The key to great wedding make-up is all in the preparation. Moisturising un-exfoliated or poorly exfoliated skin will never give the best results, as active ingredients will never penetrate deep enough. As a result skin looks dull, even if you use an expensive serum/moisturiser.
From your 30s onwards exfoliating needs to become an important part of your skin regime. The key is to use gentle products; no granules/beads if possible, as potentially they can damage your skin in the long run.
To my mind there are three exfoliating products that are worth the attention and will ensure your skin is in tip top condition ready for your bridal makeover…
Dr Sebagh Deep Exfoliating Mask
Dr Sebagh Deep Exfoliating Mask dissolves dead skin cells and produces visible results in just one treatment. What I love about this product is that it doesn’t contain granules, and instead removes dead cells with combination of azelaic, glycolic and lactic acids.
It costs £59 for 50ml, but to my mind it well worth the investment. I have used it myself in the past and one thing that made me buy this product again and again is that it produces fantastic results without irritating my very sensitive skin.
Elemental Herbology Facial Glow Radiance Peel
Elemental Herbology Facial Glow Radiance Peel is my newest exfoliating product, and my personal favourite! Only one sniff of this makes me feel relaxed and pampered. I also love the Elemental Herbology products. I didn’t know until recently that their Facial Glow Radiance Peel produces such lovely results.
The reason I was avoiding it originally was because it contains granules (Jojoba Beads), but Jas from Space NK reintroduced me to it few weeks ago. It gently sheds dead skin cells, and actives like papaya, orange pell and Tangerine makes it totally irresistible.
Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Original Formula
Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Original Formula is a fantastic product. It is the only peel on the market to combine five Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids, plus retinol, ubiquinone and resveratrol.
If this products agrees with your skin type – fantastic! It will save you a lot of time as there is no need to rinse it after. For me, unfortunately, it is too strong and makes my skin react. Before buying it I would suggest you ask for a tester to take home, or at least try it in the store on the back of your hand.
Guest post by Lina Cameron
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