How To Prepare Your Skin For An Important Event

Here we usually write and discuss make-up and skincare related subjects regarding our everyday lives and try to establish a good everyday skincare routine. However, from time to time, we do have certain events and special ocassions when specific needs have to be met. In this How To Prepare Your Skin For An Important Event post, I'll cover the subject of skincare and in the next installment we'll cover make-up dillemas with the focus on photography suitable make-up. Following tips can be applicable to any event you may attend – birthdays, weddings, proms, graduations, holiday dinners etc. I will divide my skincare prep routine in two parts as there are some rituals and products I use the night before and a few days to weeks before an event.

Na ovom blogu cesto se pise o kozmetici i njezi koze na svakodnevnoj bazi te uvijek nastojimo osmisliti solidnu i efektnu njegu koze u tu svrhu. Medjutim, sa vremena na vrijeme, pojave se odredjeni dogadjaji za koje je ipak potrebno sprovesti odredjene pripreme. U ovom postu pod nazivom Kako pripremiti kozu za posebne prilike, pisati cu o njezi koze a u narednom postu ce biti rijeci o odabiru adekvatnog makeup-a za posebne prilike sa akcentom na make-up prilagodjen fotografisanju. Sve sto cete moci procitati se moze primijeniti u sklopu priprema za neki vazniji dogadjaj – od rodjendana, vjencanja, maturske veceri, ceremonije preuzimanja diploma, praznicnih vecera itd. Podijeliti cu sve savjete glede pripreme koze na dva dijela posto pojedine proizvode koristim neposredno pred sam event dok ostale koristim u danima i sedmicama koje prethode eventu.



Perhaps the most important thing to remember is not to try anything new the night before or a short amount of time before your event. Do not apply anything on a whim that you usually wouldn't. No radical decisions and keep it safe. I tend to stick to good, foolproof products. I have noticed that some girls *raiseshand* do completely new things right before an event and that usually ends up as a disaster caught on photos. Remember Sam (SATC) doing a chemical peel before Carrie's book launch party? That sort of thing. In order to avoid such situations, I think that it's best to play it safe. My main focus is skincare which I find to be essential. Skincare is basic, essential and is huge right now. Skin is your base and you want to treat it well. If your complexion looks good, all make-up will look amazing on you. Of course, none of us have perfect skin and perfection isn't the aim but we can try to eliminate major skin issues.

Mozda najbitnija stvar koju treba imati na umu jeste da ne pribjegavamo isprobavanju novih proizvoda i tretmana u kratkom periodu koji prethodi eventu za koji se pripremamo. Nije dobra ideja isprobavati nesto sto inace ne bi ili nesto nama potpuno nepoznato do tog momenta. Bez drasticnih odluka i igrajte na sigurno. Obicno se pridrzavam dobrih starih i provjerenih proizvoda. Primjetila sam da su pojedine djevojke *podizeruku* sklone kupovini i isprobavanju potpuno novih stvari tik pred event. Ne moram ni spominjati kako takvi eksperimenti redovito zavrsavaju katastrofalno. Sjecate se Sam (SATC) kada je otisla na tretman kiselinama (hemijski piling) pred zabavu povodom objavljivanja knjige koju je napisala Carrie? Bas na takve katastrofe mislim. Kako bi se nezgode izbjegle, mislim da je najbolje ici na sigurne opcije. Ono na sto se ja fokusiram jeste dovodjenje koze u red sto smatram osnovom. Njega koze je apsolutno od krucijalne vaznosti i trenutno se na globalnom nivou polaze mnogo paznje na nju. Koza je baza i zaista je trebamo tretirati sto je bolje moguce. Ukoliko vam ten dobro izgleda, apsolutno svaki make-up ce dobro izgledati nanesen preko njega. Naravno, nitko nema mitski savrsen ten no svakako da je na nama da tezimo ka sto boljem.




My tip number one would be to keep preparations as simple as possible and use foolproof products. I know that a new cream, scrub or face mask may seem tempting, however – skip experimentation. Instead, turn to your old-faithfuls. Use products that you know will work. I like to use gentle and soothing face cleansers such as the Bioderma Sensibio H2O as it removes the bulk of make-up without irritating skin. Creamy cleansers, balms, oils and lotions are best to cleanse the skin. I always mention the importance of double cleanse – first takes off the make-up (e.g.micellar water) and the second removes sweat, grime and unclogs pores (e.g.Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser). Toners are a good and refreshing step and you can freely use thermal waters such as those Avene or Vichy have. They help calm redness and soothe skin in general. Scrubs take away dead cells which is essential as dead cell build-up causes pore blockage and dull complexion. Good and gentle manual scrub would be the Avene Gentle Exfoliating Scrub.

Savjet broj jedan jeste da pripreme budu sto jednostavnije i da se koriste provjereni proizvodi. Znam da je najnovija krema, piling ili krema na trzistu izuzetno primamljiva no ipak – preskocite svaki eksperiment. Umjesto toga, okrenite se stvarima za koje znate da vam odgovaraju. Preferiram koristiti njezne i umirujuce cistace lica poput Bioderma Sensibio H2O micelarne vode. Njom skidam vecinu sminke sa lica i znam da mi ova micelarna nece iziritirati kozu. Kremasti cistaci, balzami,ulja i losioni su najbolja sredstav za ciscenje koze (bez obzira na njen tip). Moram spomenuti vaznost dvostrukog ciscenja koze – prvim uklanjamo sminku (npr.spomenute micelarne vode) dok iz drugog puta cistimo samu teksturu koze od viska sebuma i ostalih necistoca (npr.Alpha-H balansirajucom umivalicom). Tonici su dobar korak u njezi koze i u tu svrhu mozete bez bojazni koristiti termalne vode poput onih iz ponude Avene i Vichy brenda. Umiruju kozu i crvenilo tako da su svakako korisne. Pilinzi uklanjaju nakupljene mrtve celije koje su uzrocnici zacepljenih pora i sivog, bezivotnog tena. Primjer dobrog i njeznog klasicnog pilinga za lice je npr. Avene Gentle Exfoliating Scrub.




I also stick to light and oil-free hydrating creams and steer clear from anything too “glow-giving”. La Roche-Posay Effaclar H is the ultimate gentle hydrating cream for sensitive skin prone to clogging.  Avene has a good skin cream for redness and rosacea prone skin if that is your concern. If stress makes my skin react in the form of blemishes, than my secret weapon is my trusty La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo(+). If you cannot get hold of it, regular tea tree oil is also very effective. Refreshing mists and waters are also a good way to clarify and relax your skin. Thermal waters can serve this purpose but I also like L'Occitane Immortelle Mist. Even the Caudalie Beauty Elixir can do. Nice, calming and hydrating face masks are a good option but try not to use extra heavy or overly rich ones to avoid pore clogging. I find that it is the best to use a non-aggressive clay mask a day before as it balances the sebum.

Takodjer se pred sam event pridrzavam nemasnih hidratantnih krema lagane teksture a izbjegavam bilo sto fokusirano na pruzanje sjaja kozi. La Roche-Posay Effaclar H je ultimativna krema za lice u ovu svrhu. Narocito je zgodna za kozu koja je osjetljiva no sklona nesavrsenstvima. Ukoliko vas pak zabrinjava crvenilo koze i rosacea, Avene je brend koji je vrijedan vaze paznje. Nije neobicno da nas neprijatno iznenadi aknica bas pred sam event i tada je vjerovatno stress krivac no u takvom scenariju se okrecem ka svom (ne vise) tajnom oruzuju – La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo(+). Posto LRP kao brend jos uvijek nije dostupan u BiH apotekama, mozete umjesto Effaclar Dua koristiti ulje cajevca. Jako je efektno. Osvjezavajuce izmaglice i vodice su odlicne za prociscenje i opustanje koze lica. Termalne vode su takodjer izvrsne no moj favorit je fantasticna L'Occitane Immortelle izmaglica. Cak bi se i Caudalie Beauty Elixir mogao iskoristiti. Njezne, umirujuce maske za lice su idealne kao priprema koze za event no obratite paznju da ne budu isuvise bogate kako ne bi zacepile pore. Meni su se, kao priprema mjesovite i masne koze, najboljim pokazale maske na bazi gline za dubinsko ciscenje koze. Koristim ih dan prije eventa jer balansiraju kozu.




Eye creams are not to be left out. I am a big believer in eye creams and my faves are the Nuxe Anti-fatigue moisturizing eye cream and the L'Occitane Immortelle Eye care & mask duo which doubles as an eye mask. I love metal applicators as they cool and de-puff the eye area. If you haven't used oils before – skip them. However, mixing a few drops of appropriate oil with a dedicated moisturizer can provide a needed yet calming effect for dry skin. A good hydrating and rich cream such as the Skincode 24h Cell Energizer cream is essential. For a dry patch of skin we have Avene Cold Cream and LRP Cicaplast B5 – they work every time. Personally. I always reach for Liquid Gold before an important day or night as it always sorts my skin. If you haven't tried AHAs or BHAs as facial exfoliants – stick to regular scrubs. This falls into the “a few days/weeks time” prior an event prepping. If you feel tempted and have the time to test – use Alpha-H Liquid Gold or La Roche-Posay Effaclar astringent lotion 2-3 weeks prior an event, just to see how your skin reacts to them. If you feel extra frisky or react well, you can even opt for the Alpha-H Micro Cleanse – a scrub hybrid. A good and thorough prep are deep cleansing face masks.

Okoloocne kreme ne bi trebalo izostaviti iz priprema. Zaista sam ubjedjena kako pomazu a moji favorite su Nuxe Anti-fatigue hidratantna okoloocna krema i L'Occitane Immortelle 2u1 maska i krema za oci. Ona je apsolutno idealna za pripreme ovog tipa posto svojim metalnim aplikatorom hladi kozu i opusta je. Ukoliko ranije niste koristili ulja za njegu koze – preskocite ih. No ako vasoj kozi nisu strana, jako je dobro dodati par kapi omiljenog ulja u kremu za lice. To je idealan recept za suhu kozu. Takodjer ce suhoj kozi mnogo pomoci bogata krema poput Skincode 24h Cell Energizer Kreme. Za suhe dijelove su spas Avene Cold krema ili La Roche-Posay Cicaplast B5. Ja uvijek posezem za Alpha-H Liquid Gold hemijskim pilingom u bocici (5% glikolne kiseline). To je nepogresivo oruzje i izvrstan nacin da koza bude na vrijeme tip-top. Ipak, ako vam AHA i BHA kiseline nisu bliska tema, ne znate mnogo o njima – pridrzavajte se klasicnih, manuelnih pilinga. Iako hemijske pilinge koristim redovno, takvi tretmani koze mi spadaju u pripreme koje traju par dana ili par sedmica prije eventa. Ukoliko imate dovoljno vremena za testiranje, preporucujem spomenuti Alpha-H Liquid Gold ili LRP Effaclar astringentni losion. Barem 2-3 sedmice pred event mozete da ih isprobate i da vidite kako vam koza reaguje na njih. U slucaju da ste posebno raspolozene za dobar piling, hibridni Alpha-H Micro Cleanse je prava stvar. Naredni korak su maske za dubinsko ciscenje.



If your skin is clogged, has imperfections and battles extra sebum (like mine), you may benefit from cleansing masks. I like a good, purifying clay mask and I love the Lush Mask of magnaminty as well as the Queen Helene Mint Julep mask. However, if skin is reactive and sensitive – Avene Soothing moisture mask is a great one to use. I would not opt for tanning the skin – instead, I would go for a safe sunkissed glow. I would achieve this with a nice gradual self-tanner, such as the Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning. As for body, when self-tanning is in question, I'd also stick to Clarins, Lancaster, Collistar or Dove as an alternate, budget-friendly version. If you do decide to visit a salon, be it for tanning, hairdo or waxing – make sure you make an appointment early on. It is also good to arrange testing sessions just to see how certain treatments would look on you. Also, planning a budget for all of this in advance might be a good idea. Make a priority list and stick to it. Blogs, You Tube, Pinterest – these are your most powerful and most accessible tools.I'll be leaving a list of recommended products below. Hopefully, you'll find this post useful.

Ako vasa koza ima nesavrsenstva i sklona je zacepljenju pora te je i visak sebuma tu (kao kod moje mjesovite koze), maske za ciscenje su idealne. Medju boljim bih rekla da su Lush Mask of magnaminty kao i Queen Helene Mint Julep maska. U slucaju da vam je koza osjetljiva i reaktivna, Avene Soothing hidratantna maska je izvrsna. Licno se ne bih odlucila za upotrebu solarija – radije bih koristila postupne samopotamnjivace koze poput Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning. Kada zelim da noge i ruke budu nesto tamnije (samim tim da izgledaju posebno vitko) – Clarins, Lancaster, Collistar ili dobri stari Dove su moji odabiri. Ukoliko ipak odlucite da posjetite salone, bez obzira da li se radi o frizeru, solariju, depilaciji – pobrinite se da se narucite dosta ranije prije eventa (npr.prije mature) kako bi izbjegle guzve i frustracije. Takodjer je dobra ideja zakazati i barem jedno testno friziranje ili depilaciju. Dobro bi bilo prije svega da odredite pocetni budzet za pripreme. Takodjer napravite listu prioriteta i pridrzavajte je. Blogovi, You Tube, Pinterest – sve su ovo mocna, korisna i nadasve pristupacna oruzja i alati pomocu kojih se mozete lakse organizovati i crpiti inspiraciju. Ispod cete pronaci spisak svih proizvoda koji imaju moju preporuku. Zaista se nadam da ce vam ovaj post biti od koristi tokom vasih priprema te da ce vam koza zablistati do eventa za koji se pripremate.



Night before recommendations/ Proizvodi za noc prije eventa;

Avene Thermal Water

L'Occitane Immortelle Eye care & mask 
L'Occitane Immortelle Mist

Nuxe Anti-fatigue moisturizing eye cream

Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser

Avene Gentle Gel Cleanser

Balea Young pink grapefruit cleanser

Avene Gentle Exfoliating Scrub

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo(+)

La Roche-Posay Effaclar H

Bioderma Sensibio H2O

Skincode micellar water all in one cleanser

Skincode 24h Cell Energizer Cream

Montagne Jeunesse Mud Pack mask

Avene Soothing moisture mask

Avene Cold Cream

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast B5

Days/weeks before recommendations/ Proizvodi za par dana ili sedmica prije eventa;

Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning

Lancaster Self Tan Beauty

Collistar Self Tanning Magic Drops

Dove Summer Glow

Lush Mask of Magnaminty

Queen Helene Mint Julep mask

Avene Cleanance mask

Alpha-H Liquid Gold 

Alpha-H Micro Cleanse

Elemis Papaya Enzime Peel

La Roche-Posay Effaclar astringent lotion

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo(+)

Tea tree oil/ Ulje cajevca

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