How to get perfect skin for your wedding day
It is a dream of every bride to have perfect skin on their big day. With all of the stress involved in organising a wedding, for many it probably seems like a miracle to make it through the process blemish free.
However, rather than having a last minute panic about your complexion, there are actually lots of measures that you can take during the preparation stages and these will stand you in good stead for the celebrations.
Sophie Chamings is an expert in natural cosmetics and also a dedicated beauty blogger. Furthermore, from her base in the Cotswolds, she has created her own range of impressive products that include four luxury facial oils. We have tried the oil, which leaves your skin feeling incredibly nourished and soft.
Sophie has plenty of experience with guiding brides through the skincare process and has some valuable tips and other favourite products to share with readers of The Sloaney wanting to look flawless as they walk down the aisle.
Exfoliating your skin before your big day will remove dead skin cells and improve circulation, supporting your skin to look fresher, clearer and more even. By removing dead skin cells, exfoliating also helps your skin to absorb products more deeply and evenly. My favourite method is with a lovely natural balm like Neal’s Yard Remedies’ Wild Rose Beauty Balm (£38). Simply massage the balm into your skin and leave to soften for a few minutes. Remove using a muslin cloth (included) soaked in warm water and small circular motions, splashing your face with cool water before patting dry. Do this weekly in the run up to your big day and the night before, for skin that looks ultra-fresh.
Drink plenty of water in the run up to your big day. It will flush toxins out and also hydrate your skin leaving it supple and smooth.
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm (£29) does just what it says on the tin: “The ultimate pick-me-up for tired, stressed skin—Clarins best-selling radiance booster helps eliminate signs of fatigue in a flash! Instantly moisturises, brightens and tightens facial contours so skin looks rested and relaxed”. This is the perfect remedy for skin that’s had less sleep than needed and a great make-up base. Unless you have particularly dry skin, use this instead of moisturiser on your wedding morning.
I would definitely recommend getting semi-permanent lashes for your wedding day too as these will really help to show off your overall radiance. They are amazing but make sure that you choose a good therapist.
Read more about Sophie and take a look at her own range of skincare at www.scskin.co.uk