With only a month left to go for your big day, we are sure you are feeling all sorts of stress and still have a bunch of things to cross off from your to-do list. But don’t let that get in the way of taking care of your skin. After all, you’ve been pampering it with the best of treatments and products in the past few months to ensure you look your glowing best on the big day, right?
Now that you are just weeks away, avoid making any big changes to your skincare routine. Don’t follow any advice that aunts and relatives might be sending your way and avoid doing these five things a month before your wedding.
01. New skincare products
All sorts of beauty advice seem tempting when people associate terms like instant glow and all-natural. But don’t fall for these promises, especially now when you can’t take risks with your skin. If your skin looks better than it did before, stick to your current skincare routine and avoid introducing anything new to it. DIY face packs and scrubs are a big no-no during this time.
02. New hair colour
You may want to flaunt a new hair colour on your wedding day, but we advise waiting for it until after your wedding. No matter how good a colourist you have, no one can predict how the colour might oxidise or look against your skin tone. If you wish to refresh your current hair colour, just ask the colourist to put clear gloss for that stunning shine.
03. Staying up all night
Sleep deprivation can have several adverse effects on your body and skin. Apart from dark circles and breakouts due to lack of sleep, you may even experience weakened immunity, leading to viral infections. Catch up with your friends during the day and get enough sleep at night. If you have problems sleeping due to stress, try meditation or put a few drops of lavender essential oil on your pillowcase.
04. Fad diets
Many brides-to-be go on crash diets or juice cleanses a month before their wedding in an attempt to shed off some weight. You need calories to keep your mind and body active and be in a good mood, but that does not mean you only eat calories. Have balanced, home-cooked meals along with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Drink enough water and do not skip any meal.
Alcohol makes you feel and look puffy, and it contains a lot of calories. Avoiding it in the final month of your wedding will do you good. Alcohol also dilates blood vessels, so if you want to look good in those wedding photos without any redness on your face, keep alcohol at bay.