It is every bride’s goal to be the most beautiful woman on her wedding day – something that you can work on by taking good care of your skin. Though the glow of love will take you most of the way there, it’s necessary to prepare well in advance to be truly radiant once the long-awaited day arrives. Below are our top tips on how to get glowing skin on your wedding day:
- Start early.
Experts agree that if you want flawless skin for your wedding day, it’s a good idea to start up to a year in advance. It still is possible to achieve perfection within a shorter timeframe, though. Start by taking care of your skin and developing good care habits as soon as possible. Giving yourself more time to address specific issues allows for a comfortable window to try treatments and allow your skin to heal and recover. If you suffer from acne breakouts and want it zapped before the wedding, look into scheduling an appointment with your dermatologist at least 4 months before the big day.
- For fresh skin, exfoliate.
The best-looking skin is new skin, which hasn’t been subjected to the harshness of the environment and other factors that result to a dull, patchy, and/or aged appearance. Resurface your skin and get rid of those dead layers by following a strict exfoliation regimen. Keep in mind that it takes 28 days for that surface layer to be sloughed off and for new cells to rise, so it’s best to get a head start on things and try not to leave it for the last minute. Exfoliating the skin also conditions it to better absorb active ingredients present in the rest of the products that make up your skincare routine.
- Make an effort to eat and drink better.
What you put in your body is just as important as what you use outside of it. Regardless of your skin type, whether it’s dry, oily or combination, you’d be surprised at what just getting your recommended daily water intake can do for it. Try to cut down on foods and snacks that are too sugary and salty, which contribute to making your skin appear dull and lifeless. Also, go easy on the coffee and liquor, which rob your body of moisture and hydration, ultimately drying you out. Instead, munch on water-rich fruits and vegetables like watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumbers, kale, and tomatoes.
- Get a decent amount of rest.
Yes, planning a wedding can be stressful. This can lead to extra tension and sleepless nights, neither of which will do your skin any favors. Set a bed time for yourself and stick to it: no ifs, ands, or buts. Beg off from any social commitments that will only rob you of precious hours of sleep, especially when they’re scheduled in the weeks leading up to your wedding day. Try not to stay out too late on your bachelorette party, either – your skin will reward you by looking fresh and well-rested. Boost those effects with a powerful night cream, serum, or facial oil which will work while you get some shut-eye.
- Hydrate and protect.
In addition to exfoliating, you’ll want to take extra care of your skin so that it’s at its best on the big day. Take the time out of your hectic wedding planning schedule and book a regular appointment with your aesthetician for a pampering facial that really helps refresh the skin. Don’t skimp on or skip your skincare routine – make sure your skin is well moisturized and never dry or parched by employing products that contain hyaluronic acid, which helps it maintain water. Finally, make sure you protect yourself from sun spots and premature skin aging by applying a sunscreen product with a high SPF before you step out of the house.
With just a few simple lifestyle changes, you too can become the epitome of a radiant blushing bride. Just keep our tips in mind for healthy, glowing skin that shows.