Bridal Skin with Ash from Gloss Beauty Boutique

We chat to Ash, skin therapist at Gloss Beauty Boutique in Matamata and soon-to-be-bride, about how she is prepping her skin for her big day.

How long have you been a skin therapist, and what do you love about it?

I’ve been a skin therapist for 10 years (omg, a decade!) and I love making people feel relaxed and allowing them to walk out feeling better than when they came in. Helping people achieve their skin goals makes me so happy too.

What would be your top recommendation for those looking to achieve glowing skin for an upcoming wedding, as the bride or a special guest?

As a soon-to-be bride myself, I’ve definitely been sticking to a skin care plan and following my at-home skincare routine to a tee. Treatment wise, I’ve been getting O Cosmedics Pro Dermal Planning Peels every 2 to 3 weeks, alternating between the Oxygenating Peel (hello plump skin) and Bio-White Peel (pigment zapper). I’ve also been having Dermapen Microneedling treatments every 6 weeks to help get my skin looking a little younger and fresher, as well as age prevention. You only get married once!

Which professional treatment are your clients loving the most right now?

Our combination treatments are the most popular at the moment, a good mix of action packed and pampering.  We have a great customised treatment facial called an OMG (Oh My Goodness) which combines Microdermabrasion, Infusion Peels and LED light therapy, plus lots of massage in between. Very delicious!

What is your most popular in-clinic treatment for your clients?

Definitely the Oxygenating O Cosmedics Pro Dermal Planning Peel. It leaves the skin feeling so smooth and refreshed – the perfect pick me up for the skin!

What is your absolute must-have skincare product?

I love One Truth 818, it’s one of the best defences against ageing skin. It transforms the skin and actually works to reverse pigmentation and wrinkles by lengthening our telomeres (the “tails” on our chromosomes which shorten as we age and cause our skin to age faster), so in effect it’s preventing the cause rather than treating it. Plus, it feels great and smells amazing!

What’s your best-selling skincare product at the moment?

A big customer favourite would have to be the O Cosmedics Pure Age Defiance Serum. It has super concentrated does of Hyaluronic Acid plus a peptide complex to plump, hydrate and tighten the skin, because we’d all love skin that looks a little younger! Just use two pumps over your face and neck each morning and evening, after cleansing and before your hydrator.

What are the best skin treatments to have before a wedding?

If you’ve got a few months up your sleeve, I’d recommend a series of Dermapen treatments, which is incredible for everything from pigmentation and acne through to fine lines and just generally giving you a fresher, more radiant complexion. If you don’t have the luxury of time, the best plan of action would be an Oxygenating O Cosmedics Pro Dermal Planning Peel or two to get your glow on. Remember to drink lots of water, take some time out for yourself, and breathe!