The Skincare Drill for Wedding-Perfect, Glowing Skin
There’s nothing a future bride would want more than that picture-perfect, lit from within, radiant glow on her big wedding day. We want to see ourselves at our best when we look back at our wedding photographs and remember one of the happiest days of our lives. Having glowing, glass-like skin is a big skin goal for many brides, and there are certain tips that you will want to follow in order to ensure your skin looks flawless on the big day. You will want to start your wedding skincare preparation routine up to one month in advance before the big day. This is to ensure that your body and skin has sufficient time to get used to potential new products, supplements, and procedures that you will undergo. Skin cannot become flawless and glowing overnight no matter how much water you drink or sheet masks you put on. The skin needs to be in a constant state of optimal health for it to look perfect on the actual day.
The Beauty Routine for the Month Before
Start getting plenty of rest
Sleep is so important for the body to rest and recover. A deep sleep at night is also what allows our skin cells to repair themselves and recover. Not getting enough rest can result in dark eye circles forming as well as the dreaded under-eye bags and even acne! It might be hard to get shut-eye when you’re fussing and fretting over the wedding preparations and making sure everything is perfect, but do make sure that you are getting your eight hours of rest each night. You will probably have to change some of your habits, such as choosing to switch off your phone at least 30 minutes before bedtime, or not binge-watching a new Netflix series. Reducing your caffeine intake late in the day will also be good, so try to get the cup of joe in during the earlier hours so that your body can unwind by 10 pm. You can also treat yourself to new things that will incentivize you to sleep such as a luxurious new silk pillowcase or an eye mask. Meditation before bed can also help calm you down, reduce stress, and give you a better sleep.
Start managing your stress levels
Speaking of stress, finding healthy ways to manage the wedding stress and nerves will definitely help in ensuring your skin is in its best condition on the big day. Wedding-planning stress can certainly get to your head, and there are lots of downsides that come with the stress. Many inflammatory conditions like eczema and psoriasis are particularly triggered by stress. Furthermore, stress weakens the immune system. Whenever you are stressed, the hormone cortisol is released and it redirects blood flow to your vital organs instead of the skin surface. This can cause dark under-eye circles and a dull, sallow appearance. Try methods that help you to relax such as yoga or evening walks to destress.
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Get started on the retinoids
Retinoids are the rare hyped-up skincare product that has actually held true to be a gold-standard for the skin. These vitamin-A derivatives are miracle workers for rejuvenating and maintaining a beautiful complexion by evening out texture, tone, boosting collagen levels, and preventing acne. You might want to seek a dermatologists’ advice on the best form of retinoids for you as there are varying degrees and strengths. Retinoids work by increasing the rate of cell turnover, so your skin cells are replenished and restored at a faster rate. Retinol requires getting used to and the first week or so may involve some flaking, redness, and irritation. Your skin needs time to build a tolerance to the retinol so the earlier you start on it the better.
Make exfoliation and brightening a routine
Exfoliating should be a habit if you want to achieve glowing skin. Exfoliation helps to get rid of the layer of dead skin cells that have accumulated on the surface of our skin, leading to a dull and sallow appearance. To effectively achieve a glow, you should pair exfoliation with a brightening serum as part of your routine. Regularly exfoliating the skin will improve the radiance, so by the time your wedding day comes your skin will be absolutely glowing! Exfoliate two to three times a week with a gentle chemical exfoliator that contains ingredients like glycolic acid or lactic acid for those with more sensitive skin. Top it off with a brightening serum that includes vitamin C as the key ingredient.
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The Night Before Your Wedding
You will want to follow these tips the night before your big day to ensure your skin is given the best treatment!
Remember to use a cleanser that is gentle. If you were wearing makeup during the day, ensure you remove it thoroughly with a cream or oil-based cleanser, then follow up with a gentle non-foaming one that will not dry out the skin. Using a heavy-duty oil or cream will prevent stripping the skin of oil and water which can leave your skin dry.
Pamper your skin with a mask
If you’re spending the night before your wedding with your girlfriends, this will make a super fun and cute sleepover activity. Get a bunch of masks and layer it on for that added hydration and glow. Put one on before you apply the rest of your skincare routine. One of the best ingredients for a moisturizing sheet mask is pitera, a sake-based compound that is derived from yeast. You will experience incredibly dewy and glowing skin.
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Avoid salty foods and alcohol
You might be tempted to have a final tipple as a single woman, but alcohol is very dehydrating on the skin and the effects will show the next day. You should also avoid salty foods like potato chips as this can lead to puffiness the next day. Sodium causes water retention in the face and body, so you might experience both puffiness under the eyes and bloating of the stomach if you consume salt the night before.
Prepping the skin for your big day involves months of preparation and some self-control, but the results when you look back at your wedding photos will be worth every bit of it!
|1||Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Turbo Face Serum|
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|2||The Ordinary Retinol 1% in Squalene|
Ideal for those who want to turn back the clock on their aging skin, it is highly concentrated and infused with Squalene.
|3||Julep Beauty Your Favorite Face Polish Oil-Based Skin Scrub|
This triple-threat, oil-infused formula is enriched with Mango Seed Oil and Papaya Extract to hydrate, soothe, and boost skin brightness.
|4||Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant|
Infused with Lactic and Hydroxy Acid, this non-abrasive exfoliating masque is ideal for those who want to smoothen their skin.
|5||Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Mask|
Deeply hydrate your face with this mask that has Purslane to calm and reduce visible signs of aging. Plus, it has Aloe Vera.
|6||Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask|
An Award-winning clay mask that has been clinically proven to brighten the look of your complexion after just one use.