Most of us have suffered breakouts— be it due to unhealthy foods, hormonal imbalance or because of the fact that we haven’t followed a skin care regime. While on any other day, we’re just going to see that as yet another BSD (bad skin day), waking up to a pimple on your wedding day can mean the end of the world. It only means caking your face up with makeup hoping that the cameras don’t catch the pimple. But guess what? If you give your skin that much needed love and respect before your wedding, you might not see this day. How does one ensure you don’t get a pimple on your big day? Well, at least you can try your best keeping these tips in mind...
Keep it minimal
 

Keep it minimal

While you’ve been eating right to ensure your skin glows on your big day, also try going easy on makeup a few days before your wedding day. We’re not saying shun it completely but use base makeup that feels feathery light on the skin and doesn’t clog your pores—something that causes your skin to breakout immediately. While you apply light makeup, make sure you layer your skincare routine before that keeping a sunscreen as one of the most important parts of your regime if you wish to prevent pimples on your wedding day.

Use a powerful cleansing tool
 

Use a powerful cleansing tool

If you follow the CTM (cleansing-toning-moisturising) routine, you’re winning at skin care. If you aren’t, you’re doing more harm than you actually know. So if you truly wish to keep pimples at bay during your wedding, start now by investing in a pimple controlling face wash. We suggest using the Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash, which is infused with Active Thymo-T Essence that uses Lock+Clear technology to banish pimples. Using this daily will ensure that your sebum production is in check and you don’t end up with a pimple on your big day.

Pay attention to your pores
 

Pay attention to your pores

Pores clogged with grime and sweat is one of the major monsters behind the appearance of a pimple. While using a powerful face wash will ensure that your face is cleansed, using a toner will make sure your pores shrink and aren’t clogged with impurities. For this, we suggest using the Lakmé Absolute Pore Fix Toner. The alcohol free toner works hard to remove impurities from deep within the pore bed to leave you with clean, taut skin.

Buff away dead skin
 

Buff away dead skin

It’s not enough that you cleanse, tone and moisturise. If you ask us, exfoliating your skin is just as necessary a step. Dull skin can be a major cause of concern, especially if you are a bride-to-be. Moreover, dull skin is often a result of dead skin buildup, which causes acne and blackheads. This is why, as a part of your skin care routine, make sure you rely on an exfoliant like the St.Ives Fresh Face Apricot Scrub because this one has the power to remove excess oil and dirt from the skin. It contains apricot that heals, soothes, protects and energises your skin. It’s also rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin B and Vitamin E—all of which leave your skin glowing and hydrated.

Change your pillowcase regularly
 

Change your pillowcase regularly

This might sound rather absurd to you but the fact of the matter is that your pillow case might be a breeding ground for bacteria. All the sweat, makeup and grime might rub onto your pillowcase and cause some serious damage to your skin in the form of acne. You’re basically sleeping in a bacteria ridden environment for all of 8 hours. What can be more detrimental than that? So while you do it all to ensure you don’t wake up to a pimple on your big day, also make sure you wash your pillow covers and cases regularly.

Keep stress levels in check
 

Keep stress levels in check

You’re going to say it’s easier said than done, especially when you’re the on the verge of being bridezilla. But truth is that when you’re stressed, your adrenal glands go on an overdrive. This is when your androgens increase and cause pimples. Yes, there will be stressful times and a whole lot of activities that need your attention but make sure you spend some time distressing like getting massages or pampering yourself.