The Beauty Bible: How To Get Glowing Wedding Skin
It’s no lie that every bride wants glowing skin for when she walks down that isle (or any time of the year!) Its also no secret that your make up application will be so much more smoother and flawless with your skin being in good condition, but how do you actually achieve this? It is a tricky one to crack, and with everyones skin being different, and also reacting differently to different products, some times its hard to know where to start!
Well theres no need to worry, here at The Wedding Affair we have put together some top beauty advice and chosen some gorgeous products which will hopefully help you and your beauty dilemmas out!
If possible start your skin care routine at least a year ahead of your wedding, yes we understand that this sounds a long time , but in reality the earlier you start then the less likely you will have of having the odd break out, or any other skin problems on the day of your wedding. The longer you leave it before your wedding the more time your skin will get used to a new routine and diet, meaning it will be less sensitive and prone to breakouts.
Seek Professional Advice
Go and speak to your Dermatologist or Aestheticians, make sure you book appointments well in advance for any facials that you may need, or to get any advice/products. Experienced aestheticians will massage your skin and scalp to stimulate blood circulation and keep your skin looking healthy. You can also request extractions, this is when your facialist gets all the dirt out of your pores. The process takes preparation and special techniques that, if done at home, can lead to irritation, or worse, scarring.
Manage Excess Oil
If you need a routine to control excess oil, adapt your routine. Use a mild face wash, skip the toner and then add a lightweight oil-free moisturizer. Excessive face washing will kick oil production into overdrive, so avoid over washing!
Hydration & Superfoods
Of course drink plenty of water, try to drink at least 6-8 glasses a day in order to stay moisturised from the inside out. Another way of giving your skin all the vitamins it needs is to eat super foods, such as, kale, water melon, cucumber and grapefruit. Why not include them in a delicious smoothie?
Take a bath once a week and add bath salts, as well as sodium bicarbonate. The sodium bicarbonate will break down dry patches and make your skin a sponge for moisture!
Deep Clean With A Mask
A mask isn’t meant to replace your daily face-washing routine; it’s only meant to enhance it, because a mask stays on longer, it will help to reduce oiliness in your pores, something washing alone won’t do this. If your skin is oily, use a mask every other day. If you have dry skin, once or twice per month should keep oil and dirt from building up.
Use Your Hands
Most Dermatologists will tell you not to use a face cloth when wasting your face, use your hands. Face cloths are breeding grounds for bacteria and dirt. This goes for the same when applying foundation with a brush/sponge, however if you don’t like using hands to apply foundation make sure that you do was your brushes weekly with shampoo or a formulated brush cleanser, that way it will kill any bacteria.
If you’ve got a problem blemish (that one that really hurts!), there are only two ways to take care of it. And no, popping it isn’t one of them! The first is to dab benzoyl peroxide gel directly on the blemish or problem area. This will help dry it out, it may be best to leave it overnight. Or the faster, more expensive fix is to ask your doctor about an anti inflammatory injection.
Reducing Sun Spots
Peels are designed to get rid of dead skin and bring new, fresh skin to the surface. To make the most of spa treatments, you’ll want to book a series of peels which are suitable for your skin. Start with 6 different sessions, each two weeks apart (so that your skin has time to recover).
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