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Although it may be the last thing on your mind or you’ve been doing this for years prior to getting engaged, taking care of your skin is very important. You want to make sure that your skin looks its best once that big day hits. No bride wants to walk down the aisle with a dull looking face! In order to have healthy, glowing skin on your special day, you need to take care of it at least 12 months in advance. Not only will this help you create a routine for the future, it will also give you plenty of time to figure out what products work best for your skin. Here are some tips and tricks to a healthy and glowing skin on your big day.
Drink Water…Lots Of Water
Lack of water can lead to fine lines and wrinkles being more prominent. Drinking at least 2 glasses of water a day can help your complexion look more radiant by just adding this one step to your daily routine. Try drinking a glass before bed as well. This will allow your face to become plump the next day, decreasing the wrinkles on your face.
Cleanse Your Face Daily
It is imperative, regardless if you wear no makeup at all, that you wash your face every night before bed with a good cleanser. The cleanser should be one that is perfect for your skin type. Cleansing your face helps to eliminate excess dirt and makeup left on your face and from being out and about during the day. A good tip to follow is to rinse your face with warm water prior to using a cleanser. That way, your pores will open bigger to easily take the dirt out from under your skin. When you are ready to rinse, use cold water to close up your pores and prevent most of the dirt out.
Take Off Your Makeup
No matter how lazy you are feeling, you must remember to remove your makeup at the end of the day. Sleeping with makeup on clogs up your pores and can cause breakouts on your skin. This is definitely something you don’t want to happen weeks prior to your wedding. If you are really feeling lazy, use a makeup remover wipe to remove and cleanse your face. Just make sure you take every bit of make up off your face before heading to bed.
There is no such thing as over moisturizing. Koreans believe in adding on layer after layer of face creams, toners, and serums. And I don’t disagree with them. The myth with moisturizing is that if you put too much on your face, you will get really oily the next day. The truth of the matter is, if you don’t moisturize at all, your skin will react to it feeling dehydrated and it will begin to produce more oils to keep your skin from drying out. That is definitely not the kind of glow you want. Moisturizing helps to eliminate the oiliness and add a glowing complexion. Don’t be afraid to add a heavy moisturizer to your nightly routine. You’ll be grateful you did.
Facial masks are an important part of your facial routine. You don’t have to do it everyday, but once or twice a week will help to deep clean your skin. Masks help draw out the impurities from deep down under your skin. It also helps take off dead skin cells and lets your new and healthy skin come through. Masks help make your skin look younger and more radiant. So don’t skip this part of your routine! There are many brands out there that sell masks, but you can also easily make one right at home with the products you have in your kitchen.
Get Well Rested
On average, a person should be getting between 7 to 8 hours of sleep every day. Sleep is very important because it is at this time that our body is recovering and regenerating from the on-goings of the day. Lack of sleep definitely shows on your skin. Dark circles and blemishes are just to name a few. Lack of sleep also affects your health all together. So get the right amount of shut eye before your wedding. Leave all the last minute details and preparation for your brides maids and wedding planner! =)
This last step is very vital to your skincare routine. Many people skip this step and this is a BIG NO NO! Sunscreen protects your skin from harmful effects of the sun. Lack of sunscreen creates a higher risk of skin cancer. It also ages you quicker by damaging your skin’s collagen. Not only should you apply this on your face, but you should also apply this to any part of your body where skin is being exposed. Rain or shine, apply sunscreen!