Whether you are planning a special dinner, a fun night out, a romantic getaway or a gathering with your girlfriends, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. And you know what would go so well with that gorgeous outfit you had in mind? Youthful, radiant skin. We’ve put together five useful tips and tricks to help you get that ‘I’m-in-love’ glow in time for February 14th.
1- Hydration above all
It’s no secret that the key to maintaining youthful skin is drinking water. The skin’s ability to produce and retain moisture, which is important for wrinkle prevention, declines with age. That’s why water intake is a must for beautiful skin. In winter especially, we tend to hydrate less than in the hotter seasons, so making it a point to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, will make a huge difference in the way your skin looks and feels.
2- Kiss dead skin goodbye
Regular exfoliation should always be a part of your skincare routine, as it removes dead skin cells and promotes skin cell turnover. Before V-day, exfoliating can help unclog pores and improve your skin’s texture, making it look smooth and radiant. Using a gentle exfoliator at the rate recommended by your dermatologist will also help increase circulation in the face, another great way to get a healthy glow. But beware: it’s important not to over-exfoliate, as it could cause irritation or skin damage. If this is not a step in your regular routine, skip it before V-day, but ask your dermatologist what type of exfoliator would be good for you in the long run.
3- Ice, Ice Baby
In the days leading up to your date, make sure to de-puff your face. Using cold water when you cleanse and gently massaging ice cubes under the eyes can do wonders to make your face look fresher and tighter. Various ice rollers are also available for this purpose. Another tip: storing your favourite moisturizer or a gua sha tool in the fridge will add a tightening effect!
4 - Give yourself a NEWA collagen boost
Collagen is the protein responsible for firmness in our skin and its natural production declines as we age. Using the NEWA RF wrinkle reduction device can help make your skin look tighter overtime, but it can also give you the youthful boost you need after the first few uses, in time for your date! NEWA uses radio frequency therapy to boost collagen in your skin and visibly reduce signs of ageing. It’s a safe and non-invasive way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and many users can see and feel a difference after the first use!
5- Get good sleep
Just like you, your skin also needs to recharge. We know you don’t want those dark circles to join you for dinner on the 14th of February, so go to bed early and try to get quality rest before V-day. Sleeping 7 to 8 hours per night can do wonders for reducing under eye puffiness and dark circles as well as wrinkles.
Valentine’s day is the perfect time to show your skin some love, but these tips can help get your skin in shape all year round, especially as you prepare for events where you want to look your best. Whether it is a wedding, your birthday, a school reunion or a trip abroad, keep these in mind for youthful and glowing skin.
*NEWA is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
*Results may vary.
*This information does not constitute medical advice and should not be taken as such. Consult your doctor before making changes to any medical treatment you are currently on.