HOW TO ACHIEVE GLOWING SKIN FOR YOUR WEDDING
Every bride wants to look like their best self when they walk down the aisle. Bright, glowing and beautiful... but how do you achieve this? Keep reading to find out!
Did you get engaged yesterday? Start today. Well, not really... but it's best to start working on your skin as soon as possible to ensure that you give your body and skin enough time to adjust. Even if you're not a bride, you can still follow these steps to enhance your skin! If you're not skin savvy, book an appointment with your favourite makeup artist (be sure they have skin education), aesthetician or dermatologist. The will be able to evaluate your current skincare regime and your skin condition to come up with a plan. I offer personalized makeup & skincare lessons to help you find the right products for you!
Be sure to increase your water intake to at least 8 glasses a day. This will help flush toxins from your body and hydrate your body from the inside out! Water is so incredibly important, if you don't normally drink 8 glasses of water each day you will notice a difference in your skin and well-being in a matter of days!
Tip: if you find it hard to drink the recommended amount of water each day, try adding flavours such as cut up cucumber, strawberry or lemon!
SUPER FOODS? SUPER SKIN
Just like water, what you eat can greatly impact your complexion. Try to eat as clean as possible to eliminate breakouts, excess oil production and other skin conditions. Superfoods such as Avocado, Blueberries, Pumpkin, Pomegranate, Dark Leafy Greens, Ginger, Salmon and other nutrient rich foods are fantastic for the skin. These foods supply the skin with vitamins and healthy fats which in turn will result in a glowing complexion!
Start booking some professional facials with your favourite facialist. Not only is this a great time to relax during the stressful time of wedding planning, you will be able to treat your skin specifically to it's needs at a deeper level than at-home treatments. It is recommended to stick with the same facialist through the duration of your treatments as they will know your skin best. I highly recommend booking treatments such as microdermabrasion for exfoliation as well as deeply hydrating treatments to soothe and hydrate the skin at the deepest level.
If professional facials are not in your budget, be sure to step up your skincare regime at home!
Cell turnover is extremely important in the radiance of your skin. Excess dead skin cells on the surface of the skin can result in dry, dull and flaky skin. It is important to exfoliate 1-2 times weekly to give your skin radiance. Ditch those harsh skin-damaging scrubs immediately, and opt for a chemical or a gentle manual exfoliation for the best glow!
Pro Tip: use exfoliators prior to your spray tan or self tan to ensure your tan will go on even and last longer, when it's time for removal... use it again!
Be sure to slather up in your favourite lotions and creams head to toe to keep your skin feeling soft, supple and youthful. Keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized is so important to the overall look of your skin. The better your skin looks, the better your makeup will look and the longer your makeup will last! Not all moisturizers are created equal, so do your research! As for body, don't neglect it! You don't just want glowing skin on your face, you want your whole body to look radiant and supple!
Pro Tip: Sprinkle a champagne coloured loose eyeshadow into your body lotion to give your skin a beautiful glow. Focus the lotion on the tops of the collarbone and shoulders to mimic that red carpet celebrity skin look. Want to amp it up a bit? Add a couple drops of your favourite facial oil for a radiant dewy look to the skin!
YOU ARE NOT DR.PIMPLE POPPER
Stop picking at your skin! I know that pimples are annoying and can affect self esteem, but what's worse? A pimple that lasts 3 days or a scar that lasts 3+ years? Picking, popping and prodding can cause permanent scarring. Scarring can range from a raised scar to a dark mark. These spots can be treated with chemical or laser treatments, but they take a LONG time and are very expensive and painful! For these pesky pimples, try a spot treatment and localized breakouts. If these breakouts persist, think about making an appointment with a doctor, dermatologist or aesthetician to find out why they keep happening!
I hope you all learned a thing or two about how to prep your skin pre-wedding for that naturally glowy beautiful skin!