Hello brides & brides-to-be! Elite Secrets is so excited for your upcoming wedding days, and we know how important picking the perfect look to match your wedding dress and theme is. And as the winter goes on, we are seeing more and more lovely couples getting engaged, picking wedding dates, and finalizing the last big To-Do’s for the wedding day.
So to kick off an amazing year filled with lots of decisions for your wedding day, we wanted to take one less stress off your list: skincare & how to keep your skin amazing for the best day.
We hope you are as excited as we are, ladies, because these tips are going to save you a lot of time & effort when it gets closer to your day.
That's right, we're keeping it real with you all today, because no one has time for beauty disasters when there's a wedding day to celebrate.
01. Don't put off your skincare routine until last minute.
We see it time and time again. And we get it, being a bride can be hectic at times. But the earlier you start to really take care of your skin, the better you will look on your wedding day! Try out products and find a morning & night routine that really works for you, and then stick to it! Our recommendations goes to http://www.limelightbyalcone.com/elitesecrets!
02. Don't forget to drink plenty of water. This will help your skin to stay hydrated at all times!
03. Pay attention to how your body reacts to certain food groups.
For instance: dairy products my break you out. If so, consider cutting that specific group of products out of your diet, or maybe begin to have smaller portions less often. It'll help in the long run! Also, too much sugar can also be bad for your skin! We know, we know..we all need that chocolate fix from time to time.
It is a common misconception that if you're oily, you do not have to use a moisturizer. And that could be far from true. But not using a lightweight moisturizer in the AM/PM, you are causing your skin to then over-produce oil, which leads to clogged pores & breakouts. So whether you're oily, dry, or combination, find a specific moisturizer for your designated skin type and remember to use twice a day!
05. Don't forget the rest of your body
When we think about "skincare" we generally think of our faces. However, some of us suffer from rosacea, body acne, dry skin, etc. So be sure to visit a dermatologist at least 6 months before your wedding day to help you pick the right treatments for you, if need be.
06. If you're getting a spray tan, test out the color before the week of your wedding.
This will allow you to pick the perfect color for your wedding day, and avoids any mishaps & disasters that may come along with being sprayed too dark and too orange a day before your wedding. This is a common mistake!
07. Use pimple treatments to help eliminate problem spots before your wedding
Mario Badescu has two spot-fighting products that work wonders, even after only one night. Try, "Drying Lotion" & "Buffering Lotion" together to get the best results. Also: try not to use anything too harsh on your skin the night before the wedding, as you may be left with a dry/flakey patch that will be difficult to apply makeup over.
08. Use SPF everyday
Even if it's cloudy in the middle of winter, everyone should use SPF skin & lip products on a daily basis!
09. Face masks are your friend.
And don't worry oily girls, they're for everyone! You don't have to be dry to try face masks & overnight masks.
10. Clean your brushes regularly!
We can't stress this enough, ladies. This is so essential!
11. Try a facial
But don't try it too close to the big day! We suggest to not book a facial a week or two before your wedding day - and especially don't book facial extractions any time near, either. Completely off limits. We promise you'll thank us later.
12. If you're oily, there's still hope. Don't give up.
Make sure to use a gentle cleanser, exfoliate at least twice a week, a lightweight moisturizer, and don't wash your face too excessively, and you'll be good to go!
13. Don't skip over serums & face oils! These are inportant and as these are what help your skin to stay radiant and youthful! You'd be surprised what a small drop of oil and serum can do to change your skin!
14. Be consistent with your routine.
The more consistent you are with your routine, facials, masks, etc. the more benefits you will receive out of it all. Routine is key! Even if you have to set a daily reminder to get your skin care done, go ahead do it without shame. Because this will help you be that much more radiant & glowing on your big day.
15. When in doubt, always ask a professional.
It's better safe than sorry, especially when it comes to your skin. Find a professional or dermatologist in your area that specializes in what you're specifically looking for, and set up an appointment to learn all about your skin and how to take care of it properly.
Ladies, we know that if you follow these guidelines you are going to look nothing short of fabulous on your wedding day! Trust me, Elite Secrets cares about bride's looking their best. These tricks are tried & true, and are the most simple/inexpensive ways to get the most radiant complexion! We are so excited for you to try these out! You won't regret it, we promise.
And as always, thanks for reading!