Getting That Glow
Every bride naturally glows (all that love in the air!), but we suspected there were a few ways to gain it besides emotion alone. We turned to Danuta Mieloch, the dewy-complexioned owner and sought-after esthetician of Philadelphia's Rescue Spa, and her makeup artist Victoria Roggio, for their advice on getting the glow.
6 months before - Meet with a reputable esthetician to evaluate your skin and determine a personalized regimen.
Daily - Cleanse: wash your face once in the morning and twice at night (you need two to remove makeup, sunscreen, and pollution from the day). Exfoliate: our skin regenerates every 28 days, but slows as we age; exfoliating removes the dead skin, revealing a fresh, new layer. Hydrate: apply serum (see product list below) according to your skin type. Protect: apply a daytime lotion or tinted moisturizer with sunscreen in an upward, massaging motion.
1 week before - See your esthetician for a final facial (but avoid getting extractions).
The Wedding Day - If you wake up with an unwelcome blemish, hands off! You can ice it a bit, but leave it to the makeup artist to cover it up.
Glow-Getting Products - Recommends from Danuta & ladies around the BHLDN office
Jane Iredale - POMMISST Hydration Spray: Not only does it smell like a dream, but it sets makeup and delivers pomegranate antioxidants into your skin!
Biologique Recherche - Lotion P50: A staple product of Rescue Spa, this French elixir exfoliates, hydrates, and regenerates the skin. They sang such praises of it, we looked into it a bit more and found it to be a well-kept secret of many high-profile faces. After trying this "facial in a bottle", we were hooked – our skin was like silk!
VALMONT - Renewing Pack: According to Danuta, this cream is like magic for a bride. Known to regenerate, rehydrate, tighten pores, and refresh skin, we tried it and have to agree – it gave us major G-L-O-W.
Biologique Recherche - Serum Silk Plus: Not only does it live up to its name (our skin was silky-soft), but the amino acids in this French serum plumps tired skin, too.
rms - living luminizer: We're obsessed with this cult-favorite coconut oil-based highlighter. It goes anywhere, from the corners of the eyes, along the cheekbones, browbone, the bow of the lips, and collarbone.
"A little bit of makeup is like a veil or stocking, protecting your skin from the elements"
"On your wedding day, drink water, smile, and make sure you choose the right partner!"