We're counting down the days until prom, Influensters! If you're getting just as excited as the big day as we are, get ready—we've got a lot of fun prom content coming your way. First up, we're sharing some fun and easy skincare practices that you can adopt right now to help get you in the prom spirit.
Take a peek at our best skincare tips to treat yourself to and indulge in as you prep for the main event!
1) Test out products now
When it comes to prom, we understand that you may want to play with new goodies prior to the day, but don't leave this to the last minute. Because skincare products are particular to the individual and their skin needs, you want to make sure you're only using products you know and trust to react well with your skin! Let's face it, the last thing you want the week of the dance is to have a reaction to your new face cream! So test out those products now to avoid any unwanted surprises.
Looking for a cleanser? Cetaphil ($7.89 at Target) just launched an exfoliating option that works to slough away oil and dirt and promote skin cell turnover. With skin conditioners and a vitamin complex to help strengthen and protect skin, this is an affordable option for someone looking to venture into the world of skincare with a cleanser and exfoliator in one!
Another fun option that scores major points with us for it's portability comes from St. Ives Glow Me Away Cleansing Stick Apricot & Manuka Honey ($7.99 at Target). Not only do you get the scrubbing and cleansing benefits of the St. Ives that you know and love, but you get 100 percent natural coconut oil which can actually help remove makeup!
2) Work in a weekly mask
We don't have to tell you that masks are simply fun. Grab your friends and start trying some different options. From clay to sheet to sleeping masks, there's an option for everyone! For a classic clay mask to detox and purify skin, try drugstore legend Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque ($9.43 at Walmart). Great for blackheads, pimples, and enlarged and clogged pores, Queen Helene is a fun way to mask away.
Suffering from dry skin? A moisture mask is your best bet. Sheet masks are often musts for those with hydration needs thanks to a rich supply of nourishing serum that's delivered to skin immediately. The Que Bella Professional Intense Hydrating Seaweed Hydrogel Mask ($4.99 at Target) is a fun way to treat your skin to some R&R before the event. Editor tip: Scoop up two masks—one for now to give it a go and one for the week before prom for a boost!
3) Start a lip care routine
Lip care? We know what you're thinking. But trust us, getting your pout in tip-top shape will be crucial for keeping your lipstick on throughout pictures. The first step to a perfect Kylie-esque lip look is to start with a clean slate. We like using a lip scrub once or twice a week as a little way to indulge in some me time.
Try a tasty scrub like the one from Found Lip Exfoliating Lip Scrub ($7.88 at Walmart) with is 99 percent natural and acts as both a scrub and balm. With ingredients like exfoliating poppy seed to fight flaky skin and mango seed butter to nourish, this is a nice way to treat those chapped lips! Get ready for lipstick that lasts and lasts!
4) Up that spa game
Let's be real. Prom may only be one night, but this is the perfect excuse to have fun and play with products all season long. Dare we make a motion for prom season to be spa season?
And because skincare goes beyond the face, don't be afraid to upping your spa time. We like using a body scrub or exfoliator in the shower once a week as a way to keep skin soft and healthy. Our go-to for the moment also contains a quarter moisturizer so it sloughs away dead skin and nourishes.
How are you prepping for prom? Share below and be sure to come back to Influenster for more prom tips and product picks for the next few weeks!