December 10, 2012
Over the course of the holidays, you may be headed to cocktail parties, galas and even balls - all requiring you to bare some skin you haven't shown off since August.
If you're feeling a little pasty, there's no reason you need to cover up with long sleeves or stockings. There are plenty of ways to get your skin party ready - even if your event is tomorrow!
Prep your skin
The first step is to exfoliate. Dry skin may have accumulated on your elbows, knees, hands and feet, and dry flakes can make you look even more pasty. That's why the best way to prep your skin is to exfoliate. Massage an exfoliant like Elemis Spa At Home Devils Mint Body Scrub all over your body in the shower, focusing on problem areas like elbows and knees. This will leave your skin smooth and moisturized, but you might still feel like you need some color.
Time to tan
A sunless tan is the best way to beat the pasties this winter season - especially if you're going to be baring all in a sleeveless dress and strappy shoes. A little glow will also make your arms and legs look more toned and camouflage any cellulite. Plus, you'll look better in that silver gown or snow-white cocktail dress! By using a product like Bliss A Tan For All Seasons, you can control how much of a glow you get because it gradually darkens. Apply just one coat to gauge the color, and apply more if necessary. If you're going to apply this spray to your face, put it on your hands first then massage into your skin, avoiding the eyes. Always wash your hands immediately and wait nine to 12 hours before bathing for the best tan.
Modify your makeup
To give your skin a warm glow despite the chilly weather, you'll need to adjust your makeup slightly. A bronzer like the California Sun Glow and Brush is a must for a sun-kissed look. Dab a little on your collar bones or shoulders if you are going to be exposing these, too. The subtle shimmer of these types of beauty products make your skin look even more healthy and radiant.
Now you're ready for every skin-baring event the holiday season may bring!