When we envision our wedding day, we often dream of beautiful flowers cascading in romantic arrangements, dazzling embroidered veils, and a saree or lehenga covered in gold jewelry. However, nowhere is this vision blemished by a case of acne or a rash of red. In fact, suffering from a breakout or skin condition is one of a bride’s worst nightmares. Thankfully, with a little foresight and planning, the following guide can help us be a radiant bride in time for our celebration of marriage.
8 Flawless Skin Tips For Your Wedding Day
Limit the amount of sparkle on your face. A little shimmer and glitter is okay, but too much of a good thing can ruin photos. The sunlight and flashes from photographers can reflect and refract off glittery makeup, causing excess shine. Try to limit the amount of shine on your big day to keep you looking your best and protect photos from being ruined by too much shine.
Moisturize, moisturize, and moisturize. We know that moisturizing is important, but it is really easy to skip that step every day. Surprisingly, dry skin can cause a lot of beauty mishaps ranging anywhere from caking makeup in creases, pronouncing wrinkles, aggravating acne, and even impacting the finished product or our makeup. As a bride who will have all eyes on her for a few days, make sure to become reaquainted with that bottle of moisturizer so you can look your best!
Use bronzer to give the look of being sunkissed. Today, most brides want natural-looking makeup featuring bronzed skin and flushed cheeks. Experts recommend using a simple bronzing powder to prevent sallow-looking skin. Using a fluffy, short brush gently stroke the bronzer of your choice across areas of your skin that naturally are exposed to sun. Some spots to focus on are your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin, but don’t forget your neck and chest if your dress is cut to reveal a little skin. A word of caution, however, avoid bronzers that have an orange or frosted tone, because they almost always look artificial no matter what your complexion is. Choose a shade that is similar to how you tan naturally in the sun. A good bronzer should blend easily with your complexion and warm up your facial area.
Exfoliate. Anyone who wants flawless skin should take measures to keep pores clean, skin smooth, and reduce the buildup of old skin. One way we can achieve this is by using scrubs and exfoliants no matter what type of skin we have. The key to proper exfoliation is knowing what type of skin we have and using the correct scrub. Brides with sensitive and normal skin should only use fine exfoliants every other week. If you have acne prone skin, you could probably benefit using a scrub once or twice a week.
Don’t get burned. Avoid unsightly and irritating razor burn by using skin conditioners and treatments to reduce redness, swelling, irritation, and ingrown hairs. We want to feature our supple and inviting skin, especially if we are planning on getting Mehndi or henna body art.
Drink plenty of water. Our bodies are 64 percent water and drinking our eight glasses a day can help us stay hydrated. There a few studies have found a correlation between water intake and skin density, thickness, and increased blood flow. Drinking water can reduce the prominence of wrinkles, pores, and blemishes. Ultimately, water can help us achieve that flawless skin and healthy glow we crave.
Rinse your face with lukewarm water. Many of our mothers and grandmothers have instructed us to wash our faces with hot water and rinse immediately after with cold water to close pores. Unfortunately, this advice exposes our skin to extreme temperatures and can lead to irritation, dryness, and even rupturing blood vessels! To keep our skin flawless, experts urge us to use lukewarm water.
Remember to use sunscreen. Outdoor photos and reception lines can leave you exposed to the elements and strong sunlight. Protect your face and prevent too much sun exposure by wearing sunscreen or a moisturizer loaded with SPF. Whatever you choose, your skin will thank you and you will be able to enjoy the festivities without worrying about redness, blotchy skin, or blisters.
What beauty secrets do you have for achieving beautiful radiant skin on your wedding day?