Bridal Skincare Tips
If you are in the process of planning your upcoming wedding, you already know how important it is to start thinking about your skincare and beauty routine well in advance.
All eyes will be on you when you celebrate your special day, and you will want your skin in prime condition for all the photos you’ll be in.
This simple guide will leave you armed with five simple tips you can start implementing right now to get your skin in it’s best shape for the most important beauty day of your life.
TIP ONE: Hydrate from the inside out – drink plenty of water daily
Sometimes we get so caught up in applying different products to our skin to try and fix it that we can forget that our skin is actually an organ.
Issues that appear on our skin begin in our bodies. If you want glowing, healthy skin begin with the easiest step – make sure you drink plenty of water every day.
Your skin, like the rest of your body, is composed of 70% water! When your cells are hydrated, your skin will be too.
If you dislike the taste of plain water, spruce it up!
Try adding some:
- fresh berries
- cucumber slices
- lemon or lime slices
Infuse in a glass container overnight and enjoy the subtle flavor and increased health benefits from your additions. Aim for 8-10 cups of water daily.
TIP TWO: Begin Exfoliating your skin gently 1-3 times per week atleast 2 months prior.
Exfoliating your skin helps remove dull dead skin, lighten acne scars and hyper-pigmentation, and reveals the youthful, fresh skin underneath.
Choose a gentle exfoliant without sharp fruit pits or the environmental nightmare – microbeads.
You can purchase some amazing exfoliating scrubs, but it can also be easy and fun to make your own with ingredients easily found in the kitchen like:
- coconut oil
- essential oils
Added bonus: When you make your own facial scrubs you not only save money, you know exactly what is going into your product and onto your skin. Win win! There are tons of recipes online, have fun experimenting.
TIP THREE: Moisturize day and night
Even if you have oily or blemish prone skin, it’s important to use a great moisturizing product that is ideal for your skin type, and to use it day and night.
Hydrated skin is:
- less prone to wrinkles
- more resistant to early signs of aging.
People often mistakenly think that acne or blemish prone skin doesn’t need a moisturizer and try to scrub the blemishes away with drying cleansers. Unfortunately, this has the opposite effect and your skin ends up overproducing oil to try to rebalance itself, creating more blemishes!
Choose a gentle, non-comedogenic gel moisturizer for oily skin and a deeply nourishing balm for dry skin.
Combination skin will work well with a moisturizing lotion that is oil free and will be soothing for the dry areas without overloading the oily parts of your face.
TIP FOUR: Start using Face masks 1-3 times per week a couple months prior.
Facial Masks offer loads of wonderful benefits.
- deep clean
- lighten hyperpigmentation
- tighten + firm
- deeply hydrate
- absorb excess oil and impurities
- and improve the overall condition of skin.
Think of them as a super-concentrated specialty treatment for your skin, best used 1-3 times per week, depending on the type. When in doubt, check the directions.
Oily skin: Reach for a mask with bentonite or rhassoul clay to absorb excess oil and deep clean pores.
Dry skin: A mask with shea butter, mango or avocado butter will be nourishing and comforting to your skin while leaving it moisturized and supple.
BONUS TIP: Avoid harsh peel off masks that, while trendy, can actually be damaging to your skin. You know the kind – those super viral extremely painful charcoal masks.
TIP FIVE: Use a Toner to re-balance the PH of your skin.
Toning is a step that is commonly overlooked, but it has real benefits that you might not be aware of.
The skin has a natural PH balance, and the other products we use to cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize our skin can change the PH levels.
Using a delicate toner that is right for your skin type is a great way to:
- rebalance the PH
- freshen the skin
- close pores
- and cleanse any dirt, dead skin or makeup that is left on the skin after washing.
BONUS TIP: You can make your own super-simple and all natural facial toner by combining 1 part apple cider vinegar with two parts water and storing in a resealable jar.
Here’s a simple infographic that outlines a simple skincare routine from start to finish.
If you follow these simple and natural skincare tips you will be sure to have glowing, healthy skin on your Wedding Day.
Now that you’ve got your simple + natural pre-wedding skincare routine locked down, check out our guide on How to Choose a Wedding Makeup Artist so you can continue with your Bridal Beauty Planning.
Feel free to ask questions in the comments and please share if this has been helpful for you.
Master Artist and Director,
Beauty with Soul
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