If you are getting married anytime soon, you may already be worried about your ‘look’ on the big day. Getting married is a fresh and exciting start to a new phase in life, but can often be stressful and spell skin problems for many brides to be.
Since, you don’t want to compromise on anything – right down from your wedding favors to your wedding gown and jewelry, why compromise on looking less than perfect on the day itself? If you have problem skin, you can always prepare yourself in advance with solutions from your kitchen while also seeking advice of a skin specialist.
Typically, there are 3 – 4 types of skins and they are:
* Dry Skin
* Normal Skin
* Oily Skin
* Combination Skin
Women who have normal skin do not need to put in extra effort to take care of their skin. 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.
While there are plenty of good skin treatments available for mild to moderate skin problems, it’s imperative that you employ a good home-based treatment routine. Your skin care routine must include a gentle facial exfoliant, a toner, a moisturizer, and a good cleanser or make-up remover that suits your skin type.
As a bride to be, you’d want to make sure that your home-based skin treatment is good enough to ensure that you look your glowing and stunning best on your wedding day. If you think that you have moderate to severe skin problem, it’s best to consult a reputable and experienced Dermatologist or Esthetician. Check with your girlfriends for a referral. The best way to start professional skin treatment is to begin with a consultation. Don’t fall for ‘package’ treatments instead stick to the traditional skin treatments and always make a decision only after you have researched for the products or medication over the Internet. Remember, whatever treatment you undergo, it’s bound to reflect on your face and body!! So be careful, and make a well-thought of choice.
Having understood the basics, it’s now time to know everything about healthy, blemish-free, clear skin that glows with all its confidence. 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.
Let’s start with oily skin: if you have oily skin, you 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 have a range of products that you can use during that season to maintain the health of your oily skin.
Here’s the ideal routine for oily skin:
Note: Always use non-greasy creams, lotions, etc. Since you already have oily skin, you don’t need further lubrication.
Cleanser: Your clean 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.
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.
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 matts the surface of your skin will give you a clean, clear, and younger looking skin. And that’s what you’d need on your wedding day!
Foundation: If you want to use a foundation as a base for bridal make-up that’ll work. Just make sure you cleanse your face and neck thoroughly before going to sleep. Try to use only oil-free formulas.
You can 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).
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!