Countdown to prom: start preparing now

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Have you started getting ready for prom yet? These tips will help you prepare for the big night so you can feel your best when it arrives!
If you want to look tan at prom, skip the dangerous tanning beds in favor of a self-tanner or spray tan. Since you don’t want to go from pale to tropical in one day, starting this process early is important. If you just want a subtle glow, go with Nivea Gradual Tan Lotion ($9.99 at drugstore.com, tips on how to apply here). If you’re planning on going darker, shop around your local tanning salons for affordable spray tanning packages. By starting now, you can avoid making a mistake and looking orange at prom!

Since you will probably be showing some leg at prom, make sure your skin is moisturized and healthy. Start applying moisturizer, like Olay Quench Advanced Healing Body Lotion ($9.99 at drugstore.com), daily when you get out of the shower.

Start prepping your face by applying weekly exfoliating and cleansing masks. If you have acne-prone skin, we suggest Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask ($7.99 at drugstore.com), which will kill bacteria and control excess oil. Remember to apply moisturizer containing SPF daily – the last thing you want at prom is a sun burn!
Another step you should take now, if you haven’t already, is booking your hair appointment (and make up and nails, if applicable). It’s also a good idea to start flipping through magazines and clipping out your favorite styles.
What steps have you taken to get ready for prom?

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