of them! A simple and easy way to care for them is by using Vaseline or castor oil. Apply a few drops of the oil around your eyes and massage them into your lids, leaving it on through the night. You’ll see in the morning how long and luscious they look, to frame your face with natural beauty!
And last but not least, long term care. While these tips are quick to apply before going on a date, it is so important to keep your skin generally healthy. You can do this by investing in a good facial massager. Microcurrent rollers are the rage right now and for good reason. There are so many benefits to using one such as facial lifts, skin tightening, wrinkle removing, and it also helps with scars removal by improving blood circulation in the body. Microcurrents mimic an extremely mild biological electrical current that enhance the outcome of the rollers.
Products and tools curated for you– treat your skin to luxury
Moisturizing starts with selection the right cream or serum for your skin. We love the Project E Beauty Aqua Collagen Gel as it does everything and more for your skin. It is a plumping and firming serum lotion with organic Vitamin C. The gel features the highest potency of naturally extracted collagen that’s immensely important for skin health. Applying it in the morning or even leaving it on overnight can make a huge difference.
For the face and neck mask, the Photon Skin Rejuvenation Face & Neck Mask is what you need. It is a wireless Photon LED Mask that offers 7 different light colors to treat a myriad of skin problems. These include red, blue, green, yellow, purple, light blue and white lights, and each of them target a different issue. For example, the red light is perfect for blood flow and collagen production, whereas the green light improves pigmentation with scars removal, fine lines and helps with anti-aging.
The Titanium Micro Needle Derma Roller is perfect if you want to try out the lip plumping hack. The roller is made with 540 micro needles that are 0.25mm long. This is the optimal length for derma rollers as they work best for exfoliation that is safe and painless. The needles encourage a natural healing process to rejuvenate and plump your lips by boosting blood circulation and giving you a collagen boost. We do recommend trying this out for a few days to see a visible difference. Follow the treatment with a good plumping cream and you’re good to go!
And finally, for long term health of the skin the VORA Microcurrent Facial Roller comes with many functions and features. The microcurrent stimulates the lifting process of the therapy with the help of solar power panels. The shape of the roller also makes it super easy to use; the y-shape of it enables contact to your skin and the massage handle can be easily accommodated to work on different massage spots. Giving 10μA current at 200lux light source, the microcurrent is a great wrinkle and scars removal tool!
Best wishes for your date!
So, let your natural self shine through, with both your personality as well as your skin! While makeup may give you temporary confidence, it is so fun to feel confident in your bare skin.
written by Olivia Khader
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