Get Flawless Skin with This Skin Care for Brides Guide
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When you’re a bride, your head is swimming with preparations, concerns, and planning, planning, planning. You want everything to be perfect — most especially your appearance. And while true love will put a gorgeous smile on your face on your big day, make sure you complete the look with a glowing, radiant complexion. Follow this skin care for brides guide.
1. Get Started Early
Flawless skin doesn’t happen overnight, so give yourself as much time as possible to work on your complexion. Ideally, you’ll want to give yourself a full year of quality skin care, but if you don’t have that long, don’t worry. Anything you do now to take care of your skin will pay off. A good rule of thumb is to not try any new product on your skin within three weeks of your big day. Give yourself plenty of time to try new products so you can see how you react — before cameras are pointed in your direction!
2. Wear Sunscreen
We know a tan helps add to that bride glow you’re going for, but trust us when we say you want to protect your skin with sunscreen. Rays from the sun can be harmful to your skin; a sunburn now can contribute to age spots and more dangerous results, like cancer, later. Plus, you don’t want to be red on your wedding day! Instead, opt for a spray tan. Try it out a couple weeks before the wedding so you have time to find the right color. Then, do a final spray tan two days before the wedding.
And don’t forget your lips! Use a lip balm with SPF 30 to prevent cracking and drying. Keeping your lips in tip-top shape now will help your perfect shade of lipstick to look flawless on your big day.
3. Use Oils
You know moisturized skin is healthy skin. While moisturizer is a great option, oils are an even better way to hydrate your skin. Oils are easily absorbed, are not greasy, and are noncomedogenic (meaning, they won’t clog your pores). And contrary to their name, oils do not make your skin more oily. In fact, after using them for a while, your skin stops over-producing its own oil — which means your face looks less shiny.
4. Deep Clean
A mask can give your skin a deeper clean as it sits longer on your face. The right one will also fortify your skin with vitamins and minerals. When these healthy nutrients penetrate your skin, they improve moisture. Not only will you have refreshingly clean skin, you’ll also be soft and hydrated.
5. Eat Healthy
Foods that are naturally hydrating will give a boost to the natural glow of your skin. Add foods like watermelon to your diet to give your skin the moisture it craves. Other super foods are great too, like kale, tomatoes, cucumbers, and grapefruit.
6. Keep Your Makeup Brushes Clean
It’s easy to forget about the tools you use every day. But when you don’t keep your makeup brushes clean, you open yourself up to bacteria that can cause breakouts. Use your shampoo to clean your brushes, rinse them, and then hang them to air dry with the bristles facing down.
It may seem impossible, but do what you can to reduce stress before your wedding. A relaxed bride will smile easier and glow brighter. Book yourself a massage, take a bubble bath, or escape to read a good book in the weeks leading up to the wedding — whatever it takes to calm you down!
Taking care of your skin now will take one major worry off your plate on your wedding day, allowing you to smile with more confidence — and true happiness. Check out Kaiderma’s line of natural cleansing and moisturizing products designed to repair, protect, and beautify your skin.