Skincare Preparation : How to Prepare Your Skin ?

Céline Carloni, certified by the Make Up Forever Academy, shares some advice on how to properly prepare your skin for a flawless complexion and radiate on your special wedding day!


Céline advises you to follow these 4 steps morning and evening:

  1. Cleanse your face with a product suitable for your skin type.
  2. Spray thermal water or floral water afterward. This helps neutralize the tap water’s hardness and prepares your skin for hydration.
  3. Apply a serum suitable for your skin type:
    • Hyaluronic acid serum for normal skin (it’s a powerful moisturizing agent, and we can never hydrate enough)
    • Salicylic acid serum for blemish-prone skin
    • Vitamin C serum for dull skin (note that some are photosensitizing and should be used only at night, not during the day)
  4. Moisturize with a product suitable for your skin type. Yes, even oily skin needs hydration! Remember to moisturize before going to bed. Just like other organs in the body, the skin replenishes and regenerates while we sleep.

And MOST IMPORTANTLY, never skip the makeup removal step. This may seem trivial, but it’s a crucial step. A face that is not properly or completely cleansed will have clogged pores, resulting in a dull complexion or even a skin reaction!

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Choose a gentle exfoliator to exfoliate your skin without causing irritation. Note: Exfoliation should be avoided for hypersensitive or compromised skin.

If you’re unsure about which type of mask to choose, opt for a hydrating mask. You can never hydrate enough (did I repeat myself?). Some masks are leave-on, making them convenient if you’re short on time!


1 MONTH LEFT Is your skincare routine in place? Well done, don’t change a thing! A few weeks before your wedding, it’s best to avoid introducing new facial products. Be cautious if you expose yourself to the sun; you might end up with tan lines that don’t match your wedding dress or, worse, a sunburn just days before your big day.

Note: If you want a tan for your wedding, opt for self-tanning instead, which is much less risky. Otherwise, sunscreen is your best friend.

1 WEEK LEFT If you groom your eyebrows or have peach fuzz, plan to do it a week before your wedding. Avoid doing it the day before to prevent unsightly redness.

1 DAY LEFT Do an exfoliation and apply a hydrating mask. This will remove dead skin cells, refine the skin’s texture, and deeply moisturize it. Precaution: Avoid exfoliating on the wedding day as it may cause redness.

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Keep in mind that skin health and radiance primarily come from a healthy lifestyle. Here are a few additional tips to boost your skin from within:

Drink, drink, drink (water, that is, haha). Limit the consumption of coffee and alcohol, as they can dehydrate the skin.

Strive for a healthy and balanced diet, particularly limiting sugar and processed meats, as they have been proven to contribute to breakouts.

If possible, engage in regular exercise. It helps manage stress, promotes toxin elimination, and improves complexion by enhancing blood circulation.

Try to get quality sleep for a well-rested complexion (easier said than done, but point #3 should help with that).

As you may have understood, the secret to beautiful skin lies in…hydration!

Céline Carloni’s recommendations will help you take care of your skin before your big day. A lovely beauty routine to pamper yourself amidst the wedding preparations! Another reason to spend time in the bathroom with your significant other ;)

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