Your wedding date has been finalized, in a few months. Like every bride, you would want to look flawless on your wedding day. Skin, nails, hair, everything has to be just perfect. Your skincare routine might make or break your special day.
A good skincare regimen, starting months before the actual wedding, can help you in getting that beautiful, dewy, and glowing skin. Those days are gone where in-house skincare gives you that glowy finish in the long term.
We are here to help to get your perfect skin on the day of the wedding. This article contains all the information that you would need to perfect your skin on your wedding day.
One year before the wedding, there are a few things that you would want to consider.
How To Plan A Pre-Wedding Skin Care Regimen
1. Consult A Dermatologist
Visit a Dermatologist, at least a year or nine months prior to the wedding. Get a complete skin check. Look for any problematic areas, like hyperpigmentation, dark spots, bumpy skin, acne marks etc. know the underlying cause of them.
Also, keep your neck and upper chest region into consideration. These areas generally remain unattended but play a major role when it comes to appearance.
Ask for product recommendations concerning your skin problems. Use those products religiously, for the time left until your wedding.
2. Never Skip On Sunscreen
Sunscreen is the most important part of your regimen. It does matter what skin regimen you follow, but if you don’t apply sunscreen after it, all of it goes in vain.
It does matter, whether you are stepping out in the sun and staying in for the day. Apply sunscreen regardless of it. The mobile phones we use, television, laptop, all of them release UV rays and hence, your skin needs protection from it.
Regular use of sunscreen will have visible effects. Fewer lines and wrinkles, reduced hyperpigmentation, dark spots, etc.
3. Manage Stress
Planning a wedding can be a stressful job. Especially Indian weddings, where the preparation starts months before the wedding. Hundreds of guests pour in and managing everything at once can be stressful.
Whenever stress levels rise, it is visible on your skin. Your skin becomes dull, wrinkly, eye bags, dark circles, etc.
Make some time for yourself among the chaos. If you love reading books, then, take some time out to read your favorite books. Watching some relaxing movies, going out for a walk, listening to music. All these things will help you calm down your stress level. Lower stress levels, aka, better-looking skin.
4. Consider Laser Hair Removal
If you are into waxing or shaving, you might want to consider laser hair removal for your wedding.
Shaving and waxing appointments can be a bit hectic with other wedding preparations. It would be so much better if shaving or waxing would be the last thing on your mind to do.
Planning your sessions one year before the wedding will be best suited. Complete laser hair removal can take up to six months, with timely sessions.
5. Use Retinol
Retinol is a vitamin A derivative, used for the treatment of dark spots, wrinkles, etc. it has cell turnover properties, helps in boosting collagen production, and also diminishes hyperpigmentation.
We recommend you start with a lower percentage of retinoid first. Don’t directly jump to retinol serums. Start with creams, as they contain a lower percentage of retinol. Use it for at least 6 to 8 weeks.
Once the skin gets its tolerance, get prescribed retinol instead. It has a higher concentration of retinoid and can help you in getting radiant skin before your wedding.
6. Schedule Regular Facial Appointments
Visit an aesthetician at least 9 months before. Discuss your skin goals, your budget, your skin type, etc. Schedule your nine-month appointments. This will help you to keep track and plan things out ahead of time.
Never visit a new aesthetician just before your wedding or use a new technique or procedure.
7. Keep Your Diet In Check
It’s 6 months to your wedding; you would want to get your diet right. Diet plays an important role in how your skin feels. A good diet, which includes nuts, fruits, green vegetables, etc, can help to get your skin texture right.
Eating excess junk or on-the-go food items during your wedding prep can have a bad effect on your health and skin.
Check your alcohol intake too. Drinking too much wine, beer, can add unwanted calories to your diet and also can have effects on your skin.
8. Go For Body Massages
Relaxing body massages help to reduce your stress level. Also, many therapeutic massage oils can not only help you to nourish your skin deeply, but also solve your underlying problems.
9. Go For Regular Hair Spas
Regular hair spas not only help you calm down from all the chaos during wedding preparation but also, helps in deep nourishing your hair.
Getting that deep nourished, shiny hair would elevate your look to the next level. Also, good hair makes it easy for the stylist to style your hair on the main day.
10. Keratin Treatment
If you have unmanageable hair, which is dry, frizzy, rough, etc, we recommend you to go for keratin treatment.
This treatment will help you to manage your hair with ease and will also make your hair look quite presentable. It adds that shine and luster to your hair, that will make you look gorgeous on your special day.
11. Give Your Makeup Some Trials
Consider getting make-up trials, if you’re hiring a stylist. See what makeup suits you, which color looks good on you, what goes with the mood and the tone of the wedding.
By doing this, you can be sure what will look good on you on the main day. It would be a fuss when the look in mind doesn’t come off well on the main day.
12. Maintain Balance
Anything too extreme can be harmful. Extra cakey makeup, overly heavy gown, anything in excess, can ruin the whole vibe. Maintain that balance, in everything. Either indulging too much in the wedding prep and not focusing on yourself or staying out of the preparation too much. Remember! Balance is the key.
13. Get Your Sleep Schedule Right
Getting your schedule right is very important (I mean, obviously!). It helps you to clear your mind, manage your stress levels, and give your body much-needed rest and recovery.
A disturbed sleep cycle also affects your skin and hair. Skin gets dull when hair starts falling.
If you have too much trouble sleeping, we recommend that you visit a doctor immediately!
14. Dry Brushing
If you want healthy-looking skin on your wedding day, you might want to invest in dry brushes.
Dry brushing not only exfoliates but also helps in increasing blood circulation, removing toxins from the lymphatic system, etc.
Doing this every week before bath for a year or so can get you healthy-looking glowy skin for your wedding.
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Wedding preparation can be a hectic task. Even the smallest things need to be well planned, at least a year. From what you dress is gonna be to setting up Dermatologist appointments, etc can be stressful. Amidst this, prepping your skin for the main day also requires planning. In the above article, we tried focusing on every aspect that you might want to consider if you want to have that glowy, beautiful skin. All these things have been well experimented with, and results show suggestions. We wish you all the very best for your wedding. May you and your partner have a long, beautiful life ahead of each other.