The ultimate pre-wedding skincare tips according to the experts at Cult Beauty

Must-know advice for a glow-getting bridal skincare routine in the lead up to your big day

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The ultimate bridal skincare tips according to the experts

Your special day is on the horizon and the planning underway. You’ve found the perfect dress, your Pinterest is full to the brim with hair and makeup ideas, now all that’s left to do is ensure your skin is looking it’s very best for when all eyes are on you. With wedding season on the horizon and Google searches for ‘wedding skincare’ up by 450% over the last 12 months, the experts at Cult Beauty are here to help brides-to-be with the ultimate pre-wedding skincare for glowing skin.

Here’s the ultimate guide to getting the best bridal skin for your big day according to the experts at Cult Beauty:

Start by healing your gut
Glowing skin starts with a healthy gut. Having a balance of a healthy diet inclusive of a variety of vegetables, pre and probiotics, fermented foods, teamed with plenty of water and the right supplements to keep your gut’s microbiome happy is key. Remember what goes into your body is just as important as any beauty products you’re relying on for a radiant complexion!

Exfoliate regularly
Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! While it may not be visible to the naked eye, dead skin cells will leave your complexion looking dull and lacklustre. There are two different types of exfoliant: chemical and physical, and while both are great, it’s best to use a chemical exfoliator such as an AHA or BHA two or three times a week in the evening to maintain a luminous glow.

For blemish-prone complexions, aim for a formula inclusive of BHAs such as salicylic acid to break down the oils congesting your pores. For deeper skin tones opt for a more gentle AHA such as mandelic or lactic acid as these are less likely to cause hyperpigmentation. Always ensure that you use sunscreens daily to prevent undoing your hard work.

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Try facial massage
There are many tools and tricks to give yourself an amazing face massage at home to boost your bridal skincare routine as well as giving you the time to de-stress from all the wedding prep. Facial massage is a great way to boost the lymphatic system and circulation to help give your face a glow, whilst also sculpting and toning.

A Gua Sha, facial rollers and micro/nano current toning devices are all fantastic tools to incorporate into your routine. Just bear in mind that consistency is key to achieving your desired results and be sure to use the correct oils, serums or conducive gels with your chosen tool.

Use an LED face mask
These amazing sci-fiesque tools are the perfect answer to reducing find lines, breakers and pigmentation leaving your skin plumper, brighter, smoother and firmer by harnessing the power of light therapy at varying wave lengths. Depending on the divide and your preferred treatment, all you need is three to 20 minutes a day to boost your skin health. If you don’t have time for professional facials then this is a great alternative you can use at home.

Get your beauty sleep
We all know sleep is vital to keep us alive, but it improves our skin and mental energy too. During the night whilst you sleep your skin works overtime with your circadian rhythm to revive, rejuvenate and repair itself. To help boost the process why not try an overnight serum or face mask that will help give you a radiant complexion? For a restful night’s slumber, try adding a pillow mist, sleep drops or eye mask into your evening routine to help you drift off to the land of nod.

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Drink lots of water
Our bodies are 80% water, so it’s one of the most important glow enhancing ingredients for your skin. If you’re dehydrated, this will almost always reflect negatively on your skin, leaving you looking dull and tired. It’s recommended that you drink at least two litres of water a day to flush out toxins from the body and to keep your skin hydrated, but you can boost this further by adding a supplementary electrolyte to your thirst-quenching drink.

Exercise regularly
You may have that pre-wedding workout routine already in full flow, but exercise is one of the quickest ways to get glowing skin as it helps to increase blood flow, nourish skin cells and keeps them vital. Try exercising for 30 minutes at least three times a week, to give your skin that extra glow whilst also giving you that happy hormone endorphin rush! If you’re tight on time, try adding weighted bangles or resistance bands to your at-home workout to make the most of your exercise routine.

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Cleanse twice a day
Cleansing the skin removes all the dirt, makeup, impurities and sunscreen so that the skin can repair itself in the best way possible. It’s important to cleanse both morning and evening so that you can prepare your skin for the products that will follow. As well as removing makeup and dirt on a nightly cleanse (ideally double), it’s surprising how much bacteria builds on the skin when you sleep at night, so you need to cleanse it off in the morning too.

If you dread the thought of splashing your face with water first thing, try opting for micellar-based cleansing water or milk teamed with a bamboo cotton pad instead.

Tailor your routine
There may be specific areas of concern, such as breakouts that you want to target ahead of your special day. It’s important not to add too much to your routine too soon; just add one active ingredient at a time, especially if you have sensitive skin and see if your skin can tolerate it without any irritation first. Cult Concierge can help you build a bespoke routine and give you advice on how to implement new ingredients into your bridal skincare routine while minimising potential inflammation.

Stress less
It’s easier said than done, especially when you’re planning the biggest day of your life, but keeping stress to a minimum is key to a healthy complexion. If the stress rises, so do your cortisol levels resulting in pesky spots and you certainly don’t want that on your big day. Try anything that helps you to de-stress, from a walk in the fresh air to meditation or reading a book. A long hot bath, burning soothing essential oil blends or acupressure can all help to bring you back to your centre and help you relax.