Bridal Beauty: How To Get Glowing Skin

The countdown to your wedding is on and when it comes to skincare and beauty prep, there’s no such thing as starting too soon.

The Guide’s beauty guru, Bridget Foster explains why taking care of your skin prior to your big day is so important.

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A good skincare routine is essential to maintaining healthy skin and is something that most people should try and get into the habit of long before their special day.

Cosmetic treatments are becoming exceedingly popular and although I’m not against it, I don’t think people explore skincare enough before going ahead with treatments including Botox and fillers.

The one thing I would change in your skincare is your cleanser. Many cleansers strip the skin of its natural oils that we need to help keep a protective barrier against free radical. Leaving us tight & dry or produce more oil to compensate.

Balm cleansers help to balance out your complexion, while protecting your skin from any irritation. My favourite is Emma Hardi Cleanser which can double up as a night balm.  Starter kit comes at £25 in Marks & Spencer.

The second addition to your skin care is an exfoliator.  Depending on the type and strength of the chosen product, it is a good idea to exfoliate 2-3 times a week in order to get rid of any dead skin cells, clean out your pores and make your skin glow. Ideally, choose a glycolic fruit acid based exfoliator over a scrub.

Good glycolic exfoliators can be very expensive but many salons do offer this as a treatment. A great one to start which is gentle and not too abrasive is the REN Glyco Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask – £32 available locally in M&S.


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