As we are almost coming to a close of wedding season 2017, I've gotten a ton of questions from brides/bridesmaids on what they should be doing pre wedding day in regards to their skincare. Other than the obvious: eat clean, sleep 8 hours, drink lots of water, and exercise, there are a few things I like to keep in my arsenal to give myself and clients that extra boost before a special event. I decided to put a list of products together that are fool proof and (most importantly) effective for a flawless make up application.
Ask any artist, beautiful make up can only look as good as the skin underneath it.
Use a gentle exfoliant, mask or serum 2-3 times that week to get rid of any texture and enhance your glow. Use only once if you haven't been regularly using since it might dry your skin out further. Also, if you are getting a spray before the big day, don't use these after you're bronzed.
Ren Radiance Glycol Lactic Mask, $55. found here
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, $58. found here
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads, $15. found here
The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10%, $7. found here
If you haven't already been using a nightly moisturizer, make sure you are really amping this up.
Josie Maran Argan Oil, $48. found here
Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream, $28, found here
Clinique Turnaround Overnight Revitalizing, $41, found here
If you have problem skin, my recommendation is the Eminence Probiotic Mask, $54. found here
Use a hydrating mask as well as an eye mask in the AM.
Too Cool For School Hydrating Sheet Mask, $6, found here
Tatcha Deep Hydration Lifting Sheet Mask, $25, found here
Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask, $55, found here
Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask, $162, found here (Worth every penny even with its a hefty price tag. I especially love it after spending too much time out in the sun.)
La Mer Revitalizing Mask, $170, found here (Also ridiculously priced but makes the skin glow before make up since it has fine micro shimmer and La Mer's infamous Miracle Broth.)
And last but not least my tried and true favorite eye mask:
Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Eye Mask, packet of 3 for $17.50, found here.
I tell all my clients to purchase these before their rehearsal so that they can use them for both to make eyes look completely refreshed and smooth.
Let me know if you have any new recommendations, try or have tried any of these products and don't forget to leave a comment in the section down below.