Everyone wants perfect skin for their wedding day, and it’s never too early to ramp up your daily routine to help you achieve glowing, radiant skin in time for your big day. Here are a few simple tips to help you get your skin looking its best and to minimise the chances of problems cropping up right before your wedding.
Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse
A quick once-over with a facial wipe will not cleanse your skin. Even if you’re not wearing make-up, a damp face wipe does very little to remove dirt from your skin. For the best results, choose a cleanser that you apply to dry skin and take off with a damp, warm face cloth. Balms, milks and oil-based cleansers are all great for cleansing and/or removing make-up but avoid anything foaming as this can dry out or irritate your skin. If you’re wearing SPF or heavy make-up, cleanse twice to remove all traces of dirt. Get into the habit of cleansing properly every day and you will notice a difference immediately. Marie Claire recommends some excellent cleansers for all skin types, including oily, combination and sensitive.
Use the right moisturiser for your skin type
Don’t be fooled into thinking that because your skin is oily, you don’t need to moisturise. All skin types can benefit from a little extra moisture, and oily skin can, in fact, be dehydrated, even if you don’t think it is. If you have oily skin, choose a lightweight moisturiser that won’t sit too heavy on your skin and won’t clog your pores.
If your wedding is at a stunning Gloucestershire wedding hotel venue, such as www.thespeechhouse.co.uk, you will probably want to make the most of the location and have some of your wedding photos taken outdoors. Harsh daylight will show up any dry patches on your skin, as well as fine lines. While a professional photographer will be able to make you look your best, keeping your skin well moisturised and plumped ahead of your big day will help you look youthful and radiant.
Use a face mask once or twice a week
Face masks are great for deep-cleansing, for tightening and brightening your complexion, and for boosting moisture levels among many other things. Pinpoint your most important skin concern, and find a mask that addresses your primary issue.