Wedding Day Preparation: Skincare Nightmares for Brides

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Can you imagine waking up on your big day to a surprise beauty crisis? Whether it’s a spot in an unwanted place on your face, oily skin or an outbreak of eczema, a beauty disaster of any kind is something that no bride wants to face on the morning of their wedding. Every bride dreams of being at their most beautiful on their special day, so you should prep in advance for you skin to be at its best. What are the biggest nightmares for brides and how can you avoid a big day beauty crisis happening to you?


There is nothing more daunting than the thought of a spot break-out on the night before, or even worse, on the morning of your wedding day. Picking and prodding at a spot isn’t going to help, and applying heavy makeup onto your face or scrubbing the area isn’t either. According to skin specialist and Makeup artist Jennifer Trotter “If your wedding is hours away, zit medicine isn’t going to work that quickly, so you want to focus on keeping the skin texture smooth”. By making an appointment with a dermatologist a couple of months before your big day you can help put a plan in place.


Whether you’ve just had a break or a pre-wedding holiday, you may have forgotten to apply the sun cream, or just stayed out in the sun a bit too long- in hope of getting a glowing tan on your wedding day. When it comes to makeup, to put it simply, you can’t make sunburn disappear, but if you ask your makeup artists they can probably use a trick or two to add or take colour. You should always take care of your ski - and not just in preparation for your wedding! Always use at least SPF 30 and apply 15 minutes before going outside, remembering to reapply every 2 hours. To love the skin that you’re in, you must give it some TLC!

Under Eye Bags

The stress of the big day may have gotten to you, or the hen-do carried on a bit later than expected, so you have unwanted eye-bags. Wedding days normally mean early mornings; you need plenty of time to prep the hair, makeup, nails etc, which can be another cause of tiredness and stress. Let’s face it, as much as you’re excited, you probably equally stressed and tired. By starting two weeks prior to your wedding day, try and maximise your sleep and get into a pattern; try and get at least 8 hours of sleep a night, drink plenty of water and take care of the skin through high quality products, such as the Obagi Elastiderm Eye Complete Complex Serum.

Tan Disaster

A DIY self-tan, unless you’re a tanning pro, can cause big big problems. You never know how your skin is going to react, or how streaky it will turn out. The oom-pah Loompa look for your wedding isn’t the best, and getting self-tan all over your bespoke white gown isn’t worth a bit of a glow. For best results, you should shower and exfoliate to keep your skin it a silky-smooth condition ready for application.

Hair Removal Irritation

Noemi Grupenmager, founder and CEO of Uni K wax centres said “Hair removal doesn’t need to result in ingrown hair and breakouts. Breakouts can occur when you use wax or depilatory with artificial ingredients, or you shave with a dull blade” Make sure when you are removing hair, to take extra care of your skin and to use the correct products for the sensitivity level. You can schedule an appointment prior to the big day to allow the hair to get into the rhythm of waxing if you would rather. After this, scheduling a session four to five days prior the wedding is ideal.

The number of problems that can surprise you on your wedding day can be endless, but if you take the time to look after your skin in advance, then you can prevent all the above from happening. You want your skin to have a natural and healthy glow on the day, and by giving it a bit of extra TLC, you are sure to have no beauty disasters.

Skinstation have plenty of products that can be a great pare of the run up to your wedding and your skin prep. You can analyse your skin type online, ,browse our products or book an appointment with us. We would love to help you feel and look your best on your special day!


Latest update: 14/09/2017
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