Beauty products to boost your confidence

Nov 19, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. ET

Keep your mind on dinner and entertaining when you use these beauty products to boost your confidence on Thanksgiving Day.

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Keep your mind on dinner and entertaining when you use these beauty products to boost your confidence on Thanksgiving Day.

Whether you're hosting dinner or are a guest somewhere else, Thanksgiving dinner is filled with festivities and friends. Use these beauty tips to boost your confidence so you can enjoy the company of family and friends without worrying about your sense of style.

For beauty at your fingertips, get an early start

A few days before Thanksgiving arrives, think about investing in a gel manicure. Whether you get it done professionally in a salon or you buy one of the more inexpensive do-it-yourself options at your local drugstore, you'll be happy to save your own nails from chipping and breakage while maintaining a lovely daylong look with the style you choose.

Don't sweat the small stuff

Degree clinical protection

In addition to selecting your Thanksgiving Day beauty products carefully like waterproof mascara and liner to withstand those steaming side dishes and investing in a gel manicure so you don't have to worry about your nails for the day, start with a trustworthy antiperspirant such as Degree Clinical Protection® motionSENSE™ Active Clean so you don't have to think twice about your sweat situation.

Choosing Degree Clinical Protection® motionSENSE™ ensures the best odor protection ever for joint gender execution when space is very tight — like when there are too many cooks in the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day! The unique blend of skin moisturizing ingredients and body-responsive fragrance technology helps eliminate odor to keep you feeling fresh all day.

Mmmm — something smells great

Another way to maintain that fresh out-of-the-shower feeling all day is to layer your fragrance, choosing a matching perfume and body lotion so that as the day progresses, you'll have tiered scents to combat the grind.

It's a hairy situation

The heat from the oven, the steam from the boiling potatoes — all of it can wreak havoc on your hair. Depending on your hair type, pick an anti-frizz product that will protect your style. For those of you with curls who are hoping to preserve a slick hairdo, this is a must.

Don't fade away

If it's not always a part of your day, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to try a foundation primer. Not only will you need less foundation than normal, you'll find your makeup will last longer throughout the day. There is no need to rush off to the restroom for a touch-up when you use a primer!

You're not melting, nor should your eyes

Toss your ordinary mascara and eyeliner to the side for the day because moisture is the name of the game on Thanksgiving. Whether from steam or sweat, the only way to keep those eyes from smudging is to utilize waterproof products. Don't worry; the brand you use probably has a waterproof variety available, most likely in the same shade you already love. Just remember that removal will require more than soap and water.

Relax in splendor

Finally, when the day is done, treat yourself to a nice bubble bath with some of the new holiday scents available, such as eggnog, cranberry or candy cane. You've lived through one holiday, but another is just around the corner!

Tell us:

We want to know! What beauty product gives you an extra boost of confidence? Share your secrets in the comments below!

For more advice on surviving Thanksgiving:

A timeline for a stress-free Thanksgiving Day
Holiday weight gain survival guide
Thanksgiving tablescaping ideas from the pros