As far as high school goes, prom is a definite high point. It’s an unwritten Mom rule that you have to help your daughter have the best night possible. You can make sure that she’s ready with a few skin care and beauty essentials. Here’s what you should be doing 14 days before prom to get your daughter ready.
Start her on an acne skin care regimen.
Nothing seems quite as horrible as a blemish appearing out of nowhere – especially in high school. A couple weeks before prom, make sure your daughter gets started on a skin care regimen that will reduce and prevent breakouts. She can cleanse with LovelySkin LUXE Clarifying Gel Cleanser, which contains both glycolic acid and salicylic acid to exfoliate skin, and tone with LovelySkin LUXE Toner Mist 3% Amino Fruit Acid.
Follow up with LovelySkin LUXE Acne Care Gel which contains Amino Fruit Acids that exfoliate skin and unclog pores to treat and prevent blemishes. Have her finish her routine with Obagi CLENZIderm MD Therapeutic Lotion BPO 5% which contains 5% benzoyl peroxide to reduce bacteria. This lotion also hydrates skin so her complexion won’t be dry or flaky.
Don’t risk her health - help her build a gradual, bronze glow.
A gorgeous glow goes with every color of dress but make sure that your daughter isn’t using indoor tanning beds to get her glow. Instead, have her start using a gradual self-tanner a few weeks before prom. She can apply Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glotion for Body every day after she showers because the formula doubles as a body moisturizer. The color in this self-tanner builds gradually over time so she gets a glow without any of the damage.
Make sure her ‘do is as shiny and bright as her dress.
Her hair is going to go through a lot on prom – it will be blow dried, styled, curled and pinned to within an inch of its life. To ensure that it looks its absolute best, have her begin using a deep treatment mask two weeks before prom. She can use Fekkai Essential Shea Riche Moisture Masque twice a week to help repair damage, infuse strands with moisture and create brilliant shine.
Ensure that her skin stays clear with the right makeup products.
A few weeks before prom, switch out her old foundation for a formula that will help keep her complexion clear. Oxygenetix Acne Control Foundation contains 2% salicylic acid which helps clear pores and reduces breakouts and blackheads. If she does have a breakout the day of prom, she can wear this foundation without worrying because it is one of the most breathable foundations available and won't irritate her blemishes.
Have a plan - start experimenting with makeup looks now.
Picking out the right makeup look is hard enough but trying to create the look for the first time on prom day could turn into a nightmare. Make sure that your daughter tries out her makeup look a couple of weeks before the big day. Get her an eyeshadow palette like one of the three bareMinerals Ready 8.0 Eyeshadow Palettes so she can experiment with a few different looks.
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