Pre-Wedding Beauty Prep: 6 Tips for Healthy, Glowing Skin

Ready to get your glow on!?

As they say in football, the best defense is a good offense, and, when it comes to pre-wedding skin prep, the same applies! Every bride wants healthy, glowing, blemish-free skin on her big day, and we're always asked how to achieve this. Booking in for a couple of facials in the leap up to the wedding is always a good shout - our wedding beauty timeline has more info on this! - but there are lots of simple and inexpensive ways to make sure your skin is looking its best, too! With that in mind, we wanted to offer a couple of tips for getting confidence-boosting skin on your big day!

1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Sometimes the most obvious solutions are the most effective! Start drinking your eight glasses of water a day at least two weeks out from your wedding. Actually, why not start now!? Staying hydrated is key for your skin's health. Why? Well, water helps maintain the skin's elasticity. The more water you drink, the less likely you are to suffer from scars, wrinkles, soft lines and other signs of ageing. Plus, drinking lots of water helps to flush out any toxins that could contribute to skin issues.

Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Moisture Booster, RRP €32

2. Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise

We all know we're supposed to be using a good moisturiser every day, but how on earth do you choose!? We recently teamed up with Eucerin to allow 120 readers to trial and test three of their best-selling products, including the Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Moisture Booster - and they loved it! A massive 92% of our testers noticed an improvement during the 14-day trial of the Hyaluron-Filler Moisture Booster, while a further 85% of respondents noticed that their skin was plumper, healthier and had reduced signs of wrinkles. What makes it so special? An ultra-light and refreshing moisture boost for all skin types, this hydrating and refreshing gel increases skin hydration for up to 24 hours. The formula, with only 11 ingredients, combines two highly-concentrated types of Hyaluronic Acid with Glycerine. The Moisture Booster visibly plumps up fine lines for smooth and healthy-looking skin, and is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. What more could you want!?

Eucerin Acute Lip Balm Intensive Lip Care 10ML, RRP €7

3. Pucker Up!

When thinking about pre-wedding skin prep, it's easy to forget about your lips, but they do play a pretty important role on the big day! Our testers also loved Euerin's Acute Lip Balm Intensive Lip Care, which provides instant intensive lip care for dry and extremely dry lips. This lip balm contains active ingredients including licorice extract, to help reduce redness and calm irritation, while evening primrose oil helps to regenerate the lips' natural protective barrier. Use this every night for at least two weeks before the wedding for soft, kissable, photo-ready lips!

4. Keep Calm!

Flare-ups of skin issues are pretty common in the run up to the big day, as you're bound to be busier than usual, and your skincare regime may go out the window! Stress can trigger flare-ups too, so it's important to invest some time into your mental health and wellbeing. Everyone has their own proven methods of avoiding stress, be it yoga, meditation, hiking, therapy, or simply planning a night in with a friend. Find whatever works for you, and be sure to make room for it in your pre-wedding schedule!

5. Perfect your Skincare Regime

The team at Eucerin have kindly given us a simple breakdown of a skincare regime to follow in the run up to your wedding. You may want to tweak this based on your individual concerns - a dermatologist can help with this, or, if you experience hyperpigmentation, we've got some handy tips for treating it here. If you've got acne-prone skin, the Eucerin team also recommended avoiding high intakes of milk and other dairy products in the run up to the big day.

  • Cleanse your skin twice daily to prepare it for the ensuing care routine.
  • Apply only non-comedogenic skincare and makeup that won't clog pores.
  • Remove your makeup at the end of the day.
  • Skin types and issues vary, so you might need to adapt your skincare routine to suit your individual needs. If unsure, ask your dermatologist for advice!

6. Know How to Treat Spots

A pimple appearing on the week of your wedding isn't ideal, but it's not the end of the world, either! According to the skincare experts at Eucerin, you should leave spots to heal naturally, as squeezing can make them worse and lead to scarring. Keep going with your skincare regime above, and try not to worry - your makeup artist will be able to hide most spots or blemishes on the day.

About Eucerin

Eucerin is the dermatologist-recommended skincare brand that Irish women love. Experts in sustaining and restoring skin health, Eucerin are all about providing solutions to common skincare issues, so that their customers can enjoy the confidence that comes with healthy, radiant skin.

You can shop Eucerin products at CH Tralee

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