During the climatic build-up to your big day, with plenty of planning to do, it can be all too easy to neglect your daily beauty treatments. But as the most spectacular day of your life inches ever closer, the time comes when your thoughts shift from caterers, venues and decor to your wedding photographs – and how beautiful you’d love to look in these snaps you’ll save for decades to come.
This is where your wedding countdown skin care regime comes in – and in this post, we’re sharing a handful of expert tips guaranteed to leave you positively glowing in time for the most important day of your life to date.
Fine-tune your facial treatments
Incorporating new ingredients, product types or treatments into your daily routine can mean a lot of failed attempts at first – but that’s okay. Creating a habit takes perseverance, and the key is to keep trying, even if you experiment with several products and none of them are quite right for your complexion or simply don’t feel right on your skin. Trial and error is the key and if, for example, you’re prone to itchy and sensitive skin or have a naturally oily complexion, it’s only natural that certain products won’t be for you.
Do rigorous online research if needed to help you move past products you’ve had a bad reaction to or don’t deliver the benefits you need, and find treasures that fit like a glove in your skin care regime. There’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all in the world of beauty, and that’s something to be celebrated. By the time your big day rolls around, you’ll have found a positively perfect suite of skin care essentials that feel as though they were made just for you.
Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate
We can’t emphasise this enough. As a bride-to-be, above all else, you’ll undoubtedly want fresh, glowing skin that screams effortless loveliness – and gently exfoliating using natural skin care products will lay the foundations for a flawless face.
Ridding your beauty regime of artificial additives and harmful chemicals is crucial to looking radiant on your wedding day, while also having total peace of mind that you’ve put the planet first – and thanks to miracle ingredients like marshmallow root and jojoba, you can enjoy visible results with a clear environmental conscience.
Say hello to herbal tea
There’s no denying wedding planning is an exhausting business, but, by swapping out milky coffee for a refreshing herbal tea, you can count on a reliable caffeine fix without increasing your chances of triggering a breakout when it’s least welcome. Green tea in particular is packed with antioxidants able to fight free radicals and, as a result, the symptoms of acne – making this tasty beverage a dependable skin care solution in its own right.
Cutting out the calcium by avoiding milk on the countdown to your wedding day can also be easily countered by introducing soy beans and almond milk to your diet – both of which are more than capable of giving your body all the calcium it needs.
Never forget hands and feet
No holistic skin care routine is truly complete without consideration for your hands and feet. Particularly if you often struggle with dry, cracked skin on your hands or heels, head-to-toe moisturising will need to be a core element of your regime – and natural ingredients such as restorative comfrey and soothing calendula can be found in organic creams made precisely for this purpose.
Simply massage into dry hands and apply to any dry areas on your hands or feet, and you’ll be on your way to silky smooth and positively luminescent skin in plenty of time for walking down the aisle.
With these tips at the ready and a handpicked selection of natural skin care products you can rely on, you’ve got everything you need to moisture, massage and exfoliate your way to glowing skin before your big day. That way, you can feel your absolute best inside and out, as every bride should.
Guest post written by: Alex Jones Herbfarmacy