Trust us when we say that your regular routine isn’t going to cut it while getting ready for Valentine’s Day! And your date night routine deserves a little extra effort on your part, and this is where beauty hacks come in. In addition to your usual routine, we have some recommendations to up the glam factor and help you achieve a beautiful and glowing glam look. From giving yourself a quick facial to using makeup to set a romantic mood for your date, here are some beauty hacks that will help you look extra pretty this V-day...

 

01. Give yourself a quick facial

01. Give yourself a quick facial

Start with a clean slate for your V-day glam! At-home facial kits, like the Pond’s Charcoal Anti Pollution Home Facial Kit, work to rejuvenate your skin and take it from tired to terrific in just 15-minutes. The set is formulated with activated charcoal to take out deep-rooted dirt, grime and pollution particles from your skin and freshen it up. If you do not have a steamer at home, just use a warm, hot towel on your face for similar results.

 

02. Tend to the lip

02. Tend to the lip

The lip is quite easily the most ignored part of your face. Most days, a lip balm is all the love it gets, but on V-day show your pout some extra attention. Start off with a nourishing sugar scrub to exfoliate chapped lips and get some blood flowing under there. Massage with some facial oil, we like the Dermalogica Phyto Replenishing Oil for its lovely ingredients. Once the oil is fully absorbed, top off with one of the cute tints from the SPF-infused Lakmé Lip Love Gelato Collection.

 

03. Blur your makeup for a soft look

03. Blur your makeup for a soft look

To make your V-day glam a softer and a bit more romantic, let go of sharp details and blur your makeup instead. Starting with the Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer, apply thin layers of liquid and cream formulas that seamlessly blend into each other. For a full tutorial on how you can blur your makeup, head to this page.

 

04. De-puff everything!

04. De-puff everything!

A tired and puffy face can ruin even the best of makeup looks! So, before you start getting ready for your date night, grab a cup of coffee and get to de-puffing! Use a cold facial roller to help with the lymphatic drainage on your face. For your eyes, you can use chilled green tea bags to quickly brighten them up. Do not forget to follow up with an eye cream, preferably a formula with brightening benefits like the Pond’s Age Miracle Eye Cream. Lightly tap the eye area with your ring finger to speed up the de-puffing process.

 

05. Ice-away the shiny areas

05. Ice-away the shiny areas

When done right and gently, Ice facials are known to instantly close up your pores and make your skin look tighter. It can also help mattify shiny areas, especially if you struggle with an oily T-zone. Give yourself an ice facial before putting on your makeup. Follow up the facial with the Lakmé 9 to 5 Matte Moist Mattifying Face Toner to restore the skin’s pH balance.