Summer skincare

Summer skincare secrets for brides-to-be

We have uncovered some of the biggest skin-care secrets brides need to know in order to look their best for their big day.
Jun 18, 2014 | By: The idoo.ca staff

Looking forward to your summer nuptials? The last thing a bride wants is to be pale, pasty or dried out looking when you strut your stuff down the aisle. We have uncovered some of the biggest skin-care secrets brides must know in order to look their best and show off that sun-kissed, yet natural skin.

You are What You Eat

Yes, the truth to beautiful skin begins on the inside. While most of us are using every topical cream and ointment we can get our hands on, the real healing begins with what we put inside our body. A diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein sources and whole grains will yield dewy and youthful skin. Over time, your skin will be radiant – so don’t put it off. A few lifestyle modifications should do the trick.

Play with the Clay

Celebs and dermatologists alike, agree that a once-a-week regimen of a good quality clay mask is perfect for oily-prone skin. If you are concerned about break-outs right before the big day, use a clay mask several days in advance and keep your skin clean and moist. The worst thing in a bride’s mind is to have a pimple forever memorialized in a wedding photograph.

Pay Attention to Super Foods

Glowing skin is the goal of nearly every bride. That glowing look comes from the body’s ability to showcase the water you have consumed. Remember health 101 – our body is made up of 99% water! No matter what your skin type is, whether oily, dry or combo, the body craves water. While drinking water is the best way to increase your water supply, snacking on water super foods is also important. These super foods may include watermelon, lettuce, grapefruit and even broccoli. Most of the super foods also contain antioxidants which rid the skin of free radicals and toxins.

Put Your Hands to Work

A dermatologist secret revealed is putting your hands to work when cleansing your face. This means tossing the washcloth and using your hands. Cloths, even when cleaned, can harbour bacteria creating problem areas on the skin that may show up as redness or pimples. Wash your hands prior to scrubbing to ensure they are clean and start massaging your skin. You will be surprised at how good it feels and looks.

The idoo.ca staff.

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