Here’s how to get ready for the Christmas party

Christmas is right upon us, and so are the Christmas parties. So, are you ready for yours? Have you decided what you will wear, which hairstyle you will flaunt, what accessories you will use? You have? Good, but it’s still not enough.

You need to prepare your skin for the party, and considering that Christmas falls in the winter, you will have to be particularly careful. Warding off dry skin, chapped lips, and the flaky look is important if you want to shine at the party.

Here’s how you can prepare for the big night.

  • Cleanse your skin

No matter how much make-up you wear, if your skin is not clean and clear, you will not look your best. So, get going and follow the steps listed below.

Exfoliate: Excess oil, bacteria and dead skin cells end up on the surface level of your skin, causing it to look dull. Exfoliate your face thoroughly so as to deep-clean your skin.

Tone: Your skin has a pH of 5.5, making it slightly acidic. But even mild soaps and face-washes have a pH of 9.5, which makes them alkaline in nature. When you use face and body cleansers that are alkaline, you upset the natural balance of the skin. It takes your body up to 12 hours to recoup from the imbalance. Use a toner after cleansing and exfoliating; it will balance out the pH of your skin for a smoother and brighter appearance.

Moisturize: Before applying your makeup, use an oil-free moisturizer that will provide a perfect canvas for your complexion care products.

  • Use a primer

A face primer helps to make the skin smoother and more even by filling in fine lines and pores. It prepares the skin for the foundation, and also helps it to stay on a lot longer. A good face primer should hydrate dry skin, and have oil and shine control features for oily skin. Try to get an oil-free, water-based primer; this will help your foundation from slipping or moving around. Use a primer for your eyes as well.

  • Use an oil-free foundation

Oil-based products are more likely to result in your makeup sliding out of place. If you have dry skin, make sure you moisturize thoroughly before using an oil-free foundation.

  • Wear water-proof mascara and eye liner

Go for water-proof mascara and eyeliners to make sure your eyes stay smudge-free all day long. Mascaras and eyeliners tend to smudge under the eyes after a while; they also tend to collect in the corners of your eyes. Keep tissues handy to clear out the deposit.

  • Use lipstick the right way

Lipstick tends to bleed into the tiny cracks of your skin near the lips after a few hours. Use lipstick the right way if you want it to last for a really long time. Apply the first coat, blot it using a tissue paper, dust some fine translucent powder on your lips, and then apply a second coat of lipstick. Finish off with some shimmer.

Now you are all set for the Christmas party!



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