How to survive wedding season: skin edition

Wedding season is upon us and whilst we absolutely love the celebrations, the long days, free-flowing tipples and for some, full faces of makeup, it can be testing on our skin. Whether it’s your big day or not, you want to look your best in the wedding photos!

That’s why we’ve put together a list of ways to keep your skin in tiptop shape and make sure it survives even the craziest of wedding seasons. Read on for our guide to glowing skin all summer long.


Preparation is key when it comes to making sure your skin is looking and feeling its best. If you want glowing skin, why not try the Elemis Tan Accelerator that bronzes, brightens and moisturises? Use it throughout summer to optimise your skin’s natural tanning ability and get ready to rock your wedding outfit with a golden glow – no fake tan required!

Available to purchase in the spa.

Drink water

Staying hydrated is so important during wedding season. Often weddings are long and fuelled by fizz and it can be difficult to remember to stay hydrated. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day can help combat the damage all the alcohol does to your skin during wedding season.

If you can remember to drink a glass or two during the wedding itself then great; you’re better than the rest of us! However, we know you’ll probably be having too much fun (and Champagne) to remember on the day, so making sure you stay hydrated running up to the wedding is good enough for us.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

Not only is it important to drink water and take care of your skin from the inside out, it’s also vital that you keep your skin hydrated with good-quality products during wedding season. The long days and free-flowing fizz can be damaging, not to mention the sun if it’s an outdoor wedding.

Our favourite products for ensuring your skin stays in tiptop shape this wedding season include the Elemis Cellutox Active Body Oil; a hydrating blend of essential oils that fights cellulite and can be used as part of your post-shower routine. We also love the Elemis Peptide Thousand Flower Mask for brightening your skin and giving it a radiant finish – use it if your skin is dull and dehydrated this summer. Both products available to purchase in the spa.

Remember your SPF

The best way to protect your skin during wedding season is with SPF. Make sure you don’t forget to apply sunscreen, because even if it doesn’t look sunny, it’s still essential.

We’ve got a range of summer Elemis products in Yu Spa, including the popular Daily Defence Shield SPF 30 which protects your skin from UV rays and is loved for its lightweight, non-greasy texture. Ask about it when you’re next in the spa.


If you’re looking to replenish your skin and get yourself back to normal after a wedding, our detox wraps at Yu Spa are perfect for doing just that. Exfoliating ingredients will leave you feeling fresh and cleansed and nourishing body oils will restore your skin’s glow.

Watch our Senior Spa Therapist, Esa talk through our popular Thousand Flower Detox Wrap and book in for a post-wedding treatment to give your skin a well-earned detox.

Make sure you share your photos with us on Facebook if you follow along with our tips this wedding season!