The day you’ve dreamt about since you were a little girl is almost here. It’s soon going to be your big day and you’re going to start a whole new life with the man of your dreams. You’ve probably always imagined how ravishing and breathtaking you’ll look on that day, with skin as flawless and radiant as the full moon. However, if you want to look your absolute best on that day, it’ll require a little bit of extra work and care.
Soft, subtle and dewy makeup by an experienced aesthetician or makeup artist can transform your look for the big day, but having healthy and fresh skin underneath can really elevate your makeup look. There are certain tips, tricks and steps that you can incorporate in your daily routine following up to your big day to ensure that your skin is in its best possible form and looks glowing, bright and flawless on your wedding day.
So this here is for all the brides-to-be to give their skin a little bit of extra oomph:
Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse
Apart from removing dirt, dead skin cells and other unwanted surface debris, an effective cleanser can help your skin appear brighter and fresher as well as help to clear up any acne situation. You definitely don’t want any unexpected party pooper showing up on the day. Opt for a gentle cleanser that can be used twice a day without the fear of drying out the skin and look for ingredients such as papaya extract which not only helps to gently exfoliate, but also lends youthfulness by stimulating collagen production, hyaluronic acid which hydrates and plumps and salicylic acid which helps clear out the skin. All these and more can be found in Leovard’s Multicleanser which is an absolute must have in a bride-to-be’s skin care regimen.
Exfoliating the skin allows fresher and youthful skin to surface, and while it’s something everyone should incorporate in their skincare routine, it’s a must for a bride-to-be. Exfoliating every other day just before your big day can lend your skin a youthful glow on the big day. You may also consult your dermatologist and book an appointment for a chemical peel which takes the exfoliation game up quite a few notches, helping to greatly reduce hyperpigmentation, dark spots and acne marks.
Pay extra attention to toning
This skincare step is often skipped and deemed as an unnecessary one, but is actually a very powerful component of any skincare regimen. Toning the skin helps to even out the skin tone and helps to get rid of clogged pores which ultimately result in acne breakouts. Toners are designed to remove any excess oil and balance your skin's pH levels. Also, it lends the skin a kind of smoothness that makes the application of makeup look absolutely flawless. The Leovard Tonic, consisting of a list of several amazing ingredients including aloe vera, ginger and green tea is something every bride to be should incorporate in their skincare routine leading up to the big day for skin as smooth and silky as satin and silk.
Incorporate a face serum
Another way to regenerate the skin is to use a hydrating and replenishing face serum that suits your skin type. It not only helps restore moisture to the skin but also helps repair damaged skin by fighting off free radicals that cause an onset of early aging. Incorporating one with nourishing ingredients like the Leovard Serum helps to calm, hydrate and replenish the skin, lending it a youthful glow on your big day.
Eye cream is a must
The last thing you would want to worry about on your big day is your dark circles. The skin around the eyes is more sensitive than the rest of your face and more prone to wrinkling. This area requires special care and love, compared to the rest of the face hence an eye cream is a must! Eye creams are especially formulated to target the eye area and deliver the moisture it needs, helping to reduce the appearance of eye bags and puffiness. The Leovard Lip Luster, originally formulated to give plumper and hydrated lips, doubles wonderfully as an eye cream as it contains ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and polypeptides.
This skincare step is not just essential for any bride-to-be but for others as well. Start wearing an SPF 60 every single day and when we say every day we really mean it, even if you plan to stay indoors. It will help protect your skin from the harsh weather, pollution and sun damage. It’s a great way to prevent wrinkles and fine lines. Using sunscreen on your face also helps to keep your complexion even and prevents the visible signs of premature aging. While you apply sunscreen on your face don’t forget to also apply it on your neck and lips.
Between the hectic bridal appointments, it’s easy to forget something as simple as having enough water. Staying hydrated is the key to glowing skin so plan your diet accordingly. Includes lots of liquids in your diet to stay hydrated throughout the day. Some easy, quick and delicious drinks include lemon and honey water or green tea in the mornings. You can also improve your hydration levels by increasing your intake of green vegetables and fruits.
For any bride-to-be, taking care of your skin following up to the big day is extremely important to look radiant and beautiful. Albeit difficult given all the stress, it’s not impossible, and the aforementioned tips can really help you!