Steph's Tips: Prepping For Your Big Day
1: Don’t leave it until the last minute to think about your skin – the longer you have to correct any skin issues, the better! Using products that contain AHAs (exfoliating acids) will help to remove dead skin cells, which tend to build up and leave our complexions looking dull and lifeless. Removing this dead layer will leave your skin looking fresher and more vibrant. Just remember to use a good SPF to avoid exposed skin becoming damaged.
2: If you suffer with blackheads or hormonal spots on your chin, try using a salicylic acid product as part of your skincare regime. This will help to gently exfoliate the skin and clear out pores. Salicylic acid also has an anti-inflammatory effect so it’s great for blemishes that have become inflamed. I recommend Bravura’s Pore Perfection Oil Control Gel – it’s perfect for brides with oily skin.
3:Start drinking green tea, preferably every day. Not only can this help with weight loss – alongside a good diet and exercise regime, of course – but I swear by its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to help brighten the skin and reduce acne.
4: If you’re getting married abroad or in the summer, make sure you wear SPF50 every day, starting from 4 weeks before the wedding. Don’t risk sunbathing – you don’t want to get married looking like a lobster! Even if you do tan rather than burn, you may be left with unsightly strap marks that will spoil your wedding photos and run the risk of dark pigmentation that won't cover with makeup so keep reapplying that suncream! Don’t forget your ears, lips and the back of your neck.