Got a month’s time till your big day arrives? We suggest you start taking extra care of your skin NOW. Wedding preps can be exhausting and stressful, the constant running around may start to show up as dullness on your skin. So, in addition to following a skin-loving diet, adopt a proper skincare routine that you can keep up with daily without making excuses for skipping a single step. Give yourself 15 minutes every day and follow these simple steps for skin that radiates when the wedding date rolls around...
- 01. Cleanse with a hydrating wash
- 02. Apply toner soon after cleansing
- 03. Apply a hydrating treatment
- 04. Moisturise
- 05. Finish off with an SPF
01. Cleanse with a hydrating wash
Switch to a gentle and hydrating facial wash ahead of your wedding. This is because these formulations do not over strip your face of moisture and keep it looking plump and glowing. If your skin runs on the oilier side, use a lightweight formula with nourishing ingredients like vitamin B to keep greasiness at bay. Since it is often recommended to skip physical exfoliation while prepping your skin for your D-Day, you can incorporate a soft-bristled facial brush to clean your face and get similar benefits without over scrubbing your face.
02. Apply toner soon after cleansing
Applying toner right after cleaning your face helps close up open pores, locking in the moisture and hydration instantly. It also helps keep your skin dewy, while controlling oiliness and greasiness. A toner is a good way to prep your skin for the next steps in your routine.
BB picks: Lakme Absolute Pore Fix Toner
03. Apply a hydrating treatment
There are a couple of ways you can add an extra dose of hydration before going in with a moisturiser. Sheet masks drenched in essences, face serums or nourishing face oils can help deliver potent skin-loving ingredients to your skin in concentrated doses. They are also a great way to prep your skin for makeup once the wedding rituals roll around!
Whether you have dry skin or oily, it is necessary to moisturise to maintain the lipid barrier of your skin and keep it healthy. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to add extra TLC to dehydrated and stressed skin. Make sure you are taking the product down to your neck and chest, those areas get dry too!
05. Finish off with an SPF
If your wedding is in a couple of weeks, chances are you will have to be going places. Keep your skin protected at all times by using a broad spectrum SPF that fights UV damage to keep your skin looking healthy and problem-free.
BB picks: Dermalogica Oil Free Matte SPF 30
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