Wedding guest? Here’s what to wear on your skin on the big day

Summer wedding ahead of you? Here's what to wear on your skin for a glowing complexion which will last the whole day.

You’ve got the outfit sorted, but how do you get your skin wedding-ready this summer? If you’re wondering how best to keep your complexion glowing and makeup looking fresh, don’t worry: we’ve got you covered here at VIVA Skin Clinics with our top tips.


Chemical Peel

The VIVA Glow Peel is a great way to prep your skin before a big event. It’s very versatile and ideal for improving skin tone, refining texture and achieving a healthy glow. The procedure works best as a course of 4 treatments but can also be used as an effective one off peel. Have the treatment 2 weeks before the big day to leave your skin glowing and refreshed.



Contrary to popular belief, everyone should be wearing SPF all year round to protect our skin from sun damage and early signs of aging. When it comes to a summer wedding, opt for SPF 50 for maximum protection when you are likely to be outside for long periods. Apply at least 30 minutes before you go outside and top-up regularly throughout the day.



Primer can often be an overlooked step to your make-up routine, but if you want your look to last this little product can do wonders. It also helps to reduce the appearance of pores and effectively smooths and hydrates the skin, allowing your makeup to be easily applied as it glides over this base layer.


Long-wearing concealer

Use concealer along with your foundation to give you that extra coverage and to even skin tone. Concealer can be a life-saver when it comes to dark circles, tired eyes, puffiness and blemishes, and is a useful handbag companion for pre-photo top ups.


Setting powder

The last thing you want at a wedding is to feel your foundation slowly melting away from your face, something which is all too common on a long, hot day. A good setting powder is a cosmetics bag must and will work to keep your makeup in place for the full day ahead.  Simply apply a light dusting of powder with a brush over your makeup, paying particular attention to your t-zone, chin, forehead, and under-eye concealer for that flawless finish. It’s also useful for toning down oily skin and controlling shine so keep it handy for any needed touch ups through the day.


We also have a number of non-surgical treatments available at VIVA that are perfect as wedding preparation. If you are interested in finding out more about what can be done to rejuvenate your skin, we would love to welcome you to one of our clinics to discuss a treatment plan with one of our Aesthetic Artists. To book your consultation, call VIVA Skin Clinics today on 02037 332199 or email and one of our friendly team will be in touch.


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