Band or DJ? Will the cake fit through the door?
There seems to be a hundred and one things for every bride-to-be to worry about and no time more likely for her to break out. Make-up can work wonders but the truth remains that nothing can outshine a healthy facial complexion on the big day.
Fret not! With a little planning you can easily achieve that loved-up glow and healthy blush that will have wedding-photographers fawning at your feet.
1) Establish a daily beauty routine at least six months before your wedding day.
Draw up a routine that fits your lifestyle and stick by it!
Cleanse your face twice daily to keep pores clear. Consider giving your skin a break from makeup at least one day a week. We love our deep cleansing Revitex Nutrient Facial Cleansing Gel, which doesn’t contain sulphates known to dry and irritate the skin.
Moisturise daily to keep skin supple, not forgetting eye creams and night serums. Youthphoria’s Youth Regenerating Moisturiser is specially formulated with Monk’s Pepper Berry extract clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by 23%. A supple complexion helps achieve that ‘youthful bride’ look.
Be sure to exfoliate regularly to slough off dead skin that can cause breakouts. Try the AHA exfoliating face scrub fortified with gentle Lactic acid, to keep your skin nice and smooth.
2) Seek Professional Advice
You wouldn’t tackle all your wedding preparations alone so why would you for your skin? Not only can a skincare professional administer procedures such as micro-dermabrasion, chemical peels and lymphatic face massages, this is your best excuse to unwind and be pampered a little. Schedule one facial at least three days before the day.
It’s best to avoid harsher products/treatments as the day approaches to prevent any possible redness or skin irritation. Products formulated from natural active ingredients are gentler on the skin and your complexion will thank you for it.
3) Stay Protected
If you don’t want nightmare tan lines crashing your wedding album, keep the sun-block handy. Anything goes better with strapless white gowns, than blotchy red skin and uneven tan-lines. Healthy tans come from cans, so don’t skimp on the SPF, rain or shine.
New evidence also shows that UVA/UVB wreaks havoc on your skin and makes you appear older, not to mention increasing the likelihood of skin cancer. Even more reasons to slap on the SPF!
4) Work from the Inside-Out
It’s more important than ever that you are keeping yourself properly hydrated, exercising, eating well and resting. Beauty sleep might seem like a luxury but it will make all the difference to your skin so be sure to schedule in your eight hours.
Boost your Omega-3 intake through beauty-boosting power foods such as fish oil and chia seeds. Also, acne is primarily triggered by stress. A calm, clear mind equates to happy, clear skin. These simple tips will go a long way in getting you looking and feeling your utmost beautiful on your big day. Good luck!
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