9 skin care tips for radiant wedding skin
Clear, flawless skin is an integral part to nailing wedding day confidence. So, if you’re a bride-to-be, here are the best wedding skin care tips so you know what you should – and shouldn’t – be doing in the lead up to your nuptials.
9 SKIN CARE TIPS FOR GLOWING WEDDING DAY SKIN
#1. Do access your skin issues early
As soon as you’ve got a rock on your finger, you’ve got to sort out your skin issues. Visit a skin care professional who can look at your skin and suggest a plan of attack. By being smart about your product choices and adopting a targeted treatment plan, you’ll be well on your way to achieving your best skin by the time you’re walking down the aisle.
Try: visiting your local Dermalogica salon.
#2. Don’t get a facial right before your big day
If you do, you’re putting yourself at risk of uninvited blemishes, which are the enemy of all brides. That doesn’t mean you should avoid facials all together, though. Regular monthly facials that target your specific skin issues (read: enlarges pores, pimples, dehydration or pigmentation) are highly recommended.
#3. Do tackle pigmentation early
The key to a clear, glowing complexion is minimising sun and age spots. And considering it takes a decent amount of time to lessen their visibility, you’ll need to attack them early and with dedication. If you diligently apply a pigmentation minimising cream each night for three to six months, you’ll definitely see results.
Try: Danné Montague-King Super Bright and Palmer's Eventone Dark Spot Corrector
#4. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen every day
Sunscreen alone is an amazing anti-ageing cream for the skin, but if you’re also using products that target pigmentation and uneven skin tone, your skin is also likely to be more susceptible to sunburn. (You can blame the dark spot-fading ingredients for that!) So apply it daily before your make-up for well-protected skin.
Try: John Plunkett Superfade UV Day Shield SPF30+, NIVEA Face Care Anti-Wrinkle Q10 Plus Day Cream or INNOXA Renew Anti-Ageing and Firming Lotion SPF15
#5. Do attempt to get your blemishes under control
A bad skin day can ruin any old day, so you can only image how crushing one would be for a bride. The key to keeping spots away from your big day is prevention. Keep a solid blemish-fighting kit on hand at all times, and whatever you do, do not pick any zits that happen to pop up. You’ll only spread the bacteria and cause scaring, which definitely puts you on the back foot.
Try: Éminence Anti-Blemish Kit or Clearasil Ultra Pimples + Marks Wash & Mask
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#6. Don’t be slack with cleansing your skin
Clear skin starts with a solid cleansing routine. If you’re not washing away dirt, grime and make-up at the end of each day, you’ll only end up with dull, bumpy, blemish-prone skin. Look for ingredients that penetrate deep into the pores to lift cell build-up to promote smoother, clearer skin.
Try: Cosmecology INSTANT CLEAN SKIN and FOREO LUNA 2 Normal Skin
#7. Don’t forget to exfoliate twice a week
If you do, you’ll sweep away dead skin cells and other build-up, allowing your cleanser to clean your skin more effectively, and allow your (possibly expensive!) skin care ingredients to penetrate deeper. The result is smoother, brighter, healthier looking skin.
Try: Puretopia Smooth & Renew Exfoliating Face Scrub and eleusian Willowbark Facial Exfoliant
#8. Do purchase an eye cream with light diffusers
This will come in handy on a daily basis, but also on your big day. Dark under-eye circles are often hereditary, and generally pretty hard to get rid of permanently. Fool everyone into thinking you’re well rested and fresh as a daisy by gentle patting on an illuminating eye cream before applying your make-up.
Try: philosophy eye hope multitasking eye cream
#9. Don’t forget to drink lots of water
This rule applies to your whole entire life, but it’s worth being more diligent when you’re a bride-to-be. Happy skin is hydrated skin, and drinking water is one of the easiest ways to ensure your skin stays plump, smooth and glowy.
Do you think a solid skin care routine is important for brides-to-be? If you’re already hitched, what did you do for your skin in the lead up to your wedding? Do you have any tips to share?