Bridal Skin Care Routine At Home For Flawless Glowing Skin – With a consistent skin care routine and healthy diet, you too can be the perfect bride.
This is the one day where you are the complete star and all eyes are on you. You deserve to be showered with lots of love and filled with happiness. Obviously, you would want every little thing to be just the way you dreamed of.
Let us see what you should be doing to achieve that radiant glow.
TIPS FOR BRIDES
Keep an acne pimple patch in stock in case of emergencies.
Keep soothing sheet masks like ‘Benton’s goodbye redness’ which not only help hydrate your skin but also gives instant results in banishing redness and inflammation.
Use Sunscreen religiously to prevent skin darkening, pigmentation and lifeless skin. Check out Mineral Sunscreens here.
Include Vitamin C serum in your skin care to brighten your skin, lighten acne scars and dark spots. (Start using it at least 6 months before D-day)
Deonding upon your skin type, Try At-home chemical peels like ‘Minimalist Peels’ once a week or as recommended to fade blemishes, smoothen and brighten skin. It really helps.
Use a mild lactic acid peel for beginners/sensitive skin.
Get your beauty sleep to prevent and get rid of dark circles, tired and dull skin.
Include yoga to manage stress, calm yourself and get that glow.
Do not experiment with new skincare/makeup products or treatments just before the D-day.
Get monthly facials done every 4-6 weeks for best results.
Get a trial makeup done or, at least use tried and tested products that suit your skin.
Some of the best At-Home professional facial for dark skin and bridal glow are as follows. Hope it is helpful to you guys.
Give special attention to areas like the neck, hands, the back and your feet.
Body massages does help improve blood circulation and immunity, release tension in your muscles, reduce cortisol levels and also, nourish your body at the same time.
A body massage with the right oils help bring out a youthful and healthy glow.
The benefits of body massages are not limited to the body alone. It does improve your mood and helps with your mental well being.
AYURVEDIC OIL MASSAGE
Reputed Ayurvedic centres offer 7-21 day programs(Abhyangam treatment) that’s designed to rejuvenate your body, improve your skin tone and texture, promote better sleep and strengthen your body. If you are interested, do check them out.
Oils like coconut oil, almond oil and sesame oil are preferred for body massage in Ayurveda.
You can use treatment oils like Nalpamaradi Thailam (Will post the recipe soon) at home to lighten scars, promote healing and improve overall skin tone and texture.
I have yet to find a good brand of genuine Nalpamaradi thailam that i had to make this thailam at home. Sorry, no recommendations there.
In case you have split ends, trim the ends and help regain the hair length by nourishing your scalp.
If you have dandruff, use an anti-dandruff shampoo like Scalpe+ to get rid of the pesky flakes and related itching.
If necessary, hair and nail supplements like Biotin can be added to your diet.
You can apply DIY hair masks once a week to nourish your hair and scalp. This also helps repair damaged hair cuticles which is the main reason for dry, frizzy, lacklustre hair.
HOMEMADE HAIR MASK RECIPES
Henna hair mask (Skip the indigo part and proceed to the oiling part)
Apply the hair mask of your choice and leave it on for about an hour.
Shampoo and condition afterwards.
HAND AND NAIL CARE
Increase vitamin rich foods in your diet especially, foods that contain vitamin A, B, C and E.
If your hair and nail are not in good condition, adding a Biotin supplement may help.
Use a cream or oils like coconut oil or almond oil to nourish both the cuticles and your hands. This helps keep your hands soft, supple and healthy.
Apply a decent hand cream to moisturise your hands. Use gloves when doing house chores like dish washing to protect your hands.
If you have dry rough hands, apply a moisturiser and wear cotton gloves to bed.
Manicure your nails once a month. Good At-Home Manicure Kits would do the job well.
Avoid bad habits like buffing you nails too much or biting them. Do not pull out the hangnails either.
Experiment on different nail colours, nail arts and various textures.
The nail paints can be of gel texture or sand texture. Both stay for about 6 days without chipping.
Nail extensions are a good choice for those who have short or small nails. You can go for acrylic or gel nail extensions, the latter being the safest choice here.
Matte Finish Reusable Nail Extensions (Available in various colours)
Determine what your skin needs.
- Repair soothe and heal
- Treat and prevent acne
- Brighten skin tone and fade scars, pigmentation
Build a skin care routine based on this and follow it strictly. You cannot afford to be lazy now.
You need a minimum of 28 days to see visible results. So do not stress out.
Give it time to work.
HOMEMADE BRIDAL FACE PACKS
You can use natural face packs to nourish your skin. They can also be used to treat skin problems but, keep in mind that these natural recipes take some time to show results.
Use these 3 times a week for best results.
Some of the best face packs include,
Detox And Deep Cleanse
Soothe And Calm
Treat And Prevent Acne
Tea tree oil
Nourish And Hydrate
Choose fruit face packs like,
Brighten And Lighten Complexion
You can find these face pack recipes and more on my blog. Hope it is helpful for you guys.
Now, let us talk about facials. Shall we?
Go for a salon facial 6 months before the wedding. That way you can get advise and decide which facial is most suited for your skin.
Facials boosts blood circulation, rejuvenates the skin, encourages lymphatic drainage, fade sun tan, brighten your skin and adds a glow to your face.
It is best to get a facial done once a month.
There are lot of single use facial kits available for home use too. Some of them include,
- Lakme service guided facial kit
- Serenite professional facial kit
- O3+ Bridal Facial Kit (Not for oily, acne prone skin)
- Lume Facial Kit
- Kaya Signature Face Therapy Ultra Rejuve At-home Facial Kit
Most of these are 7-10 step facial kits and a few of them are available in different variants for every skin type.
MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE
Strictly follow a Cleanse – Tone – Serum – Moisturise – Sunscreen routine in the morning.
Use a sunscreen religiously especially if you are undergoing treatments like chemical peeling, laser, dermabrasion or even AHA and retinol creams.
Do not forget to reapply every 4 hours.
Also, No matter how well known or trustworthy the brand is, never experiment on new skincare products days before your wedding.
NIGHT SKINCARE ROUTINE
Double cleanse – Tone – Serum – Deep hydrating moisturiser or a repair moisturiser that promotes healing.
You can use actives like retinol, hydroxy acids or other skin brighteners during the night skincare regimen.
Already uninterested in the rest? 🙁 Don’t stop now. These 3 factors may seem like a small thing, but most people fail at this.
Although external care is important, you may not achieve desired results with unhealthy habits.
A unhealthy lifestyle messes up not only your biological clock, it affects your hormone levels and cell regeneration process.
We are too used to late night programs, and spending long hours on our phones which disrupts the natural sleep cycle. So, the first thing you need to do is sleep early and on time.
Proper sleep ensures cell repair and regeneration which is essential for the healthy functioning of your body and clear radiant skin.
Sleep deprivation makes you cranky and stressed out.
Apart from serious health concerns related to sleep, you also end up with dark circles and lifeless skin.
No matter how costly your skin care products are, to see visible results you need to sort out the internal issues first.
Without sleep and a proper diet, achieving a healthy glowing skin is still a long way ahead.
Cut down on sugars, oily foods and carbs.
Include lots of veggies, seasonal fruits and nuts. Wash them thoroughly before use to get rid of pesticides.
If needed, You can take supplements like biotin for healthy hair and nails.
Drink lots of liquid to hydrate your body from within and flush out toxins.
You can sip on green tea and other herbal teas, coconut water or even lemon water.
Exercise for 30 minutes a day.
Choose a workout that you enjoy doing. That is key in sticking to the regimen for a long time.
Motivate yourself and resist that voice in your head that says, You cannot do it or Let’s just start tomorrow.
If you want to lose weight, follow a healthy routine instead of fad diets and extreme workouts as, it may have a negative effect on your skin and muscle tone.
Sudden weight loss may result in sagging skin and may give off an aged look even though you may only be in your twenties.
A simple 30 minute workout and counting your calorie intake work efficiently in the long run. Try to lose no more than 4kg per month.