How many times have you fallen asleep with your makeup on? How many times have you forgotten to moisturise your skin? Or to exfoliate? Most ladies know what a good skincare routine is, but the truth is, who manages to completely stick to it. However, a wedding, especially your wedding, serves as a great motivation and can keep you focused on the goal called glowing skin. If you wish to look your best on your special day, you need to start with preparations early. And not a few days before the wedding early, but more like a few months before the wedding early. Here are some tips that will help you to be a glowing bride.
Of course, when you are in the middle of wedding preparations, this is easier said than done. However, you need to find activities that will help you unwind, otherwise, your cortisone levels will rise and nasty spots might appear all over your face. In addition, inflammatory conditions such as eczema can flare up when you are stressed. In case you are not able to sleep due to stress, keep in mind that sleepless nights can lead to dull skin. Therefore, find something that relaxes you, whether it is yoga, meditation, dancing, listening to music, running, or watching your favourite movies. Also, make sure you get eight hours of sleep at night and use products that will nurture your skin while you sleep.
If you have conditions such as acne or eczema, you might want to talk to a professional about possible solutions. An experienced dermatologist might be able to suggest a skincare routine that will promise results. If you have problems with dark spots, a professional might recommend a course of chemical peels. On the other hand, micro-needling can also minimize the appearance of acne scars. These treatments shouldn’t be done close to the wedding day, so schedule an appointment on time and everything will fall into place until the important event.
It is not only important what you put on your skin, but also what you put in your body. You need to nourish your skin from within, so make sure you stick to a well-balanced diet. Eating well goes hand in hand with glowing skin, therefore lay off the sweets and junk food, as well as high glycaemic index food such as white bread, potatoes, and pasta. In addition, keep your alcohol intake under control, since it can dry out your skin.
It is one week before the big day, you look in the mirror and you notice a huge pimple. Your first impulse will be to pick your skin and squeeze it out. However, if you don’t succeed, you can only cause an infection and make things ten times worse. If you do not wish to walk down the aisle with a ton of concealer on your face, leave the pimple alone and continue with your regular skincare regimen. It should disappear on its own until the big day, but if you notice that things are not getting any better, you can see a dermatologist who will inject a steroid directly into the spot if you have a deep acne nodule.
Even if you don’t achieve your goal, do not sweat it. Makeup is always there to cover up the imperfections and help you look tip-top on your wedding day. And after all, all the guests will be mesmerized by you, they won’t even notice your smile lines or maybe a tiny pimple only you can see, so relax and enjoy your day.