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How To Get Radiant Wedding Day Skin

I always tell my brides-to-be that paint sits better on the surface of a canvas if it is in a good condition. If it is primed well, the colours will stand out and they'll be no dull patches in the finished art work. The same applies to makeup artistry! If your skin is healthy, cleansed and hydrated then makeup will work harder to showcase your smooth and vibrant complexion.

As well as a balanced diet alongside a decent sleep and skincare routine, there are four things that I highly recommend for improved skin texture and radiance. I have tried and tested lots of different treatments and products, but my favourites are microneedling, hydra glow facials, medical grade peels and retinol. In this blog post, I’ll explain the benefits of each of these and how they contribute to great skin.


Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, involves the use of fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. This process stimulates the skin's natural healing response, leading to increased collagen and elastin production. The benefits of microneedling include:

1. Collagen Production: Microneedling triggers the body's collagen production, resulting in firmer, more elastic skin. Over time, this can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving the skin a smoother texture.

2. Scar Reduction: Microneedling is effective in reducing the appearance of acne scars, surgical scars, and stretch marks by promoting collagen and encouraging the growth of new skin cells.

3. Enhanced Product Absorption: The micro-channels created during microneedling allow for better penetration of skincare products, maximizing their efficacy and enhancing overall results.

4. Improved Skin Tone and Texture: Microneedling can help address uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, and rough texture, leaving the skin looking more even and radiant.

I saw a massive improvement in my skin, it took around two weeks to really notice but my skin looked beautiful. It’s a strange sensation but doesn’t hurt as numbing cream is applied to your face before the treatment, the results are really are worth it. It is an investment, both financially and time wise, you’ll potentially need more than one treatment to achieve maximum results. Then there is some downtime needed after each session as it can leave the skin quite red.

Hydra Glow Facials:

Hydra glow facials combine deep pore cleansing, exfoliation, hydration and nourishment to rejuvenate the skin and restore its natural glow. These facials use hydrating serums, gentle exfoliants, and specialized techniques to deliver the following benefits:

1. Deep Hydration: Hydra glow facials replenish the skin's moisture levels, leaving it hydrated, plump, and dewy.

2. Exfoliation: Gentle exfoliation removes dead skin cells, unclogs pores from makeup, oils and SPFs promoting cell renewal for smoother, brighter skin.

3. Brightening Effect: Hydra glow facials often incorporate brightening agents such as vitamin C or niacinamide to help fade dark spots, pigmentation, and dullness, revealing a luminous complexion.

4. Relaxation and Stress Relief: Beyond its physical benefits, a hydra glow facial offers relaxation and stress relief, promoting overall well-being and a sense of rejuvenation.

This felt like a spring clean for my face; my skin looked and felt reinvigorated. This is a good facial to have just a few days ahead of your wedding, there’s not really much downtime and you’ll see the benefits pretty much straight away.

Medical Grade Peels:

Medical grade peels, also known as chemical peels, are professional skincare treatments that use various acids to resurface and exfoliate the skin to promote cell turnover. These peels offer a range of benefits, including:

1. Exfoliation: Chemical peels remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and smooth rough texture, resulting in softer, smoother skin.

2. Collagen Stimulation: Certain chemical peels stimulate collagen production, leading to firmer, more elastic skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

3. Pigmentation Correction: Chemical peels can lighten dark spots, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation, resulting in a more even skin tone and improved complexion.

4. Acne Treatment: Chemical peels help control oil production, reduce inflammation, and unclog pores, making them an effective treatment for acne and acne scars.

There is an array of different medical grade peels to address a variety of skin concerns. I worked with my therapist on specific areas such as smoothing out skin tone and pigmentation which showed vast improvement after each peel. There’s a little bit of downtime as skin can be red afterwards but settles quite quickly. A peel would be ideal the week before your wedding.


Retinol, a derivative of vitamin A, is a powerhouse ingredient renowned for its anti-aging properties. When applied topically, retinol offers a multitude of benefits for the skin:

1. Wrinkle Reduction: Retinol stimulates collagen production and accelerates cell turnover, leading to smoother, firmer skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

2. Acne Treatment: Retinol helps unclog pores, regulate oil production, and prevent breakouts, making it an effective treatment for acne and acne-prone skin.

3. Even Skin Tone: Retinol can fade dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage, resulting in a more even complexion and brighter skin.

4. Improved Texture: Regular use of retinol can refine the skin's texture, making it smoother, softer, and more supple over time.

I absolutely love retinol and have seen the benefits over time, realistically it’ll take a couple of weeks after consistent use to see improvements. Do lots of research on what you’ll need depending on your age and how sensitive your skin is. If you’ve got a few months before your big day then it’s worth starting as soon as you can, you’ll really reap the benefits.

Incorporating treatments such as microneedling, hydra glow facials, medical grade peels and retinol into your skincare routine can deliver remarkable benefits for your skin. If you’re seeking to improve skin texture and achieve a radiant wedding day complexion, these treatments offer effective solutions backed by science. However, it's essential to consult with a skincare professional to determine the most suitable treatments for your specific skin concerns and goals. (Shout out to Emma at Ameliore Skincare who is who I have always trusted wholeheartedly with my skin.) With consistent care and the right treatments, you can unlock the beauty of healthy, radiant skin that’ll give you that bridal glow.


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