Because planning a wedding can be a lot of stress, you should keep one thing in mind — your skin. It’s the one thing that will be in all of your wedding day pictures so it should take priority. If you want to have that “Bride glow” for your bridals and your big day, here are some tips to help accomplish that look.
Don’t forget to drink water.
While you’re in a meeting with your wedding planner, going into dress fittings, going over budgets, and browsing Pinterest at home, always have a bottle of water with you. Drinking 4-5 glasses of water a day helps to flush out your system and hydrates your blood cells, that in return helps prevent acne and wrinkles. As a bonus, drinking plenty of water throughout the day can also help in shedding some weight to have you fit into your dream wedding dress.
Staying on top of drinking enough water can seem like another chore to add to your to-do list, so make it fun by shopping for an engaged themed water bottle for you and your bridesmaids or groom.
Invest in serums.
Serums, especially a Vitamin C serum, are vital to any skincare regimen. Serums are lightweight moisturizers that are able to penetrate into the skin deeper. However, because they are so lightweight, they need to be followed up with a heavier face cream. For wedding day ready skin, look for face serums that are specially made for repairing damaged skin. To reduce the look of wrinkles, look for anti-aging serums that contain ingredients to reduce the look of fine lines.
Photofacials (IPL) have gained popularity because of their ability to use light pulses to intensely penetrate into the layers of skin. In other words, photo rejuvenation causes collagen and blood vessels to bind together and reduce signs of aging aka wrinkles. Typically a photo facial takes 30 minutes and anywhere from 2 to 6 treatments to see results.
Another popular facial to try is the hydrafacial. It has gained popularity because of the way it’s able to clear out pores (including those nasty blackheads) and hydrate your skin. It’s done using a pen-like device to infuse serums into the skin to keep your face hydrated as the fourth and last step of the treatment. This facial includes cleansing, exfoliating, and extracting beforehand. Results include brighter, plump skin, and less visible aging lines.
Since these types of facials aren’t quick fixes and take more than one treatment over time to see results, you should start scheduling them as soon as you can to space them out before the big day.
Start using masks.
Add extra hydration to your skin by including a mask in your nighttime skincare routine. Hydrating masks that contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid even just once a week can make a difference in keeping your skin moisturized. Other masks like collagen-infused masks that don’t have to be rinsed off can leave the skin feeling more refreshed and moisturized the next morning.
All of these tips have one thing in common and that is time. It takes time for your skin to see the results that come from these gradual treatments. The biggest tip to keep in mind is to start on your wedding day skincare routine the moment you pick a date for your big day. Make sure that as you’re picking your venue and planning the details, you don’t forget about the most important part — the bride.