Updated: May 17
In my option one of the single most important things you can do in your skin care routine is Exfoliate.
Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin using a chemical or manual granular substance, or exfoliation tool. Your skin naturally sheds dead skin cells to make room for new cells every 30 days or so.
When brides arrive with dull / out of sorts skin, my first question is normally, what kind of skin care routine are you doing at home and what does all that involve? I am often surprised to learn that exfoliation is being skipped all together.
In the days leading up to your wedding exfoliating weekly is one of the keys in starting to get refreshed looking skin.
When mechanically exfoliating, it's important to be gentle on your skin.
You can make small, circular motions using your finger to apply a scrub or use your exfoliating tool of choice. If you use a brush, make short, light strokes. Exfoliate for about 30 seconds and then rinse off with lukewarm — not hot — water.
Chemical exfoliants are acids that react with the skin, removing built-up layers of dead cells and excess oil that can cause dull skin and blemishes.
We love this Yuzu Lemonade Mini Peel by Savor Beauty that we carry in our studio and use during our facial sessions. (and you can take home to) that contains Vitamin C and Salicylic Acid (perfect to clean out pores).
Let me know if we can help get your skin glowing with one of our bridal skin care facials?