By Nadia Lam|May 13, 2017|Beauty Advice, Skincare Advice|

You’ve waited a full school year and the time is finally here.  Prom.  Throughout the year you’ve looked at magazine articles, you window shopped, pinned on Pinterest and gotten ideas from your girlfriends and you’ve finally purchase the dress, the shoes and accessories.  Now it’s time to put your hair and makeup look together to complete your Prom Look for 2017.

Everybody wants to look flawless and glowing on that special day but may have issues with blotchy, acneic skin, dry dehydrated skin and extremely oily blemish-prone skin which gets in the way of achieving that desired look.  The first step you would have to do is to take care of your skin on a daily basis and go for monthly treatments at the spa until you’ve balanced your skin close or back to normal.  And by normal I mean a balanced PH of 5.5 and hydrated, cleansed skin.

You begin this process by first determining what your skin type is so you will be able to purchase the appropriate products for your skin.  Below you will find a list of common skin types and skin conditions to better understand what skincare product type to be used to achieve healthy, glowing skin for your prom.  The best way to accurately test your skin type and condition is to wash your face with a cleanser and leave your skin without putting anything on for about 15 minutes.  Once your skin is completely dry, touch and pull your skin to see if there are any of the signs listed below.



Skin lacking in oil.  Small pores, fine texture, no acne and possible leathery appearance in mature skin.


Excess oil on the skin’s surface, enlarged pores, thick texture, deeper lines, acne/blemish-prone.


Oily in some areas, dry in others with corresponding textures.


Balanced skin is referred to as normal.  Ironically, while referred to as “normal,” this skin type actually denotes a flawless complexion.



When skin is dehydrated, it is due to a lack of moisture (most of our skins are dehydrated).  The signs are crinkled texture, lack of color, poor circulation, congested pores and skin tightness


While sensitive skin may be genetic, it is aggravated by the elements, diet, mindset and improper care.  People with very allergic skin often have a lot of internal toxicity making their system delicate and their defenses weak.  The signs are redness, frequent blushing, broken capillaries, red allergy bumps and a chaffed appearance.


Unbalanced skin is caused by drying, overactive adrenals or negligent skincare.  Signs are oiliness and peeling, dryness or tightness and acne, oily skin with fine lines and congestion under the skin.


Problem skin is not constituted by one or two pimples, but constant breakouts of acne or blemish clusters over the face and sometimes the neck.  Causes vary from person to person.  The signs are whiteheads, blackheads, inflamed pimples and cysts.

Now that you have followed the steps and determined what your skin type and condition is it will be easier in picking products that best suit your skin.  Products are usually categorized as Very Dry skin, Dry Dehydrated skin, Normal to Dry, Combination skin, Combination to Oily skin, Blemish-Prone and Acne skin.  Once you have picked the right category for your skin type you will purchase the following: cleanser, toner, exfoliate, serum, mask and a day and night moisturizer.

Follow these instructions daily, weekly and monthly for fresh, glowing skin which will create a great base for your flawless makeup application.

~ DAILY (Day & Night) Cleanse, Tone, Serum, Day/Night Moisturizer ~ WEEKLY (best done at night) Cleanse, Exfoliate, Mask,Tone, Serum, Night Moisturizer ~ MONTHLY  Facials done by a licensed  aesthetician for your particular skin type and condition.

Monthly facials by a licensed aesthetician are extremely important to get because the whole relaxation part of the facial assist in the healing and repairing of the skin.  It is also better to have a professional extract your pimples, blackheads and whiteheads because it is done with little to no scarring as oppose to when it is done by yourself or parent/friend.  The other good part of the facial is the massage portion of it.  The massage not only helps you to relax but it also helps the blood circulation to flow better which contributes to brighter, glowing skin.



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About Nadia Lam

Nadia Tamara Lee owns a Skincare Practice in Toronto where she helps treat her clients with skin conditions. Nadia plans on guiding her clients individually by giving the required amount of facial treatments needed per individual as well as putting them on a daily skincare routine. She also advises knowledge on nutrition according to their individual body type, as well as helping them deal effectively with stress through meditation.