MySkin on 16 October 2018

Spring racing carnival is just around the bend, which means now’s the time to start your beauty prep. To look your best trackside, follow our guide to getting spring racing-ready. Our easy-to-follow tips will leave you looking radiant and polished as you sip champagne in the marquees.

Get Hair-Free

You’ve done your hair, put on your dress and completed your makeup. You’re jumping into the Uber to go to Flemington when it hits you. You’ve forgotten to shave. Now your fun, carefree day at the races is ruined as you work to hide your legs, keep your arms down and jump out of any photos.

 Want to avoid this scenario? Book in for laser hair removal. Laser hair removal will ensure your skin is smooth and hair-free for every major occasion, including the races. Of course, the process does take time, so be sure to start early. Or, if you’ve left things too late, consider scheduling treatment before next year’s carnival.

Tackle dry skin

In the lead up to the Spring Racing Carnival, it’s important to tackle dry skin as soon as possible. As well as looking unsightly, dry skin can seriously ruin your tan. So, be sure to get it under control sooner rather than later.

 To transform your dry winter skin in a stunning spring complexion, remember to exfoliate and moisturise regularly. Doing so will ensure you have a smooth and radiant base come racing season.

Try Microdermabrasion

If the skin on your face is in need of some TLC, you should consider booking yourself in for a treatment. Microdermabrasion can make an excellent choice. This beneficial treatment can fight the signs of ageing and improve hyperpigmentation while smoothing and brightening your skin. In other words? You’ll be left with a youthful and radiant complexion that'll look fantastic.

At MySkin Laser Clinics, our DermaFrac treatment combines microdermabrasion with a selection of other beneficial skin therapies. By doing so, it can treat a wide range of issues, leaving you with incredible skin no matter the concern. Just remember to book in for an appointment at least a week before race day to ensure your skin has time to rest afterwards.

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Fake Tan

A golden glow is essential for any lady who wants to look her best at the races. Fortunately, if you’re not naturally tanned, you can totally fake it. A spray tan is a fantastic and safe way to give your skin a touch of bronze. Of course, not all spray tans are created equal. So, be sure to visit a salon you trust to get things right.

Before your tan, exfoliate and moisturise. Concentrate on areas where skin tends to build, such as your elbows and knees, as these can trap pigment, leaving your tan looking uneven and unnatural.

If you’d rather DIY your tan, be sure to choose a high-quality self-tanner and do a trial run. This will save you from last-minute scrubbing if it turns out to be more orange than awesome.

Don’t Forget Your Nails

They may be small, but your nails can play a big role in your overall appearance. Before you head to the races, be sure to get a manicure (and pedicure if you plan to wear open-toe shoes).

For your appointment, consider your outfit and what colour and design will look best with it. For a subtle look, you can try a nude tone or something that matches your dress. For a bolder appearance, consider a contrasting hue or opt for some interesting nail art.

So your nails look their absolute best at the races, book your appointment as close to the day as possible.


Get spring racing ready with MySkin Laser Clinics. Contact our friendly staff to arrange a complimentary consultation.