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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner—and if you have a romantic date planned, you probably want to ensure your skin looks its best that night. Prepping your complexion leading up to your date doesn’t have to be difficult. Below, we’ve put together an easy date night skin care routine that you can follow, along with skin care product picks like a brightening charcoal mask and hydrating water-based moisturizer. Here’s to gorgeous, glowing skin on February 14th!
The first step in your date night skin care routine should be cleansing. Remove all impurities from the surface of your skin by double cleansing. Start by wiping a micellar water, like the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types, across your face with a cotton pad (no need to rinse!). Then follow up by cleansing with the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Cleanser, which leaves skin looking revitalized and glowing. Squeeze a small amount of facial cleanser into your hands, add water to transform it from clay to mousse, and gently massage the facial cleanser over your face, then rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Using a face mask pre-date is a great way to help create the appearance of glowing skin. One of our favorite types of face mask just so happens to be the charcoal mask. Over time, harsh environmental factors like pollution and debris can damage skin, leaving your complexion looking dull and tired. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask is formulated to help draw out the buildup of dirt, pollution, and impurities and increase luminosity. Immediately, skin looks brighter and glowing. All you have to do is apply an even layer to clean, dry skin, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry. You should use this face mask three times a week for best results—so don’t reserve it solely for date night.
No skin care routine would be complete without moisturizer. Before heading out for your date, reach for a super-hydrating option formulated for your skin type. Try a water-based moisturizer, like the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Oily Skin, L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Dry Skin, or L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Extra Dry Skin. Each of these moisturizers is formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water to help provide long-lasting hydration to your skin. Smooth your moisturizer of choice on after rinsing off your face mask.
An easy way to create the look of glowing skin is by applying a few key makeup products—highlighter being one in particular that can work wonders. Once you’re done moisturizing, add a few drops of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops (available in a warm and cool version) to your foundation, then apply with a makeup blender, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender. If you want your glow to look really subtle, dust on shades from the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Nude Highlighter Palette (which also comes in a warm and cool version). And don’t forget about your collarbone! If you’re wearing a strapless dress on date night, sweep the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder on your collarbone and shoulders, building to your desired intensity. You’re sure to sparkle all night long!
So now you have your date night skin care routine down pat—but what are you going to do with your hair? Head on over to our article, 14 Gorgeous Hairstyles That Are Perfect for Valentine’s Day, for a few ideas.