Skin Prep and Exfoliation

So I have a list of blog posts that I have needed to do, but with the out of town/country events and this amazing morning sickness that lasts all day (BLAH), Ive gotten no where. Yay, Jaime. Bare with me friends....please. 

One topic and consistent problem my clients and I run into, is how to prep your skin for your wedding day or photo shoot. I normally send some basic instructions to my clients...looking something like this... 

"In order to stay on time and get the results we are striving for, it is important to be prepared with CLEAN hair. Dirty hair does NOT style better. Please make sure all hair is completely dry and ready to be prepped/styled by Jaime and her team. Please make sure face is completely clean with no previous make up residue, specifically eye make up."

These instructions basically just help the day of the event go smooth. But what about REALLY prepping your skin? Ladies....exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate. I cannot tell you how many times I go to apply make up and dead skin is literally coming off into my make up brushes as I am trying to put make up on. There is NO way I can get your foundation to look flawless and stay on all day with old, dead skin cells built up on the face. I did some research on different types of exfoliants. And by no means am I claiming to be a skin care expert - that is not my expertise. But I found this great article defining, in detail what exfoliating is and does. Check it out here...

Now I know that article is long, but read it through. It has a lot of great information. Bottom line, in order for us to get the best results possible, a clean, fresh, exfoliated and moisturized face is BEST. Your make up will go on smoother, you will look more alive and awake and will have a natural glow. Now for the next topic.....

BROWS - brows my friends. I would say a good chunk of my clients don't tend to their brows as much as they need to. It seems so minor. It really is minor thinking that generally you can get your brows trimmed and waxed/threaded for about $15-25/appointment. My suggestion...do it. Splurge, if thats a splurge for you. You will feel better, your face will be more defined and your make up will go on smoother. And when there are days you don't want to wear a full face of make up - don't. Just throw some tinted moisturizer, cheek, brows and mascara. And you are good. A little 20 min - $20 appointment does wonders for the face! Check out this great article called "Brows: Underrated and over plucked". I literally couldn't have said it better. 

So what have we learned today?  If you are investing a hair and make up artist for your special day, chances are you want to look your best. Looking your best isn't a magical appointment that in one hour I can make you look flawless. I can only polish up what you give me. Invest in skin care, invest in a good cleanser, moisturizer and exfoliator. Get a facial a few months before your wedding and see how you can improve your skin. And start the process a few months before the wedding, if not sooner. Not the week of your event. Drink lots of water, eat healthy and get some sleep. All of these factors will help me out and in turn, make you feel INCREDIBLE on your special day! 

Questions or comments, leave below or shoot me an email!