9 Effective Skin Care Tips For Brides To Be
For once when it is also about others
Yes, the first and foremost reason you need to take care of your skin is for your own self. And only after that, for others. The only exception being, for the day you get married! Because on that day, not only would you want to look and feel good, but also, every one’s eyes are going to be on you! And for good reason too! You will own the day and there will be cameras to document your every mood, and these albums will stay with you forever. So what are you going to do about it?
Start right now
Whether your wedding is a week away or a month, this is as good a time to start as any. Because, while a quick parlour visit before the big day will work on a superficial level, taking care of your skin at home on a daily basis for some time before that will make a huge difference on how you look on that day. Here are some simple but hugely beneficial things you can do at home which are as important as making the guest list and the shopping outings!
Do not get frantic with all the wedding planning and shopping and the last minute panics. It will only add to your stress. Stress shows immediately on your skin, under your eyes, and in a hundred different other ways. And it does not help your skin absorb all the goodness you might pamper it with. So, relax. Try and enjoy whatever it is that you have to do. And this will set the base for all other home remedies.
Yes. Sleep. As much as your body needs, and may be a little bit more. Sleeping beauty and beauty sleep are not often used phrases for nothing. All the beauty treatments that you do actually manifest themselves during those minimum eight hours of sleep you need to give yourself every night. Even without them, just a good night’s sleep gives your skin a freshness and glow that comes from within. And while at it, do not forget to rub on some eye cream or eye gel before you go to bed to ensure there will be no dark circles or bags under your eyes on the big day.
Drink lots of water
Keeping your skin hydrated is one of the best treatments you can give it. The fluids help in quick skin rejuvenation, improves its elasticity, gives it a healthy glow, and helps enhance the other good you do it.
Exfoliation will help remove the older skin and give your skin time to grow fresh new cells for a fresh new glow on your wedding. Start exfoliating gently now, so you do not have to go in for any aggressive exfoliation in the last minute. Some gentle exfoliators you can make and use at home and hence avoid the chemicals are baking soda with water, raw sugar with honey and lemon juice, coffee with olive oil, ground oatmeal with salt and water, sugar with coconut oil, blueberries blended with sugar and honey, and tomato paste and sugar. One thing to remember though is not to overdo the exfoliation routine as you would not want to remove more than just the dead cells! Twice a week exfoliation should do the trick.
Face masks do a whole lot of things at one go. For example they moisturize the skin, get rid of excess oil, clean your pores and also exfoliate. So think of face masks as intensive treatment for your skin when you have little time. Some face masks you can make and apply at home are a mix of the following: banana with yogurt and honey, cider vinegar with water, powder milk pasted in water, plain whole egg mayonnaise, yogurt with orange pulp and aloe, plain mustard paste, egg with honey, egg with lemon, avocado with honey, ripe papaya with hone and lemon juice, strawberries with yogurt and honey, cucumber with Greek yogurt, to name a few. Apply the mask of your choice on your face, lie back and relax till it dries, then gently wash off with cool water.
Always always pat on a bit of sunscreen every day even if you are not stepping out. The ultraviolet rays of the sun are harming your skin all the time during daylight hours. Do this not only to avoid tanning but for overall skin health. Here are some chemical free sunscreens you can make and use at home. To make your own peppermint sunscreen, mix a few drops each of lavender, spearmint and peppermint oils in distilled water. To make your own aloe vera sunscreen, mix a few drops of peppermint oil and clove oil along with a little aloe vera gel and stir it into your body lotion.
With the above you are taking care of your skin from the outside. It is as important to tackle it from the inside by eating the right things so your skin glows from natural health. Some things that you should eat which have been proven to be beneficial for your skin are watermelon, fish that contain omega 3 oils, salmon, pistachios, turmeric, cinnamon, beetroot, dark chocolate, brown rice, peppermint, peas, beans, lentils, broccoli, garlic, fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, avocados, sunflower seeds, walnut, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, soya beans, and green tea. Not only do these food items contain nutrients that make your skin healthy, but improve your blood circulation so all that goodness is transported efficiently to your skin.
Think good thoughts
Yes, last but not the least, think good thoughts. Be positive. And your thoughts will reflect on your skin and expression. Take some time out to meditate, do a bit of yoga, or continue with the exercise routine you are used to in order to channelize those thoughts and release those endorphins. Laugh as much as you can. Enjoy the whole process of waiting for the big day. And it will show. Here’s wishing you a very very happy and radiant married life!