A wedding is a once in a lifetime affair, you shouldn’t leave anything to chance. Just as you are preparing for the yummy cakes, wedding dress, the venue and everything else, you should also have your skin in mind.
Every brides dream is to have a clear, smooth and radiantly glowing skin on her big day. This doesn’t just happen in a day, it happens by spending lots of time on a good pre-bridal skincare routine.
Start the process early
Don’t walk into a dermatologist office or spa two weeks before your day to start getting facials or fix whatever issue you have. It is always advisable to start the process at least three months earlier.
Those getting microdermabrasion’s , fillers, Botox or any other minor surgical procedures, should consider doing this few weeks before the big day to reduce any redness or reactions you might have.
Also, you should choose a facialist carefully, you don’t want to have your face looking all red and irritated after a session. The aim is get a glow not look all red and swollen.
Put off using new skincare product
The urge to try out new skincare product during this time is always high. After all, the aim is to look good and that new product just promised you that. No matter how irresistible it might be, don’t use new skincare products weeks before your big day.
You don’t want to wake up with a bad reaction and start scrambling for solutions in all the beauty places and dermatologist office. Continue using products you are already familiar with.
Good diet and exercise
You should consider following an exercise and healthy eating plan during this period. At least three weeks before you say “I do”, eliminate all unhealthy foods from your diet and perform three sessions of cardio a week. Health diet and exercise add a glow to the skin.
Drink lots of water and don’t stress
Aim for at least 2_ 3 liters of water per day. Water is a good detox and would keep your skin hydrated and shiny. Also try to not stress yourself too much as it would show your skin.
All Grooming should be timed
Teeth whitening, waxing, brow shaping, tanning and any other grooming needed should be done two weeks early. This would give ample time to the skin to heal from any redness, bruises or swells.
Have an exfoliating regime
Consider investing in an exfoliating facial wash you could use on alternate nights especially if your skin is acne prone. If you don’t know which to get, ask your dermatologist for a recommendation.
In case of an emergency grab a toothpaste
Well, not all emergencies just the “pimple “ emergency. Waking up a day to your wedding with a pimple sitting on your face mocking you is every brides nightmare. In cases like this, apply toothpaste to the pimple to dry it out and cover up any scarring with makeup.
Moisturizers are your friend
A good moisturizer would do you more good than harm. Incorporate this into your skincare routine and see how supple, glossy and radiant your skin would look in the long run.
Sunscreens are lifesavers
Never step out without wearing a sunscreen no matter the season. This would do your skin good and maintain a bright healthy complexion.
Just incase you are unsure of how you would look on the big day, you can always have a test run. Few days before the ceremony, have your hair and makeup done, put on your wedding dress and see how you’ll appear on the big day.
On a final note, don’t fret and lose your mind in trying to be the perfect bride. Breathe in and enjoy every moment.