If you are a beauty nerd like us, half (ok, most of it) of your Thanksgiving fun lies in getting yourself ready for the occasion. This article will share how to give yourself a complete beauty makeover from head to toe. Without further ado, let’s jump straight into the definitive order of your beauty treatments prep for the holiday season.
Definitive Order of Holiday Beauty Treatments Prep
1. Facial Massage
If your skin needs a little TLC, the first thing you need to do for your beauty prep is getting a facial. You can get it done a week or even two weeks in advance. This will allow your skin to settle down post-facial and leave enough time for other beauty treatments. Always get your facial done by a certified aesthetician instead of a random salon.
A gazillion different types of facials are available for different skin needs and concerns. You can get a facial to address any skin concern, from acne to redness and skin pigmentation. If you are feeling fancy and looking into getting a chemical peel or a PRP, look up the skin healing timeline. You don’t want your skin peeling on Thanksgiving.
While we are on the subject of facial skincare, do not try anything skincare products as you don’t want your skin to act up. Adding up a high-quality vitamin C serum won’t do any harm. Stick to your usual skincare routine, and you will be good to go.
Most of us like to get a fresh tan for the holiday season, but if you plan to remove unwanted hair with waxing, we recommend booking your appointment early on. This is because your tan can come right off your hair and lead to strange tan lines. Hence, book your waxing appointment at least 24 to 48 hours before your tanning. Trust us on this!
If you plan to fly somewhere for the holidays, get waxing done a day before your flight to avoid skin irritation and redness. Don’t forget to wear loose clothing on the flight to prevent skin irritation. It will ensure that your skin stays smooth for the entirety of your trip and is super calm by the time you decide to hit that party.
3. Spray Tanning
Once you’re done waxing, it is time to book your spray tan. Do not experiment with something new at this hour. If you’re tanning at home, stick with the same brand and shade. The same is the case with a spray-on tan. We recommend getting something that looks natural and not overly orange. Give your tan the due time to develop so that you look like a glowing goddess on Thanksgiving eve.
4. Lash and Brow Tinting
Book your appointment for brow or lash tints 4 to 5 days or even a week before Thanksgiving to give the excess dye or color time to fade and settle (immediately after having them tinted, they might look a bit severe). It gives your tint the right time to settle down and look natural instead of overly dark and severe.
If you plan on getting lash extensions, this is the right time to book your appointment. You will have a week to get used to them, and the fake lashes will also calm down and merge into your natural lash line. Stay clear from flashy, heavy lashes It might look great for a fun event but will look unnatural otherwise. It can feel quite heavy on the eyes as well.
5. Smoothing Blow-Dry
Smoothing blow-dries are a bomb for the holiday season. Think of them as a natural treatment to smooth out the hair cuticles, tame frizz, and get an incredible shine. The best part is that it will restore and revive your hair while keeping the color locked in. And no, it will not make your hair flatter. Instead, it will make your hair look super bouncy and resistant to humidity for at least three months.
6. Hair Coloring
Whether you want a complete color change or looking to refresh your existing color, it is time to color your hair. Get your hair colored a bit in advance before the trip. Book your appointment about a week before your smoothing blow-dry, as it gives your hair cuticle enough time to close up.
Your color will also settle down within a week and look more vibrant and stunning. I wouldn’t recommend a drastic change in color, but if you feel a bit crazy, by all means, go for it. Do some research and see how the color you want looks on people with your skin tone. The Internet can come in handy with research.
7. Mani and Pedi
Most people pay a lot of attention to their faces but completely neglect their hands and feet. Don’t make this mistake during the holiday season. A great mani-pedi will ensure your hands and feet look super soft and smooth, and you can rock all your favorite shoes and hand jewelry.
As far as nails are concerned, you can go all out and get a bright red for the holidays or choose something neutral with all your outfits. If you are not a fan of upkeeping your nails, get a flesh-toned nail, especially for your hands. It keeps your hands looking fresh, even if your nails chip or grow out a bit. If you want to go a bit wild, dry fun, sparky nail art on your toes and hands, or look for more inspiration.
What beauty treatments do you plan to get to look and feel your best? We hope you found our beauty guide super helpful for the upcoming season. If there are any secret beauty tips of your own, feel free to leave them in the comments section below so we can all benefit from them.