Let’s be real: prom season can be nerve wracking for even the most confident of teens. From perfecting the “prom-posal” to planning an epic post-prom weekend, this teenage tradition is a pressure cooker of plan-making anxiety, all to ensure it lives up to its historic hype. And nothing sets the body up for disaster quite like adolescent angst.
Fear not prom-goers (and parents), we’re here to Prep U for the social outing of the century. After all, it doesn’t matter how nice your tux is if all anyone sees (or smells) is your lack of hygiene preparation.
Skincare: No corsage can compete with the size of this concern. A clear, blemish-free moneymaker starts with a good cleansing ritual every morning using an all-natural, toxin-free face wash. Once a week, incorporate a gentle exfoliant likePrepU Charcoal Face and Body Scrub to draw out any lingering bacteria and grime. And don’t forget to apply the same routine to the rest of your body, usingPrepU Body Wash daily and Charcoal Face and Body Scrub weekly. After this thorough clean, make sure to apply an all-natural moisturizer to both your face and body to help maintain that handsome glow.
Haircare:There’s no point in clean, clear skin if that hair is a hot mess in all those prom pics. Using an all-natural shampoo and conditioner free of parabens and sulfates (like PrepU 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner coming soon!) will give your hair that soft, shiny texture you want, even if you’d never admit it. Finish your hair routine with some tried-and-true products like gel, mousse or pomade (NOT all three) to guarantee that mane will stay put all night. Just do everyone a favor and don’t experiment with a new ‘do minutes before your date sees you. Stick with what you know and rock it all night long.
Scent:Ah, the pièce de résistance. If you haven’t figured it out already, guys, smell is a powerful tool. If you nail it, your date will remember your signature scent long after prom night. And if you don’t, well, that’ll be memorable, too, for all the wrong reasons. The key is to start with a good base likePrepU Natural Deodorant. No aluminum or parabens, just odor-fighting essential oils to keep you smelling fresh. After you’ve suited up, but before you make your grand entrance, use a spritz of cologne orPrepU Body Spray to finish the look. Note: we said SPRITZ. Nothing says amateur like drowning yourself in a bottle of cologne and choking your date with a cough attack.
With this simple prep, you’re on your way to an all-natural, prom-proof hygiene routine for an epic night you’ll never forget.