We know you’re going to be wearing a lot of makeup before, after and during your wedding. We also know that you’re worried about this makeup affecting your skin adversely. Well, beautiful brides, worry no more! We have for you the 10 skin care essentials that you must use, in this particular order, to keep your skin healthy and glowing…
1. Lancôme Énergie de Vie The Smoothing & Purifying Cleansing Oil
The first step to taking care of your skin is getting rid of all the makeup! We know it’s tempting to fall in bed and doze off after a tiring wedding function, but resist the urge to do so. The makeup could clog your pores as you sleep, making them appear larger, so take a few minutes and gently wipe your skin of all makeup. This cleansing oil from Lancôme will remove heavy-duty makeup without drying your skin out.
Eye makeup is often the most stubborn, especially when you’re wearing long-lasting, waterproof and smudge-proof products. A good eye makeup remover, therefore, is a must in your skincare routine. This one from Estée Lauder is gentle on your skin and will get rid of your eyeshadow, mascara and eyeliner effortlessly.
3. Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel
A cleansing-toning-moisturizing routine is something you should follow religiously for flawless skin. This cleansing gel from Clinique is good for all skin types and will remove pollution, makeup and the dirt and grime of daily routine so your skin can breathe! It becomes all the more important when you keep in mind the amount of makeup you’re putting on your face before, during and after your wedding!
Toning is a very important step of your skincare, so don’t skip it! The kind of toner you use should depend upon the kind of skin you have, but we love this one from Belif because it has witch hazel, which acts as a natural astringent.
Tip: If you have oily skin, look for a toner which is formulated with alcohol. For brides who have dry skin, however, a water-based toner with rose water is perfect!
5. Forest Essentials Intensive Eye Cream With Anise
As a bride-to-be or a newlywed, we know life must be hectic for you. Well, don’t let that show on your face in the form of under eye bags or dark circles. Let this eye cream come to your rescue! It’s enriched with the goodness of star anise, papaya and potato starch to rejuvenate your eye area!
Always apply the serum before the face cream, as it is lighter and will be absorbed better. A serum will deliver active ingredients right into your pores, and this one has a very high concentration of botanical ingredients, making it super effective!
8. Forest Essentials Revitalising Kashmiri Walnut Gel Scrub
You will need to exfoliate your face at least once a week to get rid of the dead cells and makeup build-up. However, don’t make the mistake of scrubbing your face too often. Make sure you do it no more than two or three times a week. This walnut scrub for Forest Essentials will exfoliate and condition your skin!
And finally, to conclude your beauty regime, use a good face mask to fight all the harmful effects of your heavy shaadi makeup! This sheet mask from Sephora will reduce signs of stress and give your skin a gorgeous glow!