The skin care advice every bride-to-be needs to know before her big day!

23 July 2015

The skin care advice every bride-to-be needs to know before her big day!

While a bride’s natural happy glow will no doubt be apparent on her big day; the stress of planning a wedding can take its toll on your skin – not what you had in mind when you imagined how you would look walking down the aisle!

But help is at hand; with a few simple tweaks to your beauty regime your complexion will look radiant for the special occasion.

1) Preparation is key

Just as you would give careful attention to all the other details of your wedding, it’s important to have a plan for your pre-wedding skin care. Visit a specialist as early as possible to create a customised treatment plan.

2) Sun protection

Harmful UV rays can cause serious damage to your skin. On a superficial level this can mean fine lines and wrinkles as well as an uneven skin tone. To care for your skin in the sun wear a high factor sun cream and cover up in a hat and long sleeves.

3) Eat healthily

What your put into your body will be reflected on the outside. Give your complexion the nutrition it needs for a healthy glow by eating plenty of green vegetables and fruit. Some studies have also shown that dairy products and sugary foods can cause acne, so avoid these in the run up to your wedding.

4) Stay hydrated

Ask any beauty expert about the secrets to great looking skin and they’ll insist upon the importance of staying hydrated. Aim to drink at least two litres of water a day to get your skin looking at its best.

5) Exfoliate

Dead skin cells dull the complexion, so make sure you exfoliate well to remove these and create a smooth texture. Treatments like Microdermabrasion are the most effective way to brighten lacklustre skin.

6) Get your beauty sleep

Puffy, tired eyes are the last thing you want in your wedding photos, so make sure you’re not scrimping on a solid eight hours a night in the run up to your nuptials.

7) Moisturise

Moisture really is the key to a healthy complexion, so on top of all that water, make sure you’re applying plenty of moisturiser in the morning and evening.

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