In the upcoming posts I will be sharing my top beauty tips for the ultimate bridal glow. Today’s post will focus on hair and body beauty routines including my current favourite products, with tips and advice on how to get your skin in top-notch shape before your wedding.
Prior to an important event, you will want to start pampering your self to look and feel your best. Below I will list the initial steps towards this process.
- Start early
I would advise adapting a steady skin care routine a year to 6 months prior to your special event. If you don’t have that long before the wedding day, I would personally avoid trying anything new, that may cause break outs or irritation.
Your wedding is the perfect excuse for some extra pampering. I would advise booking monthly facials to refresh your skin. A facial massage can stimulate the blood circulation and keep your skin looking pink, not sallow. You can also request extractions. where the beautician removes the dirt out of your pores. The process takes preparation and special techniques that, if done at home, can lead to irritation, or worse.
- Drink plenty of fluid
Keep your body hydrated, it helps with the release f toxins from your skin. No matter what type of skin you have, drinking water helps. Snacking on watery fruits like watermelon works too. Other super foods for your face: grapefruit, broccoli and lettuce.
- Body Scrubs
Adding a body scrub into your weekly beauty routine is a great way to exfoliate your skin, scrubbing off the dead skin cells will leave your skin feeling fresh, and smooth. Add a bath to your weekly routine and throw in bath salts with sodium bicarbonate, this will help break down the dry patches.
- Wear SPF
It’s easier to prevent your lips from getting chapped than it is to repair them if they’re already dry and cracked. If you spend lots of time outdoors, especially in windy, sunny or cold weather, a thick balm with SPF 30 will keep your lips hydrated.
- Facial Masks
A mask isn’t meant to replace your daily face-washing routine; it’s only mean to enhance it. A mask will help melt the hard sebum (or oily substance) in your pores, something washing alone won’t do. If your skin is oily, use a mask every other day. If you have dry skin, once or twice per month should keep oil and dirt from building up.
It’s important to use the right moisturiser according to your skin type. If you have oily skin you don’t want to add more moisture, but you do want to hydrate. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid or ferulic acid, both of which help your skin maintain water. For dry skin, stick with the hyaluronic acid or ferulic acid, but don’t worry about finding an oil-free formula. Your skin craves moisture. If you break out easily, choose a moisturiser thats noncomedogenic. It should say so on the bottle. For sensitive skin, Your go-to is a fragrance-free product
My current favourite products:
- Shampoo Garnier Ultimate Blends
- Conditioner Macadamia Natural Oil
- TRESemme Volume Mouse
- Garnier Oil Beauty
- Garnier Oil Beauty Body Scrub
- Garnier Oil Spray
- Clinique All About Eyes
- Garnier Moisturiser
- No.7 Protect and Perfect
- Garnier Pure Active
- Clinique Exfoliating Brush
- Clinique 123 Step
- EOS Lip Balm