Kirstin Shuba reveals how to ensure your skin is looking its absolute best on your big day!
There is so much planning, stress, pre-ceremony nerves (and often crash-dieting) that brides endure, and let's face it, did any bride ever get a perfect 8 hours beauty sleep the night before their wedding? It is probably the least naturally vibrant our skin will ever look. So there is even more reason to give yourself some essential TLC and prepare for your special day.
There are many ways to help get clearer more radiant skin.
1 - Water
It may be an obvious one but maintaining moisture in the body and is perfect for keeping your skin hydrated and supple. As well as being a natural appetite suppressant, it helps the body metabolize stored fat. Try six to eight glasses of water a day, keeping hydrated will also keep those fine lines and wrinkles at bay. For extra brightness add a slice of lemon, you'll be surprised the difference it makes to your skin.
2 - Treat yourself
Ideally you should book a course of facials 6 months leading up to your wedding to ensure clear and radiant skin that's well looked after. Treatments are not only a great way to properly treat you skin, but also a fab way to unwind and relax, we all know it can be stressful planning a wedding!
Katherine Daniels offers a selection of beautiful facial treatments for all skin types. The Age Defence Nourishing Hydrating facial is 80 minutes of luxury and brings instant brightness back to the skin. For the bride with less time, there is also a 40 minute Express, Energising Radiance Treatment.
3 - Hit the gym
When we work up a good sweat, we cleanse the skin of environmental toxins. Don't forget to remove the grime afterwards and cleanse and tone thoroughly.
4 - It's never too late
Start using a serum. They are much more concentrated than a cream, so you tend to only need a small amount daily to see results. Used underneath your day or night cream, the ingredients penetrate deeper and work harder.
The Katherine Daniels Urban Shield Concentrate acts as a barrier on your skin protecting it from the harsh elements, so not only is it deeply hydrating, it's great for skin defence. And it smells divine!
5 - Catching some Zzz's
One of the best-kept anti-ageing secrets, and key to a glowing, youthful complexion, is a good night's sleep. It's during those precious hours that our cells repair damage (approximately at 1am) relax with our beautiful Nurturing Night Balm with Rose Oil, this product will not only leave super dry skin feeling nourished and hydrated but it will help you drift off into a deep sleep.
6 - Ban the bloat
Opt for fresh herbs to flavour foods rather than table salt. Also, cut back on Caffeineboth increase puffiness, dark circles and a dull complexion.
7 - Exquisite Eyes
It's all in the eyes when you're not feeling 100%, which is the last thing you want on your big day (Bride or Groom!) Using a smoothing and hydrating eye mask will not only be a welcome soothing and cooling sensation, but will also plump those fine lines and wrinkles.
The Katherine Daniels Multi-Tasking Eye Balm brings a soft, smooth finish to the delicate eye area without leaving the skin greasy. It has an extra fine, silky texture, brings radiance and lifts eyelids, and works against puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles. A bridal MUST!
8 - Bye Bye sugar
Limit your intake of sugar, anything processed, fizzy drinks and fruit-juices as they all contribute to making your skin appear dull and pasty and your face puffy!
9 - A Rainbow a day
Eat colourful fruit and vegetables and aim for at least five portions a day. Betacarotene, found in Pumpkin, Carrots and Sweet Potato, and Proteins found in Kale, Papaya and Spinach are potent antioxidants, important for normal skin cell development and healthy skin tone.
10 - Go Green
Calm redness with Green Tea - It's very high in antioxidants, particularly one named EGCG, which is proved to reduce redness. Sip at least one cup of Green Tea a day and fight red skin.
Deep Cleansing and Skin Rejuvenating System.
Combining ultra-high frequency vibrations with 1500 soft silicone massage points, you will achieve a supreme skin cleansing experience. Your skin will feel soft and smooth, as it would after a professional salon treatment. With daily use, skin congestion and superficial imperfections are greatly reduced.
This system will also aid penetration of active ingredients from concentrates and creams and will work to tone and firm your skin.
Urban Shield Concentrate
A concentrate of hydration that boosts the skins normal moisture levels. A fluid complex that sinks in quickly and deeply without stickiness. A real emergency treatment for an anti-redness effect on skin exposed to the elements and UV radiation. Your skin is left supple, hydrated, soothed and calm.
Multi-Tasking Eye Balm
A multi-tasking melt-in-balm that brings a soft, smooth finish to the delicate eye area. An extra fine and silky texture cushions the area without leaving it feeling greasy. Key active ingredients bring radiance and lift eyelids, and also work against puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles.
Instant Effect Eye Mask
This salon strength, Instant Effect Eye Mask is activated right before you use it.
You will experience results of freshly combined concentrated Sea Kelp and a Mineral Complex, saturated with hydra-boosting Hyaluronic Acid.
Your skin around the delicate eye area will look visibly luminous, plumped and smooth and will feel hydrated, firm and revitalised.
This superior anti-ageing eye mask delivers instant visible results after just one use, and sustained visible effectiveness if used two times per week.
The tell-tale signs of a stressful lifestyle are often seen around the eyes. We created the Instant Effect Eye mask for you! This mask promises to plump, smooth and bring luminosity to your eye area in just 20 minutes.
To find out more information, visit www.katherinedanielscosmetics.com
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