THE PRE-WEDDING SKIN STORY

If there was one thing I was always going to invest in leading up to my wedding, it was my skin. I spent very little on my dress, I bought the flowers from a roadside stall on the way up to the venue, the lace table cloths were my mother’s. My skin however, was treated to the works, no expense spared. I’m going to run you through the past year in the life of Centaine’s Skin. Probs best to get a coffee.

Earlier this year, as touched on in previous posts, my skin was a hot mess. My eczema had taken over my face and neck, I was dry, sore and covered in bruising from scratching so much. My acne was having a party across my jawline and forehead and my skin was super sensitive. Like, touch me and I’m bright red for hours, sensitive. It was time to see a professional. After much research online, I booked an appointment at Claire Francoise Skin and Beauty Clinic in Prahan. Claire took one, hard look at my skin under a very bright light and told me I was only allowed to have Omnilux treatments. No peels, no micro, just Omnilux. So I started having Omnilux sessions once a week.

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Omnilux machine at Claire Francoise

Omnilux is a LED light therapy treatment. There are several treatments for different purposes; I had weekly Revive sessions. Revive is an orange light that stimulates cellular activity. It is anti inflammatory (perfect for my eczema), can help treat hormonal acne and scarring and plump the skin. An Omnilux session typically goes for 20 minutes, lying under the orange light about an inch from your face. The first time is bit of a shock to the system and takes a bit of getting used to. You are wearing blacked out goggles (I’m sure there’s a technical term for these) but the light is still pretty intense. After the first session however, it becomes relaxing and apparently the orange light releases the same happy hormones you get from exercising. It was after the sixth treatment that I saw the biggest difference in my skin. I had just had a flare up of eczema, the first in about a month, and after my session that week my flare up was completely gone. I was blown away. Nothing had ever worked that well. I can’t recommend Omnilux highly enough for everyone in the lead up to their wedding or big event. By the time my wedding rolled around my sensitivity was minimised, my skin was plump and happy and my acne was under control. For the last two months before the wedding, I had Omnilux once a fortnight and then the week of the wedding had a gentle hydrating and brightening facial.

For the first few months of my Omnilux treatments I was using Aspect skincare. This worked extremely well for my super sensitive, eczema-ry skin. The Red-Less 21 serum is amazing for sensitivity. It’s an oil-based serum with sea buckthorn oil and antioxidants including vitamin e, to calm and protect the skin. I used this every morning and night under the Aspect Phytostat 9 moisturiser. This combo was all I could use on my eczema without a fun burning feeling.

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After finishing my Aspect products, I found my Go To Skincare products in my stash. I started using a couple of drops of Face Hero mixed with Very Useful Face Cream morning and night after cleansing with Perfectly Clean. This wasn’t a huge jump from Aspect, both being natural and very anti inflammatory ranges. This kept up the excellent results that Aspect started.

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Then as we all know, Drunk Elephant entered my life. If you don’t know, you can read the novel right here. My skin got to another level after Drunk Elephant hit Australian shores. The texture of my skin had never been better, I was glowing and my co workers we commenting on my skin. This is the routine I followed the the last month before my wedding. It is much more elaborate than what I had been doing since Omnilux had strengthened my skin so much.

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Morning Routine

Chanel, Lait Confort Creamy Cleansing Milk

La Mer, The Treatment Lotion

La Mer, The Illuminating Eye Gel

Drunk Elephant, C-Firma Day Serum

Drunk Elephant, Lala Retro Whipped Cream

Evening Routine

Clinique, Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

Chanel, Lait Confort Creamy Cleansing Milk

La Mer, The Treatment Lotion

La Mer, The Illuminating Eye Gel

Drunk Elephant, TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

Drunk Elephant, Lala Retro Whipped Cream

African Botanics, Pure Marula Oil

Once Weekly

African Botanics, Buchu Botanical Enzyme Polish

Omorovicza, Deep Cleansing Mask

 

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