If you’re a bride-to-be, you’re probably doing everything in the skin care gospel to look like a complete stunner on your wedding day. While your get those necessary facials and cleanups for glowing skin, are you missing out on caring for the skin on your body that actually deserves just as much TLC? After all, laser sessions, waxing and all the running around can leave your skin dry, patchy and rough skin . If you’re a few months away from the D-day, it might be a wise move to start caring for the skin on your body now. Wondering how to go about it? Here’s a low-down on how to get the smoothest skin...
 

Buff away dead skin

Buff away dead skin

Dull skin on your wedding day? Now that’s the last thing you want as the bride. But this is isn’t uncommon—you’re out shopping for hours when environmental aggressors play havoc and dull down your skin, which includes the skin on your body. And you don’t want your skin looking dull in that embellished choli with that stunning back, do you? This is why you need an exfoliating body wash in your bridal skin care routine. We suggest using the Dove Gentle Exfoliating Nourishing Body Wash. This product will gently wash away dead skin to reveal softer and smooth skin. Its NutriumMoisture technology will give you the goodness of natural nutrients that keep your skin supple at all times.

 

Promise to moisturise

Promise to moisturise

Like we said earlier, you’re going to go in for too many waxing sessions—something that often takes away the moisture from your skin. Plus, take into account the weather and sun damage that can also contribute largely to dehydrated and rough skin . This is why you need to make sure you have a lotion like the Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Glow Body Lotion in your skin care routine, be it when you’re going for a waxing session or stepping out for a day of running errands. This one contains pure cocoa butter and Stratys 3 Multi-layer moisture that leaves the skin looking healthy and glowing.

 

Never forget sunscreen

Never forget sunscreen

You’re probably missing out on the point of sunscreen in your skin care routine but years down the line, you’d know the real reason why we always endorsed sunscreen as a skin must-have. And when you’re the bride-to-be, the value of sunscreen in your life is almost synonymous to the Sabyasachi lehenga you’re aiming to wear. Remember that the sun can cause premature ageing, tanning and dark spots in no time—a nightmare for any bride! Make sure you buy an effective sunscreen like the Lakmé Sun Expert UV Lotion SPF 50 PA+++. This shields your skin against 97% UVB rays that can cause sunburns while the PA+++ saves your skin from UVA rays that can cause premature ageing. Moreover, it also helps to keep away bumps and rashes thereby giving you smooth skin.

 

Get optimum hydration

Get optimum hydration

Sure, drinking about 4 litres of water every day is a must whether you’re the bride or not. In addition to drinking water, you need to start drinking other fluids like green smoothies, green tea, peppermint teas that are full of antioxidants and will help your skin stay smooth and bacteria-free. So make sure you eat well and keep yourself hydrated at all times.

 

Care for dark underarms

Care for dark underarms

It happens to the best of us—we see our underarms going patchy or darker than they should be. Blame it on hormonal problems, shaving or bacterial infections—dark underarms are rather unsightly and you sure don’t want them if you’re planning on wearing a sleeveless choli or that sexy bikini on your honeymoon. To fight this, we suggest using the Dove Whitening Original Deo Spray that gives you a 48 hour reliable protection. Enriched with Vitamin E and fatty acids, this deo smoothens out your skin by removing the dead cells over time.

 

Get regular with mani-pedi sessions

Get regular with mani-pedi sessions

A mani-pedi session not only helps in keeping your hands and feet clean but it also removes dead skin and brightens up your complexion—just what you need as a bride. If you like pampering yourself, you can take time out to do it yourself or head over to a salon to give your skin that extra TLC. Make this a part of your skin care routine at least 6 months before the wedding day.