HAIR & MAKE-UP PROFESSIONALS

Weddings - Portraits - Parties - All Occasions

Skincare tips

FOR KEEPING YOUR SKIN HEALTHY AND GLOWING
FOR YOUR BIG DAY 

  • TRY TO DRINK LOTS OF WATER (8 GLASSES RECOMMENDED DAILY)
  • MAINTAIN A HEALTHY DIET WITH PLENTY OF FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES; CLEAR HEALTHY SKIN COMES FROM WITHIN
  • TRY TO GET AT LEAST 6 TO 8 HOURS SLEEP EACH NIGHT; eg. 10pm - 6am IS IDEAL  :)
  • IF YOU SMOKE, TRY TO STOP OR MINIMISE IT; SMOKING CAUSES THE SKIN TO LOSE ITS NATURAL GLOW (FOR SOME LONG-TERM SMOKERS, THEIR SKIN HAS A SLIGHT GREY UNDERTONE), AND CAN CONTRIBUTE TO DARK CIRCLES UNDER THE EYES
  • FOLLOW A REGULAR CLEANSING, TONING AND MOISTURISING ROUTINE (MORNING AND NIGHT); BUT TONING CAN BE OPTIONAL IF YOU CLEANSE WITH WATER
  • IF YOU WEAR HEAVY MAKE-UP, REMOVE THE EYE MAKE-UP FIRST WITH A GENTLE EYE MAKE-UP REMOVER; NOTE: IF USING WATERPROOF MASCARA, THIS NEEDS TO BE TAKEN OFF WITH OIL-BASED REMOVERS TO HELP DISSOLVE IT
  • THEN YOU MAY NEED TO DOUBLE CLEANSE: ONCE TO REMOVE THE MAKE-UP, TWICE TO CLEAN THE PORES THOROUGHLY
  • FOLLOW CLEANSING WITH A LIGHT EYE CREAM - TO PREVENT FINE LINES AND WRINKLES APPEARING AROUND THE EYE AREA
  • THEN MOISTURISE WITH AN APPROPRIATE MOISTURISER FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE
  • APPLY A GOOD LIP MOISTURISER TO PREVENT FLAKY LIPS EACH DAY AND AT NIGHT BEFORE BED
  • TIP: IF YOU DO HAVE FLAKY LIPS, USE AN OLD TOOTHBRUSH AND APPLY VASELINE AND BRUSH YOUR LIPS GENTLY FOR 2 MINS
  • EXFOLIATE ONCE A WEEK - USE A GRANULAR SCRUB - FOR DRY TO NORMAL SKIN; CONCENTRATE ON YOUR
    T-ZONE, ESPECIALLY AROUND YOUR NOSE/NASAL FOLDS AND UNDER YOUR CHIN
     
  • EXFOLIATE TWICE A WEEK - FOR COMBINATION TO OILIER SKINS
     
  • HOWEVER: DO NOT EXFOLIATE IF YOU ARE SUPER-SENSITIVE, SUFFER ROSACEA, OR HAVE ACNE BREAKOUTS 
     
  • USE A DETOXIFYING OR DEEP CLEANSING CLAY MASK ONCE A WEEK, APPLYING THIS TO THE T-ZONE ONLY (BUT NOT WITHIN 3 WEEKS LEADING UP TO THE WEDDING) - FOR COMBINATION TO OILY COMPLEXIONS 
  • I SUGGEST TO USE A HYDRATING MASK - TWICE A WEEK FOR DRY SKINS; ONCE A WEEK (OR AS DESIRED), FOR NORMAL TO COMBINATION SKINS
     
  • IF YOU CHOOSE TO VISIT A BEAUTY THERAPIST FOR A WEEKLY FACIAL, BEGIN AT LEAST 6 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR WEDDING DATE SO THAT IF BREAKOUTS DO OCCUR, THEY WILL HAVE TIME TO CLEAR UP BEFORE THE BIG DAY
  • DO NOT TRY ANY NEW TREATMENTS OR NEW SKINCARE PRODUCTS WITHIN THREE WEEKS OF YOUR WEDDING DAY – IF YOU REACT, THEN YOU NEED TO HEAL ANY BLEMISHES THAT OCCUR
     
  • DO NOT USE ANY DEEP CLEANSING MASKS THREE WEEKS LEADING UP TO THE WEDDING IN CASE YOU DRAW IMPURITIES OUT AND CREATE PIMPLES
  • PLEASE ENSURE ALL MANICURES AND PEDICURES ARE COMPLETED ONE DAY BEFORE THE WEDDING
  • REMEMBER TO EXFOLIATE (ESPECIALLY ELBOWS, KNEES AND FLAKY AREAS) AND THEN MOISTURISE THE BODY ALL OVER BEFORE GOING FOR A FAKE SPRAY TAN – AS THIS WILL ENSURE AN EVEN GRAB OF COLOUR TO THE SKIN; IT'S BEST TO DO THIS ONE OR TWO DAYS BEFORE AS WELL
  • ON THE EVE (NIGHT BEFORE) OF YOUR WEDDING DAY, PLEASE EXFOLIATE YOUR FACE GENTLY AND APPLY A HYDRATING MASK (NOT A CLAY MASK)
  • AND PLEASE REQUEST ALL YOUR BRIDAL PARTY MEMBERS TO EXFOLIATE AND APPLY HYDRATING MASKS AS WELL
     
  • WE REQUEST YOUR HAIR TO BE WASHED CLEAN (THE NIGHT BEFORE) AND DRY ON THE MORNING OF THE WEDDING DAY BEFORE HAIRSTYLING BEGINS - UNLESS OTHERWISE INSTRUCTED

IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF WHAT PRODUCTS TO USE, OR UNSURE OF YOUR SKIN TYPE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK ME FOR RECOMMENDATIONS.

 

 

Disclaimer: Any products suggested for use to the Client are only recommendations based on the client’s needs and skin concerns - as stated by the client. The performance of the products cannot be guaranteed by Bonita nor the Artists working for Your Big Day; Bonita and Your Big Day artists will not be held responsible for any skin allergic or sensitivity-based reactions caused by any product recommendations. Please refer back to the Product Manufacturer or Distributor for any product reactions.

Bonita is a Sydney-based Makeup artist, and Director of Your Big Day - Hair & Make-up. She co-ordinates a team of friendly and talented, professional Makeup Artists and Hairstylists in Sydney City and Sydney Metro suburbs, and also has a network of Makeup Artists and Hairstylists extending up to Newcastle and the Hunter Valley region. Her titles include: Sydney Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist, Wedding Makeup Artist Sydney, Wedding Hairstylist Sydney, Bridal Makeup Artist Sydney, Bridal Hairstylist Sydney, Mobile Hair and Makeup Artist Sydney, TV and Commercial Hair and Makeup artist, Freelance Fashion Makeup Artist Sydney, Presenter and Celebrity Makeup artist Sydney, MECCA Makeup Artist Sydney, Asian Makeup Artist Sydney. Bonita's work also includes Hair and Makeup for Special Occasions like School Formal Makeup, Parties, Birthdays, Photoshoots, Sports modelling / Fitness competitions, Corporate Head shots, Actor Head shots. Bonita is an Asian Makeup Artist herself and is experienced in Chinese Bridal Wedding Makeup, as well as darker complexions like Sri Lankan and Indian Brides. We service All Sydney suburbs, but especially: Sydney City, CBD, Eastern Suburbs, Vaucluse, Bondi, Bronte, Tamarama, Clovelly, Coogee, Maroubra, Botany, Kensington, Edgecliff, Dover Heights, Randwick, Bellevue Hill, Rose Bay, Double Bay, Point Piper, Darling Point, Potts Point, Darlinghurst, Balmain, Rozelle, Gladesville, Hunters Hill, Lower North Shore, North Sydney, Crows Nest, Mosman, Neutral Bay, Balmoral, Cammeray, Northbridge, Castle Cove, Cremorne, Kirribilli, Lane Cove, Chatswood, Upper North Shore, St Ives, Gordon, Roseville, Lindfield, Killara, Turramurra, Pymble, Wahroonga, Warrawee, North Ryde, Normanhurst, Hornsby, Hills District, Dural, Castle Hill, Beecroft, Pennant Hills, Seaforth, Balgowlah, Manly and the suburbs of the Northern Beaches. Your Big Day - Hair & Make-up is based on the Upper North shore of Sydney, NSW.