Daily Archives: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Prepping Your Skin for the Big Day

    If you want to look great on your wedding day, it all begins with good skin. One cannot stress enough how important it is to care for your skin before your wedding day. You want to aim for a glowing and flawless look, not a stressed and haggard look, especially when you’re going to be walking to meet your future husband!

    So, when do you start prepping your skin for the wedding? The day before, a week before, or months before? You guessed it! Prepping your skin for the wedding should begin months in advance!
     Here’re the reasons why:

    • Prepping only a day before won’t change your skin at all. In fact, you’ll end up with the same looking skin the day before!
    • Having treatments a week before the wedding will make you end up with reddish and clearly treated skin! A week before won’t give your skin time enough to heal and look flawless.
    • Prepping your skin isn’t a one-time thing. It’s a habit that needs to be started early on.

    What are the steps you can take to end up with glowing skin on your wedding?

     1. Wash your face!

    Getting flawless skin is as easy as washing your face regularly. Wash in the morning before putting on the necessary skin products and cosmetics and then wash again at night to take all the accumulated dirt and grime off.

    Note: If you don’t, bacteria will flourish in your skin, damaging barriers and leaving you prone to acne formation.

     2. Moisturize!

    Don’t think that only people with dry skin needs to moisturize their face! Even oily skinned people need to put on moisturizer. This is a great misconception that needs to be corrected.

    Note: Keeping your skin moisturized will help prevent drying of the skin and formation of wrinkles.

     3. Exfoliate!

    Exfoliation does wonders for your skin. You can do this at least twice a week. This will help shed your skin of dead skin cells and keep your skin rejuvenated, smooth, and looking young.

    Note: Use gentle exfoliators! Using harsh chemicals on your face might end up giving you inflamed and peeling skin.

     4. Get enough sleep!

    While the definition of good sleep varies from person to person and also differs according to lifestyle, a good rule of thumb to follow is that enough sleep will keep your skin healthy.

    Note: When you’re stressed out and overworked, notice those zits just like to pop up?

     5. Hydrate!

    Yes, water is an effective moisturizer. It keeps the skin hydrated and elastic.

    Note: Drinking 2 liters of water a day is a great habit to practice. It helps with your overall health as well.

     6. Eat right!

    Your skin is affected by what you eat. If you eat too much oily food and junk, it’ll end up on your skin. Seriously. If you can’t stave off eating oily food and junk food, at least limit it and add more green, leafy vegetables to your diet. Eating fruits also helps. These food contain vitamins and minerals that work miracles on your skin.

    Note: Vary your diet to include all colors of fruits and vegetables!

     7. Exercise!

    This isn’t everyone’s favorite and if it’s not a habit of yours, at least walking everyday would be good for you. Exercise helps remove toxins from the body, that when otherwise accumulated can end up on zits on your skin.

    Note: Walking or cycling doesn’t have to be exhaustive. You can even dance the toxins off or swim!

     8. Start treatment!

    If you have acne problems and other skin conditions, it’s time to get it treated in advance before your wedding. This way, if there are any scarring that will develop, your skin will have enough time to heal before the wedding.

    Note: If you have no skin problems, your treatments can be as simple as getting regular facials. This will help rid your skin of unwanted white and black heads that can also develop into pimples if not cared for properly.

    Prepping your skin for the wedding doesn’t have to be expensive. Develop these habits and you’re going to be well on your way to looking fabulous on your wedding day!