Wedding Skin Care
Every bride wants a flawless glow on her big day. Our wedding skin care routine includes a daily skin care routine, weekly treatments, product recommendations, and professional treatments to achieve flawless bridal skin.
This step-by-step wedding skin care guide can be used for all skin types and concerns.
For radiant bridal skin focus on hydrating and brightening skin tone as well as addressing any specific skin concerns like acne, dryness, or fine lines and wrinkles.
Top 10 Bride Skin Care Tips For Glowing Skin
1. Commit to a daily skincare routine; cleanse, serum, moisturise, eye treatment and SPF.
2. Target skin concerns with a weekly mask and exfoliation treatment.
3. Wear SPF daily to protect skin and prevent hyperpigmentation.
4. Book a skin assessment for recommended salon treatments 6 months prior.
5. Fill your plate with super foods - especially greens - and cut back on sugar.
6. Drink at least 2-3 litres of water a day. Purified water is best.
7. Move it! Cardio, weights, yoga - any activity to get your blood pumping and skin glowing.
8. De-stress with regular times of self-care.
9. Get at least 8 hours of quality sleep leading up to the big day.
10. Switch to mineral makeup which promotes healthier skin and won’t clog pores.
Step-By-Step Guide for the Best Wedding Skin Care Routine
Your ultimate guide to wedding skin care broken down into daily, weekly and professional skin care treatments.
Start 3 - 6 months before your wedding and continue up to the big day.
Step 1: Cleaning
Step 2: Serum
Step 3: Moisturiser and/or face oil
Step 4: Eye treatment
Step 5: SPF protection
Weekly At-Home Treatments
Start 3 - 6 months before your wedding with the last treatment a few days prior.
- Face mask
Start 3 - 6 months before your wedding and no treatments in the last 2 - 4 weeks or as advised by your skincare professional.
- Face Peels
Let's take a look at these steps in more detail!
Start 3 - 6 months before your wedding and continue up to the big day.
Step 1 - Cleansing: Morning and Evening: Clear, glowing wedding skin begins with an AM and PM cleanse.
We recommend a double cleanse in the evening to remove all traces of build up from pores and keep them clear of breakout causing bacteria. A clean face also allows other products in your wedding skin care routine to be absorbed properly by the skin, maximising their benefits.
No matter your skin type or concerns, a mild cleanser that won’t strip your skin of oils and moisture is the way to go. The Uncomplicated Cleanser is formulated with gentle ingredients to cleanse your skin and leave it balanced and supple not dry and irritated.
We have cleansers in The Uncomplicated Cleanser range that target specific skin concerns before the wedding.
Step 2 - Serum: A serum is a must for your wedding skin care routine.
The high concentration of active ingredients in a serum targets specific skin concerns to help your skin be its most radiant on your big day! You’ll find a serum to suit every skin concern below our range of esmi Skin Treats.
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne and excess oil
No matter your skin type or concern, all brides-to-be can benefit from our best selling Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum. This ultra hydrating serum helps plump skin, minimise lines, and boost radiance.
Love to walk down the aisle with brighter skin? We recommend Pomegranate Brightening Serum
Step 3 - Moisturiser and / or Face Oil: Moisturiser helps lock moisture into the skin, deliver extra antioxidant support and strengthens the skin barrier.
Don’t think creams and lotions are your only option for wedding skin care. Face oils are an excellent choice for many skin types and concerns.
Skin Mylck Moisturising Lotion:
Explore our range of lightweight moisturising lotions formulated with 100% Australian made probiotics. Ideal for sensitive skin to calm irritation and redness while strengthening the skin barrier.
Skin Treat Face Oils:
esmi Face Oils are a blend of natural oils containing antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids plus plant-based active ingredients to address specific skin concerns.
Step 4 - Eye Serum: If you don’t already use an eye serum, now is the time to add one to your wedding skincare routine! Signs of ageing and fatigue in the form of fine lines, sagging, and crows feet show quickly in this area.
Brighten: Brightening Eye Serum
Hydrate: Hydrating Eye Serum
Address ageing concerns: Anti-Ageing Eye Serum
Step 5 - Protect your skin with SPF (Day time): Daily SPF protection is a must. Especially if you are using wedding skin care products containing Vitamin A, C or Alpha Hydroxy acids that make your skin more sensitive to the sun.
esmi Skin Shield Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 offers comfortable, non-greasy broad-spectrum SPF 30 coverage for all skin types, especially sensitive skin.
Weekly At-Home Treatments: Start 3 - 6 months before your wedding with the last treatment a few days prior.
Incorporate a mask and exfoliation session into your weekly routine to address specific concerns and boost your bridal glow.
Face Mask: 1 - 3 times a week depending on your skin type and ingredients in the mask.
Here’s our quick guide to the best ingredients to treat different skin concerns and our Booster Face Mask recommendations.
Fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness
Peptides, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid.
Anti-Ageing Repair Gel Booster Mask
Hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone
Vitamin C and ingredients containing Vitamin C, such as Kakadu plum.
Bouncy Brightening Silky Booster
Inflammation and redness
Niacinamide and natural ingredients with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties including Tasmanian pepper leaf, cockspur thorn, and wild mint.
Anti-inflammation Mint Gel Booster Mask
Hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and aloe vera.
Hyaluronic Hydrating Booster Mask
Congestion and breakouts
Kaolin clay and charcoal
Soft Skin Refining Charcoal Clay Booster Mask
Shea butter, niacinamide, plant oils such as avocado, almond, and coconut that provide fatty acids for barrier strengthening and promote moisture retention.
Ultra Nourishing Booster Mask
Exfoliation: 1 - 3 times a week depending on your skin type and ingredients in the exfoliator.
To get your skin wedding ready you might choose a physical exfoliant, a chemical exfoliant or a combination of both.
We recommend reading our in-depth Guide To Different Types Of Exfoliation to understand which may be the best choice for your skin.
For your wedding skin care routine, you’ll find exfoliants suited to all skin types in our Gentle Foliants range. esmi Gentle Foliants are a combination of both physical and chemical exfoliation ingredients. Or, if you’re dealing with oily, breakout prone skin, our chemical exfoliant option, Detoxifying Exfoliating Charcoal Serum is a good choice.
Professional Treatments: Start 3 - 6 months before your wedding and no treatments in the last 2 - 4 weeks or as advised by your skincare professional.
You may like to explore professional treatments for your wedding skin care routine. Some of the more popular non-invasive treatments include;
Micro-needling: Tiny needles puncture the skin to stimulate the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. This in turn helps plump, hydrate and improve the skin’s overall appearance for a fresher wedding complexion.
Face peels: A chemical face peel sounds scarier than it actually is, but don’t go getting one a few days before the wedding!
Skin peels and flakes off and you need some recovery time before your healthy glow appears. Chemical peels remove the damaged outer layers of skin to improve tone, texture, and skin clarity. Not all salon treatments are suited for certain skin types. Always consult the advice of your skin care professional.
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At least 3 - 6 months before your wedding to give your skin time to shape up to its healthiest.
For glowing skin on your wedding day, include these foods in your diet:
- Pumpkin seeds
- Greek yoghurt
- Olive oil
- Fermented foods
- Dark chocolate
- Sweet potato
- Chia seeds
If you plan to get a professional facial have it done no later than a week before your wedding day.