Have you just said yes or are you a week away from the big day and worried about a sudden breakout? Either way, the following five pre-wedding skincare tips can help you look your best on the big day.
While drinking more water won’t magically give you perfect skin overnight, it can help you maintain clear skin in the days and even months leading up to your wedding. It’s also important to drink more if you’re worried about water retention. When you’re dehydrated, your body retains more water “just in case” which can give your face and body a slightly puffier appearance.
Plain water alone isn’t your only option. You can add fruit, lemon, or opt for tea instead. For those that are looking to have their teeth as white as possible, white and oolong teas are a less-staining option.
Don’t Ditch the Classics
If you’re a few months away from your big day or even a year, then you are free to change up your skincare routine however you like. However, if you’re just weeks away and considering a significant change from what you’ve been doing every day for the last year or more- don’t.
Even if you’re switching to the latest miracle product, there will always be an adjustment period. Everyone’s skin reacts differently to different products. Also if you’ve got a sudden breakout, reaching for a new never-been-tried solution can often make things worse, not better.
Take a Moment to Destress
No matter how many luxury wedding dresses, you have yet to try on or how many centerpieces you have to put together yourself, scheduling a moment of calm amidst the chaos is key to keeping your skin clear. Meditate, book an appointment for some pampering, or take some time at the end of each day to lose yourself in a great book.
Acne and other inflammation-based skin blemishes are an immune response. Stress causes your immune system to be on higher-than-average alert. The more often you can remain calm, the shorter your breakouts will be, and the less they will occur altogether.
Exfoliate and Get a Massage Well Before the Big Day
Depending on how long it’s been since your last full body treatment, getting a massage and significant exfoliation can leave you feeling a bit drained the following day or days. Still, it’s one of the best ways to improve circulation, reduce cellulite, and lay the foundation for glowing skin on your wedding day.
For best results, book your treatment a week before your wedding, give or take a few days. Before and after, make sure you drink plenty of water. If you’re planning on getting a tan, getting a massage and exfoliation treatment beforehand will make a spray tan appear more natural while a tanning bed may work a bit faster.
Sweat Every Single Day
Not only will this help you get in shape for your big day, but sweating is key to having the best skin possible. Working up even a light sweat can help your pores stay unclogged. Sweat also contains an anti-microbial protein named “Dermcidin” that helps reduce the bacteria living on your skin. The more often you sweat, the more this effect compounds.