Early last week we shared our first Bridal Season 2013 post, where we showed you three simple yet classic wedding guest outfits. Here is the link to that post for your reference: Bridal Season 2013 - Apricot Collection - Wedding Guest Edition.
In today's article we are going to concentrate on the bride to be only - specifically skincare tips.
When you are a bride to be, you don't want to compromise on anything. This includes every detail from your wedding favors to your wedding gown and jewelry. So, why compromise on having less than perfect skin on the day itself?
For women who have normal skin, you may not feel the need to put in extra effort to ensure that your skin is in good condition before your special day. However, women who have dry, oily, or combination skin must take extra care of their skin to ensure it is free of skin problems and glows with good health.
It's never too early to begin a skin care routine to ensure healthy and clear skin, even if this means starting a few months before your wedding ceremony.
If you have oily skin, you will need to keep a range of products especially formulated for oily skin at hand. Usually women who have oily skin tend to have a drier epidermis but an oily underneath. Depending on the season you are getting married in, try your best to have a range of products that you can use during that particular season to maintain the health of your oily skin.
Here is the ideal routine for oily skin:
Cleanser: Your facial cleanser should be gel based. Apply it on your face and neck with soft circular motions and rinse carefully, making sure you splash water at least 10 times. In case you are getting married in winter you can use a creamier cleanser as you skin may become dry.
Product Recommendation: Avene Diacneal Gel Cleanser
Toner: Never use an alcohol based toner! These toners will dry your skin surface completely, while locking the impurities beneath it leading to pimples or ever acne. You must never over dry you skin. The best toners for oily skin are those with AHAs.
Product Recommendation: Lerosett Purifying Acne Toner
Tip: Apply cucumber water with a clean cotton pad for a refreshing and clean feel.
Moisturizer: Moisturizing oily skin helps prevent the release of more oil and pimples, since dry skin leads to production of oil. A cream that helps mattify the surface of your skin will give you a clean, clear, and younger looking skin - exactly what you need on your wedding day!
Product Recommendation: Pevonia Botanica Mattifying Oily Skin Cream
Foundation: If you want to use a foundation as a base for bridal make-up that will work, always make sure you cleanse your face and neck thoroughly before going to sleep. On the day of, try to use only oil-free formulas. If you feel that applying a oil-free foundation, then try applying mineral makeup instead. Here is an article that explains how to get the best makeup look for the hot summer season.
When removing your makeup, use a make up remover made especially for oily skin type and use a clean cotton ball to wipe away the eye shadow, mascara, lipstick, liner etc. You must also use a good quality facial exfoliant to get rid of the grime, dirt, and clogged pores. Ideally you should use an exfoliant only twice each week, and concentrate on your 'T' zone (the forehead, nose, and chin).
Here is an easy do-it-yourself article we posted on making an oatmeal scrub exfoliant.
Finally, if you have followed the routine laid out for you and are still affected by skin problems, run to an expert. A dermatologist will be able to offer you better solutions and ensure your beauty is not just skin deep on your nuptials!
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In our next article in the Bridal Season 2013 series, we will be sharing a few more beauty tips for the bride to be...Stay tuned!
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