Get Your Glow On! Start Prepping Your Skin Now

Get Your Glow On! Start Prepping Your Skin Now

You might not want to be a blushing bride, but you will certainly want to be glowing on the day and you need to start your preparations early – at least six months before your wedding date. The sooner you adopt good habits and practices, the better your results will be. Here’s the best habits to adopt.

Book a few professional facials

You’ll need at least one a month. Your beautician will assess your skin and give you an action plan. You can also ask for any specialist treatment you need so that you can get it done and let your skin recover in time.

Eat more fruit and vegetables

It doesn’t matter if your skin is dry, combination or oily, you need to eat well to keep it in good shape. Try snacking on watermelon, cucumbers, nuts and sugarsnap peas.

Smooth your complexion with microdermabrasion

You don’t have to do this, but it’s one of the specialist treatments available and the earlier you have it, the more your skin will have healed by your big day. Acid peels will remove superficial scarring, including sunspots and recently-healed spots, as well as visible pores.

Give rough skin the elbow

With all the focus on your face it’s easy to forget areas like your heels and elbows. Work on them from the start, with gentle exfoliation and scrubs, as well as a high-quality moisturiser. If you have really dry patches, ask for an acid peel on them when you get your facial.

Always wear sunscreen

Don’t let your face get burned or dried out by the sun. You should also use a strong sunscreen in a lipbalm to prevent your lips getting dried out. When it comes to moisturiser, use one that’s formulated for your skin type and maybe buy one from the next price range up.

Ditch the face-flannel

OK, if you boil-wash it every day, it can stay in service, but realistically, you should only wash your face with your hands, as washcloths are bacteria factories! The same goes for your make-up brushes. You should wash them at least once a week in a gentle detergent and leave them upside-down to dry.

If the worst happens

If you get a massive zit a couple of days before the wedding, use benzoyl peroxide to dry it out. If your dermatologist is happy, you could have an anti-inflammatory injection to reduce the size and redness.

Just don’t squeeze it!

 

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