How I Got Flawless Skin On My Wedding Day

Flawless Skin On My Wedding Day

Hi! My name is Lauren, and I had perfect skin on my wedding day. I never thought I’d be so lucky, since I had bad acne in my teens, leading to what I thought was uneven texture for a lifetime, plus I’ve suffered from eczema since I was born. My skin is always the worst when I’m stressed, and since I planned my entire wedding myself, I assumed it would be a problem.

I came across when searching for skincare companies based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and that’s when I met my skincare fairy godmother, Houria. The first time we spoke after our initial conversation, she gave me an over-the-phone skincare consultation, but it felt more casual than that – like a friend who was innately concerned about the health of my skin. She asked me questions about the condition of my skin, my current regimen (nearly non-existent), and about products I’ve tried. For the record, I’m allergic to a lot of products, I have one product I’m in love with, and sometimes I’m too tired to take my makeup off before bed, which I know is really bad.

A few days after the consultation, a package arrived in the mail with samples to try. I gave my skincare fairy godmother a call before I touched anything, and she described in great detail how I should use each product. She encouraged me to introduce each thing slowly so I wouldn’t get burnt out on an involved skincare routine right away. My goal was to just get into the basic regimen that was laid out for me over the phone: cleanse, tone, moisturize.

The problem before I found was that I would go to a drugstore, buy a product that had been recommended by some beauty YouTuber, and then give it up when I didn’t see results. I don’t even want to know how much money I’ve wasted over the last decade on this process. I was worried about the cost of everything once I figured out which products worked, but when I calculated it out, it was actually a better investment than my previous attempts. Plus, you can’t put a price on your time. is built on a foundation of skin science, all I needed to do was ask for help.


I tested a bunch of products, starting about 6 or 7 months prior to my wedding, but I’ll run you through what led to my skincare success. It all started by washing my face every morning with the Morning Cleanser (omg it smells SO good). Once I started looking forward to my cleansing routine, I added the Comfort Lotion,
which Houria suggested I use as a toner. After a few days I added in the Soothing Melting Fluid because my dry skin was craving that moisture. Then I began to use Desquacrem on Sunday nights, which I deemed my “spa night”. After a few weeks, the texture of my skin improved so drastically, I felt like I finally had that smooth, touchable skin I was always jealous of. The funny thing about going from no skincare routine to an actual regimen was that when my skin improved, I fell in love with it, and when I began to love my skin, I felt a true desire to take care of it.


About a month before my wedding, I realized that all I had to do was stick with this super simple routine, and my skin would be perfect on the big day! Here I am today with the pictures to prove it. I’m so, so happy that my skin was one thing I didn’t have to worry about leading up to my wedding, and I have my skincare fairy godmother to thank for that. If you’re ready to meet your skincare fairy godmother, click here 


About the Author:
Lauren Brown is an anxious blogger living a fearless, adventurous life. She recently moved from California to China with her husband and is documenting their adventures in her travel and lifestyle blog:

Photo Credit: Alec O’Grady of O’Grady Photography

Wedding Day Skin

wedding day skin

Top 10 Tips Perfect Wedding Day Skin

Wedding day skin on her wedding day, every bride wants to feel as confident and beautiful as Queen Nefertari. Step one? Skincare, of course! Guarantee flawless skin on your big day by following these top 10 skincare tips.

Start Now

Whether your wedding is a few months or a few years away, the best thing you can do for yourself is start thinking about your skincare as soon as possible! This preparation starts with research, which means you’re at the right place! We highly recommend reading through other skincare posts on the Nefertari blog that pertain to your particular skin type and start making lists of products you want to test out**. If you’re a visual person, it may help you to create a schedule for yourself from now until the wedding.

Find The Right Products

As all women know, there is no single routine that works for everyone’s skin. Finding the right products, especially if you’re starting from scratch, can be time consuming and at times frustrating, but we promise it’s worth it! We recommend that you test each product for at least one to two weeks to really see how your skin reacts and write down your thoughts so you don’t forget.

Don’t Forget The Basics

Once you’ve tested out enough products, you can create your perfect skincare routine. When you’re figuring this out, it’s important to remember the basics: cleanse, tone, moisturize. Be sure that your skincare routine includes each of these 3 steps to keep your skin feeling balanced and ready wedding day skin.

Make It A Habit

Just like brushing your teeth, showering, or taking daily pills, your skincare will eventually become a habit if you keep doing it. Find a way to work your desired skincare habits into your normal daily routine whether you set an alarm or simply train yourself to associate it with a certain part of your day. Feel like you’re too busy for a skincare routine? Try reading this for more tips for wedding day skin. (Too Busy For Skincare?)

Spa Day

Pick one day a week for a “spa day”. This should be a day where you have time to treat your skin and take it slow. On “spa day”, use those products your skin loves but doesn’t need much of, like exfoliating products, deep cleansing masks, etc. Relax and enjoy your special treatment! (pamper yourself)

Protect Yourself

The sun is the most damaging thing to your skin, so in the months leading up to your wedding, take extra precautions when exposing your skin to the sun. Don’t forget that the sun has a chance to damage your skin even when there’s clouds, snow, and fog. Be sure that you’re protecting yourself with wide brim sun hats and daily application of SPF, whether it’s in your daily moisturizer or you apply it separately. (Nefertari sun care)

Sleep, Sleep, Sleep

Sleep is good for so many reasons, one of them being your skin! Your skin does a lot of healing and regenerating overnight, so its important that you give it this downtime. Getting an average of 8 hours of sleep a night also helps to keep your stress at a minimum, which in turn helps your skin.


We’ve talked about what your skin takes from the outside, but its important that we not forget what you put in your body matters just as much. Eating a balanced diet with plenty of the nutrients your skin craves can be one of the most effective techniques for improving skin! Fill your meals with a variety of fresh fruits and veggies, go for healthy fats like nuts and olive oil, and choose antioxidant-rich ingredients like salmon and dark chocolate. If an entire diet makeover seems too daunting, ask a nutritionist!

Quality Makeup

Just because makeup is effective does not mean it is good for your skin. Makeup can be incredibly harmful to your skin, blocking pores and not allowing your skin to take fresh breaths of oxygen. Using high quality makeup (Sothys makeup) that’s formulated for healthy skin makes a huge difference for wedding day skin.

Stress Relief

Incorporate stress relieving activities into your daily live. Walking, yoga, meditation, reading, and even coloring books have been shown to relieve stress. Find what works for you – your skin will thank you for it!

**Blog posts by skin type:
sensitive skin skincare for swimmers, mature skin, male skin, acne prone or problem skin, young skin, combination skin, psoriasis, hyperpigmentation, puffy eyes or dark circles.

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Newly Engaged: How To Achieve Glowing Skin

nefertari-engagementAre you  Newly Engaged? would you like to Achieve Glowing Skin?

So many couples become engaged on Valentine’s Day that skin care becomes a big topic of conversation shortly afterwards. If you are one of those newly engaged couples you need to know that now is the time to start preparing your skin for your wedding day. It is never too early to start because the earlier you start the better your skin will look when you and your partner exchange vows.


The first step in getting your skin in shape is to get yourself a consultation with a skin care specialist. They will discuss with you the individual needs that you have and will help you achieve the glowing skin every couple should have on their wedding day. A professional skin care consultant can get you started with the products you need and the procedures you will have to perform in order to give your skin that beautiful shine.

Regular Skin Care Routine

Once you have acquired the proper skin care products you will want to get used to a regular skin care routine. To make it more fun and feel less like a chore you and your partner should sync up your skin care routines so that together you will embark on a journey to have glowing skin for your wedding day.

Treatment Options

There are many treatment options at your disposal to help you achieve the glowing skin you have always dreamed of. While men and women need different skincare routines, everyone can benefit from a cleansing facial. This will open up your pores, clear out your skin and even help you look years younger than you ever dreamed of. The journey to amazing skin can be a very fulfilling one if you do it the right way.

Aside from the many treatment options for glowing skin, you have to choose from, don’t forget that both you and your partner should be drinking water every day. This will help keep your skin hydrated, smooth and healthy so when the big day comes you will both look and feel better than ever before. This is also the time to avoid greasy foods and apply sunscreen before leaving the house. All the skin care treatments in the world won’t do you any good if you are sunburned or have pimples on your wedding day.

The most important aspect of preparing your skin for your upcoming wedding is to remain disciplined. When you embark on a skin care treatment for glowing skin, you must keep up with it, and this requires the right state of mind. On days when you feel discouraged just picture yourself and your partner having glowing skin on your wedding day. This will help you stay motivated to stick to your skin care regimen. Working closely with a consultant can also help keep you on track.

We wait out whole lives for our wedding day and you want to look as good as possible for it. Proper skin care is the first step in making that happen, so it is worth committing to.

Wedding Day Skin To Remember Forever


For many women, one of the most memorable days in a lifetime will surely be
their wedding day. It’s such an important event, which is why you want to make sure that everything is perfect. While dresses and floral arrangements get a lot of attention, one thing that brides tend to forget about is their skin. When you get your wedding photos back after the honeymoon, you don’t want to find out that you look less than gorgeous.

Long running skin issues can’t be corrected in a week or even in a month. It takes a dedicated daily regimen long before the big day to correct problems with your skin that go back a long way. Good skin care starts early, but it’s never too late to get started. Sothys Morning Cleanser is a great way to start your day off right by ridding your skin of all the accumulated toxins that its picked up throughout the previous 24 hours.

Cleansing your skin on a daily basis is incredibly important, but exfoliating is doubly important if you want that radiant shine that you’re shooting for on your wedding day. If that’s the case, may we suggest Desquacrem It’s like an exfoliant for the short-term. If you need to scrub pores
while getting ready for the big day, Desquacrem is your friend. It’ll open pores and make your skin healthy and vibrant regardless of the last ten years.

There’s just one more thing to remember on your wedding day. Your daily makeup, while making you a head-turning vision on the streets, takes a toll in reality. You need a good makeup remover to reduce the ill effects of such cosmetics before the big day. I’d suggest Sothys Bi-Phased Eye Make-Up Remover to get rid of whatever eye makeup damage you’ve accumulated over the last few years. As  Suzanne Morel agrees with us: brides should avoid sun and start good skin regimen 6 months minimum prior to the big day. With a bit of luck and the right product, you can make your wedding day fantasy come true if you pay a bit of attention to your skin in the process. Perfect Skin for your Wedding Day Starts Now!

Picture: One and Only Paris Photography

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