A Skin Expert Doles Out Tips On How To Best Take Care Of Your Skin In The Weeks Leading Up To The Wedding
The days leading up to our big day can be undeniably stressful. A bride-to-be has so much on her plate during the weeks leading up to the wedding day, including indulgent food and desserts. If not paid attention to, the stress and mithais can wreak havoc on your skin, hair and overall health. Especially our skin – it tends to go a little haywire during the bridal season. The late hours, excessive drinking and excess makeup tire our already fragile skin even more. This weakens the skin’s and increases our chances of issues like acne, pigmentation and patchy skin.
Skincare, in general, is important more so if you wish to sail effortlessly through shaadi season. Fortunately, there is not a lot that we have to do, just some tweaks and it’ll be enough. As a rule of thumb, it is also a good idea to not overburden our skin with too much “care”, it can sometimes lead to unwanted side effects.
But hey, don’t just take our word for it! For a bit of an insight on how to best care for our skin BEFORE the wedding season begins, we got in touch with an expert, Dr. Aneesh Sheth, founder and CEO, of the line of vegan skincare brand Dr. Sheth’s.
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He also illuminated us on some simple yet effective skincare tips for the bride-to-be in need of a little guidance!
While we cannot transform overnight, or even in a couple of weeks, but depending on the kind of issues one has, and what’s being done to address them, with the correct guidance from a dermatologist, we can improve the skin, even during stressful times. If it’s an issue at a deeper hormonal level, it’s best to have a dermatologist suggest expert procedures. If you get acne around the same time as your periods, it’s best to be aware where they popup usually and do the exfoliate and sulphur routine on those patches. Get an effective facial done before your period starts to remove blackheads as well.
The Pre- Wedding Glow
All the running around and going completing bridal errands can sure make a girl glisten. While we love the sweet glow of sweat for a while, a more permanent solution for that glow is what we crave. Adding ingredients like Niacinamide for brightening, sulphur for its exfoliating and anti-bacterial properties, and clay-based masks help detox pores and gentle acids like glycolic or lactic acids help exfoliate your skin and even out the tone.
Pay Attention To Everything
It is not just the face that we have to pay attention to. Very often, the body gets ignored. Body exfoliation or body polishing are great services to help even out the skin. Follow this up with regular hydration using a product that has a high concentration of squalene, ceramides and hyaluronic acid. Also, minimise sugar and white foods. Turmeric and citrus foods and fruits that have Vitamin C always help, giving you an overall glow.
The Superficial Fixes
Exfoliate regularly using gentle chemical exfoliators- this will not only remove the dead, pigmented skin on your face but will also prompt new skin cell production. In the event you get breakouts, an overnight spot treatment with sulphur will help heal the skin and minimise post-inflammatory pigmentation. As for the inevitable acne breakouts, cleanse your face properly with a mild cleanser. Do not pick at your blackheads/whiteheads. Do not sleep in makeup. Make sure you’re well hydrated. Control the sugar. Exfoliate regularly – preferably with acid-based exfoliants that are less harsh than their granular physical counterparts. Physical scrubs can aggravate your skin and if used with too much pressure or too frequently, can result in skin damage. Be gentle, it’s your skin.
And lastly, stay hydrated, ladies!