Whether you are headed to an upscale restaurant for your birthday or have a concert to go to, you will want to be sure to look your best. Although you should always seek to remain true to yourself even with your special occasion look, it can be fun and beneficial to spend some extra time on your skin, hair and makeup routine. These seven tips will help you make yourself over from the inside out while also giving your hair and skin that extra boost of beauty you want it to have.
Go to the Experts
While many parts of your primping and pampering can be done yourself in your home to save money, some things are best left to the experts. This is particularly true for such beautifying options as facials, eyebrow shaping and even manicures and pedicures. Professionals can help you extract dirt, grime and buildup from your pores, achieve a gorgeously full brow line and give you smooth nails with perfectly shaped tips.
Soften and Smooth Your Hair
Next on your agenda should be giving your hair a special treatment. Deep conditioning treatments can often be done in the shower while you wash the rest of your body before rinsing. Keratin treatments are especially good for strengthening dyed or highlighted hair.
Go for a Special Hairdo
Instead of sticking with your everyday look, try a different hairdo that will have you feeling gorgeous. Updos do not have to be difficult, and many options can be found on Pinterest with detailed instructions or videos of how to do them. If you opt to leave your hair down, consider soft curls to add depth to your hair and clip in hair extensions by Eden Hair to add much-needed length.
Prime Your Face
Before starting on your face, you should have a perfectly smooth canvas that will show off your makeup expertly. Therefore, it is vital that you use makeup primer designed specifically for your skin type. After priming your face, be sure to apply eye concealer beneath your eyes to smooth away bags and dark circles
Pick One Focal Spot
A special occasion look can be even more impressive if you play up your best facial feature. Rather than going all out on eye makeup as well as lip makeup, for example, pick one of these as your focus. Consider doing a smoky eye with a neutral lip or a basic eye with glittery shadow and light lashes along with a bright and bold lip.
Get Plenty of Sleep
In between all of your beauty appointments and your DIY treatments, be sure to schedule in enough time for sleep. Without enough rest, your skin may look red and blotchy, and you may notice many breakouts beginning. Sleep between seven to nine hours on the night before your big event, or schedule time to take a nap that afternoon.
Drink Plenty of Water
Water is another easy way to look your best without taking much extra time away from your schedule. The majority of your body is made up of water. When you are dehydrated, your skin will lose its glow, and you may not even feel very good. Water can help to flush toxins out of your body, help your skin perk up and even help you lose a pound or two in the days leading up to your big event.
These tips can get you to primping and pampering yourself. While many things are fun and easy enough to do yourself, some are worth going to a professional to ensure that they look perfect and to take a load off your mind. Your getting-ready time may end up being just as fun as your special occasion is.