Wedding season is here, which means that now is the time to start getting your skin ready for the big day! Here’s our quick-start beauty guide to get you on your way.
Book a course of facials
Facials are the key to feeling confident and looking fantastic on the big day. Whatever your skin type, you’ll be able to find a facial that works for you; whether you have acne, blemishes, pigmentation, ageing skin, dull skin, anything! However, the important thing is that you book a course, not just a one-off treatment. That’s also why it’s better to start sooner rather than later, to give your therapist time to fit you in for a full course! All of the best facials work in stages, meaning they become more and more effective as time goes on.
Hydration, hydration, hydration
Hydrate your skin from the inside and the outside for the best possible complexion. When your skin is hydrated, it looks plumper and less lined. You may also find your dry or rough patches disappear, and oily, blemish-prone skin can clear up too, all thanks to getting those two litres of water every day! When it comes to hydrating your skin from the outside, make sure you use a moisturiser or serum that contains hyaluronic acid, which attracts and holds moisture within the skin.
Look into body exfoliation
It’s easy to forget your body until the last minute when you’re trying your dress on after alterations or shopping for your honeymoon, and suddenly realise that things don’t look quite how you want them to. Book yourself in for a course of Microdermabrasion body exfoliation now – whether you want your feet to look perfect in heels, your body to look flawless in a bikini on your honeymoon, or your back to look clear and blemish-free in your wedding dress.
Care for your skin the right way
When you’re preparing for a big event, it’s essential that you give your skin the best possible chance to get used to whatever products and treatments you’re going to use. That’s why you need to start right now; choosing the right products and facial treatments, to make sure that any reactions or adjustments are over and done with by the time the big day rolls around. With some facials, your skin might go through what’s called ‘purging’, where the impurities turn into blemishes as they get drawn to the surface. And other treatments may cause sensitivity, or require a special care routine, which may not be compatible with your wedding plans. Plus, in the event that you choose a facial treatment or skincare products that aren’t quite right for your skin, you don’t need to panic as you have plenty of time to get it right.
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Simple, consistent skincare
This is the mantra you need to remember to get yourself into good skincare habits:
- Cleanse twice a day
- Moisturise twice a day
- SPF in the morning
- Exfoliate twice a week
If you stick to this routine without fail from now until your wedding day, you’re almost guaranteed to have better-looking skin than you do right now. Skincare doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective. Investing in good products and a course of facials will do far more for your skin than a bathroom cabinet full of every product you’ve ever read about and an inconsistent routine!