With Grads and formals just around the corner, it’s only natural that along with all the excitement, you are bound to feel a little nervous and flustered too. While excitement isn’t a bad thing, the last thing we want is for you to have to feel stressed over your skin on the big day!
Our best advice is to follow a good skin routine the week or 2 before your event (this should be something you do always though!), and to use natural makeup on the day that will enhance your gorgeous features, rather than cover them up, as well as treat your skin all day long so breakouts are just one less thing to worry about.
Read on to find out some of our favorite tips and products so that your skin can take center stage on the big day!
Follow a Simple, Yet Effective Skincare Routine
Make sure you are cleansing, toning and moisturising, morning and night, to keep your skin healthy and clear.
Our Basic Skincare Pack contains 4 of our bestselling products, and provides you with everything you need to keep your skin looking its best. Remember you want a good, clean foundation to apply your makeup to on the big day.
Our purifying gel cleanser will rid your skin of all dirt and grime accumulated during the day, our hydrating toning mist will refresh your skin, and keep it perfectly balanced, and our hydrating primer will treat and hydrate your skin all day with ingredients like Aloe Vera, Chamomile, White Tea and Elderberry Extracts. This primer also creates the perfect base for your foundation to simply glide onto, and last all day. Our facial mitt is excellent when used in conjunction with our gel cleanser. The one side will help to exfoliate a few times a week, and the other side is great for the delicate eye area.
TIP: If applying any masks or going for any deeper exfoliation treatments, such as microdermabrasion, we recommend doing it a week to a week and a half before, as these intense treatments draw toxins to the surface and can cause you to breakout.
Don’t Squeeze That Pimple!
We know how tempting it can be to squeeze that sucker, but by squeezing you only make the problem worse. If you accidentally scratch your face and open one up, or it pops on its own, then be sure to apply some of our toner onto a cotton pad and hold firmly over the area for a few seconds. Apply any moisturiser after, but don’t pick!
TIP: If you are unfortunate enough to break out with a big pimple on, or right before your big day, then immediately apply some ice to the area for a few minutes to reduce swelling and to “freeze” the pimple. This will prevent it from getting any bigger.
Use Natural, Mineral Makeup
Last, but not least, be sure that the makeup you use will create that flawless finish you are looking for, but will still make you look like you. You want to enhance rather than cover up, and you want a formula that will allow your skin to breathe all day so that your pores won’t clog up and cause a breakout.
Our selection of mineral foundation, concealers and powders will provide your skin with antioxidants to make it glow and cover up redness, but still allow your skin to breathe.
TIP: Spritz our toner onto your face after your makeup has been applied to help it set. Also, be sure to keep it in your purse, to help your friends out, or to provide your skin with a boost of hydration anytime during the day or night!