When an invite drops into your inbox, the immediate consideration is usually what you’re going to wear. But what is a lamé/velvet/embellished dress without a similarly silken face? If you haven't the time or money to see a facialist regularly (recommended every 4-6 weeks, FYI), the secret is to do it yourself and emulate the professionals from the comfort of your own home.
Caveat: You can’t get the lasers, the tools and the potency of active ingredients at home as they aren’t available to consumers, but with science-led, well-formulated products, you can give yourself a more-than-effective pre-makeup facial in less than an hour. The more often you do them, the better – it takes consistency to get skin in peak condition – and you should always take all skincare down to your décolletage. Detail is everything.