Our favourite time of year is upon us, wedding season! We just adore diving into a world of ivory, lace, embellishment and rose petals. For you who have their big day fast approaching, first of all, Congratulations! And second of all, breath…. It’ll all work out perfectly, and we all know what happens when we get stressed, our skin is the first to suffer!
So, it was this in mind that we wanted to share some tips on how to get flawless skin ready for your wedding day!
1. Work on the inside first
Your face is usually a tell-tale sign of what is happening on the inside! Depending on where you get your blemishes is showing you which organ or area is in need of help or some TLC. For example, spots on the cheeks link to lungs and respiratory. Spots on the forehead are linked to liver, so in other words, that last cocktail that tipped you over the edge Saturday has come back to haunt you in blemish form!
Use this as to your advantage and focus on ensuring that whatever you are putting into your body will benefit your skin! Cut back on alcohol and smoking, up the vegetables and multivitamins, you won’t necessarily see a huge difference to begin with, however, three weeks later, if you find you are particularly blemish-prone, your skin will become a lot clearer and glowing!
It does seem like a bit of a cliché that you should start exercising before your wedding. However, this tip has nothing to do with fitting into your wedding dress, instead, we are talking about how exercising can work wonders for your skin!
Thinking about it, the more active you are, the more oxygen is taken into the body and delivered to the blood cells. This results in your skin looking radiant, in some cases even plumped and fine lines looking less visible!
Now, we aren’t expecting you to become some crazed marathon runner, but with countless videos on YouTube and Instagram, it has never been easier to exercise in the comfort of your own home! 30 minutes a day will transform your skin and your mindset! So, get planking!
3. New additions to your skincare
It is very tempting to try that one product you have seen everywhere, claiming to deliver outstanding results, the temptation can become a little too much, and we aren’t here to stop you, the only advice we would give is to try the product out 6 weeks before the big day! That gives you enough time to give it a test run and if your skin happens to not enjoy using it there is still enough time for it to completely calm down and restore itself again.
4. Add on facials
Considering the point that has been mentioned previously, mixing up your skincare routine may not be the best idea in the world, however, adding in some pampering facials could be exactly what your skin is craving!
Depending on your budget etc it’s an idea to book in at least one bespoke facial before the big day, usually, a couple of days before for your skin to look incredibly radiant!
Your therapist will be able to cater the facial to you and your skin and help restore balance and leave the skin rejuvenated. Not to mention just how relaxing it is! Choose a therapist you have worked with before and that you are comfortable with to have the peace of mind this treatment will benefit your skin and not have any unwanted reaction!
5. Keep things simple
If you have found that reading these tips have left you thinking “I don’t even have a skincare routine” Then perhaps now is the time to include something to give your skin a helping hand at looking it’s best. No need to go into this idea with all guns blazing, keeping things simple like adding a scrub or facemask.
Our Activated Charcoal Purifying Detox Mask is a great treatment that will clear the skin of any toxins, impurities and any pollution your skin has picked up throughout the day! With this mask only needing 10 minutes to work its magic, it’ll be an easy addition to you if you haven’t really had a routine previously, but wanted some extra glow for your wedding day!
6. Beauty sleep
We seem to go on about beauty sleep a lot, but we really can’t get enough of those beauty restoring zzz’s. There is also an added benefit of the way you sleep that can help with under eye bags!
Yes, laying on your back means you can reduce the appearance of those loathed bags as gravity will stop any fluid and blood flowing it’s way to your eye area and so meaning the size of the under bags will go down and dark circles will become lighter.
Don’t believe us? Give it a try for yourself!
7. Finding the right makeup artist
Wedding makeup means big business and it can feel overwhelming with the amount of choice of makeup artists out there. One point to remember is to take your time, there is never any rush to find a makeup artist and have as many trials you can afford. Your bridal makeup is something that you will remember forever, so no need to rush anything and go with someone who you trust and who completely understands the brief you shared.
This last tip may come with an eye roll from some of you. But there is nothing worse than a grumpy bride! If you think about it, you’ve spent a small fortune on the day and the photographer, to have them capture you looking a little glum… So, our final tip is to smile, and smile until your cheeks ache! That in itself will make you look flawless and simply stunning!Hope you find these tips a little help in preparation to the big day! And from all of us at Procoal, best of luck for the future!