Chupi & Friends; In Conversation With Eavanna Breen
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Chupi & Friends; In Conversation With Eavanna Breen


Chupi & Friends; In Conversation With Eavanna Breen

Wed, Jun 05, 2024

Tags: Educational Wedding

Following our insightful Instagram live with Eavanna Breen, facialist and skin specialist, we sat down with Eavanna to bring further insight into her background.

1. Can you recommend a timeline for brides to start their skincare regime before their wedding?

12 Months Before the Wedding:

  • Get a professional skin analysis and set a plan.
  • Start a consistent skincare routine including cleansing, moisturising, and sun protection.

6 Months Before the Wedding:

  • Begin using specific treatments for concerns like acne, hyperpigmentation, or anti-aging.
  • Start a series of facials, microneedling or chemical peels if recommended.

3 Months Before the Wedding:

  • Focus on hydrating treatments to ensure skin is plump and glowing.
  • Use gentle exfoliants to keep skin smooth and clear.

1 Month Before the Wedding:

  • Stick to your established routine to avoid any adverse reactions.
  • Opt for calming and soothing treatments to avoid irritation.

1 Week Before the Wedding:

  • Have your last professional facial. We recommend the Venus freeze treatment or the Lyma laser treatment on the week of the wedding to give you a ‘Cinderella Glow’.
  • Use hydrating masks and serums to ensure skin is at its best.

2. Are there any specific products brides should avoid in the months leading up to their wedding?

It’s preferable to avoid introducing new products the month before to minimise the risk of irritation or allergic reactions. I don’t recommend steering clear of strong exfoliants that can cause redness or peeling. Use retinoids cautiously, as they can cause dryness and irritation, especially if you are not accustomed to them and avoid heavy oils that can clog pores and cause breakouts.


3. What professional skincare treatments do you recommend for brides?

  • Facials: Monthly facials tailored to skin type and concerns.
  • Chemical Peels: Mild to moderate peels for exfoliation and brightening.
  • Microneedling: For collagen synthesis and to smooth and even-textured skin.
  • Laser Treatments: For targeting specific issues like hyperpigmentation or fine lines (consult with a professional).


4. Are there any dietary or lifestyle changes brides should consider for optimal skin health before their wedding?

I advise the brides to drink plenty of water to keep skin hydrated and to eat a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats. These can lead to inflammation and breakouts. It is better to ensure adequate sleep for skin regeneration and it is preferable to practise regular exercise to promote circulation and overall skin health.


5. How can brides ensure their skincare routine complements their makeup on the day?

They can use a good primer to create a smooth base for makeup. Ensure skin is well-moisturised but not greasy to help makeup adhere better. And Stick to lightweight, non-comedogenic products that won’t clog pores or interfere with makeup.


6. What should brides look out for to keep their skin beautiful when getting married abroad?

A good idea is to pack travel-sized versions of your skincare essentials according to the climate. You need high-SPF sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses to protect against UV damage. Keep skin hydrated, especially if travelling to a different climate. Try to relax and manage stress, which can impact skin health. When booking flights to your destination, allow yourself a few days before the wedding to allow your skin to recover from the flight. Skin can be dehydrated and puffy for a day or two post flight.


7. What are your skin care tips after a natural or artificial tanning session before the wedding?

I don’t recommend tanning in any form. A tan is damaging to your skin. Stick to the false tan. Keeping your skin well moisturised in the run-up to the wedding will allow for a more even application of your tan.

8. How can brides treat or prevent dark circles and puffiness under the eyes before their wedding?

Use eye creams with caffeine or peptides to reduce puffiness and dark circles. Apply cold compresses or chilled cucumber slices to the eyes. And above all, get enough sleep and manage stress.


9. What kind of skin or other problems can occur that we often don't pay attention to in the lead-up to your wedding?

Stress can lead to acne and other skin issues. Busy schedules also may lead to neglecting hydration. And I wouldn't recommend trying out new products too close to the wedding - it can cause reactions.


10. How do you suggest dealing with acne or allergies on the face on your wedding day?

Use gentle, effective spot treatments for acne. Hydrocolloidal patches can help take down inflammation. See a dermatologist for a cortisone shot for severe acne. And use soothing and anti-inflammatory products to reduce redness and swelling. Whatever you do, do not pick at spots.


11. Do you have any extra advice for brides-to-be to keep their skin beautiful on the big day?

When you are having your makeup trial run, speak with your make up artist about the base products that she will use on the day to familiarise yourself with them in the run up to the wedding. Then, drink water throughout the day.

And relax! Stress management is crucial for maintaining beautiful skin. Take time to relax and enjoy the process.

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