That beautiful bridal glow is not just a result of the happiness you feel on the day you get to marry your best friend. It’s also thanks to how amazing you feel when you’re wearing the wedding dress of your dreams and styled by your personal glam squad.
A wedding skincare plan is easily forgotten amongst the questions of what to wear, what songs you’ll dance to and where to seat that one awkward relative at dinner. But taking care of your skin is about more than just the products you use. It’s a holistic approach to mind and body that will have you looking and feeling incredible before your walk down the aisle.
Today the team at natural skincare brand Jurlique are here to help with their best tips to get glowing skin and create the perfect base for your bridal makeup!
It’s no secret that wedding planning stress can have a negative impact on your skin. It can cause breakouts and eczema or psoriasis flare-ups that can make you feel even more anxious! This is why it’s so important to take time to relax and unwind in the lead up to your day.
Try getting a yoga class in once a week or spend some quality time with a punching bag at a boxing session to release those endorphins. A few minutes of meditation each night before you go to bed can also help you leave those wedding worries behind for a better sleep. Under-eye bags are not a bride’s best friend!
Just 15 minutes of any strengthening, stretching or mindfulness exercise is not only good for your mental and physical health. You’ll see the positive effects on your skin too.
No one wants to spend the night before their wedding desperately trying to get rid of blemishes or brighten up their complexion. Our pro tip? Start your pre-wedding skincare routine at least six months prior so it’s as good as it can be for the big day.
The first step is to see a dermatologist or go for a facial to address any specific skincare concerns. At home, we recommend using an exfoliating cream once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells, followed by a radiance-boosting serum and nourishing moisturiser.
For that natural glow, our Rosewater Balancing Mist is a great addition to your daily routine. It not only rebalances your skin after cleansing but also calms and refreshes it throughout the day, even over makeup.
Once the final wedding countdown has started, use an intensely nourishing overnight cream for extra hydration and apply a brightening spot treatment to any pesky blemishes that crop up.
If you start looking at your diet at least three months prior to the wedding, your skin will thank you! After long days of ploughing through your wedding planning to-do list, it’s all too tempting to reach for that bottle of red. But alcohol can have a dehydrating effect. Cut back on the wine and introduce more water, wholefoods and vegetables into your diet. You can also try swapping out one of your daily coffees for a green juice instead.
The week before your wedding, avoid salty foods and carbohydrates where possible as they can cause your body to retain water. A puffy face is not a fun way to wake up on the big day! Reducing your sugar intake will also ensure fresh and clear skin that’s ready for your bridal beauty crew.
Thanks to Jurlique for sharing these great tips with us! Their collection of natural skincare products feature pure botanicals for radiant skin.
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