With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, thoughts have turned to romance. Whether you’re planning on getting close with your love of many years, or being seduced by a new lover, Feb 14th calls for glowing skin and a perfect pout.
Before getting up close and personal with the one, follow our tips to ensure your skin is prepped to perfection.
Get touchably smooth pins
The late summer heat is just perfect for donning a short, floaty dress (perhaps in an appropriate shade of pink). But the last thing you want to be thinking about when your date runs a hand across your leg is prickly stubble.
Laser hair removal is the perfect antidote to stubbly hair. This advanced treatment offers permanent hair removal in as few as eight to twelve sessions. Laser hair removal can be applied to any part of your body where you have unwanted hair, including the legs, bikini line, underarms and upper lip.
While it’s too late to complete a full round of laser hair removal sessions (you’ll need around eight to twelve sessions to see long-lasting results), you can get started on laser hair removal in time for Valentine’s Day.
Best of all, even after one session you’ll notice a reduction in hair. And you don’t have to worry about unsightly regrowth between treatments - you can continue shaving until you’re completely hair free.
Get a pro blow wave
Is there anything nicer than freshly blow-waved locks? We think not. And a professional blow wave is the fastest way to smooth, bouncy hair. Most salons will have you in and out in less than 30-minutes - perfect if you’re heading straight to your date after work. Spritz a bit of your favourite scent on your hair and your date won’t be able to resist getting close.
Restore your glow
Flowers may be fab, but top of our wish list for Valentine’s Day is clear, glowing skin. DermaFrac is a revolutionary skin rejuvenation treatment that combines microdermabrasion, vitamin infusion and LED light therapy to give you that loved up glow.
The procedure is clinically proven to treat fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, pigmentation, and blemish prone skin. It offers intense hydration, making it ideal for dry and dehydrated skin, or skin that’s suffering from a long, hot Melbourne summer.
DermaFrac also makes other skin treatments more effective by removing the dead layer of skin, allowing serums to penetrate deeper into the layers of skin.
Look years younger
While true love often grows deeper the more years that pass, the same can be said about the lines on your face. If the passing years have left you with fine lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers can help you get back that smooth, plump skin of your younger years.
The procedure is sometimes referred to as a ‘liquid facelift’ thanks to its ability to lift and tighten the skin. However, it is a softer alternative than more invasive procedures. Synthetically-produced hyaluronic acid is gently injected into the affected areas. This product is a natural chemical constituent of the skin and it has an extremely low allergic response, making it highly safe.
Dermal fillers can be used to fill out fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, nose, jawline and forehead, as well as used to restore full cheeks and transform weak chins. Even better, dermal fillers can be used to give your mouth a fuller, more sensuous form - just perfect for kissable lips come Valentine’s Day
Achieve flawless makeup
With your skin prepped and hair tamed, the final touch is to add a sweep of makeup. For Valentine’s Day we love the ‘barely there’ makeup look, with a light coverage of foundation, rosy cheeks and a touch of red lipstick.
The key to a Valentine’s Day look is mineral foundation that gives light coverage without weighing you down. The Jane Iredale mineral makeup range features a number of multi-tasking products designed to provide coverage while protecting your skin.
Jane Iredale makeup is light reflecting, which gives you a gorgeous, soft-focus effect (so you’ll be ready for your loved-up selfies) and you can choose from a variety of foundations to get the natural look you want. The range also has added algae extracts to help aid moisturisation (so important in summer) and helps protect against damage from UV radiation.