How to Create Your Perfect Beauty Routine Before the Big Day
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Whether you have a beauty routine or not, your big day is the perfect opportunity to make some adjustments. Every bride wants to glow on her wedding day so we’ve gathered a few tips and tricks for you to add to your daily regimen. Bonus: you can keep them up after the wedding day because self-care is always important.
Make a dermatologist appointment
If you have some serious skin concerns like acne, redness, or uneven skin, it’s a good idea to visit a dermatologist. It may take a few sessions to resolve your issues so it’s a good idea to get a head start. Plus, if your plan with your doctor is begin using any kind of prescription topicals or medications, you’ll want plenty of time to ensure you don’t have any undesirable side effects.
Remember that the dermatologist can address more than your face. If your dress shows a lot of shoulder, back, or leg, they can also discuss any concerns you have in those areas. A light peel or microdermabrasion may be worth discussing.
Keep a healthy lifestyle
What’s happening inside our bodies shows on our skin. That’s why it’s important to eat a healthy diet, hit the gym, and make sure you’re getting enough sleep. A good rule to remember is the “8 and 8 rule.” Drink 8 glasses of water and get 8 hours of sleep every day. It’s the first step to the kind of lifestyle that will keep your skin glowing.
Cleanse. Tone. Moisturize.
The foundation of any beauty routine is cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. It’s the first line of defense to all your skin worries. Cleansing removes any dirt and oils that have gathered on your face during the day while opening up your pores. Toning goes back and tightens those pores back up while helping reduce fine lines. Moisturizing helps lock moisture into those tightened pores which keeps your skin soft. And, of course, every routine should include sunscreen in the morning!
Exfoliate for radiant skin
When dead skin cells accumulate, your skin begins to appear dull. Regular exfoliation helps brighten and gives you that angelic glow every bride envisions. If you’re new to exfoliation, you only need to do it once a week. You can gradually work your way up to twice a week after about a month. For better results, pair your exfoliation with a brightening serum or some Vitamin C.
Easier said than done, I know. But think of the times your skin has retaliated on your plans and given you the worst break outs or just started acting downright weird. They were all times of extreme stress, weren’t they? Your prom, your first date, that big job interview – they all probably saw their fair share of blemishes and sneaky pimples. That’s why it’s extremely important you find time to relax in all the craziness. Go to the spa. Get a massage. Meditate. Go for a run. Binge watch “Boy Meets World” for the 300th time. Do whatever helps you clear your head and calm your body for a while. Your skin will thank you by keeping the zits out of your wedding photos.