Bridal Skin Care Guide For A Glowing Skin!
The date is set and you have already picked your bridal outfit, booked a makeup artist, and chalked out your bridal look and hairstyle. But have you planned your bridal skin care regimen? No doubt every bride wants a naturally glowing skin on her big day but how do you achieve this? With so much going on while planning the wedding, chances are you may give regular skincare routine a miss. However, it is important to look into the nitty-gritty of skin and hair care to achieve an ultimate bridal glow on your wedding day. Hence, we bring you some proven skin care tips suitable for every skin type so that you can have the best hair and skin of your life. Keep scrolling for skincare habits guaranteed to give you that bridal glow.
Asses Your Skin
The first and foremost step to start a tailored skin care routine is accessing your skin condition. This will not only help you pick the right skin care products but also to use appropriate home remedies for bridal glow. Moreover, knowing your skin better will aid you in deciding the right pre-bridal packages and bridal makeup that will suit your requirements. Some of the aspects you should know are:
Every skin is different. If you are unaware of your skin type, start by accessing it – whether it is oily, dry, normal or a combination. Follow the simple test illustrated in the image below to understand your skin type.
While your skin type typically does not change over time, your skin concerns may change due to a number of reasons like climate, medication, allergies etc. For example, if your skin type is oily, you may or may not have skin conditions like acne, large pores. Similarly, irrespective of skin type your skin can show stress or age-related concerns like dark circles, pigmentation etc.
Bridal Skin Care Goals
After you have accessed your skin type and conditions, you would fairly know what your bridal skin care goals are. Plan a bridal beauty regimen based on these goals. For example, “natural skin care and beauty tips for tanned dry skin”.
Bridal Beauty Tips
When it comes to bridal skin care and beauty prep, there is no such thing as starting too soon! Here are a few beauty tips for healthy skin suitable for every skin type that will add to your bridal glow:
Drink Plenty Water
No matter what your skin type is, it needs plenty of water! Hence, for a healthy looking skin make sure you incorporate lots of water and fluids in your daily routine. Snacking on naturally hydrating superfood like watermelon, tomatoes, grapes, cucumber also works wonders. They are a great source of hydration for your skin.
Ideally, you must start preparing your skin for at least 3 months prior to the wedding. Allow your skin some time to get ready in a natural and healthy manner and results can be cherished for forever. Follow a daily mantra of cleansing-exfoliating-toning-moisturising your face and preferably hands and legs too. As dead cells accumulate on the skin, it gives your face a dull appearance. Exfoliation also avoids bacterial infection. However, avoid over-exfoliation as it may lead to skin irritation. Toning using alcohol-based astringent or homemade tonics will close the open pores. Finish it off by liberally moisturizing your skin. You can either use homemade remedies/recipes or over the counter products that will suit your skin type.
Have A Healthy Diet
A perfectly balanced and detoxifying diet is necessary for a to-be bride to not only get in shape but also for that healthy glow. Preferably, it is better to start working on your diet at least 3 months before the big day. However, if you’re short on time, it is recommended that you start right away. Avoid salty, spicy, greasy food (especially the oily skin types), too much intake of tea/coffee. Try and include a lot of greens and fruits. Having aloe vera, cucumber, spinach or carrot juice which have anti-oxidant properties will that help in bringing a natural skin glow. But at the same time, you have to make sure not to starve yourself in the wake of dieting. After all, it is your wedding and you deserve to indulge a bit!
As a bride, you may undergo a lot of stress and get nervous worrying about the wedding day. In order to feel fresh and avoid stress-related issues like restlessness and dark circles, have a daily dose of a minimum 8 hours of sleep.
Use Skin Supplements
At its most fundamental level, dull skin is the result of poor circulation which in turn deprives your skin of much-needed nutrients and oxygen. This may be due to poor diet, sun exposure, lack of exercise etc. While it may not be possible to control all these factors, there are some harmless supplements to totally get our skin on a better track! For example, Omega 3 fatty acids rich fish oils aid in collagen production, a must for healthy younger looking skin. Ashwagandha is quite effective in fighting acne and normalize blood sugar levels. Vitamin D to aid metabolism and cell replenishment. Ubiquinol or coenzyme Q10 helps to absorb oxygen and nutrients and fortifies skin. You could consider taking one of them to help you combat sombre skin and restore its radiant glow.
A good sunscreen is a must to ensure your skin stays fresh and dewy. As ageing due to the sun is the main cause of dullness, tanning and pigmentation it is very important to apply sunscreen and reapply every 3 hours to get its full effects. Make sure you apply it even when staying indoors. Opt for sunscreens with both UVB and UVA protection and at least SPF30.
Staying active is crucial for the beauty and well-being of your skin! It will not only help tighten your body but also detoxing your skin. Hence, taking time out from the busy wedding schedule may not be such a bad deal after all. Practice breathing exercises and preferably yoga regularly at home. This will improve blood circulation and in turn improve skin’s texture. Join a dance class, or something physically enduring pursuits to ensure your mind and body is occupied and to help get rid of stress.
As your wedding countdown begins, it is a good time to visit a bridal beauty parlour specializing in bridal treatments and bridal facial packages.
Brides for sure will benefit from having regular facial treatments, preferably once a month starting 3-4 months prior to the wedding. But if prior facials are not viable, then at least then book in for a one-off bridal facial few days before your big day. Ensure you give enough time between the facial and wedding day to allow your complexion to settle. Facials aid in deep skin cleansing, boosting circulation, hydrating and restoring the skins natural balance. Facial massage is soothing and good to ease stress. Similarly, you can choose facials aimed at specific concerns like tanning, pigmentation, acne etc.
Manicure And Pedicure
As a bride, you also need to pay close attention to your hands and feet. And regular manicures and pedicures are a great way to get them ready for the wedding season. These treatments provide deep hydration and improve skin and nail condition. Like the facials, if you start the manicure and pedicure treatment earlier, you tend to benefit more. However, if that is not possible then you should get them done a day or two before your big day. As a regular routine, moisturize your hands and feet at home to keep nails hydrated.
So, use these simple tips as part of your bridal beauty regime to reveal a flawlessly glowing skin. If you are looking for more bridal ideas and inspirations, follow our blog section on our website or write to us in the comment section below.
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