Wedding pictures are forever that’s the reason why you need to have a pre-wedding skin care plan.
Not everyone has the time to go to the beautician and get facials done on a weekly / fortnightly / monthly basis, so here’s a few things you need to know for healthy, clear skin – whether yours is oily, dry, or somewhere in between.
For Oily Skin
If you have acne, try not to eat foods that contain dairy or sugar because it can make your acne worse. Fill you cart instead with zinc-rich spinach, and oysters to keep your hormones on an even keel. This will help keep wedding-day breakouts at bay.
Sometimes oily skin has a hard upper layer, so regular exfoliation is essential to keep it soft and unclog pores. Avoid using harsh scrubs or scrubbing the areas vigorously, this will only irritate your skin and can cause even more oil production. So a gentle exfoliation is preferable, concentrating on blackhead-prone areas like the nose and chin.
Weekly facemasks are highly effective
Do not skip your moisturizer
Oily skin needs moisturizing and hydration. Stripping the skin of moisture will only further encourage the sebaceous glands to produce more oil to compensate. Hence opt for an oil-free, non-comedogenic, water-based moisturizer.
Prevent baths and showers from making dry skin worse. When your skin is dry, be sure to:
• Limit your time in the shower or bath to 5 or 10 minutes
• Use warm rather than hot water
• Wash with a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser
• Apply enough cleanser to remove dirt and oil, but avoid using so much that you see a thick lather
• Blot your skin, gently dry with a towel
Slather on the moisturizer immediately after drying your skin. Use an ointment or cream rather than a lotion. Ointments and creams are more effective and less irritating than lotions.
Use a face mask once a week
A Dead Sea mud mask can help balance the oils around the T-zone area, hydrate the skin and help combat dryness without aggravating your combination skin
Apply AHA’s & BHA’s
Acids sound so harsh and wrong for your skin but AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) and BHAs (beta hydroxy acids) are both very beneficial for combination skin. AHAs can help reveal healthy, new skin underneath dead skin cells and BHAs exfoliate skin but also help to unclog pores and kill acne-causing bacteria, both of which are essential for people with blackheads and large pores!
The above skin care tips will help you achieve a great skin on your wedding day. Having a great skin will not only make you feel good about yourself but it would also help you have the best base for your wedding makeup. Remember that a great skin change the look of your makeup. If your skin is super hydrated, make-up will sit much better on your skin. So having a great skin is very essential because there’s nothing more confidence boosting than amazing skin on your wedding day.
So follow the above skin care tips and you will absolutely have a picture perfect radiant skin you’ve been dreaming of on your special day!