Preparing Your Skin For Valentine’s Day


Preparing Your Skin

Everyone wants to have great looking skin for Valentine’s Day.  Both men and women make the effort to look as appealing as possible as part of their Valentine’s Day gift to their significant other. There are a few things you can do to make sure your skin is glowing, as long as you take the time to prepare in advance.

Deep Cleansing/Facial Treatments

One option for getting your skin ready for the romance of Valentine’s Day is to go for a deep cleansing skin treatment. This can clear out your pores and make you look and feel sexier.  However, a fun alternative many women (and some men) are turning to is a chocolate facial. If you don’t want to go to the spa to have this done you can whip up a chocolate facial at home. Just make sure you use dark chocolate for all its benefits. The ingredients in dark chocolate are actually very good for your skin. Studies have been conducted that have proven the flavonols in chocolate can help hydrate you skin, improve its texture and even make it thicker and stronger.

Skin Cell Repair

A chocolate facial can also result in the repair of skin cells and can work to prevent future skin damage. Your skin will also look better and be healthier because the chocolate facial will improve your blood flow. Blood vessel function greatly improves as a result of chocolate facials as well. To create your own chocolate facial at home all you need is cocoa powder, honey, plain yogurt and a vitamin E capsule pierced and drained.

Smart Skin Care For Him

For the special man in your life, suggest that he uses just the right skin care products so that you will know on the big night that his skin will look as good as yours does. There are facial masks made specifically for men and if yours loves you and wants to give you an unforgettable Valentine’s Day, he’ll be willing to use then. Encourage them to try at least one facial mask within a few days before the special night arrives. Even if they don’t do it until Valentine’s Day should still see great results quickly. Ask your man to use a facial mask that includes green tea and clay because these ingredients will apply healthy antioxidants to his skin that will give it a special glow. If you want to truly make it a romantic experience, apply the facial mask for him. He will be relieved that he didn’t have to do it himself and you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are teaching him how to care for his skin properly. He will also be thrilled to know that keeping his skin as healthy as possible will make him look and feel younger. And that is something you can both appreciate. If you are overwhelmed at the thought of choosing the right skin care treatment for you or your man, head over to for all the skin care advice you will ever need. Here you can find high quality skin care products for him, or for yourself. You can even find skin treatment plans that will work for both of you.

Photography: Franck Gomez (with permission)