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My top beauty tips for Brides & advice from my bridesmaid & beauty therapist Rosie

Updated: Mar 3, 2020

I was fortunate enough to have my best friend Rosie (above) who is a qualified beauty therapist, one of the most beautiful ladies and expert in beauty tips and tricks help me get beauty ready for my wedding day. Rosie gave me some really helpful hacks to help me prepare for my treatments with her and ensure I was fully prepared for my wedding day. All the knowledge Rosie gave me has been passed on to many brides I’ve photographed since. I thought it would be helpful to share what I have learnt not just from a professional beauty therapist but also a best friend who really cared that I looked my best.


First things first is, a really good skin routine has always been important to me. I remember my Mum giving me my first moisturiser when I was about 10 years old. I didn't fully understand why it was important to moisturise back then, but she told me that I needed to use it every day, so I did and have done ever since. Over the years I have developed my skin care routine to suit my skin type (dry). I follow the 3 phase system care by Clinique and have done for years now, all their products are perfume free and really suit my skin, below is a short summary of this system from Clinique:

‘Radiantly beautiful skin in just 3 simple steps and with 3 products perfectly tailored to your skin type. CLINIQUE’s 3-step care system was developed by leading dermatologists to offer each skin type a care routine that is perfectly tailored to its individual needs. Want to know which of the 4 skin types you are? Skin type 1: dry - very dry skin, Skin type 2: dry to combination skin, Skin type 3: oily skin, Skin type 4: very oily skin’

Last year I introduced serum and oils to my skin care routine, which has helped my skin feel even more hydrated. I follow The Ordinary hydration system skipping a few steps but have found what works for my skin. At night between toning and moisturising I add a few drops of 100% squalene and use Hyaluronic Acid a couple of times a week, its quite a strong product so be careful to not overuse it. These two products are incredibly moisturising and haven’t left any oily residue on my face. Below is an example of the regimen for dehydration:

Rosie introduced two more incredible products to me which are now my top 2. Once or twice a week I use Waitrose Pure cleansing and exfoliating powder, its so gentle on my skin and leaves it feeling really soft. The other product Rosie recommended is Skin food by Weleda which I buy from Holland and Barrett, this cream leaves my skin feeling SO hydrated and nourished.

It's really important to find a skin routine that works for your skin type. What works for one may not necessarily work for another, myself and Rosie use some of the same products but also different products too as our skin types are totally different. I would really encourage you to develop a good skin care routine months before your wedding. Then you know you've done your best to care for your skin and get it photo and make up ready for the you big day.

*Top Tip – Please don’t start using a new product the week before your wedding just in case you have a reaction. This is why I’d really encourage you to have your skin care routine sorted months before your wedding.