Winter notoriously plagues many of us with dry, dull skin. This can be a huge inconvenience for brides-to-be, who just want to achieve a glowing, radiant complexion for their wedding day. However, this can be easily remedied by ensuring that proper skincare tactics are embraced before the big day.
On your wedding day, start by using a gentle cleanser. You want something that won’t irritate your skin, but will still shed old skin cells in order to brighten your complexion. We recommend something like the Givenchy Hydra Sparkling One-Minute Glow Powder, a soft powder exfoliating cleanser that gently removes dirt from clogged pores. If you prefer something that isn’t exfoliating, try the Estee Lauder CyberWhite Brilliant Cells Full Spectrum Brightening Cleanser, which is a gentle creamy wash that helps awaken a youthful glow.
Your next step would be a brightening mask. We recommend doing this almost immediately before doing your makeup, in order to ensure that the brightness lasts throughout the day. We suggest the Glam Glow YouthMud Mask, which is perfect to brighten dull skin in just 10 minutes. With fresh sea clay, volcanic pumice, and green tea leaves, this mask is chock-full of brightening ingredients. You could also try the Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask, which is actually the same one used at Bliss Spa’s throughout the country. It has tons of Vitamin C and antioxidants that instantly brighten and hydrate the skin.
Next, use a moisturizer that promises to properly hydrate your skin and brighten. For oily skin, try the Lancome Energie De Vie moisturizer, which is specifically formulated for dull skin. It will sink in quickly without leaving a greasy residue, and give you glowing skin for your big day. For dry skin, try the DiorSnow Fresh Creme Global Transparence Day Cream, which will have the same effect as the Lancome cream, but will give an extra boost of hydration for a dry skin type.
Our last recommendation would be to have your makeup artist use a brightening or luminizing primer. This will give your skin the final touch, and ensure that it stays on throughout the day. We recommend the Smashbox Photo Finish Luminizing Primer, or the Dior Glow Maximizer Primer. Each can be mixed in with your foundation, or applied underneath, to give your skin a radiant finish.
Be sure to patch test every product before use. We recommend using these products for weeks before the wedding to ensure that you won’t have a reaction on the big day. A combination of these few products can help you easily achieve glowing skin on your wedding day. Good luck!