Bridal Skin Care
The right products and care techniques can help you achieve great skin with a healthy glow on the most special day of your life.
Skin hydration and your dietary choices both play a role in how good your skin can look, so be ready to make necessary choices to ensure that perfect complexion at your wedding and reception.
Daily Skin Care
The best strategy to great wedding skin is developing a daily skincare routine well ahead of time. Even if you haven’t always followed a regimen or have avoided using sunscreen at times, it’s not too late to pamper your skin for your wedding day.
The first step is cleaning your skin daily. Use makeup remover first for mascara and lipstick. Always use your hands to apply your favorite cleanser, because washcloths can contain built-up bacteria.
A regular facial at your local spa will refresh your skin, so don’t be afraid to treat yourself as part of your cleansing routine. Your local spas and dermatologists have more in-depth procedures, such as microdermabrasion, which can exfoliate layers of bad skin. Check in with these local professionals to see what can be done to help you reach your skin care goals.
One of the most overlooked factors in the health of your skin is diet. Eat the wrong foods and your skin may endure breakouts or extra oils — especially on your face. A healthy, balanced diet is key to maintaining a healthy glow, so be sure to be diligent about your diet choices in the months leading up to your wedding day.
Your daily diet should include all the nutrients essential to healthy skin. Some superfoods that contain these nutrients are grapefruit, broccoli and lettuce. All skin types crave water so stay hydrated by drinking plenty of clear liquids. Watermelon is a super food that provides vitamins and fluids to your skin, so be sure to work in plenty of these types of snacks.
Some brides will choose to wear makeup to enhance their skin while others will go natural. This is a personal choice. All that matters is you feel beautiful while you’re exchanging your vows.
If you plan to wear makeup on your wedding day, mix a small amount of moisturizer with it to keep your foundation and skin from drying out. This also will help soften your complexion. Every bit if extra moisture matters on what can be a long day of photos, smiling, dancing and celebrating with your loved ones.