Your big day is looming and you want everything to be beautiful – including your skin. Every bride has nightmares waking up on the morning of her wedding day with a pimple. You’ve been working hard to finalise all the details and you’re probably feeling – and looking – exhausted. You don’t want your breakout or fatigue to ruin wedding photos, so you need to take extra-special care of your skin during the happy, but often-stressful lead-up to your nuptials.
Get your diet right
A few months before your wedding, load up on fruit, vegetables and healthy fats in your diet. Processed foods can cause irritation, redness, puffiness and breakouts so it’s important to dramatically reduce, or even better, remove all processed food from your diet. Eating foods rich in vitamins and nutrients will make your skin glow and lessen the chance of breakouts.
Drinking at least 2 litres of water a day will flush out toxins and keep your skin hydrated and fresh leading up to your big day. Stay away from fruit juices, soft drinks and especially alcohol. The excess sugar can play havoc with your skin and alcohol will dehydrate you leaving your skin dry and red.
Start a skincare routine
Starting a daily skincare routine might seem like the last item on your to-do list, but taking the time to care for your skin will see you reap the rewards come wedding photo time. Start your day with a toner, cleanser and moisturiser. Choose natural makeup that won’t cause your skin to break out. Always remember to remove makeup before bed and finish the day with a night cream to seal in moisture while you sleep. A satin pillowcase will also help to reduce facial wrinkles.
This may seem difficult with the endless amount of organisation needed to plan a wedding, however stress can cause breakouts on even the most well cared for skin. Try and get at least 8 hours of undisturbed sleep at night and practice meditation to help you relax.
In the harsh Australian sun, whether it be winter or summer, applying sunscreen is an essential daily task that should be included in your normal skincare routine. Not using it increases your risk of sun damage which causes premature ageing and sun spots, which are permanent.
Seek the help of a professional
If there is one person who can help you get great skin for your wedding, it is a skin clinician. Make sure you book in with them 6 months before your wedding day so they can help determine your skincare needs and put you on the right track to clear, glowing skin on your wedding day. As the day approaches, take advantage of peels and facial treatments in the weeks before to give your skin a much-needed boost.
The Victorian Dermal Group have a range of wedding packages to suit the skincare needs, and timeline, of every bride. Contact us to book your free consultation.
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