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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bridal skincare: how to get aisle-ready

One of the biggest wedding prep concerns a bride-to-be has the moment she slips that engagement ring on her finger is getting her skin big-day perfect.

How many times have you heard someone refer to a bride as "glowing"? Well, that doesn't happen by accident. While the euphoria comes from within and exudes from the bride on the day, these expert tips for beautiful skin from Maya Bilalis from Maya Medispa will assist greatly in adding to that glow.

Says Maya: "To prep your skin in the lead up to your wedding so it is looking its very best, I recommend the following":

Plan ahead: Depending on the condition of your skin, I recommend creating a skin regime plan three to six months before your actual wedding day, and commit to having beautiful skin. It won’t work to start one week before the big day.

Overall stress management: Think about what best de-stresses you: whether it's having treatments such as massage, a gym workout, yoga, or going for a walk, and commit to doing this as many times as you require to help give you that time out you need.

Be body conscious: Think about the skin all over your body, not just your face. What kind of dress you are wearing on the day? If it's backless, you may need to give your back a 'facial', or your legs may need exfoliation and preparation if changing into a cocktail dress.

Benefit from massage: Massages not only relax and chill you out, giving you time to collect your thoughts, they improve your blood circulation, aid in toxin release and assit with skin problems.

Skin hydration: Try buying some ‘liquid chlorophyll’ from your health food shop and drinking this to help cleanse your colon. For every coffee your drink, drink a glass of water as well - on top of the eight glasses we should drink every day to keep skin hydrated.

Eat green alkaline foods: Make sure your diet includes lots of crunchy greens to help improve skin’s health and appearance.

Light treatments: Speak to your beautician about committing to a course of light treatments combined with chemical peels or other treatments which stimulate cell removal in the lead up to your wedding. This will help tired/dull skin, and lasts up to 100 days so you will look fabulous on your honeymoon as well.

Use products that have AHA’s/BHA’s: this serves to refresh and renew your skin; also, use products that contain some form of antioxidants that fight free radicals to protect your skin. The most skin effective vitamins for perfect skin are Vitamin A/C/E and Coffeeberry.

Spray tanning: If planning a spray tan on your wedding day, test the tan a month before and note the best day after the application your skin looks best. Follow this for your actual day.

Manicures: Use gel polish for your pedicure and nails prior to your wedding day as they will be harder-wearing and last longer, preventing chips on the big day!

For more on what Maya Medispa offer; click right here.

Maya Bilalis from Maya Medispa will be at the Ultimate Wedding Planning Party and will be on hand to answer every single skincare query you may have.

Smooth, beautiful glowing skin provides the perfect platform for makeup application: makeup glides on more effortlessly and results are infinitely more even = an exceptional looking finished look.

The Ultimate Wedding Planning Party is also proud to announce that famed brands Bobbi Brown and Jo Malone will be a part of the event.

Bobbi Brown will do makeovers for guests at the event (who doesn't love a makeover!?) and the ladies at Jo Malone will offer luxurious hand massages to guests. Plus, both brands are gifting full-sized products in the UWPP gift bags.

To find our more about the Ultimate Wedding Planning Party, click here.

To buy tickets for the event, click here.

By Josie Gagliano