Claire Finn of beauty salon Finn Jordan in Cambridge on how to achieve a radiant, bridal glow for your big day
1. Drink up
Hydration is essential for beautiful skin. Around 1.5 to 2 litres of water a day will help with digestion, fatigue and radiance. I’d also recommend incorporating a water-based serum in to your daily skincare regime. I’m totally addicted to Aromatherapy Associates Rose Radiance Skin Serum.
2. Face time
In the run-up to my wedding I had a facial every month. I alternated between our Guinot Hydradermie facial – deeply cleansing and hydrating – and our Aromatherapy Associates Essential Rose Facial. After six months, my skin had never looked or felt better.
3. Get moving!
Find a form of exercise that suits you and get fit. I wanted something that would not only improve my fitness but also help manage stress levels! If like me, you are time short then a boot-camp might be a good option. I loved going to Cambridge Bootcamps it is a ladies only group and everyone is so supportive and encouraging. I attended the 6.15am group meaning my exercise was done before breakfast!
4. You are what you eat
Wave goodbye to processed food and sugar. In the months leading up to my wedding I totally re-educated myself on food and my eating and cooking habits have changed for life. I’m now obsessed with fresh, non-processed food, replacing them with delicious greens like kale and avocados. Try the app ‘Deliciously Ella’ for easy and inspiring recipes.
5. Beauty sleep
Planning a wedding can be all consuming and you’ll probably find yourself waking up in the middle of the night thinking about table plans and flower choices! You don’t want to look tired on your wedding day, so finding a routine that will help you sleep is essential. I found essential oils, yoga and weekly massage a fantastic combination. At Finn Jordan we use Aromatherapy Associates products: I found their De-Stress Mind and Light Relax bath and shower oils particularly helpful when struggling to switch off.
Contact Finn Jordan on Sussex Street to find out about their bridal hair and make-up packages: they also do hen party spa days.