So your D-day shopping trips in the sun have got you a major tan. Your skin is kind of feeling tired because of the long days and all you can think of is how am I ever going to get that bridal glow. We sort it out for you in this post. Read our tips on basic Bridal Skin Care and get your glow on!
First things first – its important to get your Cleansing, Toning & Moisturizing routine in place.
Pick a gentle cleansing lotion. We recommend lotions over creams because they are lighter on the skin. All you need to do is massage a coin sized amount of cleanser into the skin and wipe it off with a cotton wipe. The cleansers we recommend are:
Along with a cleansing lotion, also get your hands on a good facewash. Try getting one with salicylic acid because it helps prevent breakouts, if you are prone to acne. If you have hyper sensitive skin, then get a medicated one like Cetaphil. If you have dry skin then get a moisturizing facewash like the one from the Vitamin E range of The Body Shop. After your done with wiping off the cleansing lotion with a cotton wipe, use this foaming formula to get rid of any dirt and grime from the skin. The face washes we recommend are:
Moisturizing is essential as it keeps skin hydrated, nourished and adds a healthy glow. But picking the right moisturizer is important. For instance if you have oily skin, then look for one which says non-comedogenic on the packaging. If you have sensitive skin, then look for one that’s fragrance free. If you have dry skin, then try something with Vitamin E. If your skin starts to break out or you feel irritation immediately stop using the moisturizer as it may not be suiting you. Use moisturizer after toning your skin. Take some and warm it between your finger tips and massage into the skin. Moisturizers we recommend are:
Overnight Face Mask
An overnight face mask is a great way to indulge in a mini facial at home, while you are asleep. Overnight face masks can help you get hydrated, glowing skin very easily. It’s literally your key to waking up glowing!
The one’s that we recommend are:
Alternatively, if you are worried to try an overnight mask then we suggest using Aloe Vera Gel on your face. This is natural and also can be used as a facial mask. The ones we recommend are:
A Facial Scrub
It’s important to invest in a good scrub as skin needs to get rid of the dead layer but without any damage. Scrubs again are different for different skin types. But try and get one that doesn’t have extremely big granules. You can alternatively also make a scrub at home – All you need is a little bit of coffee, some sugar and milk. Use this as a scrub and wash off. This is suitable for any skin type. We recommend the following facial scrubs:
What goes inside
Whatever you eat or drink is visible on your skin. This is a time when you want to flush out toxins as much as possible. We recommend the following beverages:
This point is extremely basic, and yet we tend to skip it. The more water you have, better it is for your skin.
This doesn’t taste the best, but is probably the best thing you can feed your skin with. Wheatgrass juice is the juice of the shoots and grass on the sowed wheat seeds. This is excellent for blemished skin as it has purifying properties. It also takes care of any other skin allergies. And its detoxifying. Just have a small glass of this juice first thing in the morning, after brushing. We recommend buying this wheatgrass powder:
While everyone consumed it for its weight loss properties, Green Tea can actually be excellent for skin. It is a rich source of anti-oxidants which keep skin looking young and glowing. Just have a cup about an hour post any meal. We recommend the following green teas:
This is literally tea for skin! It has barely any caffeine in it. It is less processed vs green tea and has more catechins too. Catechins protect skin from sun damage, delay ageing signs and help maintain the elasticity of skin. Have a cup of this at night before you sleep. We recommend the following white teas: