5 Tips for Getting Your Skin Wedding Ready!
We have officially reached the age of Vampire facials and 24K gold masks. Suffice it to say, the beauty industry has evolved into numerous trends all geared towards improving appearances and spirits—and all constantly changing. This can be confusing for future brides as we keep an eye out for remedies that will help us look our best as our wedding approaches. Luckily for you, I’ve narrowed them down.
Here are 5 tips to keeping your skin flawless before your wedding:
1) Stay Hydrated!
You know that saying, “You are what you eat?” It quite literally—couldn’t be truer. Every nutrient consumed by your body from the foods you eat directly affect the foundation for the structure and function of the cells in your body (such as the cells in your hair, skin and nails).
I’m sure we’ve all heard about the benefits of drinking water, but this doesn’t mean you have to be chugging gallons of water daily before your big day. In fact, fruits such as watermelon and strawberries have a high-water content. It is also recommended that we consume at least 2 fruit servings per day. This is a sure way to keep you hydrated, satisfy your sweet cravings and above all—radiant.
2) Schedule a Facial.
While DIY face masks and treatments are a quick way to keep your skin supple and glowing—more often than not, at-home treatments can cause more harm than good. Instead, an experienced aesthetician will be able to stimulate circulation in your face and perform extractions which are a great way to clean your pores.
While I am a huge fan of saving a few dollars, trial and error in the days leading up to your wedding is certainly not worth it. In this case—leave it to the professionals. My go-to spa for skin care is Buttercup in Manhattan. I usually work with Rani or Ana. They offer a variety of services at affordable prices. Leading up to my wedding, I visited the spa once a month to keep my skin clear and glowing.
3) Don’t forget your sunscreen.
This is a crucial step in your skincare routine! Make sure you’re using a moisturizer with SPF or applying a setting spray that contains SPF. My favorite is by Coola. SPF should be applied 30 minutes before exposure to sun and reapplied every 2 hours. I love setting sprays with SPF because it is so easy to apply after your makeup and you can stick it in your bag for a quick spritz before heading back out! And while this may go without saying—even on cloudy days, your skin is still soaking up almost 80% of the sun’s harsh effects, so don’t leave home without it!
4) Get a Skin Peel.
Glycolic peels are great for the rougher patches on your skin, such as your elbows and knees. These peels are non-invasive and remove the upper layers of dead and damaged skin, while also encouraging skin cell regeneration. You can also ask your aesthetician for a glycolic peel during your facial treatment or buy one at your favorite beauty supply store.
5) Two Words: Detox Bath.
Taking a detox bath every other day in the weeks leading up to your wedding are a great way to achieve flawless skin on your big day. To achieve this, add some of your favorite essential oils into warm water. Some of my favorites are peppermint and eucalyptus. Not only are these oils anti-inflammatory, but they are also anti-spasmodic which means they are a great way of relieving muscle aches and cramps.
Coconut oil is also a great addition to your bath. A small amount adds various nutrients to your skin, such as Vitamin E. And the best part? Because of the hydrating properties of coconut oil, it is also a natural moisturizer—so no need to apply lotion after your bath. Throw in your favorite all-natural bath bomb to make the experience totally picturesque.
While these tips are sure to keep your skin radiant, don’t forget to relax! Wedding planning can be worrisome, and it’s important to keep your stress levels minimal. Stress creates instability affecting your moods, as well as your physical appearance. Remember that your wedding is a day to be cherished and enjoyed. Above all—it is a union based on love—so don’t let the little details worry you too much!