This is the launch of beauty week, here at Aisle Talk! Today’s topic is skin care. Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day. Successful skin care is the first step to a flawless look. Do not start a new skin care regimen closer than 3 months before your wedding. It takes time for your skin to react to new products and a new routine.
Be sure to create a daily routine that fits your skin. If your nose is always oily and your chin is always dry and the rest of your face is always normal, then don’t apply moisturizer to your nose as often as to the other parts of your face. If you have acne-prone skin, don’t use harsh scrubs, which can cause an outbreak or scars. For oily skin, find a cleanser that is made for oily skin (says ‘removes oil’). If you are not using a cleanser that says “removes make-up”, then it’s not meant to remove make-up. It’s meant to remove oil and impurities. You need to either find a make-up removing cleanser, or use make-up removing towelettes before washing your face. By the way, if your cleanser does say “removes make-up”, then it’s a great shampoo for make-up brushes. Clean your brushes regularly to avoid using tainted colors. Another helpful hint: wash your face with warm to hot water to open your pores and rinse it with cold water to close your pores. This way, your cleanser can go deep into your skin to remove all the dirt and oil and it becomes more difficult for grime to get back in.
Remember-your skin heals and rejuvenates at night. Use protectors like sunscreen (a must, even in winter!) in the morning, and healers like anti-wrinkle serums before bed to get the best results.
Drink plenty of water (you’ve heard the usual 8 glasses a day) and exercise at least 3 times a week for at least 30 minutes. If you will be wearing a strapless or shoulder-revealing dress, concentrate on your arms and back.