With the onset of winter come two things, the much-awaited wedding season and the much dreaded dry skin. And the two together is a recipe for disaster, especially if you are the bride to be.
Every girl dreams of looking stunning on her big day, and having a naturally glowing skin is of utmost necessity. With the spotlight on the bride on the wedding day and hundreds of pictures being clicked that would last a lifetime, she needs perfect skin to enhance her beauty and lend her radiance.
The perfect bridal glow cannot be achieved in a day or two, and the skincare regime must be started at least six months before the D-day. If you are a winter bride, your skin would need that extra bit of care because this is a season that draws out all moisture from our skin and leaves it looking dull and dry.
- Cleansing – toning – moisturising or CTM is the most important skincare routine that not only brides but every person should follow throughout the year for a healthy skin. Clean your face with a face wash suitable for your skin type in the morning and with a cleanser at night. Follow it up with dabbing on some toner and finish by applying a nourishing moisturiser to keep your face hydrated. Do this twice daily for soft, supple and beautiful skin.
- Never ever go to bed with makeup on. No matter how tired you are, make sure you clean your face and allow your skin to breathe at night. Sleeping with makeup on would not only dry out your skin but also cause wrinkles later on.
- Exfoliation is a must to get rid of the dead cells that accumulate on our face and hands. Use an exfoliating mask or body wash to slough off the dead cells which are preventing moisture from entering your skin, drying it out.
- We tend to drink less water during the winter season and turn more towards hot beverages like tea, coffee or cocoa. But our body needs to be hydrated from within for a healthy glow on the skin so drink plenty of water. A little warm water with a dash of lemon can be very refreshing and also help keep your metabolism working, and your body hydrated.
- Apart from going in for deep cleaning facials once or twice a month, use DIY masks to really bring out that radiance on your wedding day. Homemade face packs of natural moisturising ingredients like honey, avocado, jojoba and olive oils, yoghurt, bananas, aloe Vera, etc. help to restore the moisture in your skin. Make a paste of the ingredients that you want and apply it on your face and hands, wait for it to dry and then wash off. Apply a moisturiser immediately afterwards to seal in that moisture in the skin.
- Eat right. There’s so many your moisturisers and beauty products can do if your skin is not healthy from within and bad eating habits can wreck havoc with it. Have fruits and vegetables with high water content like watermelons, apples, oranges, kiwi, tomatoes, cucumber, celery, zucchini and carrots. Intake of vitamin-C and zinc is important for the production of collagen and elastin. Also, include food rich in omega 3 like fatty fish and flaxseeds to make your skin supple and smooth.
Most importantly, don’t stress. It is the biggest day in any bride’s life, and there are a hundred little things to worry about. But stress and tension can undermine all the hard work you put into getting that perfect skin. So plan ahead, work methodically, stay relaxed and enjoy every moment.
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