Bridal Skin Prep
Updated: May 12
How to have your skin looking its best for your wedding day
Whether you prefer full or light coverage, or a 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 first to melt away any makeup, 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 airconditioned environment. Ella&Jo Hylauronic skin mist is one of my favourites and great to prep the skin before applying makeup.
Protect, Wear SPF daily.- everyday & all year round!
Weekly, 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.
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:
Evanna Breen - https://www.akina.ie/
The Skin Nerd - https://www.theskinnerd.com/
I hope this helps!