Top 5 Valentine’s Day Beauty Tips
Whether you are single or in a relationship, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to take some time out to pamper yourself from head to toe. Treat yourself this February 14 with our Top 5 Beauty Tips for Valentine’s Day.
Make Your Skin Glow
Get your skin glowing with a homemade, all natural body exfoliant, like the Lavender Rose Body Polish. A romantic floral concoction that will leave your skin super smooth and heavenly to touch, the sugar granules gently slough off dead skin cells, while the natural oils keep your skin silky smooth and hydrated. Simply combine all of the ingredients in a bowl, making sure to mix well and enjoy!
- 1 cup coarse sugar
- 1 1/2 Tbsp olive or jojoba Oil
- 1 Tbsp raw honey
- 1/8 cup dried rose petals
- 1/8 cup lavender flowers
- 5-10 drops lavender essential oil or rose absolute (optional)
Get Your Smoothest Skin Ever
Valentine’s Day is for snuggling, kissing, and skin to skin contact. You don’t want your Valentine to touch you and feel rough skin or prickly legs. Nothing says sexy like smooth silky touchable skin. But how do you get it?
From left: Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil, L’Occitane Shea Ultra Rich Lotion, Nivea Irresistibly Smooth Body Lotion and Alpha Keri Skin Moisture Boost.
Keep Lips Kissable
Avoid brightly coloured lipstick and sticky lip glosses and instead opt for a tinted lip balm to create soft, natural-looking lips that won’t leave a trail on lipstick behind after kissing! Look for formulas that contain naturally moisturising ingredients such as shea butter or papaya to keep your lips smooth and soft all day long. If you are heading out for a daytime Valentine’s date, then make sure to wear a lip product that contains an SPF to avoid burning your lips.
From left: BURTS BEES Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm, Lanolips 101 Ointment Multi Purpose Balm, Blistex Deep Renewal Moisturise and Revitalise SPF15 and LA ROCHE-POSAY Ceralip Lip Repair Cream
Apply Fragrance Like A Pro
Since smell is the strongest tie to memory, a wonderful smelling fragrance is a must-have on Valentine’s Day! Splash perfume on your pulse points: your wrists, inner elbows, temples, neck hollow, behind the ears, and behind the knees. Keep yourself smelling sweet all day long by layering your fragrance with a matching body and hand lotion. Just remember to be careful not to spray too much fragrance as you become less sensitive to your scent over time.
From left: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle, Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne, Lancome La vie est Belle Eau de Parfum and Bvlgari Rose Goldea Eau de Parfum
Destress With A Massage
Not only is a massage the perfect way to unwind, but the massage oils used can also help keep your skin soft and moisturised. Make a date out of it (with your partner, a friend or even your Mum) and indulge in a professional massage that will leave you feeling both relaxed and revived.