It’s happening! We’re closing in on the once-in-a-lifetime event you’ve been dreaming of since you were a little girl. With an overwhelming to-do list—whilst obsessing over the smallest of details—there’s always room for self-care through a beauty routine. For every soon-to-be bride, that coveted glow is attainable by creating a daily skin care regimen and adopting these practical habits as early as now.
Create a daily skin care regimen.
A top priority for every bride-to-be is to achieve that effortless bridal glow. Begin by creating a daily morning and night routine months in advance based on your specific skin type. Start with these non-negotiable steps: cleansing, exfoliating, toning, moisturizing, and sun protection. Feel free to adjust as you go along! If you’re about to delve into skin care for the first time, here’s your cheat sheet: always apply the product with the lightest to the thickest consistency. Each step—when layered in succession—prepares the skin for better absorption, which yields maximum results. If you want to go a bit overboard, why not try doing a sheet mask 2 to 3 times a week? Some women in Korea even do it every day!
Cheers to brighter days ahead!
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To treat and target a specific skin issue such as hyperpigmentation, dehydration, premature aging, or adult acne, an extra step like a serum is best to add to your routine. A brightening serum like the award-winning Algenist Genius Vitamin C Serum is a must-have for a natural glow from within. This potent liquid targets dark spots and acne scars – with anti-aging properties to boot! It visibly brightens skin and keeps it looking youthful.
Book an appointment with a trusted dermatologist.
Prep your skin for your big day by booking an appointment with a trusted dermatologist. If you need to address major skin concerns, have your assessment early, and schedule your procedures weeks before the wedding to allow skin to heal fully. Freshly pricked skin is not a good sight!
Pay attention to what you take in.
A few lifestyle changes will prove to be significant for this season, like cutting out alcohol—or limiting yourself to the occasional drink or 2 for ladies’ night out! You don’t want to look bloated, do you? Eat healthy and pay attention to your portions if you want to lose that extra weight. Exchanging your daily cup of coffee for tea also is good for the skin—acne, begone!—and has extra health benefits. Getting hydrated, even exceeding 8 glasses of water a day, by having a reusable water bottle at your disposal is a must. Don’t stop there! Sweating regularly, through exercise, also flushes out impurities. Increased circulation allows essential vitamins and minerals to plump up skin and deter wrinkles and collagen breakdown.
Get enough sleep.
This is completely basic but necessary. With a seemingly unending to-do list, it’s easy to lose sleep overthinking bookings and appointments. Spritz your pillow with a lavender spray, listen to a Spotify playlist or podcast, and even practice aromatherapy. Also, don’t take in coffee after 5PM to avoid having your eyes pried open throughout the night!
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Worrying won’t add a day in your life! It’s easy to agonize over every painstaking detail and be consumed by what-ifs over the entire wedding planning process but progress is better than perfection—under any circumstance.
Look your best while walking down the aisle as you embark on this new journey. Congratulations!