Top Tips for Perfect Wedding Day Skin

Argh! I'm engaged! How am I going to get my skin in order before the date of my Sunshine Coast wedding? Is it too late to start now? What if I make it worse? 

Never fear, Sally Townsend Makeup Artistry is here. Sally's whole job is to make the bride look like her most beautiful self on her wedding day, so she highly recommends making sure your skin is in order well before the big day. Sally has offered up her favourite basic skin care practices, which she recommends to all of her brides.  


This is not news to you. You've heard it said a million times – what you put into your body comes through in your complexion. Here are Sally's top tips for getting the best out of your skin from the inside out. 

  1. Eat some form of salad with every meal. Yes, even breakfast – try avocado, baby spinach and tomato on toast. 
  2. Drink at least two litres of water every day (an oldie, but a goodie.) Filtered or bottled spring water is ideal. 
  3. Avoid eating too much sugar, which will bring out the worst in your skin. If you need a sugar fix, opt for vitamin rich fruit, like mangoes, cherries and bananas.
  4.  Take flaxseed oil for the Omega 3 found naturally in it. 



"Oh… it was late, I was tired… I couldn't be bothered… It's only mineral foundations…." I don't wanna hear it! You get your cute little butt in that bathroom and wash your face before bed, missy! The following is what you need to do, without question. 

  1. Cleanse. Be it a cream cleanser or foaming one, just get it done morning and night. 
  2. Tone. Now, if you have previously reacted to the harsh alcohol found in some toners, you may like to try The Body Shop's Hydrating Toner in their Vitamin E range. 
  3. Moisturise. Even if you think your skin is oily, choose an appropriate moisturiser and use it consistently every night. It is often your pores over-producing oils to make up for lack of hydration that causes oily skin. 

Photos by Talina C Photography, Makeup by Sally Townsend Makeup Artistry

And some added optionals to the twice-daily routine: 

  1. Serum. There are a lot out there, but my fave is The Body Shop Vitamin C skin boost, which simply makes your skin undeniably radiant. 
  2. Eye makeup remover. For a more gentle cleanse. 
  3. Eye cream.

Things to do at home weekly: 

  1. Exfoliate. 
  2. Do a mask. Mix it up with ones that draw out impurities and those that put goodness back in to your skin. 


To a day spa! Get recommendations from friends first, and get a few facial treatments leading up to your wedding. Just be sure not to get anything in the last week (in case you break out!) Not sure what to ask for? Consider trying one of these: 

  1. Galvanic Spa treatment (is like getting a mini facelift)
  2. Any facial treatment that claims to increase your skin radiance. 
  3. Microdermabrasian
  4. Extractions if you have noticeable black heads. However, be sure to go to a very trusted beauty therapist for this one, and be ready for it to hurt. 

Do you have any facial treatments booked in for the lead up to your Sunshine Coast wedding? Do you have a fave skin care treatment? Show us some comment love below! 

Hi, I’m Sally, Founder and Editor of The Bride’s Tree. Over the past 13 years I’ve written thousands of articles about all things wedding from tips and trends to etiquette and ideas. On this blog I bring you the best of Sunshine Coast and Brisbane weddings.