Five-Step Bridal Skin Care Routine For The Extra Glow And Shine
Wedding season is finally here and we can't wait to attend the lavish parties and events happening through the winter months. However, with the numerous events this season brings, it is difficult to adhere to your skin needs. With this detailed five-step skin care routine, you can now prep and pamper your skin, and keep it healthy and radiant for the ongoing wedding season.
Step 1 - Cleanse
Whatever your skin's requirements are, the first non-negotiable step in your routine should be cleansing. Why? For a variety of reasons; in the morning, a cleanse is crucial in eliminating any debris or dead skin cells that your face may have lost while sleeping, and keeping your pores clean should be your first concern. At night, a cleanser helps remove makeup and any grime that has accumulated on your face over the day. Choose Lakmé Gentle & Soft Deep Pore Cleanser that nourishes and cleanses. This skin cleanser gently extracts the leftover dirt, oil, makeup and nourishes, leaving the skin thoroughly clean, soft and supple.
For super effective results, follow Dermalogica’s double cleansing. As step 1, use the Dermalogica Precleanse followed by the Special Cleansing Gel. Resulting in a thorough clean that sets you up for your healthiest-looking skin, daily.
Pro tip: Pay close attention to the jaw and hairline while double cleansing, these are often neglected!
Step 2 - Exfoliate
Exfoliation is important to remove dead skin cells and dirt, and leave you with brighter skin for the wedding celebrations. Oprah Winfrey's superstar exfoliator and one that we swear by is the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Exfoliant which removes dulling surface debris and evens the skin tone, leaving your skin bright and radiant. We recommend using this gentle chemical exfoliator every day for calm skin and brighter face.
Step 3 - Tone
Once your skin is clean and dry it’s time to spritz the toner on. Toning is necessary to maintain the skin’s pH and tighten the pores. It also prepares the skin for other products that you will be applying later on in your skin care routine. We recommend the refreshing Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist Tonerthat firms, hydrates and prevents radical damage and signs of aging. This is also ideal as a refreshing spritz over your wedding makeup during the celebrations. And if you are someone who loves options, check the Lakmé Absolute Pore Fix Toner.
Step 4 - Serum (day/night)
Next up, is the serum. It's obvious to select a serum according to your specific skin's needs. During the wedding season, it's evident for your skin to get dehydrated much quicker (ahh blame it to the layers of makeup, guilty pleasure!). Our in-house experts vouch for Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster Serum that not only relieves dryness and hydrates, but also minimises the appearance of fine dehydration lines. Want your skin to be extra nourished during this time? Infuse Moroccan argan oil, which will provide superior nourishment by using a Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Overnight Oil-In-Serum.
If your main aim is to have glowing and radiant skin, we also recommend the Dermalogica Biolumin-C Vitamin C Serum. This high-performance vitamin C serum works with skin’s own defenses to brighten, firm and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This vitamin C serum is the best bet to achieve brighter, firmer, more radiant skin for the wedding season.
Step 5 - Moisturiser + Sunscreen (for the AM)
Your skin tends to lose its moisture throughout the day and this loss happens even more during the long days of celebration. Apply an effective moisturiser that’s oil-free in nature and provides hydration without a greasy feel like the Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream. It also helps improve skin texture.
In the AM, don't forget to follow up your moisturizer with a good sunscreen. Use a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or higher for complete protection against sun damage. The high performance Lakmé Sun Expert Gel Spf50has an ultra-matte texture and seeps into the skin effortlessly. Don't forget to apply this sunscreen after your moisturiser and before your bridal makeup!
Pro tip: You can also use this moisturizer as a base for your makeup.
Moisturise (for the PM)
Post the day-long wedding festivities, your exhausted and tired skin needs hydration and repair. A moisturiser we swear by, especially during the long celebration nights, is the Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream that infuses the skin with 48 hours of continuous hydration and protection for the entire night, and helps repair damages and loss of hydration that occurs during the day.