Pre-wedding makeup: get prepped
Just like priming a canvas before painting, your skin should be prepped before the big day. It’s never too early to get into a good skincare bridal routine. One of my best friends started her skin and diet prep almost a year before her wedding! (And it paid off; she was glowing on her wedding day).
Here are a few tips for brides to get glowing.
The skin commandments
The three basic commandments of a good skincare routine are, repeat after me: cleanse, tone, moisturise. Even if you have oily skin, don’t skip on the moisturiser – in fact, not restoring the moisture on your skin can aggravate the slicky situation and trigger an overproduction of oil. Your skin will thank you, especially during the dry winter months.
Start getting a professional monthly facial. Not only will you feel rejuvenated after all those stubborn blackheads and whiteheads are taken away from your T-zone, you can also get good advice from the facial therapist about products to suit your type of skin. Do not, however, experiment with an untested deep cleansing or chemical peel a few days before your wedding! You may risk a sudden breakout or worse, an allergic reaction – which will be a nightmare for you and your makeup artist.
Stay in the shade
Though you may be tempted to get some colour for the big day, try to stay away from the sun for a while (at least a month before your wedding) to avoid tricky tan lines, peeling skin or sunburn.
The last things you want to have are tired eyes. So start applying eye treatment right before you go to bed at night. Keep slices of cucumbers in the fridge and place them on your eyes on the days leading up to your wedding day.
It’s no secret that beauty starts from within! Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day, eat healthily and cut down on smoking, alcohol and caffeine. It also goes without saying that you need to be stress-free, so have a massage or soak in the tub and relax!
Even after your wedding, you may want to maintain these healthy habits!