You have the dress, the floral arrangements have been finalized, and the first dance has been choreographed to perfection. If you’re a bride-to-be, every little detail has mattered for as long as you can remember now. For this final week, this is the time to focus on you. Taking care of your skin is a great way to de-stress before your big day. We have you covered with the advice you need to hear to keep your complexion bright and glowing for your wedding.
The most basic piece of advice is the most crucial: drink water. It can get a little old hearing this time and time again, but it never hurts to be reminded. Even though you know to drink water, sometimes we forget to actually do it. Make yourself excited to stay hydrated by treating yourself to a nice, reusable water bottle. Fill it with berries and citrus fruits to flush toxins and stay hydrated from the inside out.
Another form of wedding skin prep is a face mask. Be cautious with your selection, as you don’t want to try anything new that could potentially break out your skin before you walk down the aisle. A face mask promising a hydrated glow would be your winner! An optional guideline for the mask is if it is exfoliating or not because regardless of method, a bride should certainly exfoliate the final week to ensure a smooth base. Only exfoliate two or three times in a week, though, so as to not overdo it.
As you prepare to say “I do,” you should invest in eye care. From a rich night eye cream to a brightening morning eye cream, today’s market holds a variety of options. Key ingredients to include in your new eye cream are caffeine and vitamin C for brightening, hyaluronic acid for hydration, and vitamin E for its anti-aging properties. As an extra treat, under-eye masks provide a boost of refreshment at any time and would be perfect for the day of. Finally, a splurge for your eyes is a mini jade roller, to reduce inflammation and puffiness.
Giving yourself some extra TLC in the shower is the best way to instantly feel the results of self-care. Investing in your self-care doesn’t require spending excessive amounts of money. So long as you have the staples and a few bonuses, regardless of brand or price, you are set. The staples of a solid shower routine include shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Make these basics turn into your personal luxuries, with haircare that best fits your hair type and body wash gentle enough to nourish your skin. This final week, add in some special additions to your shower to treat your skin. Just as you exfoliate your face, your body needs a gentle scrub every few days as well to polish rough skin. Should you decide to self-tan prior to the wedding, exfoliating your skin is key.
There are many ways to prepare your skin for your big week, and you should find methods that bring you the most head-to-toe joy. With these simple practices, you’ll be glowing and photo-ready for your wedding day.