In the days leading up to your wedding, you might find yourself stressing and worrying about your skin. What can you do to prevent a breakout? How can you ensure healthy skin?
First off, you are not alone. Countless brides share your fear and find themselves searching far and wide for any solution to ensure healthy wedding-day skin.
Lucky for you, you’ve come to the right place—and you have options. While the best solutions will depend on everything from your biology to your budget, we believe there are a handful of tips and products that can help every bride in her search for perfect skin.
Artifact Skin Co. is a company we’ve admired for quite some time. From their lovely packaging to their culturally-inspired, naturally-made facial masks, they’re a shining example of what makes Canadian businesses so great.
We invited Artifact’s co-founder Narae Kim to share her “must-have” wedding skincare tips to help you prepare your skin for your big day. Have a read, and let us know in the comments if you have any skincare tips you’d like to add!
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1. Give yourself 2-3 months of full skin-prepping before your wedding day.
Think of your skin like a muscle. If you suddenly do an intense workout without stretching first, your body will cramp up, right? Your skin is the same way. Give your skin a few weeks to adjust, heal, and improve before your big day.
2. “Deep cleanse” your pores with clays.
Once a week, use a “deep cleansing” clay mask to pull up stubborn impurities from your pores.
Deep cleansing clays:
- Glacial Coast Detox (detoxifying + pore-refining)
- Moroccan Tangerine Clay (nourishing + rejuvenating)
3. Multi-mask with “gentle cleansing” clays.
Did you know that not all clays are created equal? Where and how a clay is collected will determine how powerfully it pulls.
If you feel that your skin could use more of a gentle purifying cleanse instead of a deep cleanse, then the masks below will fit your needs. You can use these gentle cleansers over the entire face or try “multi-masking” with deep cleansing clay masks.
For example, some brides will opt to use deep cleansing clay masks on their “T-zone” area (forehead, nose, chin) while using gentle cleansing clay masks on the cheek and jaw area, where the skin tends to be more dry.
Gentle cleansing clays:
4. Actively and physically exfoliate once a week.
Exfoliation is key! Once or twice a week, use a brightening and exfoliating mask treatment to achieve bright, youthful, glowy skin.
A face mask with twice the renewal power:
- Bali Papaya Rice (brightening + exfoliating)
Step 1: Apply over entire face and wait 15 minutes for the Vitamin C and papaya fruit and honey enzymes to "actively" exfoliate the skin. You may feel a slight tingle!
Step 2: Lightly splash your face with warm water and begin to "physically" scrub in small circular motions.
5. Exfoliate your skin gently every day—yes, every day!
Concentrated exfoliations (physically with a device or done actively) are not recommended to be done daily. However, our Island Konjac sponge, with its soft vegetable fibres, is gentle enough to use on the face every day, twice a day.
Everyday exfoliating Island Konjac sponges:
6. Calm it all down with honey and rosewater.
After an intense facial workout, a nice cool drink of hydration is always needed. The final step in achieving perfect wedding-day skin is the cool-down phase—something to soothe, hydrate, and boost radiance.
A perfect hydrating mask:
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What do you think of Artifact’s skincare tips? Is there anything special you’re doing to prepare your skin for your wedding day? Let us know in the comments below!