In the months leading up to your wedding, you did everything possible to pamper your skin. But just ’coz the wedding’s over doesn’t mean your skincare routine should be lax now. Here’s how to make that bridal glow last long after your wedding functions are over and well into your married life. Don’t let all that effort go to waste!
1. Keep Up With Facials
Just because you’re no longer a bride-to-be doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pamper yourself with regular facials. Maybe not as often as you did then, but book yourself an appointment every month or every other month to keep your skin glowing. It’s relaxing, gives you smoother skin and will help get rid of pesky blackheads and whiteheads.
2. You Are What You Eat
Now that the wedding is over, it’s understandable to want to binge-eat after following a strict diet for so many months. And with all those invites after marriage, it’s pretty easy to get carried away with greasy snacks. But do yourself (and your skin and waistline) a favour and be a bit particular about what you eat. Leafy veggies, nuts and lots of protein are essential to maintain that beautiful glow. And as always, don’t forget to load up on lots and lots of H20 for that lit-from-within radiance.
3. Pack It Up!
A glow-enhancing face pack is always a good idea. There are so many that you can whip up in minutes at home that can really work wonders on your complexion. Simply adding a few drops of rose water to multani mitti is a sure shot way to make your skin look brighter, refreshed and glowing in no time. It’s safe to do as often as you like.
Another homemade pack to try is mixing besan (gram flour) and curd to create a paste, add a pinch of turmeric and leave it on your face for 10 minutes. Do this once a week and watch how flawless and glowy your complexion becomes. Your hubby will certainly be wowed!
4. Work It Out
It’s common for newly weds to fall into a happy routine of eating, sleeping and leisure but you should definitely make it a point to work out a few times a week. Just because you no longer have to flaunt a flat tummy in your bridal lehenga doesn’t mean you don’t need to exercise. It’s an essential step for healthy, glowing skin. Go for a yoga class, a fun dance lesson or just for an evening walk – sweating is important to help bring a glow to your skin.
5. Add The E To C-T-M
Most of us have our cleanse-tone-moisturize routine down and can do it in our sleep, but exfoliation is also a step that you just shouldn’t skip. It’s the best way to get rid of dead skin cell build-up, which cause dull skin as well help boost circulation. Exfoliating once or twice a week is enough for healthy skin and to bring that gorgeous, natural glow.
6. A Few Lifestyle Tweaks
All that newly married bliss is enough to bring a glow to your face, but it’s still important to keep a few things in mind. You and your new hubby may love staying up late chatting but remember that it’s important to get 8 hours of shut-eye to help your skin repair and rejuvenate, it’s called beauty sleep for a reason. Too many late nights, alcohol, smoking and forgetting to take off your makeup at night can all have adverse effects on your complexion.