Although many brides diet or exercise as they await their big day, a majority of the beauty and makeup decisions for the walk down the aisle are often left to the last minute. While a good makeup artist can achieve a picture-perfect look, having a solid skincare routine can ensure glowing skin for your nuptials. We’ve curated a few skincare products which will help you prepare for your big day, and look like every inch the beautiful blushing bride.
Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser, $50
Whether you wear makeup on a daily basis or not, it is important to wash your face at the end of each day. Even if you aren’t putting anything on your face, any pollutants in the air can make its way into your skin and possibly clog your pores. As the first step to your skin routine, a cleanser ensures your face is clean and ready for the other products. Purity from Philosophy is a 3-in-one cleanser for face and eyes. It claims to remove dirt and makeup, while also toning and hydrating the skin.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30, $67
Hydration is key to achieving healthy and glowing skin, and an effective moisturizer can help you achieve this goal just in time for the special day. This particular one from Kiehl’s works for all skin types, and also claims to keep skin hydrated for 24 hours. The product contains SPF 30, which plays a role when shielding your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Fresh Sugar Face Polish, $75
To ensure smooth and flawless makeup, it is important to have a solid base. In other words, ensuring that your skin is free of dryness can allow you to rock a beautifully painted visage. Exfoliating a couple times a week will help buff away any dull and dead skin. The Fresh Sugar Face Polish is made with real strawberries and claims to offer the appearance of a softer and more radiant complexion.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream, $76
Planning a wedding can be stressful and you may find yourself suffering from a lack of sleep. Using an eye cream will help target things like dark circles, puffiness and fine lines. The Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream from Estée Lauder uses a special technology that claims to to renew visible problems, which are a result of fatigue, pollution and age.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Fortifying Neck Emulsion, $90
Brides who are wearing strapless dresses where their décolleté is exposed might want to add a neck cream to their routine. This one from Dr. Dennis Gross is packed with retinol, which is a popular anti-aging ingredient. The neck emulsion claims to protect future damage while healing any existing damage to the décolleté area. It promises healthy, smooth and supple skin as a result.
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