There are many factors that can affect the health of your skin right before the wedding. From stress to heavy makeup and improper diet, your skin can have to take on a lot. This is especially troublesome for oily, acne-prone skin that tends to break out at the first sign of any disruption in the regular flow of things. This is because your body's response to something like stress is to put the sebaceous glands into overdrive, leading to excessive sebum production and clogging of pores. Not to mention, oily patches make your complexion look dull, ruining the lit-from-within skin you’ve worked so hard to achieve months in advance. But fret not, cause we’re going to share some easy-to-follow tips that will keep any nasty pimples from popping up ruining and your big day.
- 01. Include acne-fighting ingredients in your routine
- 02. Watch your lifestyle
- 03. Don’t over-exfoliate
- 04. Aim at keeping your skin soothed and calm
- 05. Focus on oil control
01. Include acne-fighting ingredients in your routine
Build your bridal skincare routine with care, keeping in mind your acne-prone skin type. Ingredients like salicylic acid, lactic acid, glycolic acid, sulphur, and azelaic acid work wonders in controlling breakouts and maintaining clear, glowing skin. You can incorporate these ingredients either in the form of cleansers and/or potent serums to keep breakouts at bay.
BB picks: Dermalogica Age Bright Clearing Serum
02. Watch your lifestyle
We cannot stress this point enough. No matter how many products you have to fight blemishes, your day-to-day activities can still be a cause for concern. Avoid foods with processed sugar, excessive caffeine and trans fats as much as possible. Also, take some time off at the end of the day to take a breather and indulge in stress-relieving activities.
03. Don’t over-exfoliate
It’s super essential to include a scrub in your skincare routine. But, don’t scrub your face daily — it’s can lead to minor tears on the skin and even cause redness and inflammation. Stick to scrubbing your face one to two times a week to get rid of dead skin and dirt build-up that clog the pores and cause acne. Getting rid of surface dirt helps your skincare products penetrate better and show better results.
04. Aim at keeping your skin soothed and calm
Stress and a bad diet can also result in skin inflammation, leading to breakouts that are nothing less than a nightmare for a bride-to-be. Alongside the acne-fighting ingredients mentioned above, you also need to add skin-soothing staples to your regimen. Calming ingredients like aloe and oatmeal are one of the most effective ways to soothe inflammation.
BB picks: Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel
05. Focus on oil control
Whatever you do through the bridal week, keep watching your skin for excessive oiliness. Do not let the oil sit on your face for long as it can clog your pores and cause breakouts. Keep products like micellar water and mattifying mists handy and use when necessary.