In the mood for a little romance this week? With a love filled holiday just days away, my inbox has been flooded with questions on how to prep for a sexy night in (or out!) with the one you love. When getting ready for a romantic occasion, it's important to keep the focus on 3 areas: lips, face & body:
LIPS: Soft, smooth lips are a must! Don't have a lip scrub on hand? Make your own by mixing 1 tsp brown sugar with 1 tsp coconut oil. Apply to lips in a circular motion for about 1 minute and rinse (take a little taste if your so inclined!). Top off with your favorite lip conditioner or balm and start smooching.
FACE: A freshly exfoliated face does wonders in the confidence department, not to mention your makeup will lay down beautifully afterwards. If your skin if a bit on the sensitive side, exfoliate the night before to avoid any redness or inflammation. A tip to remember? Be sure to hydrate immediately after exfoliating as it will nourish and replenish the skin.
BODY: It's important to exfoliate the body as well (check out a homemade recipe here) to remove any dry, dull looking skin. For the ultimate sexy glow, try a light application of self tanner after you've exfoliated. I like to apply all self tanning products the night prior to a special occasion and shower off any excess product in the morning (as the color tends to lift). Top off all of your body treatments with your favorite, hydrating lotion afterwards.
Philosophy "Kiss Me" exfoliating lip scrub | Sara Happ, "The Lip Slip" gloss | Glam Glow, Tingling exfoliating mask | St Tropez Self Tan Mousse | LaLicious Sugar Souffle Moisturizing Body Scrub | Philosophy, Amazing Grace Firming Body Emulsion