Paying attention to the finer details on your big day is important, from finding the perfect drop earrings to that divine pair of satin heels. But the best accessory you can possibly hope for when tying the knot? Luminous, glowing skin. If you want to look the picture of romantic beauty on your special day, it’s worth paying attention to your skin beforehand. So, how to achieve a glow? Scrubbing, washing and moisturising can only do so much to prepare for your special day. There are some extra things that you can do to improve the condition of your skin and get ready for your wedding day.
Getting a Facial
Having a facial is a good way to de-stress and detoxify the skin, especially when you have a lot on your mind and much to organise. A good facial will help rejuvenate the skin through surface cleansing, deep pore cleansing (sometimes including blackhead extractions), exfoliation, toning and moisturising. Achieving flawless skin will also help make-up glide on and look more natural.
It’s too late to be booking a facial a few days before walking down the aisle. Facials respond to each person differently, so it’s best to try one out a few months beforehand to see how your skin reacts first. Further to this, if facials are entirely new to you, it can also help to get monthly facials at least three months prior to your special day to prepare your skin.
Some brides see the best results a few days after a facial, while, for others, it can take at least a week. As a general rule of thumb, it’s best to leave at least 48 hours between having a treatment and your nuptials.
Types of Facials
There are myriad pre-wedding facials available. While the goal is the same for every bride – looking picture-perfect on your wedding day – it’s not a case of one size fits all. The type of facial that you opt for should depend on your skin type. For example, brides with oily skin should opt for extra cleansing treatments, while those with dry skin should favour those that provide extra moisturising.
Wearing a backless frock? Back ‘facials’ are also in vogue right now and can hep your skin to look clean, polished and flaw-free on your big day.
As well as glowing skin all-over, another reason to have a facial is relaxation (which in itself can be beneficial for the skin). So, why not combine your facial with a luxurious massage or hand and foot treatment? You could always grab your bridesmaids and have a group pampering session for your hen’s day, too.
The groom needn’t be left out either. Having a pre-wedding facial can also help him say goodbye to any dryness, dead skin, impurities or build-up. A clean shave and a few dollops of moisturiser and he’ll also glow.
Last Minute Skin Care Tips
- Don’t forget to slip, slop, slap; especially if you’re getting married outdoors (opt for SPF30+ sunscreen).
- Don’t want to use a heavy, streaky sunscreen? Use a two-in-one moisturiser and sunscreen product underneath your make-up.
- Prone to perspiration? Try opting for long-lasting sunscreen products that go on dry.
- Brides worried about sliding make-up in the heat can spritz on a facial water spray – it will help cool down the skin and set the make-up.
- Finally, make sure you follow a three-step skincare routine, morning and night, in the lead-up to your big day (brides and grooms inclusive) – cleanse, tone and moisturise. Choose good quality products that respond well to your skin.