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Ensuring your skin is perfect to walk down the aisle can be difficult. Today, we share our top tips that you can help ensure your skin is ready for "I do."
Every bride wants to look flawless on their big day. From your stunning wedding dress to having your hair professionally done, there are lots of areas you need to think about to create your dream look. The health of your skin is vital, helping to create that glowing, immaculate finish that will show through on your big day and in the photographs that you’ll treasure after the day.
Starting a skin care routine as early as possible before your wedding can give your skin a huge boost but if you’ve left it until the last minute, don’t worry there are still some steps you can take to get that enviable look. We cover both scenarios below...
Watch your water intake
Everyone knows that you should drink more water for your health and to improve the appearance of your skin but it’s something we often don’t stick to. Drinking two litres a water a day for a couple of months before your wedding will help you flush out toxins for a radiant look!
Like water, superfoods have a big impact on your skin. For a healthy, glowing look you need to make sure you’re snacking on hydrating foods and getting all the vitamins you need, including vitamin A and vitamin D.
Use salt scrubs
Exfoliate your body to ensure it’s all soft to the touch and has a glowing look. Salt scrubs can be used as part of your usual routine in the shower once a week or so.
Minimise your pores with microdermabrasion
If large pores are something that you’re concerned about, microdermabrasion can be something to consider. It works by removing the dead cells on your skin for a non-invasive treatment that leaves you with a great complexion.
Regularly deep clean with a mask
Masks can give you an instant boost but using them regularly can give you even better results. By deep cleaning your skin frequently, you can move the toxins that build up and the associated problems.
Use sun cream
If your wedding is in the summer months be sure to put on plenty of sun cream – no one wants to be red or have peeling skin in their wedding photos. Don’t forget to take care of your lips by using a balm with SPF in it too.
Last minute skin rescue tips!
If you’re wedding is suddenly just around the corner and you haven’t yet started a skin care routine, don’t panic. We’ve got some last-minute steps you can take to give you skin an instant pick me up.
1. Schedule a professional facial – A facial helps remove all that dirt that’s clogging up your pores. Professionals will massage your skin to promote better circulation, resulting in a healthy glow.
2. Get a spray tan – A professional spray tan can give your look an instant lift, giving you that healthy, holiday look. Whatever you do - DON'T run the risk of fake tan disasters by experimenting the day before the wedding though.
3. Use a mask – Using a mask the night before can revitalise your skin, there are plenty of options to choose from depending on your main concern, whether it’s dryness or blocked pores. Just be sure it’s a product you’ve used before to avoid any reactions.
Until next time, happy planning.