In addition to the bridal planning and getting all the formal ensembles together, beauty preparation for your big wedding day can be daunting. Deciding on makeup, nail polish and hairdo for the big day suddenly appear like important life decisions.
While there is no guarantee that your nail polish or perfectly styled hair would last through the entire wedding session, you can take some steps to make sure that your skin looks absolutely flawless.
If there’s one thing a bride desires on her big day, it’s picture-perfect skin. But apart from following a well-balanced diet and getting plenty of beauty sleep, there are out-of-the-box tips to get your complexion in tip-top shape before walking down the aisle to say ‘I do.’
Here are some measures that would help in achieving clear skin before your wedding day:
Several brides take stress before their wedding day and this is often the main reason why their skin suffers. Taking stress can give rise to acne and other visible skin care problems. A Stanford University Study published in the Archives of Dermatology revealed that students had acne flare-ups in periods when they were under stress such as in exams, than in periods without stress. The researchers concluded acne severity is highly correlated with increased stress.
And acne isn’t the only problem stress may cause… Stress also causes an increase in blood flow and capillary expansion, which could make the skin appear inflamed and red. Hormones released during stress increase oil production, which can lead to whiteheads and clogged pores. To relax your mind and release stress you could engage in training like deep breathing meditation and yoga – even a casual walk with a friend a few times in a week can help manage adrenal spikes, make your body renew the skins and de-stress your life.
Remove unwanted hair
If your wedding is coming up during the next few months, it’s time to address one of the biggest issues: unwanted hair. Threading is a viable way to remove unwanted hair on smaller areas of the skin, such as around the eyebrows and the upper lips. Waxing, however, is recommended in most instances; it just needs to be done once a month and the effect of waxing is much better than other hair removal treatments as it removes the unwanted hair from the roots.
Laser hair removal is considered one of the permanent solutions to get rid of excessive hair and achieve clear skin; only a treatment or two may be required to appear your best on the wedding day. Americanlaser.com says Nevada laser hair removal and advanced treatment centers in other large and small cities in the US are usually equipped with state-of-the-start systems and processes that deliver customized results for all skin types. The laser technology in such facilities work to deliver a controlled amount of intense energy to the targeted area, effectively and safely destroying hair follicles without harming the skin surrounding them.
Revamp your skin care routine
If you’re unhappy with the results of your current skin care routine as months pass quickly and your wedding day nears, maybe it’s time to spruce up things a little. Experiment with lotions, oils and other skin care products well in advance of your wedding day so you have time to determine what suits best to your skin. You don’t need to buy artificial moisturizers as almond oil and coconut oil are fantastic natural skin moisturizers; these oils can be applied directly to the skin to take advantage of their skin-glowing properties and antioxidants.
Before buying face creams, read the ingredients and avoid buying creams that are full of petroleum-based ingredients and polyunsaturated oils. Go for something that is non-toxic and includes a lot of natural ingredients. For something extra beyond washing and moisturizer in the skin care department, go for antioxidant skin boosters that fight free radicals and brighten the skin.
Don’t forget the basics
Sometimes brides are so overwhelmed with trying to achieve clear skin that they tend to forget the basics of achieving clear skin, such as exfoliation and cleansing. Regular exfoliation is quite essential when you have oily skin with an upper hard layer; it is essential for unclogging pores and keeping it soft. Use a grainy, gentle scrub twice a week, concentrating on areas that are prone to blackheads, like the chine and nose.
When it comes to cleansers, use gentle gel formulae. Carefully rinse and count splashes 10 times. You may want to switch to a more creamy cleanser during the winter season, when your skin may behave more like normal-to-dry.