The spring racing carnival is upon us, meaning it’s time to embark on a beauty regime… and fast!

Everyone wants to look their absolute best-come race day – from the heels to the dress and most importantly, the fascinator, every detail is planned to perfection. But have you thought about your skin yet? Glowing skin and silky-smooth pins and the finishing touches to a winning race day look.

Given that, we’ve put together a beauty guide to have you looking just as flawless as the celebs in the Bird Cage.

Glowing Skin

Glowing, clear and soft skin is a must for all race days! If you’re not exfoliating, you’re sabotaging the hydrating effects of your moisturiser and the quality and longevity of your race-day makeup.

A great way to maintain your “glow” is to invest in a series of microdermabrasion (or microderm) in the weeks leading up to your event. Microderms effectively target the skin’s natural rejuvenation process through deep exfoliation and will have you looking smooth and picture-perfect.

Silky Smooth legs

Wearing a dress that will show off your incredible legs? Then avoid the risk of shaving rash or painful DIY wax strips with a more permanent solution – laser hair removal.

It is suitable for all skin types and most hair colours (with the exceptions of grey, pale red, white, or very light blonde).

At Australian Skin Clinics, we use the most advanced Candela laser technology for long term hair reduction in just six to 12 treatment sessions. There’s little downtime and treatments can be done in under 15 minutes (times vary depending on treatment area).

All day sun protection

Don’t forget to add a 50+ broad-spectrum sunscreen to your day by the track so you can protect your skin from those harmful rays! This is an essential part of any skincare regime and not just for an event – but extra important when you know you’ll be in the sun for most of the day!

Through the daily use of an SPF such as Balense UV Defiance SPF 50+, you can help prevent the signs of aging and further protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun.

Now you’re photo-ready!

Just remember, alcohol is very drying to the skin, so our final tip if you plan on having a glass of champagne or two is to ensure your skin and you are well hydrated by drinking lots of water. This will keep your makeup looking its very best and ensure your head and skin’s recovery is swift!