Wedding beauty is a confusing business. Do you apply your own make-up or hire an artist? When do you spray tan? Should you buy a new perfume or wear one your future husband already adores? And how do you make sure youre spot free on the big day? From skincare and make-up to fragrance and nails, ELLE has all the expert tips you need to ensure youre the most beautiful bride you can be.More
‘Start a course of facial treatments 3 – 6 months prior to the wedding, this will allow your skin to acclimatise and show improvement in time for the big day,’ says facialist Sarah Chapman.
If you suffer from acne, facialist Sarah Chapman believes, ‘you are far better treating it gently with some light peels and by using a light salicylic acid product at home on the problem areas, but stick to anti-ageing skincare elsewhere to prevent drying the skin out’.
For eczema Sarah recommends omegas, ‘start taking a 6000 mg combination of half flax and half fish oils, whilst looking for skincare products containing GLA rich oils such as borage, meadowfoam and hemp seed.’
Flax seed oil also works wonders for adding radiance to dull complexions, as does weekly exfoliation and regular daily facial massage (do it when you apply your night cream) to stimulate circulation.