Bridal Skincare tips from professional makeup artist Charlene Flanagan

Bridal Skincare tips from professional makeup artist Charlene Flanagan

Top 5 Bridal Skincare Tips from our Co-Founder Charlene Flanagan

Planning for your wedding day can be one of the most exciting yet stressful times of your life. I had 10 years of sharing those joyful moments with brides to be & its where my love for skincare first developed. I have always had an ethos through my makeup artist days of “Great Makeup starts with Great Skin”

With all the preparations & bookings, its easy to see how your skin might not get the attention it deserves because the routines seem so far fetched or way too out of budget so here are my top five bridal skincare tips to ensure you look and feel your best on your big day.

  1. Start Early with a Consistent Skincare Routine

Consistency is key. It's lovely to have professional treatments booked in but it's in between where the real magic happens. Start with the basics: Cleanse every morning & evening, second step is to apply a hydrating & pro-aging serum such as our Hydrating Hyaluronic Serum morning & evening to your entire face, neck & chest area to keep skin plump and hydrated. Then the final step is to moisturise, SPF every morning to keep those wrinkles and UV damage at bay & a night cream or oil in the evening to nourish & hydrate. I particularly adore Nourish & Glow Superfood Oil. 

  1. Exfoliate Regularly but Gently

Exfoliation is crucial for a smooth complexion and a survey we took in 2022 told us that only 14% of our customers exfoliated their skin - que Brighten & Glow Hydrating Exfoliating Cleanser. A gentle gel cleanser that works as a two in one & you don't have to add on any extra steps. Use Brighten & Glow as your morning cleanse, it will cleanse, exfoliate & hydrate your skin and won't strip your skin of its natural oils. Regular exfoliation helps in achieving an even skin tone, making your makeup application flawless.

  1. Hydrate Inside and Out

Hydration is a game-changer when it comes to healthy skin. Ensure you drink at least 8 glasses of water a day & start to use Ella and Jo's 3in1 Hyaluronic Skin Mist throughout your day in between skincare routines. This super innovative face mist will hydrate your skin even over makeup, in fact that's why we designed it, your skin loses moisture throughout the day, and it's not possible to reapply your serums over makeup so say hello to your new hydration hero. This is a gorgeous gift for your bridal party, an essential in the bathroom baskets & one to carry in your handbag to ensure with all your powder topups, dancing & laughing that your makeup stays in place & your skin looks radiant all day. 

  1. Address Specific Skin Concerns

If you have specific skin concerns, address them well in advance with the advice of a skin therapist. Ella and Jo's  entire range has incredibly innovative formulas that tackle the majority of skin concerns & our moments collection which includes Clear Skin AHA & BHA Clarifying Liquid is excellent for brightening your complexion, reducing blemishes and congestion & smoothing skin texture. Consistent use will result in a more even skin tone and a natural glow. If you have acne-prone skin, consult with a dermatologist to incorporate treatments that will help clear your skin without irritation.

  1. Get Plenty of Rest and Manage Stress

Beauty sleep & Stress Management is real! Lack of sleep can lead to dull skin, dark circles, and breakouts. Manage your stress through practices like yoga, breathwork, meditation, or even a relaxing masking routine twice a week with our Glow Up Enzyme Mask & The Miracle Mask. You want to land at the top of the aisle genuinely feeling your best inside and out so remember to take the time to pause & not let things get on top of you. 

Bonus Tip: Professional Treatments

Consider getting professional skincare treatments like facials, microdermabrasion, or chemical peels, but make sure to schedule these at least a month before your wedding to allow your skin to heal and adjust.

Your wedding day is a celebration of love and joy, and you deserve to look and feel your best. Remember, great makeup starts with great skin, and taking the time to care for your skin will pay off with beautiful, long-lasting results. Wishing you a radiant and unforgettable wedding day!