Because who wouldn’t give a gift-wrapped box of diamante-encrusted Louboutins to walk down the aisle with flawlessly glowing skin?
Preparing for that all-eyes-on-me moment as you glide excitedly towards your groom takes weeks (make that months) of prep. But unfortunately, scoring clear, luminous skin isn’t as easy as making a crater-size hole in your budget. Actually far from it. Piling on product after product will just confuse your skin as to what’s actually doing any good, leaving it in a fragile and sensitive (make that spotty) state. (shudders)
In recent months I’ve been on a ‘skin fast.’ Huh? Well, you know how you tend to eat less – and better – when the dream white dress is on the horizon, I thought why not do the same with my skincare? Strip back to a more basic but effective routine that will boost hydration, protect against ageing and ultimately make my skin look loads better.
I skin-fasted using a range I recently discovered by Bellevue London and I can honestly say, my skin is looking better and brighter than it has in a long time. It’s a small but stylishly formed collection of four products – a Restorative Day Cream, a Night Repair Cream, a Facial Serum and an Eye Gel. Each one feels as dreamy to use as the next, thanks to a sophisticated blend of glycolic acid (good for natural buffing away of dulling cells) glow-bestowing elastin and collagen plus skin-smoothing peptides.
The Facial Serum is my fave of the four. Serum to me is the Super Hero of skincare. Fully charged with active ingredients, it swoops in to deliver the goodies deep into your epidermis thus saving your skin. I’ve been applying two drops of the Facial Serum over cleansed skin twice a day. Spiked with vitamins to increase collagen production and stimulate cell turnover, the texture is so light you barely know it’s there. I do find that I crave the comfort of moisturiser afterwards, which is where the Restorative Day Cream and Night Repair Cream come in. Both with souffle-like textures, they may contain snail extract, but they haven’t been slow to show results. My skin feels softer and looks clearer. The last product in the range is the Eye Gel which I’ve been using religiously twice a day for well over a month. Just the tiniest pea-sized drop slips around my eyes without dragging. What I like most though is how it feels really cool so is a nice wake-up call for morning puffiness! I always smooth any leftover gel onto the backs of my hands. Don’t forget that they have an important role to play on your W-day too with everyone wanting to see your new ring.
I really am impressed with this range. My bathroom shelf is no longer caving under the weight of a lengthy regime and my skin is looking and behaving better for it. But hang on, the name of this post is Win Perfect Skin in time for your wedding…. And here’s where you can do just that. Bellevue London have saved me an extra full set, worth £148 to give away to one lucky bride-to-be. To win it, just hit my social media or send me a comment in the box below. I’ll choose who’ll get her glow on in time for her own ‘I Do’ day on 29 February.
But if you can’t wait until then, don’t worry. You can still get a piece of the skin-loving action because Bellevue London are offering Bridalbeautyeditor readers a whopping 50% discount off any full-sized product in the range. To claim your discount, enter this online code bbedit50 at the checkout http://amzn.to/2xFQDL7.
Have you tried the range? Wouldn’t you love to get married with flawless skin?