How to Prep Your Skin for a Bridal Glow

Wedding season is just upon us!
If you are getting married this spring or summer, now is the time to step up your skin care regime. The earlier your start, the better the results.

Cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize!
The key is to maintain a diligent skin care routine at home.
Day and night always start by cleansing your face to remove dirts, oil and bacteria. No cheating here – there is no such things as being too tired to take your makeup off at night! Once your face is freshly washed and dried, apply the appropriate moisturizer for your skin type. Get a beauty expert to help you determined your skin type if you are unsure.

Once a week, exfoliate your skin with a light grainy scrub to remove the dead cells. This step is crucial for a luminous skin.
For a fresh, plump skin, don’t skip your weekly hydrating mask – it is like a glass of water for your cells! Keep in mind that even oily or problem skin need hydrating.

If you can fit it in your budget, book a facial with an aesthetician. Not only is it relaxing but their professional lines of products will give you optimal result. Remember to not try anything new at least two weeks before the wedding day. You just never know how the skin can react to new products!

We are what we eat
Follow the anti-inflamatory diet for a gorgeous and radiant skin. Leafy greens, whole grains, lean protein and healthy fat such as nuts, fatty fish and avocado make your skin look super healthy. Avoid sugar, soft drinks and processed food.
For optimal glow, take three pills of Omega 3 daily.

Water, water, water!
Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, not only is it the first step for hydration it will also help flush impurities and toxins from your body.
And before you cheer a glass of Champagne at every occasion, keep in mind that alcohol is really dehydrating for the skin. Always compensate the alcohol intake with a large glass of water.

Visit a professional
If you are dealing with problem skin, visit your dermatologist 6 months before the big day, there are lots of things on the market to help you with acne, scars and broken capillaries.

Anne Zimmermann

Anne Zimmermann is a Toronto based makeup artist and educator. Having completed her training in France, she brings her “beauté” expertise from movie sets and high fashion runways. You can now see her work on TV personalities at CityTv, CTV and also in various Canadian magazines. Follow her makeup tips on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram (@anneZmakeup)

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