Your wedding day is beyond any doubt the best day of your life! It’s the day you look your most radiant, and why wouldn’t you. There’s so much preparation from the dress to the hair, the makeup and also your SKIN! If your skin looks good everything else is a bonus! And bridal skincare is key. I see our brides getting so much more confident because they are getting skincare results from using the right products and having the right treatments specific to them.
As a makeup artist I’ve always loved skin! Unfortunately for many brides they wish to hide and mask problematic skin. Our ethos is to treat first and with results driven skincare your makeup will look amazing. Preparation of the canvas is key!
It’s so important to establish a good skincare routine. Ditch the micellar water or the wipes and book yourself into a salon or skin clinic for a skin consultation. We recommend you start your skincare routine sooner rather than later. If changes are needed you need to let the skin acclimatise to the new products.
During a skin consult a facialist will ascertain your skin type and gain a deep understanding of any skin issues you may be experiencing. From there a routine will be drawn up for you including your double cleanse, exfoliator, serum, moisturiser, eye cream and a treatment product. It’s important to note that your routine is completely personal to you, what works for your best mate may not work for you. There are of course certain products that we swear by at the Eyrebrushed Skin Clinic for brides to be to get their glow on!
Ingredients to look out for and add to your routine as specified by a therapist:
HYALURONIC ACID: Powerful humectant (aka moisture-binding ingredient) that keeps skin plump and hydrated. Try IMAGE SKINCARE AGELESS total pure hyaluronic filler! This topical filler’s high concentration of hyaluronic acid instantly plumps skin, smoothes the appearance of fine lines and delivers an immediate, noticeable boost of hydration to dehydrated, irritated or post-peel skin. No need for injections just yet!
VITAMIN A: a proven molecule to have hugely positive effects when introduced topically and internally for your skin. Vitamin A is known to promote the effects of the skin’s natural moisturising levels, stimulate the production of collagen to keep skin looking healthy. It also supports the effects of skin’s immune system and helps prevent the appearance of breakouts. A VITAMIN A supplement is also recommended or if anyone suffers from ACNE, breakouts of congestion, I highly recommend the Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin Accumax.
Please be advised Vitamin A must be gradually introduced into the skincare routine under guidance.
Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair
Dermalogica Age Reversal Eye Complex
IMAGE AGELESS Total Overnight Retinol Masque
VITAMIN C: is not only necessary for collagen production and maintenance, but it is also a potent antioxidant that can neutralise free radicals in the skin. Free radicals are molecules that damage the skin and cause ageing to occur. Image Skincare do an entire range based upon the healing properties of Vitamin C. If you suffer from dry, dehydrated, or redness prone skin try the IMAGE Skincare Vital C line. Try Vital C Cleanser and Vital C hydrating Repair Creme.
It’s also important to address your LIP CARE in the lead up to the big day! If you suffer from dry lips no amount of Vaseline or Carmex is going to cut it. A gently sugar scrub (sugar and your cleanser) every second night over the lip area will remover dead cells. Then apply IMAGE Ormedic Balancing Lip Enhancement which not only hydrates but also plumps the lips with continuous use! Nice natural way to get a lovely pout! It can also help aid the recovery after lip fillers and increase their effect.
In addition to your bridal skincare routine we also recommend you super charge your routine with treatments such as FACIAL PEELS and MICRONEEDLING which are both great for problematic skin, skin texture, scarring and pigmentation. LED LIGHT THERAPY incorporated into these treatments is also highly effective.
No need for the Botox: We are huge fans of the CACI NON SURGICAL FACELIFT. A course of treatments lifts and contours the muscles and targets lines and wrinkles plumping the skin. It’s a very popular red carpet treatment and a must for any bride who wants to look her absolute best on her wedding day. Also a firm favourite for the mother-of-the-bride.
I cannot stress enough how important it is to attend a professional consultation when using powerful skincare products and ingredients. When used incorrectly they can have negative effects on your skin and overall well being. Seek out the help of a professional. Our skin consultations are only €20 but are redeemable on product in salon.
Book your skin consultation with our facialists Marie and Lynda here:
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Oh and ladies (not just brides to be) remember to wear your broad spectrum SPF 365 days of the year! Your skin is on show for a lifetime, so mind it!
~Emma and the Team at Eyrebrushed Makeup & Beauty Studios