Beauty is more than skin deep: How to choose the ultimate pre-wedding facial routine

“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.” – Sophia Lauren

Facials are a great way to give your skin a boost and achieve a radiant, glowing complexion in the months leading up to your big day. We have enlisted the help of Irish beauty experts to get your skin looking glowed-up and gorgeous. Ready to meet the skin of your dreams? Let’s go!

It’s important to begin your facial regimen at least seven months before your wedding day. This will give you plenty of time to do some research on the different facial treatments available. You will also have time to schedule appointments, and your aesthetician will be able to observe your skin over time and see how it reacts. The last thing you need is to get a bad reaction from a facial in the days leading up to your wedding but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

The first step in getting dreamy skin is to do some investigating into what your problem areas are and what your skin likes and dislikes. Remember the skin is the largest organ in the body, and can vary in sensitivity from person to person so knowing yourself is key. Finally, always remember; if you wouldn’t eat it, you shouldn’t put it on your skin!

1. Determine your skin concerns

The first step is to determine your skin’s concerns. In order to do this, you can begin by asking yourself the following questions. Do you have dry, dehydrated skin? Are you dealing with breakouts or uneven skin tone? Understanding your specific skin concerns will help you choose a facial that targets those issues.

2. Choose a facial that suits your skin type

Not all facials are suitable for every skin type. For example, if you have sensitive skin,
you may be hesitant to have a facial since it may irritate or trigger an adverse reaction. Certain facials can be rather abrasive, including the use of strong exfoliating tools, extractions and equipment to remove dead skin cells and increase collagen synthesis. These are often incompatible with sensitive skin and should be avoided.

However, there are many facials that are specifically designed for sensitive skin and are just as effective, the trick is to find one that caters to your skin type.

3. Consider the ingredients

Look for facials that use natural, nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and plant extracts. These ingredients can help to hydrate, brighten, and nourish the skin.

For example, a vitamin C facial helps to brighten, heal, and smooth the skin. Along with producing smoother skin, vitamin C is also believed to have anti-ageing properties which aid in the recovery of your skin from the impacts of heat, sun, and humidity.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan present in connective tissue throughout the body. Hyaluronic acid is the key component that provides your skin structure and gives it a plump and moisturised appearance.

5. Go for a test run

As mentioned above, it’s a good idea to get a facial a few months before your wedding to see how your skin reacts and to give yourself time to address any issues that arise.

Don’t forget about skincare at home. While facials can be a great way to give your skin a boost, it’s important to remember that consistent skincare at home is also key to maintaining healthy, glowing skin. By choosing the right facial and incorporating a good skincare routine, you can help to achieve radiant, glowing skin for your big day. Remember to drink plenty of water, eat a healthy diet, and get your eight hours of sleep to help keep your skin looking its best.