You have been engaged for a while now, and your wedding date is getting closer. When you plan your wedding, you want it to be a wonderful one. May not be as good with the others, but it sure is the one you want. You want everything to perfectly fall in place: the cake, the car, the reception, the church, the entourage and, most especially, the date. You’re hiring a wedding planner just to take care of things beyond your time and schedule.
Now that preparations have been taken care of, it’s about time for the bride to take care of herself for the wedding. Since brides are often stressed out about the preparation that acne and blemishes would appear around that hectic time so it’s best to remove any involvement at least three months before the wedding and let the professional you hired to handle the rest. Now, your job would be to look your best on your wedding day by buying yourself some NEOGEN and other skin care products to replenish your tired skin.
Here are the skincare routines for the bride-to-be to make her look fabulous and gorgeous on her wedding day. Make sure to follow this religiously for 3 months before the wedding:
1. Cleansing and exfoliation to get rid of dirt, oil and dead skin cells.
As a routine, cleansing is done in morning and before bedtime (twice a day); while exfoliation is done once every 2 days, preferably before bedtime. These two are the most important part of the bride-to-be’s skin care process because if you miss these steps, you end up with more skin problems (you trap your face’s dirt with the creams).
The 10-step Korean skincare routine talks about two kinds of cleansers: oil and water. Both cleansers have their own function and while most people choose both in their nightly routine, it’s still better to use the cleanser that you’re comfortable with using. Oil is said to remove makeup and sweat, while water is to remove everything else that wasn’t eliminated by the oil cleanser.
Facial scrubs and body scrubs are a few of the products you use to exfoliate. It’s important to only scrub once every two days to give your face and body time to recover. Exfoliation is usually done after cleansing and before toning, and it’s best to just scrub lightly to prevent causing damage to the skin.
2. Toning, essences, and serums to repair the skin cells.
During the cleansing and exfoliating process, removing your dead skin cells could also slightly damage your healthy skin cells so it’s important to use toners, essences, and serums as replenishment. A toner helps balance out the harmful ingredients from the cleansers and exfoliant, while the essence acts like a bridge between the toner and the serum.
The serum is a sticky substance that acts to repair the damaged skin cells or replace the exfoliated area with a coating to enable new healthy cells to grow.
3. Moisturizers and creams.
A moisturizer helps to hydrate your skin while creams act as a finishing touch to your skin care. There are a lot of creams that serve various purposes and most creams also double as a makeup base.
The kind of cream you use depends on the time of day you’re using it.
The problem with wearing creams is that your face is prone to trapping and attracting dust, dirt and other residues so you always have to make sure the creams (except night creams) are removed at the end of the day with proper cleansing and exfoliation.
This kind of cream is often lightweight and can be used to blend with your BB cream or foundation. Most day creams have sun protection properties and they also are designed to withstand sweating within the day.
This kind of cream is intended to be used before going to sleep. Its restorative effects work best with the nightly rejuvenation. Combined with the toner, essence, and serum, a night cream could boost your skin’s glow and health. Just make sure that the night cream you use is compatible with the other products you’re using.
4. Sun protection
Even if you want a beautiful tan on your wedding day, you still need to wear sun protection because sun damage is not a good accessory to have. The sun’s harmful heat and radiation could cause your skin to burn and become damaged so the bride-to-be has to make sure that she always has sun protection ready.
A lot of the aforementioned day creams and moisturizers double as a sunscreen so make sure to read the package carefully.