Pink, red and sugar-coated candy lips…oh, my! In case you thought Valentine’s Day would simply come and go without some beauty tips to prepare for our favorite holiday of the year, you will find yourself sorely mistaken. Read on for LaTonya’s skin tips to prepare for this romantic holiday and beyond.

1. Know Your Skin Type and Tailor to it

The first thing you need if you want flawlessly glowing skin is to know your skin type. Determine if your skin is normal, oily, dry or a combination of all these types. If you don't know this by now, you should take this quiz and see what type of skin you have. And, why is this important?

Well, it will help you in the selection of products and remedies before your special day.

2. Know That Great Skin Comes from Your Plate

Try to eliminate as many processed foods as possible. The truth is, your skin is the mirror of your eating habits. A lot of nutritionists agree that eating three servings of fruit and five servings of vegetables daily improves the health and look of the skin - just like cutting down foods filled with caffeine, sugar, red meats and greasy foods.

3. ...And the Amount of Water You Drink

Clear and beautiful skin is a hydrated one. That is why aside from washing your face with a good cleanser every day and every night before bed as a routine - you should also drink plenty of water and constantly stay hydrated.

The truth is, drinking an adequate amount of water will ensure that your organisms properly digest, absorb, and even excretes the foods you eat - but also that your blood circulates everywhere throughout your body.

After all, our skin is 64% water - it will thank you and glow in its natural light.

4. Invest in A Cleanser, Toner, and Moisturizer that Suits Your Skin Type

Once you learn your skin type, make sure to invest in the appropriate products for your type.

Another pro tip is always to try to get non-comedogenic products, which means that they won't clog your pores and create pimples. And if you already have a bad case of acne or eczema, make sure to see a dermatologist and get a custom treatment.

5. Buy an SPF 15+ Sunscreen for Daily Use

A sunscreen with no fragrance or oil is the best way to fight the overly tanned (or red) skin. All you need to do is get a sunscreen from a reputable brand that once again tailors to your skin type, blocks the UV rays and prevents skin damage and cancer.

6. Use an Eye Cream with a Light Diffuser

Eye circles are one of the worst enemies of ladies all around the globe. The worst thing about them is the fact that they are hereditary - which means that the only way to reduce their appearance before any occasion is covering them with makeup. Make sure to start with an eye cream that has light diffusers and would reflect light to make the eye look brighter. Then, use concealer only on the dark spots and always look for one that matches your skin tone and type.

Because we love you and you deserve the very best, we're offering a FREE 15-minute skincare session, (with a FREE sampling of LimeLight by Alcone Moisturizer) to all new clients. Schedule your appointment today!