Weddings, baby showers, graduations – the arrival of spring has a way of filling up your schedule with celebrations and parties. Worried that you won’t be able to shake off the winter “blahs” in time for the big event? Our ultimate skin care, hair and makeup timeline will help you look your best and feel more confident than ever.
A Month Before
1. Try Dry Brushing
You’ll likely be showing off your legs in a spring dress, so make sure they’re super smooth by adding dry brushing to your beauty routine. Dry brushing encourages lymphatic drainage that, in turn, can smooth and tone the skin. Using a body brush, work in long, sweeping strokes, brushing skin from the ankles up toward the heart. Then moisturize all over with Olay Ultra Moisture Body Lotion. Repeat a few times a week, and you’ll see real results in time for your big event.
2. Tend to Your Feet
Our feet can take a lot of abuse day to day, which means they need plenty of love and attention in advance – especially if you plan to wear that cute pair of strappy heels. Start buffing your feet and applying an intensely hydrating foot lotion a few times a week.
3. Do a Makeup Trial Run
Apply your makeup like you would for the event to see whether you need to add any new products to your cosmetic bag. Want a classic look that will give you instant confidence? Keep things simple with defined eyebrows, lashes and lips, and just a touch of blush or highlighter.
A Week Before
1. Get a Just-Right Glow
Wary of using a fake tanner? Start applying a gradual tanner that helps build up your desired shade slowly.
2. Refresh Your Color
If you color your hair, book an appointment at your salon to touch up your roots about one week before your event. The reason? Hair color often looks much better after one wash – we recommend Pantene Radiant Colour Shine Shampoo and Conditioner to hydrate, protect and enhance your color.
3. Dazzle Them
If you want your teeth to be brighter and whiter for your big day, try brushing with Crest 3D White Luxe Glamorous White toothpaste, which whitens by removing up to 90 percent of surface stains in just five days. Or, if you prefer whitening strips, try Crest 3D White Whitestrips with Light, which whiten better than a professional treatment (versus an in-office 40 percent hydrogen peroxide treatment) and use a blue light to weaken stains, allowing the whitening ingredient to work more effectively.
The Day Before
1. Get Your Nails Done
Treat yourself to a mani and pedi to give the final touch to your look. If you’ve chosen a dress in a dark color, why not choose a bright nail color? Alternately, a blush or nude nail is a classic way to complement your look without the risk of clashing. After you’ve tended to your nails, make sure your legs are smooth and ready for showing off by shaving with Gillette Venus Swirl razor, which contours over curves for flawless skin and long-lasting smoothness.
2. Wash Your Hair
If you’re opting for an elaborate hairstyle, make sure to wash your hair the day before styling – squeaky-clean hair tends to lose its shape more quickly. Try Pantene Smooth and Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner to keep unwanted frizz under control.
3. Get Some Rest
Your skin cells repair and rejuvenate themselves while you sleep, so try to head to bed early tonight!
An Hour Before
1. Drink to Better Skin
Don’t allow your skin to get dehydrated – have a glass of water! It’ll help plump the skin, fill in fine lines and wrinkles and enliven a dull complexion.
2. Brighten Your Eyes
Treat the area around your eyes with Olay Revitalizing Eye Gel. The cooling formula instantly hydrates tired eyes for a wide-awake, refreshed look.
3. Ace Your Base
Before putting on your makeup, remove oil and dirt from your skin with a cleanser like Olay Regenerist Luminous Brightening Cream Cleanser. Then moisturize with Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream, which softens the look of fine lines and wrinkles while firming your skin with plumping hydration.
Now put on your makeup, style your hair and get dressed – you’re ready to turn some heads!
What are your top beauty tips for getting ready for a big event? Share them with us in the comments section below!