Wedding Beauty Prep | Getting my skin in tip-top shape ahead of the big day!

Hey all :) I'm back today with a rather lengthy one. I am planning to start a wedding series here seeing that our wedding is now less than 6 months away and most of the things are now booked. Maybe something along the lines of a timeline of sorts, tips for future brides-to-be, where to shop, etc so do let me know in the comments if you're interested in such posts.

For the first post that has to do with our wedding, I decided to go with a rather concerning subject - our appearance on the day. I'm sure all of you make an effort to look your best every day but I think we can all agree that we want to look our absolute best on our wedding day. I'm not saying you should completely transform yourself for the wedding - otherwise, you'd be risking your partner not recognizing you but there are a few tweaks and lifestyle changes we can all employ to look our very best on the day, and why not, maybe even adopt this new routine?!

I will start with my favourite, skin care! So, I invite you to grab a mug of tea, sit comfortably and read through.

This is perhaps one of the most important things you should take care of all year round not just ahead of special occasions; but since the focus will be on you and your partner, it is worth investing in your skin, now more than ever. I have only added a few treatments to my existing skin care routine, and you can click on the product names for more in-depth reviews. Here I'll be sharing my new routine to maybe inspire you to do the same!

My morning routine is quite simple actually, I use La Roche Posay Micellar Water Gel to freshen up my skin for the day and then I follow with rose water, eye contour cream and moisturiser with SPF.

For night time, it's a bit more complicated. I have recently delved into double-cleansing - I basically use a makeup remover which is usually oil-based to dissolve all my makeup and dirt my skin would have picked up during the day. I use either the Nivea Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover or their new MicellAIR makeup remover. I am currently using up the Double Effect so I can fully switch to the MicellAIR which doesn't leave an oily residue on my skin and is just as effective at removing waterproof eye makeup and liquid lipsticks.

I then follow with Eau Thermale Avene Cleanance Cleanser* to make sure my skin is thoroughly clean and free from all traces of makeup. This also works to prevent breakouts. Once a week, I treat my skin to The Body Shop Vitamin C Liquid Peel which leaves my skin feeling bright and fresh. It's important to keep in mind not to use Vitamin C peels excessively though and only use at night time for your skin will be really sensitive to sunlight.

Twice a week, I use La Roche Posay Ultrafine Scrub which is perfect for my oily/sensitive skin. I have repurchased this countless times just because it is the best scrub I have ever used!

Of course, I try to compliment my basic skin care regime with more intensive and specific treatments as well such as the newly launched Hyalu B5 range* from La Roche Posay, The Body Shop Seaweed Oil Control Overnight Gel and Glamglow masks.

I have also been taking Imedeen Derma One Skin Care supplements which help increase collagen and moisture levels, helping my skin maintain a youthful look.

I am currently incorporating some new products from Uriage, namely their AGE Protect range* and Payot's Techni Liss*, both of which protect against the ageing aggressor of the 21st Century - blue light from our technological devices.

I need to test these products further to be able to provide an in-depth review, so keep your eyes peeled for that if you're interested!

Let me know what topic you'd like me to cover next in this series :) I hope you have found this post useful and do let me know your feedback regarding the products if you try any of them :)

Products marked with *are PR samples

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