Say Yes to Bridal Skin
Planning for your big day? Yes, you have finally found your dress, and you are beyond ecstatic. Issues about the wedding venue, sending invitations, your flowers or getting photographers may constantly bug you, but don’t let all the stress get to you. And your skin. You would want to walk down the altar with glowing skin after all, to prep your skin just in time for your D-Day.
When it comes to wedding beauty, women tend to get more hardworking with their regular masking and night-time routines. Changing your beauty routine two or three months before your big day can give you ample time for your skin to reach its optimal condition. Apart from religiously looking after your skin, keep a lookout for your lifestyle habits. Start exercising, take regular meals, and cut down on the alcohol. Make sure you are sleeping well; a lack of sleep can barely help in skin recovery.
Treat those dark spots and wrinkles with a chemical peel
If a major skincare concern such as hyperpigmentation has been troubling you, visit a dermatologist to see what your options are.
You can go for chemical peels to reduce the appearance of sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores and acne scars.
Performed by a dermatologist, a chemical peel treatment improves the appearance of the skin by gently stimulating the top layer of the skin cells by applying a solution made of fruit-derived acids. Such acids include alpha-hydroxy acids, glycolic acid, lactic and salicylic acid. This treatment can stimulate the skin to regenerate, revealing a taut, baby-smooth skin.
Chemical peels are more cost-effective compared to other treatments such as lasers, and more beneficial for the skin than beautician facials. A thorough evaluation is required before proceeding with a chemical peel. It is not recommended to undergo chemical peels with aestheticians or beauticians. In Singapore, only medical doctors can have access to the prescription’s required strength to allow results.
Consult your dermatologist for an appropriate session of chemical peel before your wedding. After the treatment, you will likely experience a reaction similar to a sunburn where redness can be seen. Schedule peels at least three months prior to the wedding to allow the redness to completely subside.
Common beauty concerns before a wedding include back and chest acne. Being in a wedding dress means your back and neck area will most likely be exposed. Avoid the sun as much as you can and stick to sunglasses to reduce the sun damage.
Makeup looks different on camera. To ensure that you look radiant on photos, embark on a slightly more extensive skincare routine to attain super glowing and almost flawless skin.
Pre-wedding skincare routine at home
Go for a rich, nourishing serum like the Elixir-V™ Total Recovery Serum for hydrating, lifting and tightening your face for the sculptured V-face look. Such a serum is perfect for pampering your face before your big day. The Larecea™ extract found in the serum allows skin regeneration and helps in reversing signs of aging. Hyaluronic acid is also included to preserve and replenish moisture, working to keep our skin hydrated. Antioxidants such as Resveratrol protects the skin against sun damage and lowers incidence of skin disorders. Oligopeptides are a type of protein that can help to repair and lift the skin, giving brides the perfect V-face look.
Vitamin C should also be a constant in your skincare regime. Try the Vitá C Gold™ Serum if you are guilty of living without Vitamin C previously. Vitamin C is the superstar ingredient that helps fade pigmentation and uneven skin tone. The ability of this vitamin to aid the skin in healing keeps it a top favourite ingredient, and you can say goodbye to all errant sun spots and scars from your youth. It also protects skin cells from damage, keeping the skin healthy for your wedding day.
Other miscellaneous tips you will need
It’s a proud moment, and you have the right to flaunt it. Everyone will be throwing glances at your rings, so ransack your vanity drawers for that spare hand cream you never used. Toss it in your handbag and perhaps another on your bedside table. Start a habit of lathering your hand cream on, and that will be one problem crossed off the list.
And if you are rocking a backless wedding dress, you would want to keep your back acne far away. It can be nerve-racking, but if you start a regimen early, you can still bring sexy back. Apply SPF generously, as clothing does not block all the UV light. Keep your sunscreen lightweight to ensure it does not cause more breakouts. Exfoliating from time to time can unclog pores to reduce back acne, but be sure not to overdo it.
Lastly, to avoid looking greasy on camera, dust some good setting powder to limit the shine while still keeping the glow.