Each bride wants to look stunning on her wedding day. However, handling the wedding arrangements, choosing the bridal jewellery, bridal wear and among other things, you forget to take care of your skin. Here are 11 Pre-wedding Skin Care Rituals for brides that will keep you look naturally gorgeous that your spouse wouldn’t be able to take his eyes off you.
1. Start early
If you are already taking care of your skin…kudos….!!! But if you tend to procrastinate, then this is for you. Start taking care of your skin a month or two that reflects the results on your skin.
The most crucial amongst all the Indian bridal makeup tips is to have healthy and glowing skin on the wedding day. As mentioned above, starting a week before the wedding day will not help. Maintaining healthy skin takes time. Starting late and overdoing will not help and may lead to skin damage.
So take some time off for yourself and indulge in skin treatments two months prior the wedding day. Also, indulge in facials and other skin treatments at least six weeks before the ceremony. This gives your skin time to work so that you are all set for the wedding day.
2. Cleanse, tone and moisturize
Cleansing, toning, and moisturizing is a skin care ritual that should be regularly done. This will keep your skin glowing and youthful. A clean face will open up your pores and help your skin breathe better. Follow it up with toning that tightens the pores and maintains skin’s elasticity. Toning also reduces fine lines significantly. Lastly, moisturize your face that locks in the moisture into the pores keeping your skin soft and supple. Make sure to apply sunscreen before stepping out to the skin.
3. Talk about your skin to your Makeup Artist
When you hire a makeup artist, make sure to explain your needs to them clearly. For instance, if you have sensitive skin, you may need a product without harsh chemicals. Also, let them what kind of a look you want. Explaining things beforehand will save you a lot of time and help you get the look you want. Always go for a trial bridal look and don’t wait for the wedding day.
Get rid of dead skin cells, dirt and other residues by exfoliating your skin at least twice or thrice a week. Don’t overdo it as too much exfoliation will rip off natural oils and make your skin dry.
5. Wear Sunscreen
Before stepping out in the sun, make sure to apply sunscreen. If you are working every day under the sun, ensure that you reapply the sunscreen every 2-3 hours to fight UV rays and keep the skin damage-free. Apart from being one of the pre-wedding skin care rituals, it is a crucial daily skin routine.
6. Clean hands and feet
Maintain soft hands and feet by massaging almond oil or any natural oil before going to sleep at night. Oils act as an emollient that will lock in the moisture and keep your skin soft and supple. It prevents dry skin and maintains a healthy look of your skin. Also, make sure to get pedicures and manicures to maintain clean and polished nails.
7. Remove your stress naturally
If you are stuck in the wedding frenzy and find yourself all over the place, it’s time to unwind and de-stress yourself. Stress can affect your skin causing fine lines and making you look drained and tired. One of the cheapest ways to reduce stress and handle pre-wedding jitters is by meditating for at least 15-20 minutes a day. You will feel more in control of your mind.
8. Get Good Sleep
The beauty sleep is important at all, especially now since you are getting married. Try to get at least 6-8 hours of sleep. This will give your body time to repair itself. Having a good sleep every day will keep those dark circles away.
9. Release the Happy Hormone
Don’t enter a crash diet or spend hours aggressively at the gym. This will make you look tired and grumpy. If you think you need to lose weight, consult a dietitian and a fitness trainer. Start exercising at least 4-5 months before the wedding to achieve the target weight loss, especially in problem areas like tummy and thighs.
10. Diet and Detox to prevent Dehydration
Keep yourself hydrated as it will not only reflect on your body but also shows on your skin. Keep your body toxin-free by drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water. You can also drink coconut water or lime water to prevent bloating and maintain a good body.
Have a balanced diet that consists of fruits, green vegetables, and protein. Stay away from junk foods like chips, chocolates, ice creams, or carbonated drinks as they can cause bloating and skin problems. It’s okay to cheat once in a while but be mindful of it. Opt for nutritious snacks like fruits and sprouts.
11. Spa & Massage
A good day at the spa will relax your body and helps you to unwind. A good massage boosts circulation that will not only calm your mind but also reflect the glow on your face.
Follow these Pre-Wedding Skin care Rituals for brides and you will surely look like a million bucks. Our ultimate advice is to stay happy because after all, it’s your wedding day and what’s on your mind will reflect outside.