5 Easy Things You Can Do Right Now to Prep Your Skin for Your Big Day

Yes, you read that right! Even if your wedding is a year or several months away, making a few small changes ahead of time will ensure that you both look and feel your best on your special day. All skin and skin types are beautiful, and this is not a comment on what skin is or isn’t beautiful; however, when it comes time to slap on some long-wear foundation or other makeup for your event day skin that is primed and refreshed simply makes a better canvas.

As always, consult a dermatologist if you have concerns about using any new products or routines. As a rule of caution, it is advisable to not try any new foods or personal care items and routines immediately before your wedding or events as allergic reactions can be at best, minor skin irritations and at worst, require days of recovery.

1. Hydrate!

You don’t have to drink gallons of water a day but drinking adequate amounts of water a day ensures that your skin is plumper, dewier, and can potentially reduce the chances of getting acne.

If you have trouble getting in enough pure water or think it’s bland, go for tea or fruit infused water. Drinking water has many more benefits of course but it’s a great way to enhance the condition of your skin.

2. More Whole Foods

It’s true, you are what you eat! This is general advice against foods high in starch, trans fats, sodium, and simple carbohydrates. The worst offenders are fast food. Your skin will thank you!

Nutritional therapist Kerry Torrens from BBC Good Food Magazine also adds that crash diets are not the . A balanced diet with good fats, complex carbs, and plenty of fiber from fruits and vegetables are the key to a glowing complexion.

3. Map out your complexion

Have a general idea about your zones. No one’s skin is the same and yet many products are made for one size fits all. Save yourself some time and figure out where your dry zones are and where your make-up seems to slip off first. Your make-up artist can help address these issues during trials and make sure that they use the appropriate products for the big day.

4. Clean linens

Your own pillowcase can betray you! Dirt, oils, and debris accumulate at microscopic levels on our sheets and pillowcases if not washed regularly. If you’re finding that you’re breaking out on either side of your face or on your back, your bed linens could be the culprit.

5. Beauty Sleep

Ah, yes. Out of all the advice you get, this is the most important. Getting an adequate amount of sleep can improve your overall health but will also benefit your skin. Adequate rest can ease inflammation in the skin on your face and reduce bags and puffy eyes.

The time leading up to your wedding can be a bit stressful, but we hope that these five small changes can help you both feel and look your best when the big day finally comes.

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