It’s tricky to put together a pre-wedding self-care routine. The market is brimming with products that promise to deliver on their propositions, but which ones must we give a chance to? You don’t want to risk triggering a breakout smack in the middle of your face right before D-day, do you? Or jeopardise the silkiness of your waves? We’re sure you’re preoccupied with a lot of formalities at the moment, so we decided to list out a few last-minute beauty fixes you can treat yourself to.
- 1. Invest in skincare tools
- 2. Pamper your tresses with hair masks
- 3. Opt for a hydrating facial
- 4. Nourish your hair with oils
- 5. Indulge in a full-body massage
1. Invest in skincare tools
We’ve watched jade rollers and gua sha claim their share of clout through Instagram’s vault of skincare hacks. Apart from tightening and firming the skin, these tools enhance circulation, soothe inflammation, drain fluids from the face, and diminish wrinkles, among a sea of other benefits. Massage your face with either of the two tools after you’ve concluded your nighttime skincare regimen and watch your skin turn firm and glowy.
2. Pamper your tresses with hair masks
Make sure you’re not neglecting your tresses. Set some time aside for a hair mask to soften your hair, reduce breakage and frizz, and repair the scalp. The TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Deep Smoothing Mask is a pro at taming flyaways, adding movement to the hair, and smoothing your tresses thanks to the keratin actives and marula oil in it. A few weeks before your wedding, swap out your regular conditioner for this nutrient-laden cocktail of goodness. You can treat your hair to the mask twice a week.
3. Opt for a hydrating facial
You can prepare at-home facials to detox your skin three or four days before your wedding. If you’re visiting the salon, make sure not to get swept up in the excitement of it all, and end up opting for a facial you’ve never tried before. Facials are a tried-and-true method that clean your pores, eliminate residual impurities, and treat blackheads, whiteheads, and acne. A hydrating facial is the absolute best before a wedding.
4. Nourish your hair with oils
Repair your hair cuticles, soften your hair, and hydrate your scalp by treating your hair to oil massages between washes. This helps exfoliate the scalp and promotes hair growth by increasing the flow of blood to the scalp. A few options you can choose from are coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, and argan oil.
5. Indulge in a full-body massage
The run-up to your special day is stressful. A massage can relax your mind, relieve tension, and rejuvenate your skin. It’s a given that you’re inundated by a lot of responsibilities at the moment. Remember that this is your day, and you deserve to treat yourself to a few hours of self-care.
Written by Urvi Shah on Dec 10, 2021
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