Hi my lovelies,
Over the next few weeks I’m going to be sharing with you as much of my planning and preparations I made for my engagement day. There isn’t a better way to start than sharing my beauty favorites, I’m a beauty girl it is just right.
Although my skin is not problematic I do get the occasional spots and I dreaded it happening on the big day. I could literally wake up any day with an unannounced spot and it freaked me out a bit.
I knew stress would be high, so I focused mainly on planning my time well so stress was at a minimum and making sure my skincare regimen was A1. For someone like me who gets easily stressed I had to focus on intentionally calming down when I got stressed. High stress levels has been related to the causes of pimples and acne in women (FYI).
I’m going to focus on the products that I used, but the biggest factor for me was my monthly facials and reducing stress. Although I must add that your diet and water are also crucial in getting your skin flawless for your big day.
Clinique Anti blemish Cleanser
I think if you’ve been a regular reader this product would not come as a surprise to you, because I’ve been using it for time and it has not failed me. It keeps my spots at bay, I sometimes get a little panic attack anytime I realize I have almost ran out of it. Towards my big day I got 2 bars of the cleanser as back up, I was not taking any chances incase it was out of stock at the mall.
Clinique Moisture Surge
I’ve spoken about the clinique moisture surge 72 hour replenishing moisturizer on my blog, instagram and my youtube channel. The weeks leading to the big was so busy I did not have much sleep and the anti blemish cleanser I use has the tendency to leave your skin a bit dry. The moisturizer has hyaluronic acid and aloe vera in it which tends to hold water in the skin for long hours and it is very evident in the morning after I used it at night. It is a product I will continue using over and over again, I don’t think I could ever stop.
Cici Glam Rose Water
This product is new in my skincare regiment, however I think its there to stay. If you love taking care of your skin you’ll know the amazing benefits of using Rose water, it is an excellent product. I spray it on a cotton and use it as a toner after cleansing my skin. It gets rid of oil and dirt, it reduces acne, it is healing and maintains the health of your skin. The cici glam rose water comes in a 100ml spray bottle, you may want to get 2 or 3 as back up incase you are paranoid like me.
Clinique Super Defense SPF 20
This post could have easily been a beauty favorites post, but will my big day be complete if I didn’t have my favorites? It is helpful to start prepping your skin at least 6 months to the big day to know which products work for you and those to avoid. You do not want your skin to get inflamed or irritated by a product you have not used before close to your big day. The clinique super defense SPF 20 was what I used as my day moisturizer, it contains SPF which is like a blanket to protect your skin from sun damage. Sun damage cause wrinkles, sun burn and for darkens acne scars on your face. I never left home without using my day moisturizer.
Niobe Elemis Mattifying Facials
I started getting monthly facials from March when the engagement was in September. As I mentioned earlier my skin is not too problematic so 7 months was enough time for me however, the earlier the better it is to get your skin to heal. I have a more detailed blog post on my facials at Niobe coming soon. This part of my skincare regimen was very crucial to keeping my skin smooth and flawless.
All these products and services are available to you in Accra.
For clinique store information and where to shop click here
For cici glam rose water click here
Niobe Spa click here
I hope you found this helpful if you are getting wedding for your engagement day or wedding day, or you just need skin care advice. If you have any questions leave it below!