Firstly, I’ll put my hands up and say I know NOTHING about how to have great skin. But luckily I know two talented make up artists who know lots! Thank you to Catherine at A Finishing Touch and Liz at Liz Patey Make Up for joining me on the blog today to share some of their advice.
Fresh, glowing skin looks fabulous in your wedding pictures. Yes, these ladies know how to apply make up in such a way that they can disguise anything you’re not happy with. Yet, having a great base to apply it too is always the best possible starting point to keep you looking naturally gorgeous.
Steffi with make up by Catherine at Caswell House
Catherine from A Finishing Touch explains how it is important what you eat- and also how that your kin type impacts that:
One initial hurdle to over come is identifying your skins type:
Dry – this will appear as flakey skin and is commonly confused with dehydrated skin. Try exfoliating first and then include some of the tips below.
Dehydrated – this will feel tight, simply drinking more water and ensuring all makeup is thoroughly removed before bed will help solve this.
Oily – You may find you foundation ‘slips’ off of your skin through the day! The most common area of oil may be the classic T zone; forehead, nose and chin.
Combination – This can be a combination of all of the above. It is also the most common skin type.
Fatty types of fish, such as salmon, contain omega-3 fatty acids that can reduce inflammation and keep skin moisturised, so if you suffer with dry skin-thats ‘flakey’ and not ‘tight’ this is one for you. Avocados are high in beneficial fats and contain vitamins E and C, which are important for healthy skin.Getting enough of these fats is essential to keep skin flexible and moisturised. They also pack compounds that may protect your skin from sun damage. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which acts as a natural sunblock and may protect your skin from sun damage.
Certain foods can trigger flushed, uneven complexions. Some, like sugary snacks, may even speed up development of wrinkles and age spots. Avoiding them can help to preserve that even skin tone you’re looking for. Foods to avoid include: spicy foods, which can increase redness, foods high in refined sugars, which can cause wrinkles, processed foods like chips, greasy foods and alcohol, which can cause the blood vessels to dilate and lead to a flushed face.
Verity with make up by Liz Patey at Cliveden
Liz from Liz Patey Make Up shares more advice on looking your great on your wedding day with the best possible skin:
“As tempting as it may be, try not to wash your face in hot water. It will dry your skin out and pose the risk of dehydrated, flaking skin. Instead, opt for warm water and lots of moisturiser!
It’s important that you invest in a decent moisturiser. If you forget everything else, this will help to salvage your skin during the colder season. If you can, choose a moisturiser that also has an in-built SPF.
Often overlooked, water can help to save an array of skin problems. Drinking plenty of water will ensure your skin stays hydrated and healthy.
Lastly, say goodbye to sugary, processed foods and try to incorporate omega fatty acids into your diet. Foods such as avocado and nuts are packed full of goodness, all of which help to restore the skin barriers. The result? Radiant skin on your wedding day.”