Getting ready to tie the knot at 35? Having waited so long for the partner of your dreams, you’ll want the wedding to be perfect in every way. And, one of the first concerns you’ll likely have is how to prepare your skin for the Big Day. While you probably have lots of people telling you what to do, it’s best to work with the professionals for some effective wedding beauty tips that can give you the gorgeous glow you want.
As the experts at BHRC, center for aesthetic health advise, “Your skin suffers more damage from environmental factors than just aging. For instance, pollution and the effects of UVA and UVB rays of the sun work to break the fibers of collagen and elastin under the skin. As a result, your skin loses its suppleness and develops lines and wrinkles. However, by opting for simple non surgical skin procedures, you can restore the glow of your skin, Naturally!”
Read ahead for some simple preparations you can make just a few months before the wedding so you look your very best.
Tip No. 1 – Take Care to Prevent Further Damage
Harsh sunlight can not only cause wrinkles, but also pigmentation, freckles, and dry, patchy skin. Of course, you cannot avoid going out in the sun completely,so try to stay indoors from 12 noon to 4 in the afternoon when rays of the sun are the strongest. Use the necessary protection with the appropriate strength sunscreen. Apply liberally on the exposed skin and become the loveliest wedding beauty ever.
Bevis Mann from the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) talks about different types. He says, “Skin types are categorised into six types, from phototype one — fair skin that burns very easily and doesn’t tan — to phototype six, which is darker skin that won’t burn easily.” He adds, “How much less isn’t easy to quantify and therefore we would still recommend applying SPF 30 or higher. It’s better to be safe than sorry.”
Tip No. 2 – Repair Your Skin from Within
Nourish your skin with the proper diet and it will reward you with incredible wedding beauty. Eat the right diet that includes anti-oxidants and vitamin B, C and E to protect your skin from the elements and reverses the damage. Look for avocados, eggs, and tomatoes that are packed with carotenoids and lycopene. Other foods that can help your skin are pomegranates, salmon, peppers, carrots, and dairy products. Make sure to hydrate your skin with lots of water. Think at least 8 to 10 glasses a day. And if needed, get supplements with the essential vitamins you need. An added benefit? They’ll help you tone your body and lose any extra inches.
Tip No. 3 – Make a Few Lifestyle Changes
Excessive alcohol and smoking isn’t particularly good for your skin and can make it look dull and tired. Dermatologists will tell you that smoking constricts the blood vessels so that it reduces supply to the skin. Without the nourishment it needs and the added dose of toxins, your skin can take on a pale look which isn’t great for wedding beauty. If you can quit smoking completely, that would be great. As for alcohol, it also has a drying effect on the skin. So, cut back as much as you can. If you must go out with your colleagues for those after-work drinks, restrict the number and settle for sparkling water if you can.
Tip No. 4 – Get Adequate Sleep and Remove Stress
Brides typically stress a lot about how they’re going to get the wedding organized – there’s so much to get done. You’re also probably trying to fit bookings and arrangements into your hectic work schedule. But, stressing and losing sleep will show on your skin and take away from the wedding beauty. Why not enjoy every moment of the preparations? You’ll have a lot of stories to tell your kids when they grow up about everything you did in the months leading up to your special day. And, your skin will thank you for not pumping it with damaging cortisol. Yes, that’s the chemical that floods your body when you’re stressed and haven’t slept enough.
Tip No. 5 – Get Enough Exercise
A workout is the best facial you can give your skin so it displays that special wedding beauty. Exercise releases hormones like serotonin that brings a healthy glow to your skin. It will also make you feel great about you and fill you with energy to balance all the endless tasks on your list. Go out for a run if you can and get your fiance to join you.
Tip No. 6 – Hydrate and Moisturize
Check out the stores for wedding beauty products and you’ll find an unbelievable range of creams, lotions, salves, and tons of other stuff for mature skin. Trying new products that can result in itching, redness, and allergic reactions isn’t really a smart idea. Further, it’s advisable not to invest in expensive products when you can get the same results from ingredients in your kitchen. Invest a little time into trying face masks and exfoliators made with natural ingredients like yogurt, fruits like banana and papaya, honey, oatmeal, sugar crystals, sea salt, and good old milk cream. Add a little lemon juice to get rid of the pigmentation. Et Voila! You have unbelievably lovely skin that’s the envy of all your guests.
Tip No. 7 – Consult Your Dermatologist
At 35, you’re probably already using night creams, under eye creams, and body lotions. A good move is to continue using what’s working. If you haven’t already chosen your favorite products, consult a dermatologist for an expert opinion about what you should use. She’ll likely recommend a few creams that contain hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, and vitamin C. She’ll also assess your skin and advise you on the special cleansing and toning regimens you should follow to give your skin that exceptional wedding beauty. If, needed, she may ask you to get professional treatments for blackheads, whiteheads, acne scars, and other skin flaws.
More and more women across America are choosing a career and professional success over dating and marriage at a younger age. If you’ve also opted to take the time finding the perfect partner who understands and respects your dreams, you wouldn’t be alone. Now that you’re poised to have it all, a great career and the right partner, enjoy every moment of it. You will be a secure, confident, and radiant wedding beauty.