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Wedding Skincare: The Ultimate Skincare Tips For Different Skin Types

Wedding Skincare: The Ultimate Skincare Tips For Different Skin Types
By Hong Kong Tatler
January 02, 2018

Getting a great complexion without knowing your skin type is a bit like applying your make-up in the dark: doable, but unlikely to be successful. From dry skin to oily skin, here's a guide to achieving radiant skin for the big day along with recommendations of skincare products we swear by:

See also: 13 Beauty Essentials To Look And Feel Flawless On Your Wedding Day

Shiseido Perfect Cleansing Oil. (Photo: Courtesy of Shiseido)
Shiseido Perfect Cleansing Oil. (Photo: Courtesy of Shiseido)

For Oily Skin: Step 1

If you get blocked pores and an oily sheen by midday that no amount of powder can cover, you've got oily skin. First of all, oil cleanser is your best friend. Fighting oil with oil may seem nonsensical, but it’s actually the best method to clean out blocked pores. Use it twice a day to normalise oil levels in the skin and remove excess oil on your face, which can feed bacteria. 

Chantecaille Detox Clay Mask with Rosemary & Honey. (Photo: Courtesy of Chantecaille)
Chantecaille Detox Clay Mask with Rosemary & Honey. (Photo: Courtesy of Chantecaille)

For Oily Skin: Step 2

Try a mask. Dehydrated skin instructs glands to produce even more oil, so you need to keep your skin as hydrated as possible. Try a clay mask and use a moisturiser rich with hyaluronic acid.

AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel. (Photo: Courtesy of AmorePacific)
AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel. (Photo: Courtesy of AmorePacific)

For Oily Skin: Step 3

Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate. A chemical exfoliator will slough off dead skin, which sometimes traps oil and creates even more of a midday sheen. And try a mousse-based foundation for your daily make-up routine as it won't clog your pores as easily as a liquid foundation will. Don't forget to remove your make-up as soon as you get home, so your skin has more time to breathe. 

Photo: Sarah Ford
Photo: Sarah Ford

For Combination Skin: Step 1

If you identify both with women moaning about their dry patches and their midday sheen, then you’ve probably got combination skin. To get started with the perfect skincare routine for your skin type, use an oil cleanser for your entire face, but once you’ve washed it off, use an electric cleaning brush on your T-zone to remove the dead skin and debris and any excess oil.
 

Dior Hydra Life Fresh Jelly Mask. (Photo: Courtesy of Dior)
Dior Hydra Life Fresh Jelly Mask. (Photo: Courtesy of Dior)

For Combination Skin: Step 2

Buy a hydrating moisturiser that also has mattifying ingredients and oil-free hydrators, making it clever enough to treat each part of your skin differently.

Fresh Crème Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask. (Photo: Courtesy of Fresh)
Fresh Crème Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask. (Photo: Courtesy of Fresh)

For Combination Skin: Step 3

Apply different masks on each part of your face. Who says products need to be a one-size fits all situation? Apply a moisturising mask on your cheeks and an oil absorbing mask on your forehead, nose and chin. Don’t use any products with harsh or skin-aggravating ingredients such as a strong fragrance, as this might trigger your dry skin to start aking and your oily skin to break out. 

Crème de la Mer Moisturising Cream. (Photo: Courtesy of La Mer)
Crème de la Mer Moisturising Cream. (Photo: Courtesy of La Mer)

For Dry Skin: Step 1

If you flush easily, have red patches on your face or neck, then you probably have dry skin and are used to your face feeling tight again a mere hour after applying moisturiser. Moisturiser alone is not enough. First, use a light exfoliant to slough off any surface dryness that might trap your moisturiser. Then apply a rich moisturiser, leaving it to sink in for a full ve minutes before you get your make-up out.
 

Cle de Peau Beauté La Crème. (Photo: Courtesy of Cle de Peau Beauté)
Cle de Peau Beauté La Crème. (Photo: Courtesy of Cle de Peau Beauté)

For Dry Skin: Step 2

Use a hydrating water-based foundation. Once you’ve applied it, use a highlighting concealer to make dry skin around the eyes and nose glow. Then nish off with some facial oil on your cheekbones and forehead to keep skin looking radiant.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask. (Photo: Courtesy of La Prairie)
La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask. (Photo: Courtesy of La Prairie)

For Dry Skin: Step 3

Try a mask. A mask is dry skin’s get-out-of-jail-free card. On top of using it twice a week, you should get your hydrating mask out every time you y long-haul, go for windswept walk or spend a day in the sun. Try not to use powder in your make-up routine as all heavy power-based products do is make dry skin look pasty and dull. 

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