Have a big event coming up and want to make sure you're taking the steps to flawless skin?
Having sensitive skin can be a real bummer when you're trying to look your best for a big event! That's why GLP decided to reach out to one of Birch Salon & Company's estheticians and lash artists, Erica Rice-Williams to get some helpful tips. She shared with us 5-steps that can help get the skin you want before an event. Of course, timing is everything, but these should be beneficial if you're in a pinch!
Before diving into the five steps here's a little background on Erica!
As of 2020, Erica has been an esthetician in Kalamazoo, Michigan for 11 years. Before she found her passion for helping people get their best face, she was attending school for Early Art Education. At that time, she was getting facials regularly from Elina Organics. Struggling with sensitive skin herself, she found that working with Elina to create skin she loved was so uplifting and she wanted to be able to share that feeling others. From there she decided that she would no longer be pursuing the field of Early Art Education, but would learn to become an esthetician at The School of Designing Arts.
Not only did Elina in a way inspire her to become an esthetician, but she also gave Erica her first career in the beauty industry. Erica worked at Elina Organics for about 7 years before taking a new opportunity with HQ Salon&Spa. There she furthered her education as an "esti" and also became a lash artist with three certifications through NovaLash and one through Borbaleta Beauty.
Erica spent 7 years with HQ Salon&Spa but had yet again another new chance to explore her talents, taking her to her new home salon, Birch Salon & Company.
You might be asking, "What's an esthetician?". Pronounced, aes·the·ti·cian An esthetician is a person who is knowledgeable about the nature and appreciation of beauty, especially in art.
Which is why Erica is the best person to give us our 5 steps! So scroll down to peek at how to get your skin event ready!
1). Rest and hydration are key!
2). Exfoliate two days prior to your event.
Some good exfoliating options Erica recommends:
-Clarisonic cleansing brushes
-Skinceuticals Microexfoliating scrub
For a more natural DIY adding a pinch of baking soda to your favorite cleanser.
3). A moisturizing mask on the eve of the event.
Masks she can suggest:
-YES to Grapefruit Glow Boosting Paper Masks
-Laneige Water Pocket Masks.
4). Use a great eye cream!
Great eye cream options:
-Skinceuticals AGE eye complex
-Cosmedix Opti Crystal eye serum
5). Consider a jade roller. They are a fantastic way to yield away redness and puffiness.
"You will wear your skin for the rest of your days. Investing in good quality make-up and skincare makes the world of difference."