With the wedding season around the corner and lockdown rules being eased a little, we are sure your wedding plans are back on track. But given the uncertain times, it is understandable if this time leading up to the wedding seems like a whirlwind affair.
But in this complete hustle to figure things out and preparing for D-day, we are sure your beauty and skincare needs have taken a backseat. If this is the case, you’re in for a treat. We’ve compiled a list of some amazing skincare tips that every bride-to-be needs to follow STAT.
- 1. Follow a basic CTM routine
- 2. Care for your undereye area
- 3. Use a face mask regularly
- 4. Take care of your lips
- 5. Use a sunscreen without fail
1. Follow a basic CTM routine
Following a cleansing, toning and moisturising (CTM) routine twice a day forms the basis of a good skincare routine. This helps to get rid of all the dirt, impurities and makeup that could clog your pores, balance the pH levels of your skin and keep it soft, supple and moisturised.
2. Care for your undereye area
Preparing for a wedding means a lot of late nights and an erratic sleep schedule leading to the appearance of puffy eyes and dark circles. But an easy way to tackle is by regularly applying eye cream, twice a day. Other than this, apply a cooling eye mask once every 2-3 days to calm and soothe the undereye area and reduce puffiness and dark circles.
3. Use a face mask regularly
Face masks are not just a great way to instantly make your skin glow, but also deeply nourish, hydrate and condition your skin, apart from treating specific skin concerns, if any. It does so, thanks to the potent skincare ingredients present in the face masks. Ensure that you use a face mask at least two to three times a week or a sheet mask every single day. This is a secret to achieving clear, glowing and blemish-free skin that every bride dreams of. But avoid trying too many DIY face masks unless you know that a particular recipe works for you.
4. Take care of your lips
Lips are often one of the most ignored areas in skincare, but since you are a bride-to-be, you must take regular care of your lips as well. Use a lip scrub twice a week to get rid of dead skin and reveal baby soft, pink lips. Additionally, use a good lip balm with nourishing and moisturising ingredients such as shea butter, petroleum jelly or essentials oils to help pucker your pout for all those stunning wedding pictures.
5. Use a sunscreen without fail
If you don’t already use a sunscreen every single day, then this is a great time to start. Prevent your skin from the damage caused by harmful UV rays by applying a sunscreen of at least SPF 50 every single day, without fail. But that’s not all, you also need to reapply the sunscreen every two to three hours to truly protect your skin from sun damage.
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