Apart from the so many other products that I’m currently using in my routine, I can confidently say these tips have made my skin turnaround into what it is. My skin is not perfect as I would like to (with all the stress from work), but its way better than it was several months back.
Here is what my beauty routine is like in preparation for my wedding day. I’m sure it’s going to make a difference. Actually, it has already started showing some changes.
Eat More Watermelon
It does not matter the kind of skin type you have, all skin types need water. Drinking water goes along way, but eating some watermelon works too even with added benefits. Other great foods for your face are; grapefruit, lettuce and broccoli.
Control oil with blotting sheets
If you are always on the go, blotting papers assist in keeping your face free of shine. A better solution is to streamline your routine. Use a gentle face wash, don’t use the toner and then put on some lightweight oil free moisturizer. Washing your face too much will increase oil production.
Soften Elbows with salt scrubs
This is one of the things most brides seem to forget. Your weekly routine should have a bath with some sodium bicarbonate bath salts thrown in. Sodium bicarbonate helps in breaking down dry patches and makes your skin a sponge for moisture. For tougher patches, request your aesthetician to apply some glycolic peel on your elbows next time you go for a facial.
Deep cleanse with a mask
A mask is not supposed to take the place of your daily face washing routine; rather it’s meant to enhance it. If you have an oily skin, put on a mask each day. If your skin is dry, once or twice a month should be fine.
Use your concealer the correct way
The last layer of your foundation is meant to be well blended, but it’s the opposite for concealer. Blot it where you want it to be with a pointed brush. With your fingers, pat the perimeter until it’s all smooth.
Use your fingers to blend foundation
Whether you apply your foundation with a sponge, brush or stick, always blend it in with your fingers. Put a pea sized bit of moisturizer on your fingers, rub them together and then start blending. The added moisture will prevent your skin from drying out and will make you have a softer and dewy complexion.
Take care of your lips with SPF 30
It’s easier to protect your lips from getting chapped than it is to deal with them if they are already dry and cracked. If you often spend most of your time outdoors more so in sunny, windy or cold weather, I would recommend using a thick lip balm with SPF 30 that will keep your lips well hydrated.
Different types of cardio workouts are a must for my wedding day preparation. Exercise tends to tighten skin thus creating muscle tone and improves our mood which makes us feel good. And we all know when you feel good, you look good.
A good way of easily losing body fat and increasing muscle mass is through swimming (salt water pools), biking, boxing, running and skipping.
To establish whether you are in a fat burning zone, you can do the “talk test.” Since you need to be breathing heavily, talking should be difficult. Try to do 45-60 minutes of strength and cardio training 5-6 days in a week. You will see the results on your wedding day.
This tips actually worked for me so well I couldn’t believe it was actually me when I looked at my mirror.