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 to 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, causing 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 scheduling in a yoga class once a week or spend some quality time with a punching bag at a boxing session to release those endorphins. Meditating before you go to bed can also help you leave those wedding worries behind for a better sleep. Dark under-eye circles are no bride’s best friend!
Just 15 minutes of any strengthening, stretching or mindfulness exercise every day is not only good for your physical and mental 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 facialist to address any specific skincare concerns. At home, we recommend using a daily cleanser and an exfoliant once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells, followed by a radiance-boosting serum and moisturiser.
For that natural glow, a hydrating face mist like 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 a nourishing overnight cream for extra hydration and apply a brightening spot treatment to banish any pesky blemishes that crop up.
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 on your skin. In the months leading up to your wedding, increase your water consumption, add more whole foods to your meals, and try swapping out one of your daily coffees for a nutrient-rich green juice.
The week before, try to avoid foods that are high in salt 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 clear skin that’s ready for your wedding 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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