Every bride wants glowing skin leading up to their big day. This is why it’s important to start your wedding skincare routine pretty much as soon as you’re engaged. Yes, your wedding skincare routine is another “to do” on your “I do” list, but this one is decidedly more relaxing and exciting than, say, figuring out if you should invite your third cousin twice removed. Starting (or revamping) a wedding skincare routine is a great way to practice some self-care, giving you the opportunity to recharge ahead of your big day. We have tips on how to manage a bridal routine for glowing skin. Each step will help you look your best before your big day.
Wedding planning is a major source of stress which can wreak havoc on your skin. Many inflammatory conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and even acne, may be at least partially caused by stress. If you’re having sleepless nights due to stress, your skin will also suffer, resulting in a dull complexion and under-eye circles. The fix? Find ways to regularly de-stress and add some calm back into your life. From regularly breaking a sweat at the gym to a morning meditation routine, there are plenty of ways to help you zen out and feel good.
Book an appointment with a professional
It’s always a good idea to book an appointment with a professional who you trust early on. For starters, they can assess your skin so you know exactly what’s going on with it (i.e. no guessing!) And secondly, they can help you plan out a long-term skincare routine that will work perfectly and uniquely for your skin and any issues that you might have. Some skin issues can take at least six months to a year to resolve, which is why it’s key to see them as soon as possible.
Visit a professional for regular facials
You don’t need many excuses to pamper yourself but your wedding is a darn good one. Booking regular facials with a professional is a great way to refresh and rejuvenate the skin. Professional facialists are experts at removing the grime from your pores and helping to stimulate blood flow and collagen — all things that will make your skin look plumper. It’s always a fantastic idea to find an aesthetician who can work with your specific skin type so that the treatments are doing more good than harm. You want someone who truly wants your skin to look its best without pushing any of their treatments or products.
Keep a clean and healthy diet
It’s not always about what you put on your body that counts. Most of the time it’s what you put into your body that will really work best. Make sure you’re staying regularly hydrated with plenty of water and that you’re sticking to a healthy diet. Or at least you’re filling up your plate with lots of fresh veggies and fruits. Nuts, good oils (like olive and avocado) as well as lean protein, including salmon and legumes, are also considered superfoods when it comes to making your skin glow.
Hit the gym
Sweating it out is a great way for your body to get rid of toxins and impurities. Regular workouts help improve blood circulation and help to clean out your skin naturally (not to mention it’s a super stress reliever). If you don’t have a regular exercise routine already, be sure to start one at least six months to a year before your big day.
Exfoliate and moisturize regularly
It’s important to keep a skincare routine at home that complements your facials (as well as the skincare advice given to you by a professional). Typically, this includes exfoliating your skin a few times a week to keep pores clean and applying a brightening serum that includes Vitamin C. This will help to improve your skin’s radiance. Afterward, use a skin-specific moisturizer that will help your face retain water and keep your complexion looking healthy.
Have you set up your wedding skincare routine yet? Let us know what yours consists of!