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Let’s ruminate over that title again, because I’m not saying that brides haven’t been lusting for flawless skin on their wedding day for forever - rather, we’re just making an observation that a clean and glowing complexion is exactly what brides getting married right now are really after. Something about the new microwedding normal is giving brides the freedom to go lower key at their nuptials, in favor of a relaxed and naturally-stunning look that will last all day. Not to say that hair and makeup aren’t still making the lists of top priorities for these scaled-down celebrations, they certainly are, but more brides are staying mindful of their budgets and addressing beauty from a personal point of view. They’re working with makeup artists who will embrace the romance and bespoke qualities of more intimate ‘I Dos’ and they’re dreaming of day-of looks that are nothing short of fresh, dewy, and TDF. We caught up with the beauty mavens at Myer, and they gave us three product recommendations for flawless wedding skin. Want in? Let’s goooo!
We’ll get to the products, don’t you worry.
But first, a bit of supporting skin-tel you should know about.
If you’re feeling fierce in your own skin, then there’s no reason you need to play around with makeup
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Instead, now’s the time to really look at great skin as the win. Learn what your complexion loves: light exfoliation and cleansing, hydration and detoxification, and ample moisturization, rinse and repeat. If you’ve toned down your wedding and have a little more budget to play with, then use some of that money to book a few pre-wedding facials. Not only can you ask the aestheticians some wonderfully-pointed questions, you can work with them to curate an easy and sustainable skincare plan that works uniquely for you.
If you’ve replaced the need for glam with the need to glow, then you can prioritize some of your MUA allowance for better prep products
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Makeup artists can be super expensive for wedding services, and we get it, they’re magic (really and truly). But these days, you can reach out to your glam goddess and make a request for a tailored glow up, a more minimalistic makeover for the day you get married. Since you won’t be going full glam, you can ask them to help you with some skin-spiration for your wedding: what cleansers, toners, serums, masks, etc. you can shop to make a difference in the way you decongest your skin, balance out its tone, and improve its overall health.
Now, about those game changers…
These items can all be found at Myer and incorporated into an easy, three-step nighttime skincare routine that works for most skin types (and if there’s anything we’ve learned about beauty+grooming rituals in COVID times, it’s that there’s always time for them).
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Cleanse with The Ordinary’s Squalane Cleanser ($14)
This gentle cleansing product is formulated to target makeup removal whilst leaving the skin feeling smooth and moisturized. The formula incorporates Squalane, alongside other lipophilic esters that are gentle, moisturizing, efficient in dissolving makeup and facial impurities and increase the spreadability of the product. When rubbed between your palms for approximately 10-30 seconds, the product undergoes an important textural change from a balm-like consistency to a clear oil-like consistency. This allows the emulsifying sucrose esters in the formula to trap and blend the dissolved makeup and facial impurities with water for rinsing. Being non-comedogenic and soap-free, this formula is designed to be gentle enough for daily use, without over-drying the skin, making it suitable for all skin types.
Tone with Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner ($34+)
This gentle-cleansing, face-refreshing toner has been beloved by Kiehl’s customers for more than half a century. The cult-classic formula harnesses hand-picked Calendula flower petals and other ingredients like healing, antibacterial Great Burdock Root Extract and calming Allantoin to create a gentle and soothing alcohol-free tincture. And without the harsh synthetics and overly-drying agents in play, the skin is left balanced and improved - suitable for normal to oily skin types, including sensitive skin.
Moisturize with Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ ($29+)
This revolutionary, dermatologist-developed face moisturizer softens, smooths, and improves - leaving the skin glowing and hydrated. It is simple, customized, slips on easily and absorbs quickly, making it a well-worth-it three minutes of wellness time twice a day (and especially at night). Always formulated for maximum results, without irritation, the genius yellow moisturizer helps strengthen the skin’s own moisture barrier so that more moisture stays in. Once the skin can hold onto that moisture, the youthful-looking glow is just a few paraben, phthalate, and fragrance-free pumps away. Ideal for normal, dry, and combination skin.
Shop this three-step system on Myer right now and get ready for happier, healthier, more glowing skin for your wedding day - however you’re envisioning it!
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