Whether you’re going to a formal or your first date with a cute boy from your local coffee shop, the ultimate accessory is always radiant skin.
Generally when we think about getting ready for a big event, we go through the standard list. Perfect outfit? Check. A cute pair of heels? Check. While a great outfit and some makeup can make you feel like a million bucks, nothing quite compares to having glowing, healthy skin. Trying to perfect your complexion before your next big event isn't as hard as you may think. Flawless make up starts with flawless skin, so a few simple lifestyle changes can make all the difference. Here are 5 tips that will have your skin glowing from within.
Eat your way to good skin
Avoid any last minute breakouts and unwanted hotspots by cutting back on processed, sugary foods in the lead up to your big event. Limiting foods high in dairy, caffeine and white starchy carbs can often be crucial for achieving blemish free skin. Instead stick to a nutrient rich diet full of green leafy vegetables, nuts and foods high in antioxidants. Yes, dark chocolate is included so it’s not all bad news. Not only will your skin look noticeably different but a balanced diet will work wonders for your body and mind too.
Drink more water
It’s the oldest skin trick in the book and it’s still the one you’re most likely not doing. Don’t worry, we’re all guilty. Skin dehydration is hard to avoid when we’re constantly surrounded by air conditioning, heating and climate challenges. Lucky for us, one of the easiest ways to rehydrate skin is from the inside out. Not only will consuming the recommended 2 litres of water a day go a long way in keeping skin cells hydrated but you’ll also be flushing out any impurities and toxins from your system. Start upping your H20 intake in the lead up to your big event to replenish skin tissue and increase its elasticity, making it appear more youthful and plump. One giant glass of water coming up.
Get your beauty sleep
Not getting quality sleep every night causes a lot more issues that dark circles and a bad mood. A lack of sleep can actually lead to an increase of stress hormones which then impacts skin, causing pre-existing conditions like acne and psoriasis to take a turn for the worse. Additionally, poor sleep increases the breakdown of collagen and hyaluronic acid, leaving skin looking dull and lacklustre. We know Euphoria is very addictive babes, but do your skin a favour and turn off your TV early tonight.
Keep your products simple
Now that you’ve amended your diet and are getting at least 7+ hours of sleep every night, it’s time to talk products. If you’re wearing a heavy foundation everyday, make the swap to the Bali Body BB Cream. BB Cream’s are the perfect everyday essential. They provide coverage while still allowing your skin to breathe, keeping it hydrated and visibly glowing. Unlike a foundation, the Bali Body BB Cream also includes skincare benefits and rejuvenating properties from ingredients like hyaluronic acid and marine collagen, enriching your skin in the lead up to your big event. You know what they say, less is more.
Prep and set
You’ve applied your Bali Body self tan, your skin is looking fabulous and you’re feeling ready to take on the world. Prep for your big event with an a face mask. We’re obsessed with fellow Australian brand, Go-To’s face masks before a night out. The serum-drenched sheet mask will leave your skin feeling super hydrated and glowing. Wear it for a quick 10 minutes a few hours before you start applying makeup for an instant plump. Once you’re ready to finalise your look, set it all in place with the Bali Body Hydrating Face & Body Mist. A few quick sprays will help ensure your foundation lasts longer while giving your make up a dewy, fresh “I woke up like this” type of glow. All that’s left to do is take a selfie for Instagram and enjoy your night babes.