How to look great on your wedding day

Want to look gorgeous on your wedding day? Here are some vital skin and hair care tips that can help you look your best on your D-day!

Proper cleansing

As part of your bridal skin care plan, a proper cleansing routine is very essential for the skin.

• Use a mild cleanser for your face, preferably a moisturizing cleanser every morning and night before going to sleep

• After cleansing your face always apply a good moisturizer soon after

• Remove make up as soon as you get back home, with a proper make-up remover or a mild cleansing lotion

• Make use of a good exfoliating product, at least thrice a week

Protect your skin

• Apply a water resistant sunscreen 20 minutes before going out and make sure to repeat the application every 3-4 hours

• Avoid toners/astringents as they dry up the sin

• Use cream based (for dry skin) or lotion based (for oily skin) make up

• Make sure you moisturize your skin after removing make up

Good diet and adequate sleep

Following a proper and balanced diet forms a very important part of bridal skin care.

• Nourish your skin by drinking at least 12 glasses of water every day as it is critical to hydrate your skin from within. Include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet

• Make sure you get at least 8 hours of sleep every night

• Try to remain as stress-free as possible

Hair care for brides

• Use a mild shampoo for cleansing twice/thrice a week

• Use an anti-dandruff shampoo in case you have a problem

• Conditioning is a must after shampooing

• Use suitable serum to keep your hair from drying

• Treatments like blow drying, perming, coloring etc. could make your hair dry. Take special care and moisture hair with serum if you plan to undertake these treatments

Tips to keep in mind

• Try to avoid junk foods and processed foods as much as possible

• Put a limit on your caffeine consumption and stay away from foods that contain too much sugar or are high in calories

• Don’t try new products and treatments a day or two before your wedding as they may not suit your skin and could lead to breakouts and allergic reactions

• Do not use old makeup or beauty products. Cosmetic products need to be changed once a year

• While buying products for your skin, always keep your skin type in mind – dry, oily or normal

Dr.Sangeeta Amladi

The author is Head Medical Services, Kaya Skin Clinic

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