One of the biggest parts of your wedding is how you look and most importantly that you feel fabulous. You spend thousands on your dress, venue and photographer, and your makeup and skincare should be a vital part of the planning process as well, you will look back at these photographs and how you looked for years to come! Flawless makeup is not achieved by your makeup artist in one session unless your skin is being looked after. I suggest to all my brides that they start their skincare regime at least six months before their Big Day (although I would suggest you ALWAYS stick to a good skincare routine!). Here are some skincare tips and advice…
Cleanse, tone and moisturise EVERY morning and evening, use a night cream as your nightly moisturiser, exfoliate your face and neck twice a week (leave the product in the shower and you will not forget), exfoliate your whole body at least once a week (again leave it in the shower so no excuses). After every shower moisturise your whole face and body as hot water strips moisture from your skin and causes dryness. Use a face mask once a week and make sure you are using products that suit your skin type. If you’re unsure of what products to use, visit your local beauty salon or skincare professional who can advise you on the products and ingredients you should be using for your skin type. Some of my favourite products are listed below – you don’t have to buy the most expensive brands to see results but your products should be natural and free of any harmful ingredients including parabens.
Cleanser: Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water, Natural Cleansing range from Biofresh Skincare
Toner: Rose Water
Moisturiser – Day: Probiotic Day Therapy Collagen Expert Cream from Biofresh Skincare, Guinot Crème Hydra Beaute (Long Lasting Moisturising Cream), Charlotte’s Magic Cream by Charlotte Tilbury
Moisturiser – Night: Lacura Q10 Anti Wrinkle Night Cream from Aldi, No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Night Cream
Exfoliation – Face: Guinot Gommage Éclat Parfait, Boots Botanics Shine Away Face Scrub
Exfoliation – Body: Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliating Cream, Soap & Glory ORANGEASM Exfoliating Body Polish
Moisturiser – Body: Clinique Deep Comfort Butter, Super Nourishing Body Lotion Q10 from Biofresh Skincare
Face Mask: Guinot Masque Essentiel Nutrition (Instant Radiance Moisturising Mask), Multi Miracle Glow by Charlotte Tilbury, No7 Beautiful Skin Mask
Coconut Oil is a must have product for face, body, nails, hands and hair care!