It’s that wonderful time of year when wedding invitations start to arrive, or when couples tie the knot.
With Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle sparking worldwide wedding fever, we decided to look at the in-depth steps behind beauty preparation for brides-to-be.
Whether you’re going to be getting married this year, or will be a guest at a wedding, there are several simple skincare steps that you can take to ensure that you’re looking your best and are ready to sparkle on the big day.
We sat down and spoke to none other than A-list facialist Nichola Joss, who tends to some of the most famous faces in the world.
Here, she shares her simple tips for picture-perfect wedding day skin.
What should brides do to prep their skin a month before their wedding?
A month before the wedding look at daily and nightly massage, cleansing in the morning, toning and applying a facial exfoliating liquid to brighten.
Stay away from retinols at this point as they may make skin hypersensitive. Oils are amazing for addressing hydration and also re-balancing the skin’s pH levels - adding vitality, bounce and health to the skin.
Apply an oil in the evening and spend five minutes massaging into the skin using sweeping strokes starting from the center of the face working outwards and upwards.
Address any tension points along the jawline, cheekbones and eye contour area.
What should brides do to prep their skin a week before their wedding?
As above, but make sure you avoid retinols, peels, dermabrasion, lasers, steam and hot environments.
Eating a healthy, mostly plant-based diet and taking regular skin supplements like Lumity will keep you looking good from the inside and your skin will thank you for it.
Is your signature facial massage a good fit to have before a big event such as a wedding?
It is perfect just before a big event as it will help with lymphatic drainage, making skin less puffy. It accentuates your facial contours and lifts and tones facial muscles. This relieves any tension in the face that may have built up before the big day.
What does the facial massage involve and why does it work?
It immediately helps to drain toxins, fluids and puffiness. And, facial massage removes tension, stress and heaviness.
This improves muscle tone, strength and vitality adding youth and bounce whilst adding glow and radiance to the skin tissue.
This in turn helps to improve tone and texture as well as refining pores, clearing congestion and deeply cleansing akin.
How does Lumity Facial Oil complement a facial massage?
Lumity Facial Oil goes well with facial massage because of its 32 ingredients that are cleverly blended to balance the skin, you will see an immediate glow after just one usage.
Using an oil will encourage you to massage your skin.
Lumity Facial Oil glides over your skin while you perform your facial massage, it gradually absorbs so your skin feels hydrated and looks radiant. Because it absorbs so well, even though you are using an oil, your skin is never greasy.
Try out Nichola’s bespoke morning and night massage yourself at home by watching her how to video tutorials below!