Why Is It Important To Remove Texture Before Your Wedding
Let’s be honest.. who doesn’t want to be the most fresh-faced glowy bitch on their wedding day…? I am right ?! Having any texture on the skin is a big no-no and will stop your skin from looking smooth and flawless both in person and in photos. As much as we can try and rely on makeup, foundation and correctors do a better job at covering tone, than any texture. Your makeup will only look as good as the skin prepped underneath! If you only get one take-away from my blog post, I hope it’s this: prepping your skin will make or break the performance of your makeup. You are dancing with the devil when you go to put contour over patchy skin! Do your homework and determine what products will reduce the texture on your skin, so your makeup lays and blends harmoniously.
Use Face Scrubs
To reduce texture, there are a lot of different options. Most commonly known are physical exfoliators called scrubs. Scrubs have a sort of “grit” that when rubbed on your face, physically slough off your dead skin. There are a million products out there that do just this. The OLEHENRIKSEN Transforming Walnut Scrub works well for me. After use, I immediately feel softer, smoother skin.
Use A Chemical Exfoliator
A chemical exfoliator is most commonly seen as an AHA (alpha-hydroxy acids), BHA (beta-hydroxy acids,) or fruit enzyme (think papaya, pineapple and lemon.) These are terms you likely have heard before if you purchase skincare a lot. Instead manually removing the dead skin, chemical exfoliators work to aid in cell turnover. You can often find them in peels, my favourite being AMOREPACIFIC Treatment Enzyme Peel Cleansing Powder. After use, I notice glowier skin.
And of course, going the professional facial route is always a good option, but can be costly. If you have it in your budget to visit a medi spa a few times before your wedding, go for it! Derma-planing (the shaving of your face with a scoupel and applications of masks and treatments after) can make your face look amazingly smooth and glowy. It not only removes all the peach fuzz, but also takes a layer of skin off your face. Microdermabrasion can be another good option to remove those blackhead/whiteheads. Whatever you choose, make sure you are not trying out a facial for the first time right before your big day, in case you have a unwanted reaction.
I’m excited to see you with clean, clear skin! To read more about exfoliators, here is my fav article