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On your wedding day and even for your engagement session, you’ll want to feel confident in your skin. What you don’t want is dry, breakout-prone skin that leaves you feeling insecure or frustrated. Today, I’ll talk about achieving beautiful bridal skin with a few of my own personal tips.
I was one of those women who had really awesome skin throughout my teen years. Sure, I had a small breakout here and there, but never anything too bad. When I hit my 20s, my skin took a turn for the worse.
I broke out constantly and never experienced much relief, only embarrassment. I tried expensive prescription creams and pills with no luck. Finally, I found a routine and lifestyle habits that have brought me to a place where I’m much happier with my skin.
1. Reduce Sugar Intake
This was DIFFICULT for me in a way I can’t even describe. When I did begin to reduce my sugary sweets, I began to notice an improvement in my skin.
Also, try to add in more fresh leafy greens and healthier foods. That’s never hurt anything!
2. Daily Multivitamins
I swear I must have been extremely deficient in at least one vitamin. When I began taking daily Flintstones (don’t judge!) chewables with Iron, I saw a huge improvement in my breakouts. Now, I never miss a single day.
To me, I always hated rubbing products into my skin when it was under a breakout. It felt bad on my fingers and seemed like it would cause more breakouts, especially if it was a facial oil.
Thankfully, I found Josie Maran’s Light Argan Oil. I now use it before my primer and after I shower. It’s magic and helps prevent dryness that’s hard to conceal with makeup.
4. Avoid Touching/Picking at Skin
The more you touch your face, the more likely you are to leave behind oils and bacteria that further break out your skin. My largest culprit was resting my face in my hands during work hours.
5. Use a Better Laundry Detergent
Throw your pillow and any towels you use on your face into the wash much more often. As we sleep, we dirty our pillow with oils and bacteria. Changing them out more often can make a huge difference. I use All Free and Clear because my skin is super sensitive to fragrance.
Exercise can improve your mood and decrease stress levels and give you better bridal skin. Acne can sometimes be caused by stress, so exercising could have a positive effect on your skin. Fitness improvements before your wedding are always a great idea!
7. Consider a Birth Control Known for Clearing Skin
Not all birth control pills/methods have positive effects on acne and dry skin. Some might actually give you more breakouts!
Do your research and talk with your doctor to see if there is a birth control pill that will improve your skin. Ortho Tri-Cyclen, for example, is one of the best known pills for better skin.
What works for me might not work for you. My suggestion is to try new methods and find what works best for you to achieve your desired bridal skin. For me, I ditched drying prescription creams and found that the above tips worked wonders for my skin.