Pai Brides Share Their Wedding Day Skincare Tips

With wedding season well and truly here, we sat down with four Pai staffers who have recently tied the knot, to ask them their tips and tricks for that all-important wedding skincare prep.

First up, Gemma our Business Development Manager U.S.

Before your wedding, how did you prep?

Skin laundry treatments in the week before the wedding (soft laser and light treatment). Lots of Pai Exfoliator, and mask treatments – I used to use the Copaiba Deep Cleanse AHA Mask followed by the Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil which works so well!

I also changed my diet to plant-based vegan shortly before the wedding (which I have stuck to), but it definitely helped me feel much better in my health and in my skin.

What was your favourite Pai product that you used either before or on the day?

Easy, the Rosehip Oil, for a beautiful colour and glow!

Meet Amy, our Communications & Connections Manager

Before your wedding, how did you prep?

Fortuitously I joined Pai four months before I got married, so I had plenty of great advice and products for my pre-wedding prep. The main thing I did was to cut back massively on the number of products I was using. It can be really tempting to overload on everything that sounds like it’s going to give you a glowing bridal complexion, but actually, my skin didn’t know what to do with most of what I was using before I started at Pai.

I went back to basics and kept to a pretty strict routine using the Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser, Rice Plant & Rosemary BioAffinity Tonic, Copaiba & Zinc Perfect Balance Serum (in my blemish-prone areas) and the Geranium & Thistle Balancing Day Cream.

I also used the Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil every night, the Kukui & Jojoba Bead Skin Brightening Exfoliator once a week, and the Copaiba Deep Cleanse AHA Mask once a week.

Favourite Pai product that you used on the day?

The Geranium & Thistle Balancing Day Cream is the perfect under-makeup moisturiser. It gives such an even finish, and acts as a great primer – so my foundation didn’t stick or clump to any dry areas.

 

Lizzie is our Regulatory Officer

Before your wedding, how did you prep?

If I’m honest I ended up being so busy during the run-up to the wedding (what with having just started a new job, moving house the week before the wedding and pretty much living on a construction site), that I didn’t get to do half of the things I had planned to do, sleep being one of them!

My advice…give yourself a break because perfect doesn’t exist anyway. Plus if you have reactive skin like I do, now isn’t the time to start trying every new lotion and potion. Guaranteed it will end in blotchy skin sad times. Know your triggers, check the ingredients list and DON’T buy it if you know it won’t suit your skin. It sounds so obvious, but I know what it’s like when a product has rave reviews and you just really hope that this time it will be different. Nope, it won’t, sorry 🙂

Be kind to yourself, get lots of sleep and invest in things that WILL make a difference to YOUR skin. Even if it’s products you’ve used for years, if it works, it works!

And which Pai product did you use on the day?

I found the Kukui & Jojoba Bead Exfoliator really helped create that fresh glowy skin look. I have combination skin that loves to confuse me with oily patches and dry patches at the same time. I find the exfoliator is great at helping to balance this out. I also used this the morning of my wedding to prep my skin, making sure it was a smooth even base so makeup was easier to apply.

Last but not least Sophie, our Events & Experiences Manager

Before your wedding, how did you prep?

I increased my pilates practice from once a week to 20 minutes every morning, switching between the Blogilates app and Pop Sugar’s online workouts. I also played tennis once a week.

I upped my water intake which worked wonders.

Favourite Pai product that you used on the day?

I mixed the Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil with our Body Cream when my body felt parched from the Summer sun (I had a destination wedding!).

The night before the wedding was key, I slept in our Rosehip BioRegenerate Rapid Radiance Mask. I woke up with dewy, radiant skin that really helped form a base for the makeup.

 

Thanks Pai brides!



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