Wedding day is special in every girl’s life. She wants to look her best on that day. Many spend lavishly on dress, jewelry, and hair. Makeup is also chosen with great care. These preparations take months. However, things may go awry if the skin is not perfect. You may take help from a professional or do it yourself at home to prepare skin for the wedding. Here are Bridal Skin Care tips to ensure clearer, tighter and glowing skin on your wedding day.
Basics for Bridal Skin Care
The key to preparing skin for the wedding is to start early. Ideally, you should start at least 2 months before the wedding day to achieve supple, glowing skin that looks perfect in photographs too. For stunning results, you must give a smoother canvas to your makeup artist to work on. Here are some effective yet easy tips for preparing your skin for the wedding day:
Preparing your Skin
The final look on the wedding day depends on the way you prepare your skin.
Cleanse your skin with a mild cleanser made specifically for your skin type. You must cleanse your face both in the morning and at night. Strictly avoid using soap or harsh chemicals. These products remove excess sebum and strip skin away from its natural protective barrier.
Use an alcohol-free toner to tone your skin. It is helpful in removing excess moisture, dirt and maintaining cleaner tighter pores. Pour a little toner on a facial cotton ball and dab on skin. Strictly avoid rubbing it on skin.
Those with normal to dry skin should focus on moisturizing skin regularly. The moisturizer should be applied only once the toner completely dries. Do not ignore the neck. Those with oily skin can use a gel-based moisturizer specially made for oily skin.
Facial masks are an essential aspect of Bridal skincare. Applying facial masks on the skin will help improve the texture of the skin. The process adds glow to the skin, detoxifies, exfoliates, and removes impurities. These masks are prepared according to the requirement and type of skin.
Clay-based masks are helpful in tightening skin and shrinking pores. Fruit-based masks help tone and add glow to the skin. Scrub based masks can exfoliate the skin gently. Anti-aging masks are helpful in fading marks, fine lines and tighten sagging skin.
No Make-Up to Bed
Regardless of how tired you are, strip your face off all makeup before going to sleep. Sleeping with makeup on will speed up the aging process and deteriorate the skin quality. Keep wet tissues on the bedside to make the process easier for you. Follow the above-mentioned cleans- tone and moisturize routine to get your skin to breathe after long makeup day!
Since you are doing so much to care for the skin, focus on protecting it from the sun too. Harsh rays of the sun can play havoc to your skin color, texture and deprive it of the natural glow. Invest in a broad-spectrum sunscreen (SPF30). You may also get one after consulting a dermatologist.
Get unwanted hair removed on a regular basis for clean and flawless skin. Your clean arms and legs enhance you are beautiful also. Also, remember to get your eyebrows in shape as it gives a neat facial appearance. You can choose the method of hair removal after discussing with your skin expert.
Pedicure and manicure
Beautiful hands and feet require regular care. Get bi-weekly pedicure and manicure to achieve soft, glowing hands and feet. Nicely trimmed and shaped nails accentuate the beauty all the more. In addition, use pumice stone while bathing to remove dead skin.
Spa increases the blood circulation, cleanses the skin and revitalizes the body with adequate minerals. Moreover, it polishes the skin, repairs and heals the skin. Hair spa nourishes your hair, repairs and brings luster to damaged hair. Take the help of experts or try homemade hair spa to treat your hair. Go for both hair and body spa at least once a month to get the best results on your wedding day.
Lifestyle Changes for Bridal Skin Care
Most part of the preparation of skin depends on lifestyle changes you make. So, start making some healthy changes/additions to your lifestyle as soon as the wedding date is fixed.
Diet plays an important role in maintaining beautiful glowing skin. Hence, you should eat clean at least two months before your wedding day. Your wedding preparation diet should be a mix of nuts, seeds, various raw fruits, and fresh vegetables. Also, add good amount of lean protein.
Focus on drinking at least 10 glasses of water a day. This is important to keep your body healthy and skin supple. It detoxifies the body and keeps skin hydrated. Water cleanses the body from within and helps you get rid of excess flab.
Abstain from Carbonated Drinks and Alcohol
Do not consume sodas, colas, caffeine, and alcohol. These drinks have very high concentrations of sodium which retains fluids. Fluid retention in the body is not good. You appear bloated, feel lethargic and may develop unsightly bags under eyes. Your body needs ample amount of fluids to stay hydrated. It also helps in flushing harmful toxins from the body. Excess consumption of caffeine, sodas, and alcohol may affect your sleep which shows on the skin. Add coconut water, green tea, lemon water, and vegetable juices to your diet.
Get the right amount of sleep as lack of sleep will reflect in the state of your skin. Seven hours is generally adequate. Not enough sleep over a period of time will result in problems that are hard to cure such as loose skin under the eyes and dark circles.
Healthy skin is a reflection of how you take care of your body. Therefore, make sure you work out daily. Start by brisk walking sessions daily. You can also join aerobics, Zumba or Pilates classes. Swimming or dancing classes are also good options to keep blood circulating within the body. These exercises help you achieve a tighter, toned, leaner and beautiful body.
The Power of Yoga
Do not underestimate the power of yoga. It is the oldest mantra to achieve beautiful skin and body. It will boost oxygen supply to body and also repair the deficiencies within. It aids in quality sleep while working as a powerful stress buster. Being stress-free is the key to stay healthy and look beautiful.
Final Day Preparation Tips
Get detailed consultation from your hairdresser. Ask if you should oil or shampoo the night before. Some want the hair to be shampooed on the same day though they usually do not prefer conditioned hair. However, it is always good to take professional advice. The instructions given to you will depend on the type of hairstyle decided on the wedding day.
Beautiful Hands and Feet
Massage warm olive oil or nourishing cream rich in Vitamin E on hands and feet before going to sleep at night. This will keep your hands and feet soft. Monthly manicures and pedicures are a must.
The Night Before Wedding
Following these tips the night before the wedding to ensure your skin is clean, soft and smooth for makeup.
Do not ignore water due to the rush. Drink a lot of water to keep bloating away.
Put on a facial mask before you go to sleep. You can use a nourishing and vitamin-infused mask under the guidance of your beautician to help your skin glow.
A vitamin-packed serum works really well and much better than heavy moisturizers. Hence, apply one before going to bed.
Take care of your lips. Chapped lips can ruin the makeup. Apply a good quality lip balm before you go to sleep for soft, kissable lips. It is an important part to prepare your lips for final makeup.
Sleep Like a Baby
Bedtime is very important for your wedding. Get ample rest to prepare your mind and body for the hectic schedule the next day. You should look beautiful at your wedding. Your wedding day should not show your eye-bags and dark circles. Dark circles under the eyes will ruin makeup and photographs. Get at least 8-10 hours of sleep.
Your skin is ready for the day after the above bridal skincare routine. Just, breathe, smile and welcome the new phase of life with confidence!