Every bride dreams of the perfect wedding day, so the last thing you want to wake up to is a breakout on your face. What causes stress is looking for those quick fixes on the day, so we’ve put together a few tips and ways you can prepare in advance.
Try to have a facial a few weeks before the wedding. Stay hydrated and get plenty of rest. For those issues that show up despite your best efforts, it’s a good idea to have a plan to put your skin back on the right track. As part of your wedding beauty routine, have some basic products on hand to deal with potential problems.
Use concealer for issues like blemishes and dark circles. For blemishes, blend both on and around the blemish. For dark circles, try some foundation first, but if that does not offer enough coverage, concealer is your best bet. It’s important to remember that concealers with a green tone offer the best success at canceling out redness. Consider having a couple different concealer options in your wedding beauty kit.
Puffy eyes are easily reduced with some typical home remedies. Use cool tea bags as compresses. The tannins in the tea help to reduce swelling. If no tea bags are available, soak a spoon in ice water then use it to apply gentle pressure below the eyes for 5 to 10 minutes.
If you’ve attempted self-tanning with poor results, use an exfoliating scrub to try to minimize any visible streaking. Be sure to have one on hand that contains glycolic acid. In a pinch, a fresh lemon cut in half and rubbed on the skin can also help reduce excessive color. After exfoliating, use a tinted bronzer to try to achieve a more even colour. On the other hand, if you’re dealing with sunburned skin, be sure to have Aloe Vera gel on hand to soothe the skin. Hydrocortisone cream will also help with the redness.
A cold sore is the last thing a bride wants to see on her wedding day. There are several prescription options that can help ease the development of a cold sore, or if you don’t have time to visit a doctor there are also over the counter options.
Make yourself a wedding beauty kit well in advance of the day. Knowing that you’re prepared for any emergencies will give you some much needed peace of mind.