When it comes to bridal skin care and beauty prep, there’s no such thing as starting too early!
Follow my tips on how to get glowing, luminous skin for your big day!
Start simple: cleanse, tone and moisturise and then add products that will target your skins needs. Introducing a serum is the easiest way to give your skin a boost.
Don’t leave it until the last minute to think about your skin – the longer you have to correct any skin issues, the better!
Using products that contain AHAs (exfoliating acids) will help to remove dead skin cells, which tend to build up and leave our complexions looking dull and lifeless. Removing this dead layer of skin will leave your skin looking fresher and more vibrant. Remember to use a good SPF to avoid exposed skin becoming damaged.
Beautiful bridal make-up starts with good skin – no foundation will look perfect without a smooth, exfoliated base.
Don’t try any new products up to three weeks before your wedding. Any kind of a reaction could take a couple of weeks to calm down, which the last thing you need before your big day!
Drink plenty of water.
Your skin looks better when you drink up! Try to drink at least eight cups every day – to keep the skin hydrated and looking radiant.
If you suffer with blackheads or hormonal spots on your chin, try using a salicylic acid product as part of your skincare regime. This will help to gently exfoliate the skin and clear out pores. Salicylic acid also has an anti-inflammatory effect so it’s great for blemishes that have become inflamed.
If you choose to have spray tan make sure you have a trial beforehand to make sure the colour suits you. The last thing you want is to look too orange. Once you have found a spray tan that you like book yourself in for your tan 1-2 days before the wedding and you’ll be a lot less likely to end up with any streaky patches.
Buy a good quality lip balm and apply regularly throughout the day, especially before bed. Do this for at least a week before your wedding and your lips will be beautifully soft and smooth!
Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream is great for dry lips.
Don’t forget your brows.
Try and settle on a brow shape and tint as far in advance as possible so you can figure out what you like best.
For the most flattering and youthful effect, you should keep brows as full and as natural as possible (not too perfect) which may mean forgoing waxing in favor of tweezing.
For a last-minute boost on the morning of your wedding, apply a gentle exfoliating mask right before makeup. Smooth a hydrating serum onto your face, neck and décolleté to enhance your glow before having your makeup done.