8 Tips for Perfect Wedding Day Skin
Every bride dreams about looking perfect on the day of her wedding, and that includes having perfect skin too. As your big day approaches, it’s time to start taking extra care of your skin. If you want to achieve that gorgeous bridal glow, here’s what you need to do.
It’s never too early to start prepping your skin for the wedding! If you really want your skin to look its best, you must start a smart skin care routine about a year before your big day. If you don’t have that long, it’s fine—just adopt your new skin care habits as soon as possible.
See a professional
A professional aesthetician should be your best friend during these days of skin prepping, plus, some extra pampering can’t hurt. The best thing you can do is book monthly facials to really refresh your skin and make it glow. Skin and scalp massages do wonders for blood circulation which will make your skin look healthy and feel smooth. You can also request extractions to get all the dirt out of your pores. This process is quite complicated, so find an experienced aesthetician to avoid irritation and scars.
Get rid of excess facial oil
If you want your face to be shine-free, you can use a mild face wash, skip the toner and add a light oil-free moisturiser. Also, excessive face washing will boost your oil production, so be moderate.
No matter your skin type, your skin always needs water. Even though drinking water is the best for skin hydration, you can also snack on foods that are naturally great for the skin such as carrots, oranges, tomatoes and kale.
Zen out with a cup of tea
Forget about those sugary sodas and energy drinks before the wedding and start drinking green tea, preferably every day. This will not only help with your weight loss, but it will also help brighten your skin and reduce acne thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Protect your rosy lips
Repairing dry and cracked lips can be quite hard, so it’s much easier to prevent your lips from chapping in the first place. If you spend a lot of time outside in the windy, sunny or cold weather, a thick balm with SPF will keep your lips hydrated and soft.
Choose your moisturiser wisely
Not all moisturisers are created equal, so get one that best caters to your skin type and problems. If you have oily skin, you don’t want to add too much moisture to your face, but still want to keep it hydrated. You can look for moisturisers with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or ferulic acid which help your skin maintain moisture (stay away from oily formulas!). On the other hand, if you have dry skin, you can still stick with moisturisers with the hyaluronic or ferulic acid such as the ones from Ultraceuticals, but you don’t need to look for oil-free formulas. For a breakout-prone skin, you should go with moisturisers that are noncomedogenic, and for sensitive skin, better opt for some fragrance-free products.
Kill zits with benzoyl peroxide
You know those stubborn and painful pimples that just won’t go away? Well, don’t even try to pop them. Better get benzoyl peroxide gel and dab it directly on the blemish. This will help dry it out, sometimes even overnight! The other thing you can do is see a doctor and ask about an anti-inflammatory steroid injection. This is a super-fast solution, but also a lot more expensive, so check your priorities.
So, excited to start prepping for your big day with your new and improved bridal beauty routine? It might seem like hard work, but it’ll all be worth it when you’re walking down the aisle looking better than ever!