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Stressing out can cause serious skin issues. In the months, weeks, and days leading up to your wedding, it’s important to eat right and take the very best care of your skin.
Vitamins A, C and E and Green Tea are antioxidants, the role of which is to help fight free radical damage and prevent collagen breakdown. When consumed through an abundance of certain foods such as fruits, vegetables and tea as well as when used topically (think serums packed with Vitamin C), you can amp up your skin’s glow factor.
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If you’re abstaining from all fats in the name of weight loss, you’re doing your skin and health a disservice. Not only are ‘good’ fats good for your heart, but the consumption of healthy fats such as those in avocados, walnuts, almonds and salmon help skin appear smoother and more supple. A deficiency in good fats can lead to a dull, lackluster complexion.
If you think that face masks are limited to the spa or at-home pampering parties, think again. Masks are typically meant to be used on a weekly basis. Depending on your skin type, the mask you choose may offer a variety of benefits to the skin, including:
- Drawing out impurities;
- Nourishing; and
- Balancing the skin’s oil production.
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The Right Products
As simple as it may sound, it is imperative to use products that are formulated for your skin type. Think about it—if you have oily skin, you may aggravate your oil glands if you use products that are made for dry skin types.
Don’t Skip the Toner
Toners are yet another skin care product that are not widely used. If the benefits of toner were better known, it would be a product that most people would not go without. Face toners help to restore the skin’s pH balance and remove impurities.
Dull skin is sometimes caused by dead skin cell buildup. The trick to removing that buildup is by exfoliating. There are two ways to exfoliate: mechanically and chemically. Mechanical exfoliation includes face scrubs, face cloths, etc. An example of chemical exfoliation is a cleanser that contains alpha hydroxy acids (which chemically dissolve or loosen and lift away dead skin cells). If you have oily skin, you should exfoliate two to three times a week. If your skin is dry, you should exfoliate once or twice a week. Moreover, if you have inflamed acne, avoid mechanical methods of exfoliation and stick with chemical exfoliation instead (use cleansers that contain salicylic acid or glycolic acid).
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As simple and basic as these tips may sound, they are not put into practice enough. If you implement each one, you will be a beautiful, blushing bride!
Author Bio: Lee Ann Buttery is a licensed Esthetician and professional makeup artist that works for Mario Badescu. She is passionate about all things beauty-related.