This excellent post is sponsored by Dermalogica.
It seems the second that perfectly cut diamond is slipped on your finger and you announce your engagement on Facebook, you’re expected to launch into full-force bridal mode. Well-meaning friends and family ask you about the date, venue, and, of course, the dress. To say it’s overwhelming would be a huge understatement.
Achieving a clear complexion in the lead up is one thing but keeping it stress and blemish-free (particularly in the days right before) is another. Many inflammatory conditions, including redness, eczema, psoriasis, and keratosis pilaris, may be at least partially caused by stress. As stress weakens the immune system, chronic inflammation worsens. Excess anxiety can also disrupt your sleep, which in turn can lead to a grey, decidedly un-bridal, complexion. The fix? Do what you can to chill out, whether that means hitting a yoga class after work, swapping coffee and wine for green juice or enlisting the likes of Dermalogica Ultracalming Duo.
Compromising of a Barrier Defense Booster oil and a Calm Water Gel, this duo is designed to do exactly what it claims, which is chillllllll your skin out. Both of these products contain two forms of hyaluronic acid – a larger particle that sits on top of the skin and smaller one that penetrates for DOUBLE THE HYDRATION.
If those excited/nervous butterflies start to keep you up at night, Dermalgocia Barrier Defense Booster which is an ultra lightweight oil will rehydrate dry, tired skin. As well as hyalyronic acid, it’s also packed with soothing oat oil and squalene oil to deeply nourish. Follow this with Dermalogica Calm Water Gel – a moisturiser which transforms from a creamy gel to weightless liquid and is also excellent at priming skin before makeup. This face gel also contains apple fruit and cactus pear extract to soften and soothe sensitive skin. But, the best part of all is that this complexion calming duo helps to defend against future flare-ups – so your skin looks and feels positively radiant on your special day.
Back to the big day and if you’re planning a city or destination wedding download Dermalogica’s new Skin Sensitivity Risk index – the widget generates a pollution, temperature and humidity reading for any location in the world. It provides skin care recommendations according to your geography and environmental conditions – allowing you to pre-plan your beauty regimen, which is handy especially if you’re having a beach wedding on a tropical island with high humidity or a relaxed soirée in the French countryside. Whatever your wedding style at least your skin will be sorted.
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