The sun is starting to peak through the clouds, and with it brings the promise of wedding season. With spring upon us, we can expect to have some clear skies. But the skies are not the only clear thing to look forward to. Now is the time for brides to up the ante when it comes to their skincare routine. Having a good pre-wedding skincare routine is a great way to prevent anything from popping up unexpectedly. Take a look at this week’s blog for answers to common skincare dilemmas many brides are faced with.
Breakouts Before the Wedding
Oh no, it’s a few days before the big day and you’ve spotted a pimple or two. What are you supposed to do now? Don’t stress, especially if you notice a few whiteheads. Whatever you do, don’t mess with your skin and attempt to pop any zits. I know, that can be really hard! Whoever is doing your wedding makeup can easily cover up those spots with concealer. Plus, popping pimples can lead to even more acne and possibly infections. Scabs are much harder to hide than tiny little blemishes. However, if you have deep or painful acne, consider seeing a dermatologist. Most of the time, a quick in-office treatment can take care of any pesky skin issues.
Secondly, a huge concern for many women when it comes to pre-wedding skincare is acne on your back. Dreaded bacne. It seems to strike at the worst possible moments. If your dress is strapless or has a plunging back, bacne may be especially worrisome for you. Never fear! Incorporate these tips into your pre-wedding skincare routine and rest easy. First, make sure you always shower right after a workout. The skin on our backs is thicker, with more oil glands. Sweat can cause bacteria to grow, leading to possible bacne.
Next, be sure to use a loofah or washcloth on your back as an exfoliator. Doing so frequently can help keep pores clear. Also, use an antibacterial soap or body wash that contains benzoyl peroxide. These products will treat and dry out any blemishes you may have. In addition, avoid any hair care products that are too oily as they can transfer to your back.
Certain anti-aging products may not make the cut when trying to maintain a regular pre-wedding skincare routine. The most important thing is being consistent with your routine in order to keep that nice, healthy glow. In the morning you should start with a sunscreen, a lotion that is lightweight, and moisturizing eye cream. Once you have those products locked down, invest in some high-quality anti-aging serums and night creams. Ingredients like retinol and ferulic acid help brighten the skin and treat pores so they appear smaller. Keep in mind, your pre-wedding skincare routine shouldn’t be changed. This means no new products on the weeks leading up to the big day, you never know how your skin will react.
Pre-Wedding Skincare for Sensitive Skin
So you’ve got incredibly sensitive skin and a wedding coming up, the same products are not going to be ideal. Most importantly, stay away from anything that is too abrasive. For example, certain ingredients like benzoyl peroxide or alcohol are not going to do your skin any favors. For this reason, be sure to read labels. A huge number of skincare products that target acne prone skin have either of these ingredients. Instead, look for ingredients like bisabolol, green tea, or cucumber. These all reduce redness of the skin and can also reduce inflammation. When it comes to exfoliating scrubs opt for something on the gentler side.