03 Oct 5 Tips For Your Flawless Wedding Day Skin
We LOVE looking after our brides’ skin and being a part of their preparation in the lead up to their big day! Focusing on the skin is the first step in achieving a beautiful bridal glow, and a healthy, well-maintained skin base can make or break your overall wedding day make-up look. There are some make-up magicians out there who may be able to cover up blemishes by adding some highlighter, creating some luminosity, and concealing dark circles, however if your skin isn’t plump, smooth and hydrated, foundation can start to crack around the eyes, sit in those deeper creases and even start to flake throughout the day. Plus, when your skin feels good you just feel BETTER and everyone deserves that on their wedding day!
Getting your skin wedding ready may feel really overwhelming on top of everything else on your wedding ‘to-do’ list, but you can rest easy knowing that we’ve got you covered with these top 5 essential tips!
Tip #1 – Give yourself a 6-12 month treatment plan
Skin is a little bit different to hair in that we can’t create extreme transformations in just one session. Think of your pre-wedding prep as more of an enjoyable journey and the end goal will be all the more sweeter! The sooner you get started and the more time you have, the better the result you will achieve. Depending on what your goals are, 6 months pre-wedding would be the ideal time frame to see a positive improvement in your skin. In saying that, if you’ve decided a month or two before your wedding that you’d like to have some treatments, it’s not too late! There are still many things we can do to prepare your skin, although a full consultation followed by a trial treatment for last minute visits is always recommended first in order to avoid an adverse response before the big day.
Tip #2 – Step up your nutrition
It goes without saying that good skin comes from within. Our skin flourishes when it is fed an abundance of nutrient-dense food full of minerals, antioxidants and good fats. For some extra love and support, add in the Bestow Beauty Oil and the Bestow Collagen Boost Powder to take as a daily supplement. It’s also worth mentioning the effects that alcohol has on our skin – excessive consumption of your favourite wine or G&T is directly linked to an increase in dehydration, breakouts and dark circles. We’re all for letting your hair down and enjoying your hens; just try to be mindful of alcohol consumption for at least a week or two prior to your wedding.
Tip #3 – Have an Oxygen Facial
Oxygen facials are SO popular amongst not only our brides, but this treatment is also the go-to treatment for celebrity clients attending ‘red carpet events’ as well as the number one recommendation from many make-up artists. A relaxing Oxygen Facial is the best way to deliver hyaluronic acid and antioxidants deep into the skin via high pressure oxygen, and it is also a fully customisable treatment with different ampules of serum to choose from to suit each individual’s skin. It gives a beautiful, glowy finish and your skin will be beaming with its instant results. As always we recommend trialling our treatments well before the big day, so many of our bride clients test this one a day or two before their hen’s party. This is the ultimate pre-wedding treatment where relaxation meets glow-up, making it the perfect bridal choice after lots of planning and organising.
Tip #4 – Exfoliate and mask
The secret to a smooth, silky base is the complete removal of dull skin cells and cellular debris. If it’s not part of your routine already or if you’re aware of the benefits but can get slack with this step, MAKE. IT. A. PRIORITY! Enzymes and lactic acid are both exfoliating, brightening and hydrating ingredients that can be used twice a week. Something gentle like the Aspect Fruit Enzyme Mask (a clinic favourite!) can even be used on the day of your wedding for some last minute buffing.
Our Societe Rejuvenating Peptide Gel Masks are the ultimate pre-ceremony mask and they are also fun to share with the rest of your bridal party too! These masks are jam-packed full of hyaluronic acid and calming peptides. If you’re feeling a little tired from a lack of sleep and nerves, you can put these masks in the fridge and they will significantly reduce any puffiness on the day. They really are a true skin saver and an ideal way to ace your base before make-up application!
Tip #5 – Don’t forget your lips!
Our lips can be the first place on our face to show dehydration, and nobody likes the feeling of dry, cracked lips! If you’ve already remembered the golden rule to drink, drink, and drink (water of course!), did you also know that there are cosmeceutical grade lip treatments?? To get pucker up ready and prevent cracked lipstick, we suggest conditioning your pout with our PCA Lip Peptide Therapy or our DermaQuest Stem Cell 3D Lip Enhancer. For some lip exfoliation, try to gently bring some of your Aspect Fruit Enzyme Mask over your lips in your exfoliating routine, or even try an at home recipe by mixing equal parts of honey and sugar and massage with small circular motions. Lip exfoliation will give the lips a beautiful rosy colour and leave them feeling plump and hydrated for the big day!