14 Skincare Tips that will help you to maintain that bridal glow!
From what I have heard and seen on YouTube, skincare can be quite daunting. “Yeh karo toh chamak jaoge, yeh lagao toh gore ho jaoge, lighten your dark parts, etc etc.” Honestly, I think all you need is clear and clean skin. I read about this bride Avantika Singh who wore just eyeliner and lipstick at her wedding! She was fully confident about her skin which needed no makeup! She followed a strict skincare routine and maintained a healthy diet for the same. In hopes of inspiring other brides to be confident about their skin, I decided to write a blog about skincare tips. You don’t have to skip makeup entirely, but good skin can help you with the heavy makeup too
1. Keep Stress at Bay
For real. If you are constantly stressed about the smallest of things, it will appear on your face. A good idea is to not leave everything for the last moment. Start early and pan it out accordingly!
Don’t hesitate to approach a dermatologist for your skin treatments or ailments. You don’t have to worry about the long bill this time. Just focus on your betterment!
It might get a little annoying to pee every 45 minutes but that is no excuse to skip water! Drink at least 3-4 liters of water everyday. No, there is no other escape! Water also helps in healthy bowel movements which are also important to have a good day!
4. The Korean Way
You can always go the Korean way! Koreans believe that it is important to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized throughout. You get to use all the fancy products in the Korean skincare routine. Don’t opt for this one just a few months before the wedding. Give your skin some time to adjust to the routine that you adopt.
Okay. There is no easy way to say this, but you might have to cut down on your alcohol consumption! Alcohol is known to dehydrate the body. It also has a certain amount of empty calories and sugar. Big culprit, this alcohol!
All the wedding stress can easily get to you. One of the easiest ways to negate stress is to meditate. Trust me it is the best thing in the world. First thing when you wake up and the last thing before you sleep. Make it a habit and you’ll see the wonders!
Clean, tone and moisturize. We often think it is not necessary to moisturize or tone your skin. But it is! Toners help to minimise pores and add an extra layer of protection to your skin. The best toner is rose water. Throw away those fancy pants ones that you own! Kids, moisturize unless you want dry skin!
Get adequate sleep, my child. I can’t stress this enough- it is not cool to brag about sleeping for 4 hours and maintaining an unhealthy lifestyle. Sleep for minimum 7-8 hours. Don’t give me excuses like “I don’t have time to sleep for 8 hours! I have to ten different things to do blah blah blah.” Unless you’re the Prime Minister of India, you can definitely sleep for 8 hours.
Refined sugar is one of the biggest culprits in deteriorating your health. It also leads to acne. This means no soda drinks, no packaged juices, biscuits, etc. Replace your sugar with natural alternatives like dates, fresh fruits and jaggery. You can use refined sugar to make homemade scrubs!
10. Daily Essentials
Just follow two steps religiously and 50% of your care is already done! Apply SPF every morning even if you plan to stay indoors. SPF should be included in your morning routine like brushing your teeth is! At night apply aloevera gel every night before you hit the bed. Bride or not, you HAVE TO follow these two extremely important and easy steps for a healthy skin!
Some Important Pointers
- Facials– Monthly facials will help you to maintain a healthy glow on your face. It is also very effective to remove excess dirt and grime from your face.
- Eye care– The skin around the eyes ages quickly and it is also quite delicate. A good way to save yourself from dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles is to dab some eye cream every night. Remember, consistency is the key!
- Routine- Like I said in the previous point, consistency is the key. Experiment and find a skincare routine that suits you. More importantly, stick to it. Changing routines might cause a lot of damage.
- Acne- Things can get sticky if you have acne prone skin. You have to be extra careful when it comes to makeup and other skin care products. Make sure to use products that are labelled ‘non-comedogenic’.
Skincare is not that daunting. Just focus a little on your skin and things will be sorted!