How to prepare skin for a formal event – 5 Pro Tips

Prepare skin For A Formal Event


If you are thinking about shopping for the perfect homecoming dress or buying a beautiful dress for an upcoming formal dance, then you’re in a bit of a challenge. Because along with all these preparations, your skin also needs to be prepped.

No other accessory can beat flawless and radiant skin. Right skin care is very important to keep skin fresh and glowing. 

Today we are going to look at those five tips to help your skin prep for an upcoming big event.


1. Maintain skin care routine


Being committed means you need to be more diligent on your skin care regimen. Your mind can come up with a lot of excuses but don’t listen. 

For those of us who are not blessed with faultless complexions, we need to commit to a skin care regimen in order to see improvements. Major concerns such as uneven skin tones, dark spots, redness, and acne can’t be addressed in just one night and in severe cases may even involve the help of a dermatologist.

All the skin care regimens need time to show results hence it is very important to be patient! Most of us tend to stop if we don’t see quick results. We become lazy sometimes.

Typically, skin adapts to skin care products within four to six weeks and it takes at least eight weeks to observe changes. Some treatments last as long as six months to a year, such as medications for post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and recurring acne or pimple breakouts.


2. Start early and prioritize


Skin cannot be changed naturally in an overnight. Hence starting a skin care regimen well before the event is highly recommended. Just like while buying 2019 red homecoming dresses if you rush at the end time, you may end up with buying a different size dress.

Since big events take lots of time in terms of shopping, and skincare, It may even be helpful to create a timeline so you can set deadlines and monitor your progress.

If you think you have a number of skin concerns that need to be addressed, start with the most pressing ones. Acne, which is a problem for many, usually requires a longer treatment procedure considering the scars and spots that it leaves behind.

Thus prioritizing problems help a lot because they take a longer time to resolve. If the problem is severe, cannot be solved by yourself using available skincare products then consult a dermatologist for a quick resolution. 


3. Avoid major skin care procedures a day before the event


Leave the skin as it is! Don’t try anything because going through significant changes right before your big day is a major no-no.

Don’t start using any new skin care products one or two days before your formal event. Stop using Invasive treatments and injectable cosmetic products when you are at least a week toward the special event.

These require some time for healing and recovery hence they should be out of the picture.


Prepare skin For A Formal Event


4. Schedule facials


As part of daily skin care routine, we recommend using homemade face packs for better results.

However, scheduling facials during events like homecoming or formal dance helps because parlors generally have a special procedure.

Two weeks prior to the big event, get a deep cleansing facial to help eliminate blackheads and blemishes.

On the following week, go for hydration and brightening facial. Finally, go for a “red carpet” facial two days before the big day to tone your skin, lessen puffiness, and revitalize your look.

The night before the homecoming dance, exfoliate your entire body to make your skin smooth and glowing.


5. Sleep regularly


Sleep is very important. Lack of sleep may lead to dark circles, wrinkles and dull skin.

Thus sleep is crucial to your skin’s for the overall health. During sleep, our skin produces collagen and elastin thus replenishing skin cells. As a result, skin looks healthy and plumpy. 


Follow these tips to rock the event with glowing skin. 

15 thoughts on “How to prepare skin for a formal event – 5 Pro Tips

  1. Chocoviv says:

    I love facials!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Who doesn’t 😀 😛

  2. Tiana's Lens says:

    These can even work for something as big a preparing for your wedding. And the list is so simple yet straight forward. For me the most important is Sleep regularly.

  3. missteacupxo says:

    These are great tips! I usually get into a good routine then life gets crazy and my skin suffers. I’ll definitely use some of these in the future and hope my skin evens out! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Goldie Fox Creative | Shelley Smith says:

    Lack of sleep will really make you look rough. Great tip! It’s called “Beauty Sleep” for a reason!

  5. Ruchie says:

    Good sleep is really required and I am so bad in that …I think this is eye opener for me to take care of my skin and sleep

  6. Adventures with Shelby says:

    I find that regular sleep really helps with my skin

  7. Jaana McEntee says:

    These are so great tips, especially the one not to do any major skin procedures just before the important events because this is exactly what people want to do 🙂

  8. Sarah M says:

    These are some very useful tips for a beautiful skin before a formal event. I need to be more stick to the routine.

  9. Luna S says:

    I’ve only ever had a facial once and it was a nice experience, they really pamper your skin! I need to go back and get another.

  10. Rudy says:

    Healthy skin, or lack of it can really make or break a look.

  11. Nikhila says:

    These may sound simple but I can say out of experience that they are very effective.

  12. Polly Amora says:

    I agree with most of the points, specially number 3. There was a time I had an appointment with my derma (zit and whiteheads removal) the day BEFORE a friend’s wedding. I was young and wasn’t really aware. I end up having tiny holes on my face even though I applied a concealer. Thank god it didn’t get infected. Thank you very much for the tips!

  13. Wow! these are some amazing tips to keep skin glowing before an event

  14. Aanya Jain says:

    I am a forever clean up and facial fan!

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