Brides usually spend a lot of time and effort finalizing the makeup artist to bring their wedding beauty dreams to life. But stunning makeup needs a clean base first. No matter how many facial sessions you have been in, the morning of the wedding day it’s super important to prep your skin for the upcoming layers of makeup. Here is an expert-provided step-by-step guide to prepping your skin for wedding makeup.
Step 1: Cleanse
Cleansing is always the first step of any skincare prep routine. So starting your wedding day prep with a dollop of cleanser is pretty obvious. Using a hydrating cleanser will give your face a glowy look.
Step 2: Serum
Experts emphasize using a hydrating serum next. Choose any water-based product or something containing hyaluronic acid. Hydration is especially vital for the wedding day skin prep because the makeup can start to dry out if the skin isn’t hydrated properly beforehand.
Step 3: Moisturize
A moisturizer helps to lock in the benefit of the serum. As the wedding makeup is likely to be a bit heavy, opt for a light daytime moisturizer. Applying lighter moisturizer will prep your skin perfectly by making it appear healthy before you put on the layers of makeup.
Step 4: SPF
As per the experts, don’t skimp on SPF at any cost! Even if it’s an indoor ceremony or nighttime wedding, SPF is highly necessary to protect the skin. Some brides fear that SPF might cause the so-called bounce back or a white-cast in photos. Experts suggest they opt for any chemical-based SPF product, instead of a mineral-based one.
Step 5: Primer
Primer is the finishing touch of your wedding day pre-makeup skincare prep routine. Choose the appropriate primer according to your skin type. A hydrating primer for dry skin and an anti-shine or mattifying primer for oily skin are the ideal choices. But it’s always better to consult your wedding makeup artist beforehand.