Get wedding-day ready with these top tips for beautiful hydrated skin, from Naz Bashir, Formulator & Founder of Solo Skin London…
“Every bride dreams of flawless skin before the special day. Skin is the largest part of the body, so it is vital to pay attention to it! I would recommend you start focussing on your skin and going for facials, at least 3 months before the big day. It takes 28 days for new skin cells to reach to the epidermis, and to see real results I recommend being patient and be consistent.
Choose the right product for your skin type
Establishing a good day and night skincare regime, with good facial oils before you retire to bed is vital. Choose a beauty oil as per your skin type for glowing, hydrated skin. Use good night oils, which helps seal moisture, adding extra nourishment.
Dry skin beauties need oils that help hydrate the skin. Sensitive skin beauties can benefit from fragrance-free skincare. Oily skin beauties can also benefit from non-greasy, quick absorbing beauty oils. These can help shrink pores, promote healthy glow, and protect from harmful pollutants by acting as a barrier. Oily skin brides-to-be don’t have to avoid oils like the plague, the right elixirs can transform blemish-prone or oily skin types. And the right oil can aid in balancing out the oil production and curb the acne. Choose night oils that include blends that are noncomedogenic, which means they are not going to clog your pores or make you break out with spots, but make you brighter the morning after. Obviously, a few drops of the night oil can do wonders for your skin. The agenda should be to learn about the best oils that are suited for your skin type.
Oils are perfect for the colder months, these are thick and rich, perfect for moisturising. During winter time I would recommend exfoliating more as skin can become very dry. The facial skin also requires oils to maintain a healthy balance, otherwise it can get overtly dehydrated, which can cause fine lines, or wrinkles. A night time facial oil helps retain moisture in all skin types, while also protecting it from the environmental damage.
The best time to moisturise is at night when your face is bare. Face oils with Squalene, which is super moisturising, with meadowfoam and broccoli seed oil, help lock in moisture and act as a barrier stopping the winter breeze drying you out. These oils have very good damage repair abilities, skin nourishing, regenerating properties ideal for the ultimate glowing skin. In winter, double on a cream moisturiser and a face oil.
In spring and summer, also exfoliate to remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin looking and feeling fresh. This is especially important if you are wearing makeup, as pores tend to be clogged in warmer months causing breakouts. Spraying mists can also help keep your skin hydrated in the warmer months. Finally use either a cream moisturiser or a face oil, not both.
To sum up, cleanse your skin, gently exfoliate to remove any dead skin cells and then add a few drops of your magical beauty night oil to your skin and rub all over the face and the neck!
Of course, don’t forget to get plenty of sleep, exercise, maintain a healthy diet and drink tons of water to keep the skin envy-worthy. All this will help retain the glow and enable you to achieve flawless, hydrated skin before the big day.