It was lovely to be guest speaker and spend an afternoon at Claridges enjoying afternoon tea with a group of beautiful ladies and the Liz Earle team chatting about all things bridal skincare and a fab new product launch of the Rose and Lavender Cleanse and polish. Answering some key questions all brides want to know about and how to get the best skin for their big day.
Here are just a few of the bridal skincare topics we chatted about….
Q. When to start your bridal skin prep?
Ideally I would be looking at your skincare at least 6 months prior to the wedding, 3 months as a minimum. This ensures you have the right products and the results are kicking in.
Q. What to use?
The bare minimum would be to start with cleanse, tone and moisture, ideally I would then be expanding that into bi weekly masks, skin type specific serums and weekly exfoliation.
Q. What about facials?
Book in for a facial (if budget allows) as soon as you can following the engagement. You can always opt for a Skincare Tutorial or consultation and are a great place to start.
Q. What about Combating stress related breakouts?
We all know that things can get a little tense and stressful for brides in the run up to the big day which despite a perfect skincare routine can cause stress related breakouts.
Actually dealing with your stress levels is key, I’m a huge fan of meditation, you can fit in 5 or 10 minutes first thing in the morning or on your daily commute, taking time to focus on your breathing. Even finding a mantra that works for you, it might be something really simple. Walking is also great for clearing the head, when you are taking in your surroundings without your mobile phone your brain is taken off the things that are stressing you and it can be a great way to get things into perspective.
What can we do naturally to treat spots? Tea tree or lavender essential oils are great at treating with natural antibacterial properties. Steaming your skin at home, getting some Lymphatic face massage massage and being aware of Internal inflammation caused by diet.