Beautiful Bridal makeup starts with good skin. As an MUA I often get asked by my clients for skin care advise, so i have put together Some of my top tips on how you can prep your skin for a flawless makeup application.
Increasing your Water intake, aiming for around 2 litres a day is key to keeping your skin healthy. When your skin is hydrated it looks plump, radiant and smooth whereas skin lacking hydration can have texture, like fine lines and wrinkles.
2. Swap for Green Tea
Drinking Green tea daily has many benefits for the skin, its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties make it great for brightening our complexions and reducing acne.
3. Don't pick!
This may seem obvious but as a makeup artist i have been asked many times, 'what can I do if i get a spot on the day?' Firstly do not pick, as most breakouts can be covered but not if they are cracked, sore and weeping! I would suggest to dab some benzoyl Peroxide gel directly on the blemish overnight, this will help to dry it out. Redness from blemishes is easily covered so try not to stress.
Exfoliation is key to flawless makeup application! Removing dead skin cells creates the prefect canvas and whether your skin is oily, dry or sensitive there will be an amazing exfoliation product out there for you that will work with your skin. Exfoliating your skin around twice a week in the months leading up to your wedding day will also help all your other skincare products to be absorbed in to your skin and therefore give you the best benefits from all your other products.
5- Lip Balm
Don't forget your lips in the lead up to your big day especially if you are opting for a bold lip colour. Apply a lip balm throughout the day to keep lips hydrated and exfoliate your lips also to take away the dead skin- just using your toothbrush for this will work.
moisturising your skin will really help in achieving a bridal glow. Don't forget to moisturise your body and hands too.
7- Power food
Diet always plays a huge part in our skin and to glow on the outside you have to make sure you are feeding your body well, here are some key foods that will help achieve a bridal glow-
Avocados- Superhydrating superfood when it comes to skin!
Broccoli- full of antioxidants and high in Omega-3
Eggs- Protein helps repair cells that have suffered free radical damage
walnuts- Rich source of Omega 3 for shiny hair and smooth skin
Berries- Helps to heal and prevent broken capillaries
I hope you find these skincare tips helpful! read how to prep for your bridal makeup trial here.