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How To Care For Your Skin A Month Before Your Wedding! #Checklist

BY Apoorva | 02 Dec, 2016 | 1935 views | 5 min read

First comes love… but then it’s time for lehenga shopping, blow outs, manicures, spa treatments and so much more. There's so much to do to plan your wedding—who's got time to think of beauty? We do! Here's your ultimate planner on how to take care of your skin a month before the wedding.

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  Watch what you eat: Examine your eating habits, but don't crash diet or seriously deprive yourself. Cut out salt, dairy, sugar, and bread. Oh, and booze. Sorry! It is all in the name of de-puffing. Eat lots of fruits, dry fruits, lemon juice, coconut water and veggies! Move it: Exercise is very essential for glowing skin! It also helps you remain fit, active and tightens your skin. At least 30 minutes every day. Routine: Cleanse, tone, target, and moisturize every morning and night—and don’t forget to exfoliate two or three times a week! Finalize the products that you want and work on you and stick with it the whole month. Don’t try anything new, it might breakout your skin plus it doesn’t have the time to work wonders. Hair and makeup trials: Complete your trials before the one month gap. This way if any product doesn’t suit you or something, you have a month’s time for your skin to clear.

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Super Foods: No matter what your skin type is—oily, dry, normal or a combo— it craves water. Sure, drinking water helps, but snacking on naturally hydrating foods like watermelon works too. Other super foods for your face? Try grapes, cucumbers, tomatoes and kale. Waxing session: Book your final wax 3 days before the D-day. Anything from your eyebrows, legs, and everywhere in between can be scheduled at this point to allow enough time for your skin to heal. Go to your regular waxer—no matter how fancy a new spa sounds! Eye Magic: In many cases, dark under-eye circles are hereditary and some are fatigue related. Use an under eye cream that has light diffusers, which reflect light to make the eye look brighter. Remember to dab lightly to avoid tugging on delicate eye areas. Vitamins: If you are dieting, remember to take a good multi-vitamin supplement as well. If you aren’t having the correct amount of nutrients that your body needs, it will show in your hair, skin and nails. Omega oils are also great for your skin and body.

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Face Time: Final facials should be scheduled one week before your big day. Any allergic reaction, or unexpected skin outcome, can be managed. Make sure that this isn’t a chemical peel or a treatment as such. It should just be a hydrating facial for that final glow! Scrub-a-dub-dub: Don’t forget to scrub your elbows and knees. This is the one thing most brides forget about. Add salt scrubs to your bath routine. The sodium bicarbonate will break down dry patches and make your skin a sponge for moisture. Goodbye Makeup: The month before the wedding is full of appointments, functions and craziness. Don’t forget to take off your makeup every night before you crash. We know, it’s tiring but it’ll help you glow on your D-day! Tress Talk: Get a hydrating or a gloss treatment at your salon for shiny locks on your wedding day, and trim any split ends while you’re there. DO NOT make any drastic changes. Brow Game: Get your brows waxed, threaded, or shaped at the two-week mark—tweeze any stray hairs at least one day before your wedding to avoid redness. Wear SPF...everywhere! : Also on your lips. It's easier to prevent your lips from getting chapped than it is to repair them if they're already dry and cracked. If you spend lots of time outdoors, especially in windy, sunny or cold weather, a thick balm with SPF 30 will keep your lips hydrated. Massage On: Get a massage a day before all your functions start. This will allow you some alone time, help your body relax and also have you glowing the next day! DIY Beauty Kit: lipstick and gloss for touch-ups, concealer, blotting papers, Q-tips, translucent powder, breath mints, toothpicks, tissues, medicines, deodorant, baby powder, bobby pins, a mini can of hair spray, and Band-Aids. Beauty Sleep: Make sure that you are sleeping well throughout. We know that its kind off impossible with all the wedding stress but at least try maintaining a body clock. The best thing you can do at this point is to get some shut-eye—you’ve done your work, now take some time to relax (or at least try to). A soothing eye mask will help sleep easy.

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Wedding Day Tips…

  • Eat a high-protein breakfast and don't bank on eating food later. You likely won't.
  • Three hours before, start makeup.
  • Two hours before, start your hair.
  • One hour before, get some pictures clicked with your girls. Also, check if you need to take anything to the mandap.
  • Fifteen minutes before, touch up your makeup, consider a shot of tequila, and pop in a breath mint, not gum…mint!
  • Walk out there and knock 'em dead!
-- By Apoorva Pagar
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