Valentine's Day Beauty Prep: Look Your Best With This Guide For Him And Her

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Look your best with healthy skin this season. Ariwasabi/Shutterstock

Whether single or committed, it’s never a bad idea to look your best on Valentine’s Day, and besides, it’s always good to do things for yourself. The romantic holiday can get stressful if you have big plans for it, so it always helps to start your beauty prep in advance, for instance, getting a haircut, going to the salon or simply starting to use your favorite beauty products beforehand so you see the results when the big day arrives. Check out some ideas for the gals and the guys below:

Ladies can get their beauty glam on this V-day with Dove and Pond’s.

  • Dove Beauty Bar: the gift that everyone’s skin is yearning for – radiance. The Dove Pink Beauty Bar contains ¼ moisturizing cream combined with DEFI technology, a unique blend of mild cleansers, leaving the skin softer and smoother. Whether you’re prepping for date night, or much needed “me time,” it’s the perfect way to decompress for some extra love and pampering.
  • Dove Dry Spray: Feeling fresh and protected is a major key this V-day. No matter what the day of love brings your way, Dove Dry Spray is the perfect ally to get you through the night. With its instantly dry application and no visible residue formula, you won’t have to worry about lifting your arms or getting in and out of that little black dress!
  • Ponds Dark Spot Correcting Cream: This daily moisturizer is perfect for use before you apply your make-up for the night. The Pond’s Dark Spot Correcting Cream is formulated with Vitamins B3 and C helping fight discoloration to visibly diminish dark spots, so skin looks more even toned and radiant.

Here are some great tips for the guys, so they can look and feel confident whatever their V-day plans are.

  • Plan on getting a haircut or trim a one or two days before.
  • Shave or trim up facial and neck hair. It's any easy way to instantly look and feel more polished.
  • Use at least one hair product. Whether it’s a paste, cream, etc. to add some texture and a bit of sheen to the hair. This one step instantly steps up your grooming game. Try AXE Signature Clean Cut Pomade for a smooth, sharp look.
  • Don't neglect your skin. Moisturizer is key, especially in the winter months, adding a healthy glow and makes you look instantly more handsome.
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Maria G. Valdez

Maria was born and raised in Dominican Republic, where she began her career in journalism covering human interest stories, entertainment, beauty and wellness for a national magazine. She moved to New York City to study Musical Theatre, but went back to journalism after graduating in an attempt of becoming the Latina Carrie Bradshaw. She has an unhealthy obsession with JLo and claims to be Sofia Vergara’s long-lost daughter, and has tried a crazy amount of treatments to keep looking young. She became a Zumba instructor for fun.