The English weather has been positively tropical for the last couple of weeks and while this has been great for that summer tan, it can sometimes leave us a bit frazzled when it comes to preparing for a big occasion. Whether it’s your big day, or that of a friend or family member, we all want to look our best and enjoy the occasion full of confidence.

Our latest blog covers some of our tried and tested spa and beauty treatments, to ensure you look and feel radiant. So whether you want to try one, or them all, read on for our top wedding day tips.

Feel fab with a facial

If you are going to treat yourself to anything, it just has to be a facial. Choosing the right one can help soothe a multitude of skin sins; from blocked pores and dry skin, to smoothing out fine lines and visibly reducing wrinkles. If you want a radiant glow, then facials are the way to go.

Our top picks:

Choose the Pro-Collagen Age Defy (PCQ Lift) from Elemis to tackle fine lines and wrinkles with the clinically proven* age-defying benefits of marine charged Padina Pavonica and Red Coral. Targeted massage encourages optimum cellular function for nourished, younger looking skin.

Or for skin needing a bit of TLC, Environ’s HydraBoost Treatment offers the perfect antidote to dry, lacklustre skin. This intensive treatment deeply hydrates while plumping and firming the skin. Based on hyaluronic acid, which holds 1000 times its own weight in water, it helps to reduce fine lines caused by dehydration and increase the plumpness of the dermis, resulting in moisturised, glowing skin.

Check out our facials page.

Nail that look with the perfect manicure and pedicure

When it comes to beauty treatments, booking yourself in for a professional manicure and pedicure is an inexpensive way to look and feel great. For the time poor, an express nail treatment will cover all the basics and let you choose your favourite colour polish. For those with more time on their hands (and feet) then go all out with a full manicure or pedicure. This normally includes soaking, cutting, filing, buffing and complete cuticle work and hand and arm massage and, of course, your favourite choice of polish. For those who are slaves to Shellac, you can upgrade your polish too.

And if you are a wedding guest looking to match your nails to your outfit, any beauty salon worth it’s salt will have a multitude of colours for you to choose from.

Our top picks:

For the bride, nothing else exudes classic beauty like a French manicure / pedicure. If you want to step it up for your big day, why not add rhinestones for that classic look, with a bit of extra dazzle.

For that real treat our Luxury Spa manicure includes soaking, cutting, filing, buffing, complete cuticle work, a luxurious hand and arm massage, exfoliation for the smoothest skin and, of course, your favourite choice of polish.

Check out our manicures and pedicures page.

Wipe away those tears of joy without worrying about your lashes

Who doesn’t like a good cry at a wedding? While it’s an emotional occasion, when you have been getting ready for hours, none of us want to have the panda eyed look, or to be worrying our lash extensions are running away as fast as our emotions. If you are the bride or particularly close to her, it’s a foregone conclusion you’ll be wiping away those tears.

The good news is that your local salon will be full of alternatives to allow you to ditch the mascara, or the cheap pharmacy bought extensions. Treatments don’t have to cost the earth either with eyelash tints starting from around £15 (just remember that you’ll need to do a skin patch test first).

Our top picks:

Turn to an eyelash tint for long lasting lashes (without the panda eyes), ditch the eyelash curlers from your bag with an eyelash perm or go for a set of professional eyelash extensions – to ensure luscious lashes that last.

Check out our eye care page.

And if you want to find out more tips and tricks for the summer. Check out our summer beauty hacks post.

For more information on the treatments mentioned above, or to book with us, please either fill in our online form, contact us on 020 7371 5118 or email info@secretoasisspa.co.uk.

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