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Bridal Skin Prep

Updated: Aug 9

How to have your skin looking its best for your wedding day

Whether you prefer full or light coverage, or matte skin or more of a dewy makeup look, skin condition, skin prep and hydration is key. The better condition your skin is, the better your makeup will look and wear on the day, so do invest in your skin, the sooner the better for this as improving your skin can take time and its good to get started before your makeup trial.

Begin with a skincare routine:

Cleanse am + pm

*double cleanse at pm - I love using a squalene cleanser / oil-based cleanser such as the Ella & Jo Melt Away Cleansing Balm first to melt away any makeup, SPF or product, then follow up with a lighter cleanser more specific to your skin type.

Hydrate am + pm

Apply serums first as these penetrate deep down into the lower layers of the skin.

Then moisturise, moisturiser will lock the serum in & hydrate the top layer of skin.

Skin mists are a great way to boost hydration throughout the day especially in winter months when the heating is on or if you are in an air-conditioned environment.

Ella&Jo Hylauronic skin mist is one of my favourites and great to prep the skin before applying makeup.


Wear SPF daily.- everyday & all year round!


Exfoliate and hydration masks.

Exfoliation is usually recommended 1-3 times per week do seek advice from a skin expert as to what is best for you.

Keep well hydrated!

Adding a couple of cucumber slices to your water is known to help keep skin clear and prevent breakouts.

Also mist throughout the day, your skin will feel refreshed, plump and hydrated.

For more specific treatments, information and a routine personalised to you, I always recommend seeking advice from a skincare expert.

Skin experts I recommend are:

Lavendelle Beauty

Evanna Breen

The Skin Nerd - The Skin Nerd provides online consultations if you are finding it hard to make the time for in person consultations

I hope this helps!

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