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).


The Perfect Pout

Quickly becoming one of the most common treatments in today’s beauty culture, dermal filler injections for lip enhancement is the ideal treatment to achieve that oh-so perfect plump pout for race day, leaving your lips looking great in that popping lippy.

Dermal fillers act to restore and boost volume in naturally thin lips for up to six months, depending on your metabolism and other biological factors. While the treatment sees instant results, we recommend you book your appointment at least two weeks before any event to ensure they’re ready for their big moment.

As lip fillers require a doctor’s assessment and prescription, all clients are required to undertake a consultation. At Australian Skin Clinics, all consultations are free of charge. During this consultation, your injector will work with you and the doctor to discuss the best course for treatment tailored to you.


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.


Sweat-free underarms

Unfortunately for some, lots of makeup, alcohol and excitement can mean not-so-flattering sweat patches under the arms. Did you know there’s an injectable for that?

Muscle relaxant injections are the best way to treat excessive sweating (also called hyperhidrosis). Small quantities of the product are placed just beneath the skin’s surface to block nerve impulses from reaching the target area. This deactivation of nerve impulse disables sweat glands and decreases excessive perspiration.

You can continue with your day almost immediately, and results are seen only a few days post-treatment. The perfect treatment to stop sweat marks on your stunning race day dress!


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!