Monday, 18 July 2016

Bridal tips, for glowing skin.


Part of being a bride is the beautiful pictures you get to look back on for the rest of your life. It's one of those things when friends visit or in your mammies, out comes the wedding album. You want to look glowing on your wedding day, that's a given . Makeup can work wonders but the best way to have your makeup looking good is your skin-the perfect base. If you are blessed with good skin and you are breakout free and no dry patches then keep doing what you are doing. I have come up with my top 10 steps to create that perfect skin on your wedding day.

1. Facials.
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 If you think getting one facial a week or two before the wedding is going to cut it then no you are wrong. Sometimes, for some people, getting facials can cause major breakouts as it is a deep clean for your face that can take weeks to clear. You want to start planning your facials 8 month's to a year before the big day and go regularly, so that the skin can adapt, get rid of toxins and keeping them up will keep your skin clearer for longer. Facials are great for people with textured skin. Spots and lumps under the skin.

2. Greens. Eat or drink them. As women we all want to look best and that includes diet. What we put in our mouths can really effect your skin. I follow a blogger called dramaticmac and she is a nutritionist. She says that she can tell a persons diet by their face. If you are prone to breakouts or have oily skin this can be something you are eating. Adapting a 'Clean Eating lifestyle' at least a few months before the wedding can make a huge difference and to the waistline.

3. Start a few months before the wedding using nice salt scrubs on the elbows, knees and ankles. This will help with fake tan, if you plan on using it. It will go on smoother and not cling to those dry patches.

4. A skincare routine to suit your skin. Alot of us think we are doing great by cleansing, toning and moisturising. Wrong. You could be making your skin dryer if its dry, oilier if it's oily. Cut out anything with alcohol if you have dry skin and try an oil free moisturiser if you have oily skin.

5. Use a lip balm daily.

Dry lips can make lipstick crack, patchy and come off way to quick. We often forget our lips in our skincare routine but this should be done daily especially in our nighttime routine.

6. Facemasks. Treat yourself to one every week or bi weekly. These can really help and don't forget to multimask. Use different masks on different parts of the face depending on the problems you need to target.

7. Water. Drink loads of it everyday. It's good for the mind, body and soul and our skin. The recommended daily intake is 2litres a day.

8. Cleaning those makeup brushes.

I did a blog post on how to here. These things harbor some amount of bacteria and can actually spread spots on the face. Regular cleaning (once a week) at least will help with this.

9. Don't add new products to your skincare routine at least 3 weeks before the big day. You don't know how your skin will react and by this stage you should have a good skincare routine down.

10. Try not to stress. I know that this is easier said than done but getting married can be a super stressful time. Money, planning and being organised are hard to manage leading up to the big day but do things to keep those stress levels at bay. Don't forget to do things that you enjoy and have a nice relaxing bath.

I hope these tips help in someway for you.

Alanna xxx
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