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.
Dry Skin is always a problem area when applying make up. Over moisturized and excessive oil can be a problem too. Kyle and Ashley share beauty tips to help combat the dry skin and minimize the oil before the big event!
Check out our Dry Skin Beauty Tips and the products we use to combat problem skin.
Dry Skin TipsBE Prepped with these skincare tips before your next event!
Posted by Beauty Entourage on Friday, February 5, 2016
Natural beauty starts at the base. Whether you prefer full coverage or a lighter make up look, having smooth, hydrated skin is key for a photo finish application. There’s no one size fits all for skin care products, but there are plenty of variations to suit your needs. Once you identify what your skin type is, set aside a spa day to take care of your natural glow.
We love face masks! Make an appointment with your couch and try out one of the new lines of at home facials. These are cloth masks infused with botanicals and vitamins essential for every skin type. A green tea mask is fitting for acne-prone, irritated skin. A mask containing honey will nourish and add crucial moisture to sensitive, dry skin. What’s great about these is they are packed with ingredients to revive and balance without breaking the bank.
When you think of oils the last thing we want to involve is our face! While some oils can be bad for our skin, there are many essential oils which absorb quickly and can leave otherwise dry skin refreshed. Cleansing oils are becoming popular such as Lush 9 5o 5 Orchid Oil Lotion. Not only does it remove stubborn make up, but it doesn’t strip your skin like many cleansers. It smells amazing and adds vital moisture while you cleanse. We love Tarte’s Maracuja Oil as a supplemental product for dry skin. Applying at night allows your skin to regenerate without any greasiness. Containing vitamin C, oils even tone, balance hydration and leave us waking up with a fresh glow.
A photo ready application goes hand in hand with invisible pores. Our skin tends to get clogged from every day life, from make up to just touching our face without even thinking about it. Thankfully, pore minimizing products are tailored to hide these pesky problem areas so our make up application goes smoothly. Benefit Cosmetics carries a well known product called The POREfessional Face Primer. It works as a double agent: minimizing the appearance of pores while providing a smooth, lightweight base that can be paired under make up or on its own. This product is oil free and contains vitamin E to help minimize the look of pores over time and fight oil throughout your day and night.
Let your healthy skin speak for itself. The secret to a flawless make up application is your base, no matter what your skin type is a smooth, pore-free, hydrated complexion is possible. We love to treat ourselves with some of these remedies to the winter blues. The best part is these products can be used year round to banish even the biggest problem areas. Kick back and give yourself some pampering. When you’re ready for a night on the town, our make up experts will be ready!
New Year, Fresh Face
Let’s get back to basics here. For Beauty Tip Tuesday it’s all about the fresh face. The New Year is about resolutions and we are vowing to prep with the perfect foundation and build our look from the ground up. Behind every good makeup trend is the fresh face to start off the entire effect. Depending on your skin tone and type, not every product out there is going to be right for you.
Are you looking for full coverage? Liquid foundation is the quickest step for all-over flawless skin. Perfect for any skin type, foundation such as NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation blends evenly over your skin, leaving a balanced, glowing start to your day or night. We love this oil-free foundation because it can cover even the most troubling skin discoloration and blemishes without leaving that cakey look. Our favorite part is that it lasts all day still looking natural.
Powder foundations can seamlessly transform your face into an envious even tone. Product lines such as Bare Minerals transformed powder products to be lightweight but also offer plenty of coverage. The best part is these products eliminate any shine from oil without any drying effect. Most are also available with SPF 15 and improve your skin tone after just a couple uses!
Don’t be afraid of a cream foundation! These formulas have come a long way to offer the best combination of full coverage and lightweight comfort. These perfect purse size compacts contain buildable coverage to combat any skin tone. Cover FX offers Total Cover Cream Foundation which can also act as a concealer leaving your skin looking flawless! Cream and mousse foundation products are often rich with additional moisturizers and anti-aging ingredients which improve the health of your skin while you wear it.
Every flawless fresh face is not created equal, which is why we need the right product to back up the radiance you already have. To achieve a perfect complexion finish your look with a spritz of finishing spray such as Urban Decay Deslick to seal in your perfect skin and keep your make up in place all day and night. To guarantee you achieve that photo finish look, book our make up experts for you next event!