The Big Day- The day you’ve been dreaming about since you were a little girl- his eyes on you, your friends want to get a picture with you, dance with you; they’re all gushing over your dress and your hair!
More often than not, we overrate the power of make-up and undermine the impact of a healthy skincare regime. Look flawless, head to toe, because nothing looks better than that coveted fresh dewy skin.
Here’s a list of top 7 things to do, to shine bright like a diamond on your special day:
1. Green tea
We all know who tops the list of “unwelcome guests” on your wedding day- a big fat pimple on beautiful your face. Horror story, right?
Green tea’s antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and astringent properties help in fighting both acne and blackheads. Starting drinking green tea six months before D-Day. 2 cups of green tea a day, keeps acne at bay.
2. Don’t try new products
We appreciate being adventurous and trying out new things in life, however eager beaver, stow your curiosity for a couple of weeks – you do not want to risk a reaction. Stick to your usual routine and try to go au naturel with ingredients.
Water is you dearest friend, when it comes to healthy skin. It hydrates your skin and provides nutrients to your body. The amount of water you drink will clearly show its magic in the form of healthy, glowy skin. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water every day to sustain that glow.
4. Natural products
Commercial skin care products have synthetic ingredients that can cause an unwanted reaction in contact with your skin. Stay away from alcohol based products and artificial fragrances. Try to opt for clean beauty.
5. 8 hours of sleep every day
Catch straight 8 hours of sleep every day to avoid breakdown of skin cells. Lack of sleep messes up the moisture & collagen level of the skin – making it dehydrated, red and prone to breakouts. Sleeping less also lowers the pH level of complexion and puts dark circles under eyes.
6. Alcohol and Coffee
Your two nemeses at this time are alcohol and coffee. Avoid drinking & eating food that results in dehydration. If you are already in the wedding party zone and can’t avoid alcohol, nullify its damage by drinking substantially more water every day.
7. Don’t stress it
Have you noticed that when you are stressed out, you get irritated very easily? Similarly, when you are stressed, your skin is more prone to getting irritated. Stress brings in a rush of a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol triggers our oil glands to produce excess oil, making our skin more prone to acne. Put on some soothing music and try to meditate.
Just keep it basic and shine like a diamond!