Pre-wedding skin care tips: Get the perfect bridal glow
You’ve got the dress sorted, now it’s time to think about wedding beauty. We have put together 10 must-follow skin care tips before your wedding that will make sure you look flawless as a bride on your big day. These will cover most of your queries ranging from bridal facials to getting rid of sudden unfortunate zits. So simply say ‘I do’ to the following bridal beauty rules and prepare to WOW!
Don’t wait until the last minute
Don’t leave it until the last minute to think about your skin – the longer you have to correct any skin issues the better! Facial problems like uneven skin tone, acne or acne spots, blackheads, hyperpigmentation have to be corrected. You may need periodic beauty sessions with a cosmetologist before your wedding in order to convert the dullness on your face to the perfect bridal glow. This needs constant action and commitment as the skin takes time to improve. So, if you really want your skin in its top form, asses as early as 3 months before the wedding date.
Use beauty products carefully
Don’t try new products up to 3 weeks before the wedding as a precaution from skin allergy. This includes skin care, hair care and makeup. Most makeup products contain a lot of harsh chemicals that may not suit all skin types. FYI, these chemicals also ruin your skin in the long run as they may cause pimples, blackheads and inflammation which is the last thing you need on your wedding day. We suggest you use natural or organic makeup products that come with the goodness of almonds, castor, jojoba oil and vitamin E. These natural products will also take care of true skin nourishment.
Take sun protection seriously
Long exposure to the sun is the cause of aggravating many skin problems. You need sun protection especially when you are undergoing bridal skin treatments as your skin becomes more sensitive to UV rays. Using a sun block with a good SPF is the biggest pre-wedding skin care tip one could give to get flawless bridal glow.
You are what you eat (It’s true!)
Not only your body weight (or figure) depends on what you eat, your skin too is a reflection of the food you consume. No matter what your skin type is—oily, dry, normal or a combo— it craves water. Sure, drinking water helps, but snacking on naturally hydrating foods like watermelon, grapefruit, cucumbers works too. Start drinking green tea regularly. It’s anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties will brighten your skin and reduce acne. And of course, many people also swear by its contribution in weight loss!
Schedule professional facials
Isn’t your wedding the perfect excuse for some extra pampering? Massaging you face regularly will not only refresh your skin but it will also relax your muscles as it boosts blood circulation. Schedule professional facials with aestheticians or cosmetologists to rejuvenate your skin periodically before your wedding and get the most beautiful bridal healthy skin.
Use skin specific moisturizer
Just because a moisturizer suits your friend, doesn’t mean it will suit your skin type too. Choose a moisturizer that caters to your skin concerns. For oily skin, use a moisturizer with a natural moisturizing ingredient like jojoba oil while olive oil can be used for dry skin. For sensitive skin, your go to is a fragrance-free and chemicals-free product. Make moisturizing a routine before going to bed at night to help your skin look full of life.
Keep stress levels at bay
Did you know stress can cause breakouts? We understand that the run up to your wedding day can be an extremely stressful time as there is so much to decide, choose, do – and all of this along with managing your daily work and life. Unfortunately, too much stress will directly show on your skin. So try to keep stress levels at bay by practicing yoga, meditation, listening to music or anything else that instils peace in you.
Eliminate those sudden unfortunate zits
We can already imagine your reaction on seeing a sudden zit on your face just 2 days before your wedding… But if you’ve got a pimple problem, there are only two ways to take care of it. And no, popping it isn’t one of them. The first is to dab benzoyl peroxide directly on the blemish. It is bactericidal and will help dry the zit out. A natural alternative would also be to dab aloe-vera or use a neem pack, their natural anti-bacterial properties will restrict the zits from spreading.
Don’t forget your lips
Wear SPF 30… on your lips. Yes, you heard it. Lips is the most sensitive skin area and prone to chapping especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors. Go for natural lip care before your wedding like this organic lip balm with shea butter. Shea butter is like this magic ingredient that acts as a natural sun block. It also has allantoin (a healing agent) which makes it the best ingredient to have in a lip balm. So, say ‘I do’ and slay at your wedding with the perfect lips.
Stay happy and glow naturally
Last but definitely not the least, stay happy and let the natural bridal glow come out on your wedding day. Happiest girls are truly the prettiest. All the above pre-wedding skin care tips combined with your happy and natural glow can make you look top notch on your big day.
Let’s show them what bride slay goals mean!
Words by Kirtika Biyani,
For Ruby’s Organics