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Here's an except on how to prepare your skin when you're just one week away from a big event, like a wedding or vacation, from the chapter on Time-Targeted Routines for Flawless Skin:
"When you have only a week to prepare your skin, I would not recommend using any new products or getting a facial anywhere you've never gotten one before. The stakes are too high, and too much can go wrong. But there are plenty of other things you can do to boost your glow in just a few days.
First, I would start drinking chlorophyll every morning to improve digestion, reduce inflammation, and introduce vitamins and minerals to the body. If you haven't already, lay off alcohol, breads, pastas, sugars, and dairy too. It's just one week, and it might save you from getting a last-minute breakout or uneven skin. Makeup will also go on easier, and you won't feel puffy.
If your skin is tired or dull, exfoliate with your regular exfoliating product at least twice this week. This final week is not the time to experiment with a whole new routine, but exfoliation will ensure your products penetrate better and leave the skin resurfaced and more even.
I would also use a sheet mask (one you have used before without issue) the night before and on the morning of your big day. Sheet masks are prescriptive, so use a soothing one the night before and a hydrating EGF/ peptide mask the morning of the event. They'll make a big difference.
The night before, you should absolutely use a body scrub to make the skin on your body smoother and more radiant. If you don't have a scrub on hand, you can make this simple one to use on both your face and body. It smells like heaven and makes the skin feel smoother without irritating it..."
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