Wedding season has officially arrived, what better way to start with than to celebrate the royal wedding of Meghan Markle to Prince Harry. Wedding planning takes months, almost a year in advance to ensure the big day is nothing short of perfect.
What else should you do to make sure your complexion is looking flawless too?
1. Prepping begins months in advance
For all brides-to-be, or anyone who is looking forward to a highly anticipated event should begin prepping the skin months in advance. Months prior to the wedding, slowly introduce new products into your skincare routine. Start using twice a week in order to build up and eventually every night if it works for your skin.
Consider a skin-brightening serum with vitamin C. A deep cleanser for pores can also ensure a smooth complexion in time for the wedding. LED light treatments will accelerate pores shrinking and even skin tone. An oxygen facial can leave skin glowing and block out stress and any pollutants in the air. Allotting one to four weeks will allow the skin to heal just in time for the big day.
2. Nurture skin from inside and out
Healthy skin comes from healthy foods. A diet rich in antioxidants keeps skin looking refresh. The following foods are filled with vitamin C: oranges, kales, broccoli, watermelon, grapefruit, blackberries. Zinc: nuts, meat, beans, and whole grains. Vitamin E: avocado, spinach, and sweet potato. Stay away from processed foods or high in sugar.
3. The experiment should occur way in advance
It’s more than often to hear brides trying out new products to achieve that glow, but limit it to no further than two weeks prior to the day. The two-week mark before the day should be reserved for “maintenance mode”. Focus on hydrating the skin and not experimenting.
The rule is: it can take almost 14 days to show signs of an allergic reaction to fragrances and preservatives. Allergies can leave the complexion itchy with dry patches.
4. Increase sunscreen
Skimping out on skin protectant can leave skin uneven and damaged over time. Sunscreen alone isn’t enough, take extra preventive care by shielding behind a floppy hat during the peak sun hours of 11-2pm.
If you plan on being in a swimsuit, avoid ones that can leave you with horrific tan lines.
5. Leave blemishes alone
Try your best to resist the temptation to pick at blemishes, especially if it’s days or a week before!
Make a visit to your dermatologist, or use an exfoliating mask. It will help bring down the inflammation. A quick fix is using the good ole yogurt method. The lactic acid and probiotics aids in calming and fast healing.
This is your secret weapon for creating a clean canvas for your products and makeup to be used in most efficiently. Without exfoliating, your rich in nutrient products at home will never penetrate into your skin leaving no difference.
7. Facial massage
A facial is just what you need before your big day, a facial massage is a tool that anyone can use to make your complexion look refreshed, and rejuvenated.