As a bride, all you want is a naturally pink flushed face with a healthy glow. You'll probably spend months considering a crash diet or hog on to those exotic miraculous foods to achieve your bridal glow, but there's one thing you're still alien about—Your morning routine. How you start your day is of utmost importance for a lot of reasons. Throughout the day, whether you’ll be lousy or active, productive or lethargic, cheerful or annoyed, it all depends on your morning habits. And so even your skin’s health is largely dependent on the morning activities you perform. Most of us follow a strict skincare regime of cleansing, toning and moisturizing, and also take wise measures to attain a healthy and glowing skin. But there are still some habits we unconsciously undergo on a daily basis which reflect on our skin in its own savage ways.
Since we want you to look your best this Shaadi and Festive season, here are 7 bad morning habits you must quit right away for a perfect glowy skin!
A hot shower in the morning sure feels therapeutic but indulging in it is nothing less than a skin-sin. Hot water extracts the natural oil from the skin in excess which consequently leads to a dull and dry skin. Some amount of oil is essential for the skin to be glowy and also prevents from early aging. In fact, it is always suggested to wash your face and rinse your eyes with cold water. If you are nearing your wedding, time to ditch the hot water RIGHT NOW!
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Aren’t we all guilty of staring into the mirror in the morning and analyzing those evident zits on the face? Most of us feel the urge to pop those pimples and some of us even end up doing that. But it is the time you know that it is one of the worst things you can do to your skin. Extracting pimple results in inflammation and traumatizes the skin, leaving it open and vulnerable. Further, the undergrown red bumps (that seem like soon-to-be-zits) are cysts with no connection to the skin. Hence, trying to pick them is not possible and any attempt will only leave you in a mess.
Aren’t we all so caged to our mobile ‘cells’, that it is the first thing we need in the morning! If you also wake up to the screen of your mobile phone, having a clear and radiating skin can be a distant dream. It requires more-than-usual efforts for your eyes to ogle at the screen after a night-long sleep. This invites dark circles and wrinkles as well!
Most of us rub our eyes in the morning to wake ourselves up without realizing that it is a harrowing habit for your skin. The skin around your eyes is most sensitive and excessive rubbing not only is an open invitation to dark circles and unwanted fine lines. Splash your face with cold water instead. Also, while applying eye cream, use the ring finger (which has least strength) so as to avoid excessive rubbing.
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No matter how late you are running or whether your skin is dry, oily or normal - you must never skip applying a moisturizer and a sunscreen on your face. While sunscreen protects your skin from sun rays’ harsh damage, moisturizer is important to keep it nourished, supple and glowy. However, it is important to choose the right kind of product according to your skin type. Btw, here are 12 best sunscreens you can trust for a damage-free skin!
Besides making sure that you head out from home with an ‘on fleek’ makeup, cleaning’em makeup brushes on a frequent basis should also be a part of your skincare routine. Not cleaning your makeup brushes is one of the big makeup mistakes that you must stop right now! Makeup brushes accumulate hordes of bacteria that further damage your skin in multiple ways. The bacteria can make your skin dull and also have the tendency to create an infection. Hence, it is advised to store the makeup brushes in a dry and clean place and spritz them once a week with a cleansing spray and deep clean them at least once in two weeks.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Everyone knows this yet most of us are guilty of skipping breakfast. But if wedding bells are ringing for you, it is better you start having your breakfast (healthy). It keeps you energetic on a daily basis and nourishes your skin for a longer run. Not having a fulfilling breakfast obviously makes you feel lethargic throughout the day and your skin also suffers a lot. Skipping breakfast means deprivation of nutrition which further steals away the glow and gives you an under-nourished skin. You can also go through this blog on miracle foods that give you a perfect bridal glow!