1 POP YOUR RETINOL CHERRY
The technical name for vitamin A, retinol is a potent active ingredient that has been proven in clinical trials to significantly improve skintone and texture, minimise pores and reduce fine lines. Apply Pestle & Mortar Superstar Retinol Night Oil, £63, pestleandmortar. com or Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum, £65, murad.co.uk at night before your regular moisturiser.
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2 CLEANSE: TAKE TWO
Take a tip from Korean facial rituals and cleanse with a solid oil followed by a cream product – it’s the most efficient way to deep-cleanse the skin. Add Erborian Solid Cleansing Oil, £29, uk.erborian.com to your routine or, better yet, get a solid oil and cream in one pot via Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse, £24, pixibeauty.co.uk
3 GIVE YOUR FACE SOME LOVIN’
In times of high stress, your body releases cortisol. This hormone slows your skin’s collagen production, making you look visibly wiped out. Give yourself a thorough facial massage every morning (using cleanser or a facial oil, and working outwards and upwards) to boost circulation and trigger endorphins, the feel-good chemicals that lower anxiety.
4 SHIELD YOUR SKIN FROM THE ELEMENTS
We all know the damaging effects of UV rays on skin, so to look radiant on your big day, keep it well protected. The easiest way to do this is to swap your normal day cream for one that contains a long-lasting SPF, such as Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF 50+, £29, alpha-h.com