Skincare Prep For The Philippine Tatler Ball 2018
Before anything else, make sure to remove all dirt, makeup residue, oil, and dust that may have been sitting on your pores. Always, always start on a clean slate! Choose the most suitable cleanser for your skin type. Among the cult-favourites are Dior Oil to Milk Makeup Remover, Fresh Soy Cleanser, and Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm.
Aside from opening up your pores, steaming also helps to improve blood circulation and prepares skin for exfoliating. To do this at home, simply place a bowl in your sink, fill it with hot water, and then hold your face over the steaming water for 10-15 minutes. You can also add some rose petals and essential oils for a little pizzazz.
Once your pores are open from steaming, it's time to get rid of the dead skin. You can do this two ways: using a physical exfoliant like the Fresh face Polish for an insant glow or a chemical exfoliant like Drunk Elephant's T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial for a long term radiance.
Tatler Tip: Don't forget to exfoliate your neck and lips! These areas also need some love!
Toner, the most overlooked step in a skincare routine is actually more important than you think. After much cleansing, the skin usually gets dry. To bring back the skin's PH back to its normal state, just pour a couple drops of toner on a cotton ball and start rubbing gently in upwards motion until the product is evenly distributed. Toners also prepare the skin for all the moisturizers and serums to be applied later on.
Time for the most relaxing part – face masks. In choosing the product to use, first pinpoint what skin issue you want to address. For clogged pores, the Ole Henriksen Cold Plunge Purifying Pore Mask is the best one for the task. But if your looking for a product that will leave your skin supple and radiant, you can always reach for the cult-favourite Fresh black tea firming overnight mask.
Nowadays, everyone is obsessed with serums and rightly so. These tiny bottels are filled with highly concentrated active ingredients that easily penetrates the skin. Of all the current serums in the market, Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair are the most noteworthy!
To seal it all in, apply a thin layer of your most-trusted moisturizer. Ole Henrilksen's Truth line works like magic, while the good ol' La Mer Moisturizing Cream never fails.
Just remember to drink a cup of water before going to bed and wake up like a goddess ready for the Tatler Ball!