The last anti-histamine tablet I ever took was on my wedding day almost 8 years ago. I was totally paranoid I was going to start itching uncontrollably in the middle of my vows; I was leaving nothing to chance.
For those of you getting hitched this year and wondering how to ensure calm skin on your big day, here are some of my top tips to save you from reaching for the medicine cabinet:
Get into a good skincare regime early with a focus on gentle cleansing. Do this at least 2-3 months beforehand, so your skin has time to adjust and get into a nice groove.
Once you find the right products that your skin is responding well to, do NOT deviate.
Avoid facials, extractions or any treatments that might cause breakouts or sensitivity a month before. If your hen weekend involves a spa visit, pick a relaxing massage instead.
Keep the wedding nerves in check. Ashwagandha is considered a great supplement for keeping the adrenals quiet while wedding planning stress mounts.
Find the right moisturiser that is going to keep your skin hydrated but not give you too much shine. Our Geranium & Thistle Rebalancing Day Cream is a favourite on film sets because it’s mattifying, but is a great base for make-up that needs to stay put for long periods.
A week before the wedding, cut out all refined sugar to avoid hormone spikes and skin congestion.
Relax and focus on the moment. True radiance radiates from happy people, whatever their skin challenges!