How to Prep Your Skin for Your Wedding Day

Wedding season is upon us, and whether you’re the bride, mother of the bride, a bridesmaid or just want to look ultra-radiant for an event as a guest, now’s the time to start your journey to skin confidence. We’ve created the guide below to help you achieve your ultimate glow within just a few months.

1. A Skin Assessment and Plan

The first thing you’ll want to do is visit a quality skin clinic or beauty salon to assess your unique skin concerns, and how best to improve them. This will ensure you’re on the right track, rather than wasting precious time and money on the wrong ingredients, products or treatments for your skin. Your concerns could be anything from dehydration (we’ve all been there!) or fine lines and wrinkles through to acne, pigmentation, freckles or sun spots. Environmental factors, such as humidity or dryness, whether you’re outdoors a lot and your diet can also play a part in determining the most effective products and treatments for the living, breathing microbiome that is your skin.

2. A Quality, Active Skincare Routine

Rather than the latest fad serum in a department store, opt for high performance cosmeceutical products to create visible change in just a few months, using potent and active ingredients. Examples of these proven ingredients include retinol (vitamin A), vitamin C, niacinamide (vitamin B3), peptides and hyaluronic acid – all in much stronger forms than you’ll find in the serums at your local department store. You may only need a few products for your desired results, depending on what you’re looking to improve in time for your special event. And don’t forget that just like fitness, consistency is key when it comes to your skincare, so make your routine a morning and evening ritual for the best results.

3. Advanced Skin Treatments

If you’re wanting dramatic improvement, it’s time to get skin serious with professional in-clinic treatments. It’s not the 90s anymore – ‘fluffy’ facials are out, and advanced skin treatments are in. No longer just limited to the clinics of Beverly Hills, you can now take advantage of the latest in science and technology to transformation in your complexion within just a few months. Some of the most popular modern skin treatments available include Dermapen microneedling, facial peels, IPL photo rejuvenation, skin tightening and LED (you can even opt for an at-home LED mask), all working to completely rejuvenate the skin and help you achieve that flawless, celebrity glow. Relaxing facials are great for some zen time, but true results will come from treatments that have been created to drive real change and enhancements.

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4. Feed Your Skin from Within

What we put in our body has a real impact on the quality of our skin – think plenty of fruit and vegetables for internal nutrients and antioxidants. However, we all know this is sometimes easier said than done, so try adding some natural superfoods to your diet (as a bonus they’ll help to boost your energy and your immunity too!). It’s vital to support our bodies, especially in an age where we are time-poor, over-worked and under-rested, and where natural foods aren’t always as nutrient-rich as they once were. Kiki Health superfoods have some fantastic natural supplement products with a skin focus, including a delicious green superfoods powder, a collagen powder and an alkalising powder. These can all be easily mixed in with fruit juices or smoothies, making it a simple step to add each morning.

5. Internal Hydration and Nourishment

If your skin tends to be dry or is just lacking that “healthy glow”, start by ensuring your hydration levels are high. This means drinking plenty of water each day, as well as using a hyaluronic acid serum to retain this moisture in your skin, which will help to give you that dewy look. For nourishment, use a quality and moisturising hydrator that you want to consume essential fatty acids – the “good fats” – which nourish your skin, hair and nails (Victoria Beckham is a huge fan!). If you have oily skin or acne, don’t let this scare you – the aim is to ensure your body regulates its oil production, meaning it won’t need to produce excess oil which can cause greasy skin. Try taking an EFA supplement, such as Kiki Health’s Krill Oil or a combined EFA Complex from O Cosmedics.

If there’s a time to look your absolute best, it’s your big day – and the sooner you get started, the more glorious your results will be. So book in your treatments and let your new skin routine become second nature, so you can focus on the more glamorous tasks of finding your perfect dress, the tastiest cake and your first dance song!