There’s a lot happening when it comes to the buildup of a wedding. Stress levels can get high –– and that affects your skin. While you’d like to look like a glowing bride on your wedding day, these stress levels or unhealthy eating habits can cause you to break out and lose that radiance you desire. Fret not! A simple routine with just a few skincare products is not going to do the trick. You need to go the extra mile for your big day and opt for a pre bridal skincare routine that’ll leave your skin shiny and new. Good skin means your makeup will also look amazing. Here’s everything you need to know about your pre wedding skincare at home!
Skincare is as essential as everything else that deems a priority before your wedding day. If your skin is not prepared well, no amount of makeup will help you achieve that natural and beloved glow. You need to start with this routine around 2-3 months prior to your wedding, to ensure that your face is cleansed and the canvas is squeaky clean. Follow this pre-bridal skin care routine to look your best on the big day.
Cleansing your skin with a face cleanser is absolutely important. You need to wash your face with a gentle cleanser, that’ll not only deep clean your pores, but also leave you with an iridescent glow. Follow through with this in the morning and in the night. If you’ve got skin that’s on the drier side, you can skip the AM wash –– just rinse your face with water when you wake up though.
MyGlamm Recommends - Glow Iridescent Brightening Foam Cleanser
This rosehip oil powered gentle face cleanser is super gentle on your skin, however tough on all the dirt and grime in your skin. Rosehip oil is packed with vitamins A, C, D, and E –– all of which boosts anti-oxidation of skin and helps rehydrate it. It nourishes, moisturises, and leaves your face soft and supple, with an iridescent glow. This cleanser is suitable for all skin types.
Although controversial, a toner is a great added step in your skincare routine –– especially, if you want to double-cleanse your skin. It removes any leftover impurities from your skin, while balancing the pH levels. Go for a toner that helps lock-in the moisture from your face wash, as well as the many products that are yet to follow.
MyGlamm Recommends - Glow Iridescent Brightening Toner
This moisture-locking toner is formulated with rosehip oil, a brightening elixir that moisturises the skin. It is also infused with iridescent pearl powder that’ll leave your skin with a natural glow. The hyaluronic acid helps maintain your skin’s elasticity, while quenching its thirst. It’s like a tall glass of cold water for your face!
Whenever you feel your skin is looking a little down and under, make sure to exfoliate. A face scrub will help you remove all the dead skin accumulated over the week. A weekend exfoliation is perfect to remove those dead layers, while nourishing your skin. You’ll need a scrub that is moisturising and doesn’t strip off any natural oils –– a gel based or cream based scrub is apt for this!
MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Methi Face Scrub Gel
This gel-based facial scrub is made from pure, concentrated aloe vera juice –– an ingredient that helps nourish and moisture your skin. It is blended with roasted methi, amla, grape seed oil, and walnut shell beads, all of which deeply moisturise dehydrated skin, while gently exfoliating it. The ingredients also act as a powerful antioxidant. A little bit of this scrub is enough to prevent clogged pores and sebum buildup –– this improves your overall skin tone and texture. It is formulated for all skin types.
Every now and again your skin needs that little extra TLC. That’s when sheet masks are ideal! A good sheet mask will nourish your skin, beyond what a moisturiser will do. Ideally go for sheet masks that’ll hydrate your skin and help nourish it from within. You can even opt for a mask that’ll help tackle any acne or inflammation that you’re experiencing.
MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Honey & Nutmeg Hydrating Sheet Mask
This sheet mask contains honey and nutmeg, two of nature’s most loved skincare ingredients. Raw honey helps rejuvenate the skin and reduce skin breakouts and any inflammation, while nutmeg makes this mask ideal for both oily and dry skin. Infused with rosehip oil, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and glycerin, this sheet mask hydrates the skin and makes it more plump. The anti-inflammatory properties of the mask helps reduce redness and pigmentation.
This. Is. Important. Always finish your skincare routine with a moisturiser, that’ll go deep into the layers of your skin and nourish it. A good moisturiser locks in all the nutrients received from the previous steps of your skincare routine and assures that your skin is kept hydrated all through the day. Make sure you do this step at least twice a day, once in the morning and once at night for best results.
MyGlamm Recommends - YOUTHfull Hydrating Moisturising Gel With Water Bank Technology
The MyGlamm YOUTHfull Hydrating Gel is apt for every skin type. It’s a non-greasy gel that is lightweight and soothes inflamed, irritated, and sun-burnt skin. It has a unique water bank technology that prevents dehydration and keeps it fresh sans any irritation. It contains licorice extract which has anti-inflammatory properties and turmeric that has antioxidant properties, so it works double time to heal and protect your skin too!
Facing sleepless nights? Experiencing dark circles and puffiness the size of the moon? Don’t worry, an eye cream is the solution. Go for a hydrating eye cream that’ll work extra to depuff your undereyes, hydrate it, and reduce the appearance of dark circles. Do this during the nighttime, and if necessary you can reapply it in the morning. During the daytime, make sure you top off your routine with a sunscreen that’ll protect your skin and eyes from harmful UV rays.
MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Haldi Eye Gel
This gel based eye care is everything your eye bags need! Made from concentrated aloe vera juice and enriched with haldi and lavender oil, thetis eye cream is apt for every skin type out there. It deeply nourishes your under eye skin and brightens it –– it’s intensely hydrating and lightens dark circles and reduces puffiness. The haldi helps rejuvenate your skin, while calming and soothing it –– a little bit of this gel improves your skin’s elasticity and blood circulation, leaving your under eyes happy and hydrated.
Nothing says a nervous bride more than chapped, dried, and peeling lips! Make sure your lips are as moisturiser as your skin by using a nourishing and hydrating lip balm. Do not use your saliva to moisturise them, as this only dehydrates your pout even more. You can either opt for natural ingredients like honey or shea butter to moisten them, or go for a lip balm that’s more convenient too!
MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Rose Lip Moisturising Gel
This gel based lip treatment is the answer to all your dry pout woes. Enriched with ayurvedic ingredients like rose, beetroot, and grape seed oil, formulated with pure concentrated aloe vera juice, this helps replenish lost moisture and softens and smoothes dry, chapped lips. If you’ve got dull lips, this’ll brighten and pinken them up too! The lip treatment gel soaks your lips in antioxidants that improve its blood circulation and leaves you with a happy pout!
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A pre bridal skincare routine needs to be followed religiously for 2 or 3 months before your wedding day. It’s literally the only way for you to achieve that bridal glow! While the days leading up to the big day will get stressful, a pre wedding skincare routine will take care of all your woes. One less thing to worry about, if you follow through!