Every bride-to-be wants to look perfect on her wedding day. From head to toe, every little detail is strategically planned out and addressed on time. And your skin is no exception. Yes, there will be an inner glow that comes from your happiness on the day, but you also want your skin to be healthy and match that radiance you’ve got. However, not everyone has naturally perfect skin and many people struggle with imperfect skin daily, but with proper preparation and care, you can achieve wonders. And this is how:
Get treatments early
Some skin problems can’t just be fixed with regular washing and the right products. They require professional treatments and care that needs to be administered by someone who knows skin inside and out. But if you are suffering from skin conditions and want them gone before your big day, you shouldn’t leave the procedures for the last minute, because your skin may take quite a bit of time to recover from them and get perfectly healthy. Also, not all treatments are permanent, and you should always ask your beautician how long the effects will last, so that you can schedule them accordingly.
Don’t change your routine
The old saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” stands true here. If you have been sticking to the same skincare routine for your whole life, this is not a time to switch it up, even if you just got the most expensive and highly recommended line. Your skin is unique, and you don’t know how it will react to a new product – and waking up with red patches a few days before the wedding is a recipe for disaster. If you want to change something, consult your cosmetician months in advance and change your routine on time.
Use good products
When money is tight, which can often happen around big events like a wedding, we sometimes tend to use products that lack in quality, thinking it might not make a big difference. But when you are talking about the subtle shine of your skin on one of the most important days of your life, you want to make sure you are using quality skincare products that are properly nourishing and treating your skin. It will not only help your skin heal and be healthier in the long run, but it will prevent any break-outs or patches before the big day.
The number one reason for dull, dry skin is lack of hydration. Dehydrated skin will be more prone to blemishes, break-outs and flaking, and it will feel very tight and uncomfortable on your body. But the main moisture for your skin doesn’t come from outside (even though you should definitely apply moisturizer regularly), it’s from the inside. Carry around a bottle of water with you and try to drink at least eight cups of water or natural tea to make sure your body is properly hydrated. And it isn’t just helping your skin: you will feel more energized and your metabolism will speed up.
Carefully choose your makeup look
There is such a finesse to a perfect bridal makeup look. You want all of your features to be enhanced, without feeling like you have a ton of makeup on your face. You want to look good, but feel like you have nothing on. For your skin, the best thing to do is opt for a very light foundation, set it with powder, so it doesn’t budge, and then apply a bit of a glow with a highlighter. Contouring and blush are your choice, but both will add more definition to your face, especially when you get all puffy from the tears of joy.
If you’re feeling nauseated, breaking out or generally having troubles with your body, it might just be because you are so stressed out. And it’s understandable: you are going through a hell of a lot, and the stress of a wedding can cause some brides to lose their minds. Take a deep breath, clear your mind, and take fifteen minutes out of every day to meditate and calm yourself. It will leave you feeling better, more optimistic and focused on the task at hand.
If you follow these tips, you are nearly guaranteed that perfect bridal look you’re dreaming about, and it doesn’t take anything other than tweaking a few habits and being mindful of your skin and body.
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