I am a makeup artist who cannot stress enough . . . the importance of taking care of your skin from the inside and out with proper nutrition and a skincare regimen! Why? Because it is key to having a beautiful complexion. This way you won’t need to use a lot of makeup to hide who you are, rather it will enhance your natural features and beauty. Naturally, every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day and for many women that means dress fittings and hair and makeup tests to ensure that everything looks just right. But all that preparation will go to waste if your skin isn’t perfect!
Good skin takes work. You can’t just start taking care of your skin the night before your wedding and have it looking fantastic on the wedding day – it’s not going to work.
It takes a minimum of three months to get skin into tip-top shape, and implementing proper skincare into your wedding planning will keep things on track. Just like dress fittings, you need to include products and facials as part of your routine and budget for the big day.
Here are some easy tips to get you glowing.
Daily skincare routine: The key to beautiful skin is to follow these three easy steps: cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize.
It all starts with cleansing, morning and night and I emphasize the night. Going to bed with your makeup on is just a sin and should NEVER happen no matter what! Cleansing your skin removes dirt, oil and bacteria, which can help keep your pores clear.
Once you’ve cleansed your face, it’s time to exfoliate. Whether you exfoliate daily or weekly depends both on the product you’re using and your skin type. If your skin gets irritated or feels raw, change to a gentler product or reduce the frequency you exfoliate. Regardless of how often you exfoliate, it’s a crucial step for beautiful skin. You need to get rid of those dead skin cells to get smooth and glowing skin.
The most important step is hydration: Moisturizers get such a bad rap, because a lot of them are too heavy for oily skin, but there are some great oil-free moisturizers out there. Every morning, use a moisturizer with an SPF of 15 or higher – no excuses!
You might have to undergo some trial-and-error with your products, but once you find products that work for you, you’ll see a big difference in your skin. Remember . . . cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize!
By Linh Ventura | www.kisbridalservices.com