How to Get Glowing Skin Before Your Big Day
All eyes will be on you for your big day. Of course, you want to have glowing skin for your big walk down the aisle and all the photos that come with getting married! Getting your skin looking its best will also ensure that your makeup looks fantastic on the big day and in your pictures. In this guide to getting glowing skin before your big day, we’ll cover everything you need to know… from when to start your skincare routine to when to schedule facials and treatments, and some important tips for keeping those dreaded pimples away on your wedding day. Here are our top 10 tips for getting glowing skin before your big day!
It’s Never Too Early to Start
If you’re going to have glowing skin before your wedding day, it’s never too early to start following a Korean skincare routine. Start following a strict regimen in the morning and evening six months to one year before your wedding day, if possible. Korean skincare products use highly-effective, yet natural formulations that are gentle and hydrating to get your skin glowing, smooth, and radiant.
Although the traditional Korean beauty routine is extensive, you should feel free to customize the routine by adding or taking away products based on what your skin needs on a particular day. For example, if your skin is looking a little dull, try a brightening sheet mask that day. Or, on the days when your skin is super dry, use an overnight sleep mask for extreme hydration.
Get Oil Under Control Without Stripping the Skin
If you’re dealing with excess facial oil, focus on controlling it without stripping the skin. Start by adjusting your skincare routine as needed with products specifically formulated for oily skin. Follow the double-cleansing method when you wash your face in the morning and at night.
Switch to a gentle toner that is alcohol-free. Alcohol-based toners will strip your skin and kick oil production into hyperdrive. And, don’t make the mistake of skipping moisturizer; use an oil-free moisturizer that provides hydration without clogging pores. Whenever you’re on the go, keep blotting papers in your purse to control oil without having to pack on powder that can clog your pores and cause breakouts.
Plan Ahead for Facials and Treatments
Every bride should pamper herself in the weeks leading up to her big day! Consider scheduling once-a-month facials with your dermatologist or esthetician. Your facialist will not only get the skin on your face glowing and smooth, but they will also massage your scalp, shoulders, and décolletage to improve circulation and get your skin glowing in other areas that might show in your wedding dress.
If you’re dealing with acne or blackheads, a professional can also do extractions to get deep down dirt out of your pores. Never try to do extractions on our own because it may lead to scarring without proper training.
Assess Your Makeup Routine
Everything you put on your face affects the way your skin looks and feels, so take a good hard look at what you’re using. Consider switching to K-beauty cosmetic products that are formulated with gentle, natural ingredients that won’t cause redness or breakouts in the weeks leading up to your wedding. BB and CC creams are a better option for every day than foundation because they provide coverage while nourishing and protecting the skin at the same time. Since they’re lightweight, they won’t clog pores and cause pimples.
Makeup brushes can also be a breeding ground for bacteria that can cause acne. Your brushes should be cleaned once a week with a brush cleanser or mild shampoo. Be sure to dry them with the bristles pointing down to keep water from getting inside the brush and loosening the bristles.
Eat a Clean Diet and Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Drinking lots of water is important for keeping the skin hydrated and flushing away toxins that can cause breakouts. Eating a clean diet that includes lots of fresh fruits and vegetables also provides essential nutrients for healthy skin. Some foods that are especially beneficial for the skin include citrus fruits, tomatoes, watermelon, leafy greens, and cucumbers. Try to remove refined sugar and carbs from your diet as much as possible.
Although you can’t really shrink your pores, you can minimize their appearance by exfoliating regularly. Microdermabrasion, gentle acids, and mild chemical peels are all great ways to clear away dead skin and dirt out of your pores, which makes them look smaller. Exfoliating will also smooth out your skin and allow other treatment products to be absorbed better.
Don’t Forget About the Skin on Your Body
The skin on your body needs to be pampered, too. Use a scrub to exfoliate dry areas in the shower every week. Keep your skin hydrated with a good moisturizer every day. If you have some especially dry patches, consider using a mild chemical peel on those areas to get them nice and smooth.
Sweating comes with exercise, and that’s a good thing for your skin. Sweating flushes toxins and impurities out of the skin, including deep-down dirt and oil. Exercise also improves your circulation and blood flow, which enhances skin tone and clarity by bringing nutrients to the skin’s surface.
Give Your Lips Some Extra TLC
When it comes to taking care of your lips, it’s a lot easier to keep them from drying out than it is to get them back in shape once they become cracked or chapped. Use a lip scrub to exfoliate your lips each day and use a good lip balm to protect and moisturize them throughout the day.
Choose the Right Moisturizer
Everyone should be using a moisturizer every day, even those with oily skin. The key is to choose the right moisturizer for your skin type. Those with oily skin still need hydration, so look for a hyaluronic acid-based formula that pulls moisture from the air and binds it to the skin without adding excess oil. If you have dry skin, go for a heavier moisturizer, or even a facial oil, to give your skin some much-needed moisture.
For acne-prone skin, look for a noncomedogenic formula. And no matter what type of skin you have, choose skincare that’s free of synthetic fragrances. Synthetic fragrances are a leading cause of irritation and redness.
Your wedding day is all about you and your future spouse. Following these tips will get your skin glowing before your big day so you have one less thing to worry about.
It is time to start caring for your winter skin! It’s officially winter at the BE headquarters, and it is showing no mercy! From surprise snow squalls to wind that feels like an ice block to the face- it is clear Mother Nature is not here to play. It is just the beginning of the winter season and it is a perfect time to start your winter skin care routine! Start now, make it routine and stay ahead of the drying weather to come. No one wants crocodile skin and cakey makeup this winter, am I right?
“Great makeup starts with great skin care.”– Kyle
We know that coming up with a winter skin care routine that works for you and your skin can be a daunting task. There are so many products offered, each pushing their own special ingredients- it can put someone into analysis paralysis. But, we’ve got some ideas for you!
Beauty Entourage has a brand new episode of the BEVlog to share with you guys! Expanding on our Beauty Tip Tuesday, Ashley and Kyle discuss their winter skin care routines and favorite products.
Whether you are ballin’ outrageous and have a habit of making it rain in Mac and Sephora or you’re ballin’ on a budget and troll the beauty aisles all Walgreens- there are plenty of options to keep your Winter skin sparkling like the star on your tree (or the champagne in your glass). Take advice from our experts on which masks, cleansers, tools, and lotions are the best options. Lots of product ideas backed with reviews from the people who use them! It’s like we are right there shopping with you…but disappear when it’s time to pay.
Ashley & Kyle Live with Winter Skincare tips!
Posted by Ashley Stone on Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Check out the BEVlog and give us some feedback! Let us know what your favorite products are and what your routine looks like in the comments below!
Until next time: #BEbeautiful #BEconfident #justBE.
Fun Fact: Kyle actually brought a tote bag the size of Massachusetts full of his favorite skin care products, but ran out of time. He balls outrageous.
The Golden Globes have always stood out in the sea of award shows as a timeless tribute to our red carpet stars. We watched the celebrities pose for the cameras and took notes on their looks. As expected, we saw dozens of chic trends and gorgeous hairstyles, but a few of our favorites stood out from the rest. Our beauty team is in agreement that we will be seeing these looks throughout the upcoming event season as inspiration from our clients.
Jennifer Lopez stood out in the crowd with a bold, deep red lip. Contrasting her canary yellow gown, the deep wine red shade brought out her full pout to make a statement. Lopez kept the rest of her look refined with simple highlighter and dewy bronzed skin.
Kirsten Dunst smoldered on the red carpet with a dark, smokey eye. Dunst looked picture perfect complimenting her porcelain skin with a elegant sweep on her lids. Keeping the rest of her make-up simple and sweeping back her honey blonde hair into a loose up-do, her classic style rocked the awards.
We loved Lady Gaga’s bright blonde hair color and vintage style. Evoking her inner Marilyn Monroe, Gaga’s platinum locks were effortlessly swept back into retro curls. By pairing her hair style with bold brows and a timeless cat eye, we loved this throwback to Old Hollywood glamour.
We keep a keen eye on award season as the starts strut the red carpet with the hottest looks. Our style team can transform your every day look into award-worthy elegance. Book our experts for your next event!
I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving with your families! As we all know, now that Thanksgiving is over it is time to think about the upcoming holidays we all celebrate throughout December. It is one of my favorite times of the year. As you plan ahead for all of the events you are attending don’t forget about your hair and make up! Glamming yourself up for the holidays is one of the fun things to do before you head out for the evening of celebrations. When you book your appointment or special event regardless of when the event takes place, we want to extend a holiday discount and to encourage others to SHOP SMALL on Small business Saturday! Today ONLY, when you book your next event, you will receive $25 off of your services.
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Banishing Dry Winter Skin
Winter is just around the corner. We put away our swim suits, packed away our sunscreen, and sent our sweet Summer on its way. It was easy to swipe on some lip balm and run out the door in a pair of shorts but now we have to take extra measures to hold onto that glow. With no more sea salt washing away our impurities, exfoliation and extra moisture is crucial to prevent dull skin.
Exfoliating brushes are a great way to slough off dead skin cells which build up in the frigid air. Clarisonic sells a diverse line of brush heads for all skin types whether you’re acne prone, sensitive or need a deep scrub. For a more affordable version we like Olay Pro-X Microdermabrasion which comes with two different brush heads and can be used with any cleanser for a budget friendly.
If you’re not ready to commit to a brush just yet, there are plenty of exfoliating scrubs you can work into your daily routine. Every skin care line has a product for your skin type so choose based on your sensitivity and how frequently you want to use it. Lush has a line with two types of exfoliating scrub which are perfect for regular use and wont irritate your skin. The first is Rub Rub Rub advertised as a shower scrub which can be used for your entire body and leaves the essence of orange blossoms. For a more mild product with just as much punch try Lush’s Ocean Salt, a face and body scrub combined with coconut cream that leaves your skin silky and smelling amazing. Always follow with a moisturizer to soothe your polished pores.
Night Creams and Day Creams:
Yes, they are different! Night creams replenish the moisture lost during the day from facing the elements, holding onto make up, and washing our face. A night cream should be thicker than your regular face lotion to last while your face is touching the pillow. Aveeno is a brand known for all skin types, we like Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream containing Vitamin B which evens skin tone and provides deep moisture all night long. Prep your skin in the morning with a day lotion containing SPF. Just because the summer heat is gone doesn’t mean the sun doesn’t dry out your skin. The rays reflecting off of snow during the winter can actually amplify the damaging effects.
Don’t forget plenty of lip balm to give your lips some extra protection, make sure it has SPF too! With a dusting of your favorite bronzer on your polished, prepped and moisturized skin, your face will look summer ready even as we approach the winter months.