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We’ve all been there: a huge event is right around the corner, but our face tells the story of countless sleepless nights. Most often, you try to conceal it with a ton of foundation. All the skin care tips you know take time, right?

But what if you could do something to make your skin look great even on short notice. Say a couple of days? Let’s take a look at our favorite emergency skin care tips:

  1. Get Plenty of Sleep

I’m sure you’ve heard this one before: sleepless nights are (aside from UV radiation) your skin’s worst enemy. Even if your schedule is typically hectic, try to get those 8 hours of sleep per night before the big event. The difference will be huge!

  1. Drink more Water than Usual

You already know water is great for your body and skin, so I’m sure you try to drink as much as possible every day. Now it’s time to get serious about it!

Add 20% to your typical water intake. If you usually drink 8-ounce glasses per day, drink 10 of them in the two days before the event. This will help your body flush out all the toxins that are visible on your skin. Bonus: you’ll notice a significant cellulite reduction!

  1. Steer Clear of Alcohol

Yes, you should give up even your evening glass of red wine. Alcohol has the bad habit of making your capillaries look shot and dehydrating you. You will be having some alcohol at the event, so save yourself for that.

  1. Hydrate Your Skin Profusely

Upgrade your usual day and night creams with their stronger versions. If you have extra dry skin, re-apply the cream every three hours throughout the day.

Strong hydrating masks are also a great idea, especially for the night before the event. One quick fix for dull looking skin are retinol-based night creams. They will plump up your skin and help you look younger and healthier.

  1. IPL Photorejuvenation

IPL photorejuvenation typically takes 3-6 treatments to produce long-lasting results. But even a single session can restore some of your skin’s elasticity and add it a healthy glow.

Bonus: the treatment is painless and leaves no traces. So you can literally have it done the day before your big event.

  1. Easily Reduce the Bags under Your Eyes

You don’t even need to buy anything for this. Here’s a simple trick to reduce the bags under your eyes with $0: get two spoons and place them in the freezer for 30 minutes. Take them out and press them against your eyes until they grow warm again. That’s it! The low temperature reduces swelling instantly.


What about you? How do you prepare for a short-notice special event? What are your special skin care tips?


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