7 Ways to prep for red carpet moment
By Temitope Ojo
When this pandemic is officially over and life gets back to normal, party and red carpet moments will certainly be upon us.
There will be back-to-back shindigs, family get-togethers and that office end of year party. But with every function comes great stress and responsibility. One of which is how do you get the red carpet look?
Celebrities have a glam squad of make-up artists, hairstylists, and stylists that they call when such events arise. You too can still look equally gorgeous. All it takes is a little know-how and the right products.
Find out how to prep for your own red carpet moment, with the following tips.
1) Treat major skin concerns
If you’ve been slacking off in the exercise department, now is the best time to start a lifestyle change, eat healthy, work out, skip the alcohol, sleep better, and establish a good skincare regimen, especially if you have concerns that need addressing.
If exfoliating isn’t part of your regular skincare routine, it’s time to get started! The first step to radiant-looking skin is exfoliation. When exfoliating the face, lips, or body, make sure you keep the ingredients light and gentle. What you want is bright and youthful skin, not redness and irritation.
3) Keep body moisturised
Long nights of partying, alcohol, and unhealthy diet are the bane of your skin’s existence, so make sure it’s well-equipped to withstand all those stressors by keeping it moisturised and hydrated. Drink plenty of water during the day and have another glass just before bed, and always apply a moisturising lotion before stepping out.
4) Brighten your teeth
There’s no better way to light up any room (or party) than with a smile, so schedule a professional cleaning service to get rid of stains, plaque and traces of all the seasonal lattes you’ve been having.
5) Prep your hands, nails, and feet
With the new-normal, there might not be plenty of hand-shaking but there will shoe-complimenting. All the same, your feet, hands, and nails need to be in tip-top condition.
Schedule your manicure and pedicure a day or two before the event, to make sure your nails are pristine and chip-free.
If you’re rocking vampy stilettos, rough and dry feet don’t go well with any kind of look. Use a sugar scrub once or twice a week to remove dead skin on hands and feet, and don’t forget to moisturise after you shower.
6) Have time for hair
Red carpet or not, a good hair care regimen is a must. So, if you’ve been skipping conditioning to beat the morning rush, it’s time to get serious with your hair game. Getting a treatment, deep conditioning, or hair mask and a repairing serum are also a must.
Waxing may be the best way to achieve smooth skin, but if you’re not a waxing pro, get an at-home hair-removal device that permanently reduces hair in large and small areas such as; your chin, underarms, bikini line, legs, and arms.