Stuck for a skincare routine?
I thought I'd put together a nice and easy skincare routine that will be great to use leading up to your wedding day, but also a great habit to get into to ensure fabulous skin all year round!!
It's really important to take a little time out of your day to pamper your skin - just 10 mins is all you need morning and night.
Firstly it's great to use a cleanser to remove makeup and daily dirt from your face. I have been loving cream and balm cleansers recently, and they are great for most skin types. Massage onto a dry face and then emulsify and cleanse off with a flannel and warm water. The balm like cleansers feel amazing on the skin and have a real luxurious feel! I find they are also great for taking off even the most stubborn waterproof mascara if you prefer a quick routine that takes makeup off and cleanses in one go. If you have sensitive eyes opt to take eye makeup off separately and then concentrate on applying the cleanser to your face avoiding the eye area.
Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel and Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser are two products that I have found work their magic. I have also been loving Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter recently. It leaves your skin feeling really smooth and clean without that tight feeling you sometimes get after cleansing. With a price tag of £12 it is a must try if you fancy something new!
I must admit I am a big fan of exfoliating. It not only helps to remove dead skin cells revealing a glowing complexion but also creates a great surface for a flawless makeup application.
I wouldn't recommend exfoliating in the evening or morning before your wedding (we don't want any unwanted redness!) but a day or two before is perfect.
One of my favourite exfoliating products is Dermalogica Microfoliant. It's comes in powder form - sprinkle half a teaspoon onto really wet hands, rub together and this gives you an exfoliating paste!
Always remember to moisturise - whether your skin is oily or dry it will always benefit from a good moisturiser that is suited to your skin.
One of my favourite light moisturisers for underneath makeup is Dermalogica Active Moist. Amazing for normal to oily skinned ladies! For dryer skins Embryolisse lait-crème concentré is a brilliant one to use after exfloliating. Use before bed and wake up with smooth and perfectly plumped skin.
I have also been really enjoying the Aromatherapy Associates Nourishing Facial Oil before bedtime (mentioned in a previous post). It feels so luxurious on your skin and you do feel a difference in your skin when the dreaded alarm goes off and it's morning time!
Let me know if you found this post helpful and and also if you have any skin secrets of your own you may like to share :)
Happy bank holiday weekend everyone! Have a good one x