With the help of makeup artists, faux tans and trusty beauty products you are guaranteed to be a bridal beauty on your big day. However, there are a few things that you can do at home to before handing it over to the professionals to ensure you are feeling your best when you say 'I do!'
Here are 10 crucial products that you should invest in before you tie the knot....
Have a chat with your dermatologist
Think about skin treatments
Having flawless skin on your wedding is high up on most bride’s and groom’s priority lists, right? Not only does a flawless complexion ensure you look stunning in photos, it will also be a major confidence booster. Some treatments, like Retinol can take time, so heading to see a skin specialist early on will allow you to devise a game plan to achieve your dream skin for your big day!
Not sure what Retinol is? This treatment increases cell turnover and helps to boost collage, unclog pores and diminish hyper-pigmentation.
MW tip: Don’t forget about your décolletage, it could benefit from retinol just as much as your face.
Your skincare routine starts in the shower
Try to get in the habit of dry brushing before you shower 3-4 times per week. Major benefits of dry brushing include exfoliation and increased blood circulation that leads to radiant glowing skin. YES PLEASE!
Gentle Body Wash
It’s so simple but a gentle cleanser is key in achieving glowing healthy skin.
We all know that to achieve silky smooth skin, we are to moisturise on the regular right? After showering, gently pat your skin dry and apply lotion instantly for that skin that loves you back.
Don’t forget about your hands!
Do you forget about your hands in your beauty regime? Us too!
This is a beauty product that often gets forgotten, thrown to the back of the bathroom cabinet. We suggest to invest in a high quality hand cream to keep on your beside table, to apply every night to replenish those hard working hands of yours.
L'Occitane Classic Hand Cream Trio Set $34.00
Aside from continually using hand cream, we recommend using a gentle scrub once a week, keeping your hands smooth and healthy.
Give your hands the full treatment, and follow your weekly scrub with some cuticle oil or an Argan oil, to keep your hands healthy and strong.
Eyes on the prize
Under eye mask & eye serum
Combat tired eyes, puffiness, lines and dark circles with an eye serum and an under eye mask.
We love the Eye Therapy Patches from Talika ($85). They contain musk, rose, safflower, avocado, and wheat germ essential oils that work to erase blueness below the eyes. Leaving them on for 30 mins will help eradicated redness, puffiness and diminished fine lines.
For bountiful brows
After ditching the tweezers and letting your brows do their thing, to add more substance to sparse brows, try a treatment like Benefit’s BROWVO conditioning eyebrow primer ($49) or DIY products like Caster Oil, Vaseline, Coconut Oil or Aloe Vera. Apply to your brows over night and within a few months you should start to see a change.
A day or two before the big day go and get your brows professionally threaded or waxed and they will look picture perfect. We promise all the waiting will be worth it.
MW Tip: Don't Use Peppermint oil on the face. It is highly concentrated and too strong for delicate skin.
For a satin like finish
Finding the right foundation isn’t just essential for your wedding day, but whenever you are wanting to achieve a flawless complexion. Here at MW, we all reach for foundation that is naturally dewy and satin like – leaving us with a polished look. Try out a couple of different products prior to your wedding to find your perfect match!
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation $99.00
Get that bridal glow with these 5 beauty products!