10 Go-to Beauty tips for your Big Day!
October 5, 2017
CALLING OUT TO ALL BRIDES-TO-BE!
Congratulations on successfully making it through your engagement; with that gorgeous ring, a teary-eyed “yes” and memories that you will cherish for the rest of your life! But now it is time to get into the fundamental details of looking and feeling fantastic on your big day. Keep scrolling for skincare habits that will give you that coveted bridal glow before your ‘I dos’.
#1 - Start Early
It is always better to adapt to a smart skincare routine at least 6-7 months before your wedding day. For this purpose, research is key! Scan through bridal magazines, take expert opinion, and ask your married friends; you need all the help in the world to prep for your big day.
#2 - Cleanse your skin regularly
This is the most essential skin care tip for a bride. You must cleanse your skin two times a day to get rid of dirt, makeup and other toxic elements from your skin. Always remember to wash your face with lukewarm water before using any cleanser. This helps to unclog pores and prevent breakouts. Look into Swiss skincare as it promotes products that do not disturb the pH balance of the skin. Try the Cell Shock White Smoothing Emulsion by, the niche skincare brand, Swissline Cosmetics, for a smoother and glowing skin.
#3 - Use Skin-Specific Moisturizer
Look for a moisturizer that specifically caters to your skin type. For oily-skin, look for products that don’t overload on moisture but hydrate the skin. Use ingredients like hyaluronic or ferulic acid, both of which help your skin maintain water. For dry skin, stick to products with the aforementioned ingredients but try finding products that are packed with moisture. For those of you with sensitive skin, your go-to is a fragrance free moisturizer.
#4 - Get rid of all that under-eye baggage!
Dark circles and puffy under- eyes will spoil your final wedding look as well as all hose Instagram-worthy moments! To get rid of these issues, look for eye creams that contain a combination of both brightening and moisturizing agents. Then, use concealer only on the dark spots. Make use of a concealer that matches your skin tone exactly, not one that's a shade lighter—that can make your attempt to conceal even more noticeable. Remember to dab lightly to avoid tugging on delicate eye areas.
#5 - Schedule Frequent Manicures
Keep those nails and hands primed and pretty with regular manis. Let your nail beds dictate the shape of your nails. Matching the two will give your hands and nails a balanced, elegant look so you can wear your nails like any other accessory!
#6 - Pamper Your Lips
Having dry, discolored lips can make your lipstick application look uneven and patchy. Take care of your lips each night by applying a generous coat of lip balm or Vaseline. If you spend lots of time outdoors, especially in windy, sunny or cold weather, a thick balm with SPF 30 will keep your lips hydrated.
#7 - Prepare For a Healthy, White Smile
Your smile is the most beautiful thing you will wear on your wedding day. A pearly white smile brightens up your face and boosts your confidence. Most tooth pastes have whitening ingredients in them, but for faster results, choose a special whitening one. Whitening strips are also a great option.
#8 - Use Salt Scrubs to Soften Elbows
Have a tough-to-treat spot like dry elbows? Using Salt Scrubs regularly in the shower will get rid of dead skin. Then, moisturize with a lotion that’s infused with almond or shea butter. Wrap your rough spot in a cloth for about an hour to keep the moisture locked in.
#9 - Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate
Exfoliation is a very important part of a bridal skin care routine and we cannot stress on this enough! This greatly helps with pore reduction. Now, we’ll give it to you straight: you can’t actually reduce the size of your pores but you can reduce the depth. The deeper the pore is, the bigger it looks on your skin. Exfoliation will remove layers of bad skin and minimize pore surface area.
#10 - Schedule Professional Facials
Your wedding will prove to be the most important day of your life so you have all the right in the world to splurge a little on professional facials. You'll want to book monthly facials to really refresh your skin. Experienced aestheticians will massage your skin, scalp and décolletage to stimulate blood circulation and keep your skin looking healthy.