SKINCARE TIPS FOR BRIDES TO BE
1. Skin for me starts with diet before I look at products to use topically. If I have a wedding or special event coming up I juice, I eat clean whole foods, mainly plant based. Esp salads! But try kick starting your day with pure celery juice first thing in the morning. It is a great way to start your day & also FANTASTIC for skin. It is actually great for skin conditions like Psoriasis & Eczema. So 1 whole celery in the juicer every morning trust me you will see a difference.
2. When I am preparing a model or client's skin I always start with a facial massage using my fingers. Also there are fantastic tools CRYO ROLLERS or face rollers. FYI: cryo rollers stimulate the Lymphatic System & massage the face helping it get rid of puffiness, toxins & reduce muscle tension. Keep your Cryo Roller in the fridge for maximum effect as the coolness reduces any vascular activity.
3. With regards to what products to use, there are some factors to consider. What skin type you have e.g is it dry or oily. It may be a skin condition i.e. acne, rosacea. Your age, someone in their 20's won't use the same products as someone in their 60's. And also your budget!!! It is really trial & error when it comes to skin care. The more knowledge you have regarding your skin the easier it will be to find the right products. With most of us esp if you live north of the hemisphere your skin is going to be somewhat dry & dehydrated, certainly in the cooler months. I have super dry & dehydrated skin most of the year so these are some products I use depending on how dry it is. Dr Sturm Hyaluronic Serum, La Mer Treatment Lotion, Avene Rich Hydrating Creme - Dry Skin, Bioderma Hydrabio H20 Cleanser + Weleda sensitive Facial Calming Oil
4. Finally OMEGA 3 Supplement. This is really beneficial if you have 3 - 6 months prior to your wedding or special event. BUT as a whole Omega 3 are a great supplement for the body. And if you are experiencing an inflammatory response on your face i.e rosacea or psoriasis the fish oil helps with this. Also Vitamin D which we are all lacking during again through the cooler month not so much in the summer. This Vitamin is great for bones, teeth & muscle function BUT also amazing for skin!
Over the next few months will be busy with wedding season. Let's kick off with gorgeous bride Georgia at The Landmark. Her look was glam + seamless makeup with a soft wave. She looked divine!
On a recent work trip I had the pleasure of visiting OMAN, with some trepidation prior to leaving I was in for an absolute magical experience. We stayed at the luxury Anantara Al Jabel Alkhdar overlooking the rugged Hajar Mountains for the duration of the trip. Although I can't post any models images at present the views from this hotel sum up how stunning it all was. It was utterly breathtaking! A journey I will never forget...
A September wedding with our gorgeous bride Ali took place in Marylebone London. Some behind the scenes photos of hair & makeup. A undone effortless (which really isn't effortless ha ha) low bun & a modern & fresh color palette for makeup which enhanced her natural beauty.