Your Big Look for Your Big Day

April 5, 2011

Image credit: Nuno Duarte via Flickr

A woman’s wedding day is something she dreams about from the time she’s a little girl up through the big day. So how does she make her skin perfect for such a special day? These tips and tricks will leave a bride-to-be’s skin looking radiant and refreshing.

  • Talk to your beauty consultant: I like to see my clients 4 months in advance so we can establish a good skin regimen and have time to reshape their eyebrows if necessary. The trick to having a perfect brow for your wedding is letting them grow out 3 months in advance. Yes, this can be brutal, but if you let someone clean them up every 3 weeks or so, it is manageable.  By letting them grow out, you can have them shaped perfectly by your wedding – avoiding the horrid drawn on brow scenario.

  • Get your skin in shape: You should keep your skin’s pH balanced by having a good beauty regimen and coming in for peels once a month before your wedding. This can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and will allow your moisturizers to have a more dramatic effect on your skin. I suggest using my moisturizers along with coming in regularly for peels.
  • It’s all about color: Be sure to speak with your consultant a few months early for trial make-up run. I like to meet with my brides so we can decide on the color and shades of her make-up. You should bring in pictures of your bridesmaid dresses and examples of the color scheme so you can match your make up with your wedding. You don’t want to end up with pink flowers and coral make-up. Also, it’s always best to have a trial run with your make-up before the big day so it can be tweaked to your liking.
  • On the day: Always, always, always remember to wear waterproof mascara! You don’t want your make up washing away when you get emotional. And remember to get your lip color from your make-up artist so you can reapply throughout the wedding even when she is gone.
  • Activities before and after the wedding: On a final note, always remember your bridesmaids when pampering yourself. Bring them along one day for peels and a trial make-up run for them before your wedding as a girl’s day out so everyone’s looking good for the wedding. Also, remember your Brazilian for the honeymoon! There’s no shame in surprising your new hubby.

How are you preparing your skin for the big day?


Hydrate, Moisturize, Peel! The Keys To Perfect Skin!

March 30, 2011

Credit to Benjamin Askinas & Kyle Beiermeister

Are you one of those who think that their face will never be as clear and radiant as celebrities? If your answer is yes you’re probably right. We all know it’s airbrush! However, there are ways to achieve the best looking skin possible. You just have to develop the right habits.

  • Make sure you start with a good skincare regime as soon as possible. The younger you start, the better. If you’re a mother, teach your daughter how to wash her face twice a day and constantly stay hydrated.
  • As girls get a bit older, from their teens to their 20’s, it’s important to start using a cleanser and getting facials every now and then, to hydrate the skin more deeply. Don’t let a day go by without moisturizing. I highly recommend using facial oils at night. They contain nutrients that are good for the skin like antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
  • When comes your 30’s, you need to start getting peels and using professional advice for your skin. Peels are a wonderful way to keep your skin hydrated and prevent wrinkles. They can also help prevent sun damage and skin cancer. Our face is worn everyday for our entire life, and there’s no way of hiding it. It is totally worth spending the money.
  • How often should you get a peel? For those in their 20’s, I recommend getting one at the end of every season. In your 30’s you should think about getting it more often, at least every other month.

Do you have any questions about peels or the right way to treat your skin? Please leave a comment!