Flicking through any bridal magazine or Pinterest picture, I think we can all agree that it would be amazing to have that lovely, glowing, dewy skin seen on the models! so if you’ve booked a makeup artist for you wedding day, it’s important to give them a helping hand and do your part.
Makeup is amazing, it can enhance our features, help shout our personality and make us feel just that but better about ourselves. What it can’t do is give you new skin. There are products to help hide larger pores, even out colour and hide blemishes but us makeup artists have to work with what we’re given; and if that’s dehydrated damaged skin…you’re not going to get that beautiful bridal glow.
Simple changes to your routine can make the world of difference and it’s a good idea to start this as early as possible. Try not to make too many last minute skin care changes, be kind to your skin and give it a change to get used to enjoy the change:
-Drinking more water genuinely makes the skin feel so much more hydrated and supple, I notice very quickly if clients are big water drinkers! Your body needs water to function well and help flush toxins out and it will show in your complexion.
-Cut out sugar and alcohol before the day….sugar and alcohol are great ingredients for a dehydrated and blemished complexion. If you’re on the wedding dress diet you should have cut these out of your diet already.
-Cleanse and Moisturise! Please take your makeup off before bed, I hate makeup wipes as they can be quite harsh on the skin but if it’s the only way to encourage clients to take their makeup off…then do it, soap and water, wipes, wash…anything! You wear your skin everyday and I really do believe it should be your most expensive “item of clothing!” There’s lots of wonderful products on the market now as you’ll see from some of my previous posts but I can’t force you to be interested in skin case, just try listen to what your skin needs and buy a face wash appropriate for your skin type followed by a good moisturiser at night.
-Facials and Beauty treatments aren’t a must have, I certainly didn’t bother before my wedding day. If however, you have extremely problematic skin e.g very dry or scar damaged; then it may be worth chatting to a beauty professional who can guide you on various treatments available such as microdermabrasion. Make sure you do this months advance to the wedding day not weeks before and if you have very sensitive skin, probably best to avoid!
-Quit Smoking….enough said!
Vicky Brown Hair and Makeup