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A few months before your wedding, you’ve made great strides to make sure you appear picture-perfect from top to bottom. Your glittering silver gown is accented by the tiara at the top. You feel elegant and confident – no one can divert the attention away from you on your wedding day! But before practicing to walk down the aisle, you take a look in the mirror to see acne, fine lines, and pimples resting between your brows. Reality dawns on you: no one is immune to complicated skin conditions, not even a bride. That is why you need to utilize the months before the wedding to focus on skincare so you appear your best on the wedding day.

Yes, it is indeed possible to achieve that radiant skin with a natural glow – all you need to do is follow a skincare regime while paying attention to detail. Here are some tips to help you achieve gorgeous skin before your wedding day.

Use moisturizer

Not using moisturizer every day is one of the biggest skin care mistakes you could make leading up to your wedding. Whether you wash your face once in a morning or couple of times in a day, apply a moisturizer after the water dries; this is the time when the liquid absorbs best and the skin is porous.

If you have oily complexion, you can use an oil-free moisturizer that is applicable once a day, while brides with dry skin can use a regular one that is applied twice a day in morning and at night. When moisturizing, remember to focus on the dry and oily areas of your body, and apply accordingly.

Remove unwanted hair

Waxing is a great way to remove unwanted hair from your arms, underarms, legs, and other areas of your body; the choice of waxing a single body part or the whole body is entirely yours. However, make sure to get an experienced professional to perform the task; otherwise it may result in pain, which can sometimes be unbearable too. Waxing can be done on a regular basis a few months before the wedding as well as a few days before the big occasion.

There is also the option of laser hair removal, which allows brides to kiss the painful process of removing hair from waxes and creams goodbye. Laser hair removal clinics are located throughout the state in the US and many of them offer free consultations. Advanced skin care clinics may also provide other services that brides may find useful, such as skin rejuvenation.

Stay hydrated

Drinking water is good for health – it’s no secret. And there are studies stating that drinking more H20 would give you healthier skin. One a side note, it won’t hurt to remove carbonated beverages from your diet and consume more H20 instead (your waistline would thank you as well).

Drinking two or more glasses per day will also improve blood flow to the skin, which will give one of the biggest organs of your body much needed rejuvenation. Staying dehydrated can make wrinkles and fine lines more prominent, so develop a routine to drink plenty of water every day before and even after your wedding to look and feel your best when it comes to the appearance of your skin.


Facial and toner

You’ll find facial in almost every pre-bridal package you scrutinize or sign up for. The facial you should go for depends on your skin type (dry, normal, or oily) as well as any conditions of your skin (acne, a few pimples, or thoroughly clean). It is recommended to opt for facials that use ingredients known to supply essential nutrients to your skin such as mint, honey, apple, cucumber and strawberries.

Toners would also work well to help you achieve that tip-top skin glow for the wedding day. Skip toners that include alcohol, as they can result in dryness of the skin surface, blocking the impurities that lie beneath. Brides with oily skin should take extra care and avoid over drying their skin. Toners that include AHAs are a better option as they free up clogged pores and helps in promoting the smooth texture of the skin. A good option can be a clean cotton pad dipped in cucumber water and applied to the skin.

Liz Becker


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