Be the ‘Queen of Clean’
If you want to get radiant, glowing skin on your wedding day 2018, then it’s time to turbo-charge your skin cleansing routine today.
No amount of expensive foundation can make blotchy, tired skin look good.
Plus if you’re not cleansing properly you’re just wasting your hard-earned cash on expensive skincare.
You need to become the ‘queen of clean’ and up your cleansing routine to get beautiful glowing skin for your wedding day 2018.
Regular cleansing is how you get glowing skin on your wedding day 2018
Removing makeup and dirt is crucial. You need to cleanse your face morning and night.
Thorough cleansing gets rid of the build-up of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin and is the first vital step to radiant, glowing skin.
You need to remove that dead layer every day so that the fresh new skin is revealed underneath.
And no, a quick swipe with a face wipe will not do!
No matter how tired you might be, make time to clean your face before you collapse into your bed tonight.
It will really pay off on the most photographed day of your life.
What should I cleanse with?
That will depend upon your skin type. You can choose from a cleansing cream, balm or oil. If you are still using soap and water – stop now!
Massage your cleanser into dry skin with firm, small circular movements working from the centre of your face upwards and outwards. But be gentle around your eye area.
This will help melt makeup away as well as help with circulation and decongestion of your skin. Use a hot wet cloth – muslin or flannel – and press and wipe face to remove first layer of cleanser and dirt.
Then re-apply cleanser and repeat. This may seem excessive, but this vital second cleanse will clean much deeper into your pores and help remove any impurities.
Taking this extra time ensures your skin truly benefits from your cleanser and its ingredients
Watch this cleansing massage routine to help give you clear, glowing skin when you say “I Do” on your wedding day.
Get Your Bridal Glow with a 5-Minute Facial
After cleansing gently pat face with clean, dry towel. Your skin should feel fresh, soft and revived.
- Take a facial oil and rub together in palm of your hands
- Smooth over face and neck
- Use the base of your thumbs to massage the oil upwards and outwards along jaw, and cheekbones and then across your forehead and hair line.
- Repeat covering your whole face for 5 minutes
- The oil will be absorbed leaving your skin velvety soft and glowing
Top Tip for breakout-prone skin
Celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas recommends; “Raw apple cider vinegar is perfect for any skin type and particularly amazing for people who break out. It exfoliates, balances the skin, and it also helps calm breakouts and heals them quickly”
Apply a small amount all over your face, like you would a toner using a cotton pad and leave on overnight as a treatment.
Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate!
Dead surface skin cells don’t reflect the light so if you don’t remove them your skin becomes dull, flaky and greyish.
A gentle exfoliator will go a long, long way towards restoring beautiful, healthy glowing skin.
‘Gentle’ is the important word.
AVOID anything that is harsh, scratches or over-buffs your skin. Liquid exfoliants are very effective at treating enlarged pores, dullness, minor pigmentation marks and brightening your skin.
Use an AHA-based liquid twice a week. AHA’s – Alpha Hydroxy Acids like glycolic, lactic and citric – will help reveal the virgin skin beneath the upper layer of dead skin cells. However the new skin is vulnerable to sun damage so always ensure you wear a sun block afterwards.
If you have eczema, rosaca or extremely sensitive skin then go very gently. Patch test your first application to see how your skin responds. A subtle tingling is normal – anything more than that then AHA’s are not for you.
One of our favourites is Liquid Gold AHA. A cult product among industry insiders, Liquid Gold is renowned as an ‘overnight facial’, gently exfoliating tired and dull complexions and plumping the appearance of your skin while you sleep, helping to refine the appearance of enlarged pores and skin texture. Wake up with a brighter-looking, revitalised complexion with Liquid Gold.
How to use:
- Using a cotton pad, apply onto cleansed skin and gently wipe over face, neck and décolletage, avoiding the delicate eye and lip areas
- Your skin may tingle momentarily
- For maximum benefit leave on overnight and do not use a night cream, but allow it to work ‘uninterrupted’ while you sleep
- Use two to three nights a week
- Sensitive skin: apply Liquid Gold to a dampened cotton pad to minimise the tingling sensation and start by using it just two nights a week; then after two weeks, graduate to using a dry pad. This gives your skin time to adjust to the treatment.
- Resistant skin: forego the cotton pad and simply apply 3-4 drops of the solution directly onto your skin
USE A SERUM
Serums have a very fine texture that penetrate quickly into the surface of your skin. They contain a higher concentration of essential oils and active ingredients, and the smaller molecules can penetrate the skin much deeper than your moisturiser.
Serums help you address your specific skin concerns – some serums treat dehydration , others open pores and spots.
One of the best on the market for giving you radiant glowing skin is Ren’s Radiance Perfecting Serum.
This plumping skin serum gives an all over radiance boost and evens the tone and texture of the skin for a more flawless finish. Anti-ageing ingredients include Glabridin (from Licorice), Tyrosinase Inhibitors (from Wild Canadian Rumex ) and Vitamin C – plus Hyaluronic acid to hydrate.
MOISTURISE to get radiant, glowing skin for your wedding day 2018
You absolutely need to ensure that your skin is well hydrated. Dry skin doesn’t glow nor does it photograph well.
Your skin’s tone and flexibility depends on the presence of water in the underlying tissues of your face.
A good moisturiser acts as your skin’s natural protector, by creating a defensive barrier on the surface of the skin and preventing water from leaving your skin.
It also smooths the texture of your skin and helps to maintain good skin-cell health. A great moisturiser will also help hydrate and plump your skin to help give you that glowing, radiant healthy look.
If your skin is very dry and dehydrated
Use a super rich moisturising balm with ingredients like shea butter or glycerin for better texture and and for smoother application of foundation. Warm the balm between your hands before applying to your face.
If you have oily skin
Try using an oil-free formula to hydrate yet also control overactive oil glands. Foundation applied over the lotion will also hold better. You can also add a mattifying primer on your forehead and T-Zone for very oily skins.
Apply your moisturiser like a pro
Once your face is thoroughly cleansed and while the skin is still slightly damp apply moisturiser with clean hands. Warm about a fifty-pence sized amount between your palms and then gently press the product into your skin until it is completely absorbed.
If you follow this routine religiously then you will be well on your way to perfect glowing skin you have always dreamed about for your wedding day.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch at www.cocobellabride.com