Update Your Skin Care Routine to Get That Bridal Glow

You want to look your best on your wedding day, and that includes making sure your complexion is at its best. You can reclaim your youthful skin through daily care that replaces harmful strategies with healthy techniques. It doesn't take much time or money to see a big difference in the mirror. Just spend a few minutes each day prioritizing your skin care routine for a fresh new look that will take years off your appearance and ensure that you’re ready for wedding photos.

Hair Removal

One of the first things you can do is to remove stray hairs from your face. These can typically be found around the lips and chin area as well as down on the cheeks. If you are struggling with overgrown eyebrows, that is another place where you can remove excess hair. You can schedule a professional laser hair removal appointment to get rid of this unwanted hair. The technician can also explain how the procedure is done and what side effects to expect, if any.

Cleansing

Wash your face at least twice a day, morning and evening, to remove sweat, dead skin, dust, and other debris that can quickly build up without you noticing. Of course, any makeup that is on your face should be removed with a gentle cleanser or mild soap and water at the end of each day. Carefully dab around the eyes to remove debris from the eyelashes, which can cause a condition called blepharitis that may interfere with your vision. Avoid harsh soaps or chemical cleaners. Some people prefer to use baby shampoo or body wash. After washing with warm water, carefully apply a cool cloth or cold water to the face to close the pores.

Moisturizing

Use a lightweight facial moisturizer to keep the skin from tightening, cracking, and drying out. Dry skin will also produce wrinkles, which you’ll want to avoid around your wedding especially. A gentle moisturizer helps skin to retain elasticity, which gives your face a younger appearance. Moisturizing can also enhance a glow to your skin for a refreshing look and feel. If your skin is extra dry, you may want to use a daytime moisturizer and one for nighttime use. For oily skin, use the lighter moisturizer just once a day.

Cosmetics

Give your face a break from cosmetics a day or two each week. Let the air get to your skin, so that it can breathe naturally without having to work through layers of makeup. When you do wear makeup, choose cosmetics that are organic or that don't have the toxic chemicals that many brands contain, such as lead, triclosan, or talc. Apply makeup lightly, not liberally, for a natural look that will let your well-kept skin shine through.

Skin care doesn't have to be time consuming or costly. For many women, less is more, which means it is sometimes better to use fewer products and let nature have her way to restore your youthful freshness and beauty. As you get closer to your wedding day, consider these tips to help you look your very best on your wedding day.

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