Valentine’s Day usually brings to mind images of delicious desserts, drinks, dinner and dancing. These luxuries are sometimes thought of as “guilty pleasures,” but there’s actually nothing to be guilty about – these indulgences are not only fun, but each actually has their own healthy skin benefits!

 

Valentine's DayDrinks – Red wine can be beneficial to skin in moderation! It contains polyphenols, an antioxidant that fights free radicals.

Dancing – This improves circulation and blood flow, pumping oxygen and nutrients to cells to renew cells for more youthful skin

Dinner – A fabulous seafood dinner can be packed with Omega 3s, which your skin needs to maintain healthy cell membranes and fight wrinkles. Oysters and steak, popular Valentines Day treats, both contain high concentrations of the amino acids your skin needs to produce collagen

Dessert – The classic Valentine treat, chocolate, has antioxidant flavonols to fight free radicals and protect collagen! 70% or higher cocoa content is best for beneficial ingredients. Strawberries dipped in chocolate are even better – the berries deliver a Vitamin C antioxidant boost, as well.

 

Does this mean there’s something to the saying that people in love have a glow? Could be! Whether you’re with a date, friends or enjoying some me time this Valentine’s day, treat yourself and your skin will feel the love!

Valentine’s DayValentine’s Day is just days away, and whether you have big plans to go out or stay in and pamper yourself, a little prep a few days in advance can make a big difference in your skin’s glow. Plus, last minute preparations can leave you with irritated skin and reaching for the concealer – we’ve all been there! Use our guide to get luminous skin by February 14th.

 


Everyday

  • Treat the delicate eye area for fresh eyes. If you have a big date or event, don’t stress! Getting enough rest can do wonders. Plus, add a powerful eye cream like our Rapid Eye Lift to target this area and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This will result in a smooth palette for your Valentine’s day eye makeup!

2 Days to Go

  • Exfoliate – doing this (gently!) can cause slight redness, so it’s best to remove dead skin layers a couple days ahead to let healthy new skin cells flourish!
  • If you’re going to be wearing any new cosmetics or fragrances on Valentine’s Day, test these out now. You don’t want a weird reaction the day of, so give these a trial run.
  • Apply a rich foot cream and wear socks to bed. In the morning you’ll be able to exfoliate your feet for a smooth look in your strappy high heels!

1 Day to Go

  • Apply a generous amount of rich body cream or body oil before you go to sleep for smooth, glowing skin when you wake up!

Day Of

  • Enjoy your stunning glow!