Skin Tips for your Irish wedding straight from one of our West Coast Weddings Ireland brides. Jodie chose to come all the way from Chicago to Ireland for her destination wedding. Having a winter wedding in Ireland meant she had completely prepared her skin for all expectations. Being such an expert in her field, we think you will love her Skin Tips for your wedding.
Fashion Friday | Skin Tips
Jodie Hiveley, Independent Consultant for Rodan + Fields®
So much prep goes into planning your big day, and despite our best efforts – it can be stressful! Don’t forget to take care of yourself, and your skin, as you plan the fun details of your special day to eliminate last minutes annoyances like breakouts, fine lines and puffy eyes! I wanted to share my favorite tips and products, including the 5 products featured in Allure Magazine’s October 2015 Best of Beauty edition! You can view the full product guide here (includes great before and after results).
Eyes: You want to make sure your eyes are sparkling on your wedding. In addition to drinking lots of water the week of the wedding, I would avoid overly salty foods, carbs and cocktails – unfortunately that dirty martini that will relieve stress the night before may cause more issues in the morning. If you find yourself in a puffy situation – Preparation H under the eyes can be a quick fix – sounds gross, but seriously works. Visine can also be a life saver for any redness on your face or eyes and don’t forget good old fashioned cucumbers! If you want to work on crow’s feet in advance, try out the multi-function eye cream (featured as one of the top 5 beauty products in the Allure Magazine’s October 2015 Best of Beauty edition). I also opted for individual lash extensions for my wedding and absolutely loved them! Plus – they lasted for the entire honeymoon!
Lips: You want to be ready for that first kiss as husband and wife, right!? No matter what season your wedding is in, dry chapped lips can be an issue. I love this lip micro-dermabrasion to get rid of the flakes/cracks so that your lipstick goes on smoothly. Super easy to use with any lip moisturizer or balm! And you can use with the R+F Lip Renewing Serum, as seen in Harper’s Bazaar, to help plump lips and reduce wrinkles by adding peptides and antioxidants. Click here for details.
Glowing Skin: We all know that the sun is bad for your skin, but I’ve always felt that I look better with a healthy glow. But before you slather on the self tanning lotion, you have to make sure your skin is healthy, blemish free, and moisturized. A month or so before your big day try using a mild, anti-inflammatory cleanser. I like Cetafil or R+F Unblemish. R+F Soothe (#2) treatment is absolute magic for eliminating any unexpected redness or irritation that may show up! And then moisturize, moisturize, moisturize (and don’t forget the sunscreen)!
When your skin is looking and feeling fab, go ahead and add some glow! I love this selfless tanner or I’ve used Benefit for spray tans and been super happy with results. You’ll want to test this out at least a month in advance to avoid any oompa loompa mishaps!
Hands: On your big day everyone is looking at your beautiful face, your dress, your shoes, but what about the ring! Of course they want to see it, and it is a critical part of the marriage ceremony too! Of course you’ll get a manicure, but so many of us neglect to care for our cuticles and hands! I recommend using cuticle oil regularly with a hand cream, or if you’ve really been neglecting your hard working paws, a hand treatment regimen like this will do the trick!
Were you really thinking of pre Wedding Botox?
Before you rush off to a med spa or dermatologists office ready to spend hundreds or even thousands, try something else first…R+F Acute Care (as featured in Allure Magazine’s October 2015 Best of Beauty). I call these little gems my “magic” home botox and Forbes listed this product as one of 2014’s “Most Innovative Beauty Products”. These are strips that you apply before bed and overnight they work to smooth expression lines with Liquid Cone Technology that melts line-defying peptides and hyaluronic acid directly into the wrinkle for a more youthful appearance. You can experience long-lasting results after ten applications, and you may even see results after the very first use. These can be applied anywhere on your face with fine lines/wrinkles! Check out more here.
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