How to Plan and Start a Wedding Beauty Regimen
You’ve made it through the fun part of your engagement (admit it: You love snapping all those ring selfies!) and now it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty of looking fantastic on your big day. We’re talking about your wedding beauty plan because right now is the perfect excuse to give it a makeover so that you can have the best hair, skin, and nails of your life as you make your way down the aisle. Below are things to consider when getting your wedding day bridal beauty routine in order for your skin.
Skin: Manage stress
From the top of your head to the tips of your toes, there’s no end to the beauty bummers headed your way if you don’t get your wedding-planning stress under control. As stress weakens the immune system, chronic inflammation worsens. Excess anxiety can also disrupt your sleep, which in turn can lead to a gray, decidedly un-bridal, complexion. The fix? Do what you can to chill out, whether that means hitting a yoga class after work to guided meditation apps.
Skin: Set up an appointment with your dermatologist.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but flawless skin should probably be one of the top priorities for your wedding day, right up there with securing a stunning venue. And there are two key reasons to get a pro skin doc in your corner early on: One, they can assess your complexion’s current state way better than you and your trusty magnifying mirror. And two, they can help you devise a strategy for achieving your dream-skin goals, be it softening pesky forehead wrinkles or zapping acne.
Skin: Take time to exfoliate and follow up with a brightening serum.
As dead cells accumulate on the skin, they interfere with light reflection giving it a dull appearance. The solution: Regular exfoliation paired with a brightening serum to give you the best lit-from-within glow come your wedding day. Regular exfoliation removes dead cells to improve radiance and can enhance the absorption of skin brightening products through the skin.
Body: Nourish your skin starting in the shower.
Most women don’t realize that your skincare routine truly starts in the shower and that using a gentle cleanser is key. It’s recommended to gently patt skin dry instead of rubbing and applying lotion within minutes of getting out of the shower to lock in moisture before it evaporates. Get in the habit of doing this for beautiful skin from head to toe come your wedding day.