The best skin care routine shouldn’t have to be expensive. The basic tips and finding skin care products that actually work for you can help keep you on a budget and leave your skin looking great. As a bride to be, you will want to have beautiful, glowing and flawless skin on your wedding day. Your skin will be the base to your overall bridal look, so you will want to make your skin the freshest portrait possible to compliment your wedding gown look.
The best time to start getting your glow on is six months in advance to your wedding day. However, you must keep doing your beauty routine that already works for you even after your wedding day.
Eliminate habits that may hinder that look of perfect skin you desire to have. A daily beauty routine that includes exfoliating, cleansing, toning and moisturizing is absolutely essential in everyday skin care not just for your upcoming wedding.
Even if you haven’t already met your ideal mate, start up with these few perfect skin care dos and don’ts for a gorgeous, yummy, glowing complexion.
Do: Get a facial two weeks to your wedding day to get your skin glowing. Getting this done weeks to your wedding will ensure that any breakouts you might develop after facials will have cleared revealing a radiant skin.
Do: An overnight facial mask a night before your wedding. Please make sure the product you use is one you have tried previously or have been using and it works for your skin type. An overnight facial mask will keep your skin plump and leaving it looking rested and hydrated for your special day. You will wake up with a glowing skin. A glowing skin will be a perfect match for your wedding gown and bridal accessories on your wedding day.
Do: Drink water, always. This is the time to stop and I mean stop drinking carbonated drinks and juices. Water keeps you hydrated and refreshed. It is the best form of flushing out toxins from your system. It keeps your skin moist and supply. If you must drink juice, have it freshly made. Smoothies are a great way to enjoy your juices. Just combine your favourite fruits in a blender and juice it all up. It is refreshing and healthy too.
Do: Start taking or increase your omega 3 fatty acids intake. Foods that contain these are: avocados, walnuts, canola oil, chia seeds, mackerel, cod liver oil, flaxseeds, soybean, just to mention a few. These healthy foods can help you achieve glowing skin if you work them into your diet as often as you can. Start a routine of eating right as you prepare for your wedding day.
Do: Get a manicure and pedicure a day or two to your wedding.
Do: Treat your neck, chest, back and more to good exfoliating, cleansing, toning and moisturizing to achieve an even tone skin. These parts of the skin can sometimes be neglected and its most often exposed. Best way to apply moisturizer is just after a bath and while your skin is still damp.
Do: Avoid the sun as much as you can. Most especially for light skinned women. When you have dark patches on your chest, back and arms, sun burn, they will stand out on your wedding day especially in your beautiful wedding dress
Don’t: Don’t apply heavy makeup right after a facial, avoid using make up for a whole day so your skin can breathe.
Don’t: After a facial, avoid over cleansing and exfoliating. Your skin is already clean, refreshed and radiant.
Don’t: please do not get any waxing done to close to your wedding day. Facial wax most of all. You will definitely break out. Do this two weeks to your big day in advance to ensure any potential skin issue that you could otherwise avoid.
Don’t: This is not the time to try out new skin care products or methods that you have never tried before or change your body creams. Don’t experiment with trendy peels and treatments. The best form of skin care routine is the one you know that works for you.
Don’t: Avoid picking your face. Leave the pimples to dry out on their own.
When you wake up on the morning of your wedding day, take a cool bath. Don’t take a hot bath. Cool water tones the muscles. Hot water can make your skin sensitive and dry it out.
Take very good care of your skin and stay within your budget by focusing on the essentials and finding products with the right ingredients for your skin type six months to your wedding. Skin types and concerns will be discussed in our next post.
Remember, healthy looking skin is a matter of creating good habits early on.