Making sure you’re bringing your skin A-game to your wedding day is on most Bride’s to-do list. It’s probably on most Bridesmaids’ to-do lists too. Because we all know the best accessory is a fresh faced glow and our resident beauty expert, Mar of TEAM Hair and Makeup, is giving you all the low down on achieving the look. Consider this your secret weapon for wedding day hotness.

Tips to perfect wedding day skin from Mar of TEAM Hair and Makeup

1. Two weeks prior to your wedding: Exfoliate
Be sure to exfoliate your skin (gently please) using items from your kitchen! This is an all natural, simple way of getting all the dead skin cells to take a hike! Do this 2 times a week.

Sugar Scrub (a super model named Ms. Crawford introduced this to me)
Take a tablespoon of sugar, add 4 tablespoons of water and mix. Wet your face with cool water and use the sugar scrub to gently massage your skin. Rinse, and you’re done!

2. Every day and night: Moisturize & Hydrate
Apply moisturizer. Some of my favorites are good old fashioned Ponds Cold Cream. This is the kind our moms use to use! And I also love Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer.

Remember: moisturizers are meant to trap moisture in your skin so spending big bucks doesn’t always mean big results! If you are looking to rehydrate then definitely ask your esthetician for the best serum for your skin type. Serums will penetrate more layers of the skin. I happen to love Phytomer Oligoforce and Kate Sommerville Quench Hydrating Face Serum.

3. On the big day: Use a barrier cream
Always use a primer or barrier cream to create a flawless finish, prior to foundations. Apply primer to your skin before any makeup is applied.

Be sure: to layer your serum first, moisturizer second and then primer. A popular type of primer is now available to the public, called BB Cream. All products are not the same so here are my recommendations for the best BB Creams and this is coming from someone who has used them all! Maybeline BB Cream adjusts to your skin tone, has a rich primer great for dry skin types and is very affordable. Another fav of mine is Two Faced tinted Beauty Balm and this one has SPF, great for oily or combination skin types.

We are definitely sticking this 1,2,3 combo in our makeup bag for safe keeping. And while we’re talking about the fabulous Mar, TEAM Hair and Makeup is hosting a Teach & Play Beauty Workshop that is not to be missed. Catch all the details below and mark those calendars ladies!

Teach & Play Beauty Workshop
March 10th, 11th & 12th
4:00-6:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm
MGM Grand Signature Suites, during WPPI!

To reserve your space
please call 888.338.8326
or email info[at]
and for more information click here

Want to hear something even more fabulous? Mar is giving away one seat at her workshop (a $275 value)

To Enter: The first person to email their favorite lipstick color to info[at] wins the prize!
Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Makeup and Beauty: Mar of TEAM Hair and Makeup