The Best Skin Care Tips for Your Wedding Day
No bride wants to worry about zits, blemishes, or otherwise unhealthy skin as she walks down the aisle on her big day. And it isn’t good for your skin to simply cover up any imperfections with makeup. Use these tips to clear up your skin before your wedding!
1. Asses Early. To get your skin at its best, you really should start a skincare routine about a year in advance. If your wedding is happening sooner than that, just start as early as possible.
2. Get Professional Facials. It’s for your wedding, so you don’t have to feel bad about spending money on monthly facials to refresh and treat your skin. As opposed to doing your own facials, a professional will know exactly how to massage your skin, scalp, and décolletage to stimulate blood circulation and keep your skin healthy and glowing.
3. Minimize Facial Oil. Use blotting papers, face wash, and oil-free moisturizer.
4. Eat Super Foods. Eat foods that have a high water content like watermelon, grapefruit, cucumbers, tomatoes, and kale.
5. Minimize Pores. Microdermabrasion, glycolic acid, and other chemical peels exfoliate your skin and make your pores look smaller.
6. Use Salt Scrubs. Take a weekly bath with bath salts containing sodium bicarbonate. It will break down dry patches and make your skin ready to collect moisture.
7. Wear at Least SPF 30 On Your Lips. Protect your lips from the elements and from inevitable cracking by putting on chapstick or lip balm with sun protection. Your lips will remain hydrated and moisturized.
8. Use Moisturizer Specific to Your Skin Type. Find a moisturizer that is right for you. If you’re prone to breakouts, have dry skin, oily skin, or any other skin type, you can find moisturizer made to make your skin healthy and manageable.
9. Reduce Sunspots With an Acid Peel. Facial peels remove dead skin and bring new, healthy skin to the surface. For the best results, book a series of six peels, about two weeks apart.
10. Deep Clean Your Face With a Mask. A face mask will help melt the oil in your pores, something you can’t do by just washing your face. If your skin is oily, use a mask every other day. If you have dry skin, once or twice per month should keep oil and dirt from building up.
11. Wash Your Face With Your Hands. Don't use a washcloth on your face. Washcloths can harbor bacteria. Instead, use just your hands. But first, use a separate makeup remover to tackle waterproof mascara and long-wearing lipstick.
12. Use Concealer. Unlike with foundation, your final layer of concealer isn't meant to be totally blended. Dab it right where you need it with a pointed brush. Then, use your finger to pat the perimeter until it's smooth.
13. Blend Foundation with Your Fingers. Whether you apply your foundation with a brush, a stick or a sponge, you should blend it in using your fingers. Put a dollop of moisturizer on your fingers, rub them together and start blending. The extra moisture will keep your foundation and skin from drying out and will make your complexion look soft and dewy.
14. Eliminate Zits With Benzoyl Peroxide. If you've got a problem pimple, dab benzoyl peroxide gel directly on the blemish. This will help dry it out (sometimes overnight).
15. Shampoo Your Makeup Brushes. Every time you swipe on your blush with a dirty brush, you add a layer of acne-causing bacteria to your skin. Suds your brushes with shampoo, rinse them and hang them to air-dry with the bristles facing down.
16. Use an Eye Cream With Light Diffusers. To get rid of under-eye circles, start with an eye cream that has light diffusers, which reflect light to make the eye look brighter.
Lashes and Lace Salon & Bridal
For professionally done wedding makeup and hairstyling, a chance to interact with a reliable, talented team, and less stress on your wedding day, choose Lashes and Lace! Contact our salon at (843) 388-3073 or our bridal services at (843) 568-3625 if you have any questions. To set up an appointment, contact us here.