• Winter Wonders: Bridal Skincare Advice From A Top Make Up Artist

    As I found out when I first started my wedding planning, beauty preparations can never start too soon. So regardless of whether you’re getting married in a few weeks, months or even next year, it’s a good idea to get into a regular skin care routine to have you looking and feeling your best on your wedding day.

    Winter Wonders

    Winter can be a challenging time for our skin to look its best, with central heating on full blast, and these cold wintery days it does take a toll on our skin. So to keep skins flawless Celebrity Make-up Artist Helen Kalli has come up with some skin care regimes to suit all skin types.

    With over 12 years at the top of the industry, Helen has a dedicated following of models, celebrities, magazine editors and commercial clients who turn to her for her signature look of fresh, flawless skin. So if anyone can get our skin glowing again, it’s her!

    winter skin care advice by Helen Kalli

    via Sunshiiine Mode

    Cleanser

    The Clarisonic face brush (£155) is the must have product to buy! Words can’t describe the fantastic results it brings! It’s proven to gently yet effectively loosen dirt and oil to clear your pores.

    Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing Benefits

    ~ Removes 6x more makeup than manual cleansing
    ~ Helps reduce oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes
    ~ Helps reduce the appearance of visible pores
    ~ Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

    What more could you want?

    clarisonic facial brush cleanser setExfoliator

    Soap and Glory, Scrub Your Nose In It (£7.40) this is one I love personally as it exfoliates all the dead skin, and it doubles up as a mask to clean and brighten!

    Serums

    For dry skin: Huile de Rose from By Terry (£69) this new product acts like a ‘fluid balm’ for delicate, damaged and the driest skin in need of comfort. It stimulates cellular vitality by encouraging the appearance of new cells on the surface. This ‘dry oil’ texture draws its gentleness from a perfectly calibrated blend of rich, ultra fine and silky plant oils that are instantly diffused deep in the epidermis to release their anti-aging, ultra nourishing and comforting powers.

    For All skin types: Skin Ceuticals Phloretin CF (£142.50) an antioxidant serum (loved by many A listers) is brilliant at protecting the skin against free radicals, helping to stop premature ageing. It also enhances protection against UV rays and when worn with and SPF, one gets unparalleled protection. Antioxidant and free radical protection is an absolute must to protect the skin from premature aging!

    winter wonder skin care by celebrity make up artist Helen Kalli

    Moisturisers

    Oily/combination skin: if you have oily, combination skin, it’s still so important to moisturise, most people strip their skin of natural oils by using cleanser’s and astringent’s which in turn produces more oil on the skin. I’ve found a product which is AMAZING, it hydrates the skin without being heavy, Skin Ceuticals Hydrating B5 gel (£59) is an excellent product. It instantly hydrates the skin and can be worn on its own or under a moisturiser (I use it on its own.) It binds moisture to the skin and if used under a moisturiser (for normal/dry skin) it maximises the benefits, leaving you with long lasting moisture and hydrated skin.

    All Skin Types: Eve Lom’s TLC Crème (£50) is an intensive night time moisturiser that give tender loving care to any skin type that needs a little extra nourishment during the winter months.

    Eve Lom TLC creme for winter skinBudget Option: No7 BB Cream (£12.95) is a 3 in 1 Primer, Foundation, Moisturiser works on the inside and outside (you can’t go wrong!)

    Please don’t forget hands and lips! We sometimes forget to moisturise our hands ~ hands need just as much protection and TLC as our faces (they show aging faster than anywhere else on the body!)

    Thanks so much to Helen Kalli for sharing these fantastic skin care recommendations, hints and tips. Visit Helen’s website to find out more about her professional make up services ~ she offers a variety of bridal make up packages including a service for DIY brides too!

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