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Big Day Beauty: Your Bridal Skincare Routine

Your table plans are set, your dress has been steamed, and all that lies ahead is your walk down the aisle. Yes, your wedding morning has arrived and it’s time to prep your skin and get your complexion glowing! Here are the 5 skincare products that ever bride needs on her Big Day…

1. CLEANSE

First things first, it’s time to get your skin feeling squeaky-clean! The NUXE Aquabella® Micro-Exfoliating Purifying Gel combines a deep cleansing action with gentle exfoliation – ideal for resurfacing the texture of your skin. Gentle enough for all skin types, but particularly great for combination complexions, just massage into damp skin and rinse away. Active ingredients like white waterlily work to remove excess sebum, helping to keep shine at bay throughout the day, while an exclusive natural blur complex evens out any fine lines to leave a smooth canvas for your make-up.

2. TONE

A toner might not be part of your usual skincare routine but, on your wedding morning, it’s a great extra step to include. The NUXE Gentle Toning Lotion with Rose Petals is free from alcohol and the refreshing formula rejuvenates even the most tired of complexions in a flash. Pour a little onto a cotton pad and sweep it over your face and eyes (yes, it’s gentle enough for your peepers!) to de-puff and brighten. Plus, what’s more bridal-appropriate than roses?!

3. TREAT

While you might think that a face mask is more a of a night-before-the-wedding activity, it’s actually a great way to inject some much needed moisture into your complexion ahead of your make-up. You can apply just a thin layer of this ultra-soothing one to clean skin and leave it to sink in while you get on with having your breakfast (or maybe a glass of fizz!) in the morning. There’s no need to rinse it away so after ten minutes just massage in the remainder and you’re good to go.

4. MOISTURISE

Once your mask has sunk in (you can tissue off any residue if your complexion verges on the oily side) it’s time to moisturise. Yes, it might sound counterintuitive but ensuring that your skin is properly hydrated will actually help your make-up to apply more evenly and last for longer – without gathering in any fine lines or creases. The NUXE Aquabella® Beauty-Revealing Moisturising Emulsion almost doubles as a make-up primer thanks to skin-blurring ingredients like oat, nasturtium and green lentil along with a mattifying silica powder to balance your complexion. Your skin will be left soft, smooth and even.

5. PUCKER UP

Lastly, don’t forget your lips! Whether you’re wearing a bold lip or keeping things natural, a good slick of lip balm will keep your smile looking happy and healthy all day long. It’s hard for a lip balm to feel special but the NUXE Rêve de Miel® Lip Balm is incredibly luxurious – and the glass pot will look beautiful on your dressing table when you get ready! Thick without being sticky, this healing salve instantly eliminates any dryness. Just tissue off any excess before you apply your lipstick or gloss.

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