Now that all the wedding festivities have ended, it’s time for you to play the gorgeous newlywed. While you took great care of your skin and hair during the run-up to your wedding, it doesn’t have to stop once the functions are over. After all, everyone wants to host the newlyweds at various parties, lunches, dinners or just have a tea-time tete-a-tete with you. And this ladies, can get a lot more hectic than you think. So, we get it if you don’t have the time to follow the same beauty regimen you followed before the wedding. To help you out here, we give you 10 beauty essentials for newlyweds that should do the trick for you.
1. Makeup remover’s a must
You will step out for some lunch or dinner or party every second day, and this means that you will put on makeup as often as that. Ladies, we suggest you invest in a good makeup remover that will smoothly take it all off. Put a few drops ofLakme Absolute Bi-Phased Make-Up Remover (Rs 250) on a piece of cotton and wipe out every speck of makeup. Sleeping with makeup on will lead to clogged pores and that can play havoc for your skin.
2. Cleansing is so important
Having a good cleanser and using it twice a day is a must for the health of your skin, ladies. All that makeup and oil deposits in your pores should to be cleaned out well on a daily basis. Choose a cleanser based on your skin type. Get one which is gel-based like Biotique Honey Gel Face Cleanser (Rs 149) if you have oily skin, and creamy cleansers like Omved Moisturizing Face Cleanser (Rs 295) are the best for dry skin.
3. Cooling packs will be soothing
Just like you feel tired and need rest after a long day of being out and running around, your skin needs to be rejuvenated too. A cooling face pack like Khadi Natural Neem, Basil & Mint Face Mask (Rs 204) will sooth and hydrate the skin making it plump and fresh again. You could even become a bride again! *Wink*
4. Nourishing night oils and creams
Pre-bedtime skincare is a must - be it before or just after your wedding. Not only should you cleanse and tone your skin at night, but applying some hydrating night oil, serum or cream like Body Shop Vitamin E Night Cream (Rs 1,195) is a must too. Do this, and wake up to glowing, healthy skin the next morning. You’ll surely wow at all those get-togethers as a newlywed.
You’ve got your wedding makeup artist to share with you various tips and tricks for the perfect makeup, haven’t you? But what’s the point in following these to the T, if all your makeup wears off in no time? Here’s when a makeup setting spray, Colorbar Stay The Day Finishing Mist (Rs 835) comes in handy. You’ll be amazed at how fresh your makeup looks even hours later.
7. Loose powder is a quick fix
Being out all day will have you running to the powder room for touch-ups very often. Here’s when a good powder comes into play. The L’Oreal Paris True Match Minerals (Rs 1,080) will set your makeup well and will give your face a fresh look again.
8. Essential exfoliator
Layers of dead skin form on our face and body faster than we think. Exfoliators like Fabindia Lemongrass Body Scrub (Rs 450) are a great way to scrub your way to silky smooth skin. Now which newlywed wouldn’t like that?!
9. Slather on some sunscreen
We can’t stress enough on the importance of applying a good sunscreen every single day! You don’t want to end up with dark spots and signs of ageing too soon into your marriage, do you. Get yourself the Glenmark La Shield Sunscreen Gel (Rs 610) which will protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. And don’t forget to carry this along on your honeymoon as well.
10. Eye cream, of course
Exhaustion after all the festivities and all those nights staying up late with your new hubby will invariably lead to dark circles and puffiness around the eyes. You don’t want all of that to take away from the stunning newlywed that you are, right. The Forest Essentials Intensive Eye Cream With Anise (Rs 2,200) works wonders for the under-eye area. An eye cream will not only hydrate your skin but also have a calming effect on it.