Makeup by Shalini Singh Bridal Makeup, Delhi
Flawless skin, gorgeous lehenga and gobs of jewellery—this is exactly what bridal dreams are made of! But mind you, out of them all, nothing makes the bride look more beautiful than the natural glow on her face. This is precisely why every bride-to-be is willing to splurge a bomb on her skin. But did you know that instead of spending a hefty amount at a salon, you can attain that pink flushed face and the quintessential bridal glow at home? Yes, it is true! Keeping our resourceful brides in mind, we have chalked out this extensive and ultimate guide to get bridal glow at home. Right from homemade face packs for each skin type to dietary suggestions and all other tips you need to achieve a healthy skin, this blog has it all!
Follow the mentioned tips and be ready to shine like a star on your D-day!
Facepacks for all Skin Types
Look no further than your kitchen to satiate your skin! Homemade face packs with natural ingredients can do wonders to your skin if used consistently. But before that, it is important to understand your skin type and accordingly choose the ingredients of your face pack. Well, to make it easier for you, we enlist the ultimate homemade face pack for each skin type that is sure to bring oodles of charm to your skin.
~ For Dry Skin
The ultimate combo of papaya and aloe vera
Trust this homemade papaya pack to smoothen, hydrate and rejuvenate your skin.
All you need to do is, mix ½ cup mashed papaya with ½ teaspoon each of aloe vera gel and sandalwood powder. Add a few drops of rose water and mix well. Apply this pack on your face and let it stay for around 20 minutes. Wash it off with water. Use this pack thrice a week for 2 months to witness unbelievable glow on your face.
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~ For oily skin
Let orange peel powder do the magic
Take 1 tsp of gram flour (besan) and mix it with ½ teaspoon of orange peel powder. Add a few drops of lemon juice and some rose water to it. Mix well and apply this wondrous face pack for about 15 minutes. Rinse with cold water and pat dry with a towel. Use this pack thrice a month for at least 2 months.
~ For combination skin
Yogurt, honey and some tea tree oil
Mix together 1 teaspoon each of yogurt, honey and rose water. Add 2 drops of tea tree oil. Apply the mixture evenly on your face and keep it on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with water. Using this every alternative day will not only make your skin glow but will also improve its texture.
~ For Normal skin type
Miraculous Multani mitti
Blessed are the ones who have a normal skin type! But when you are chasing the bridal glow at home, take the cue of this miraculous homemade face pack. Simply mix ½ teaspoon of coriander powder, a pinch of saffron strands with Multani mitti and rose water. Apply this mixture on your face at least thrice in a week to see your skin glowing like never before.
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Diet for Glowing Skin
Remember, you are what you eat! Whatever is on your plate reflects on your face. Hence, if you are aiming that natural bridal glow, you can’t do without altering your bad food habits. Here we enlist some miraculous foods for a glowing skin and also some bad food habits that you must quit right now!
~ Increase the intake of Vitamin A rich food items as it rejuvenated the skin and fights wrinkles. Spinach, kale, sweet potato, dried apricots, tomatoes, papaya, pumpkin, and broccoli are highly enriched with the goodness of Vitamin A.
~ Switch to healthy munching by replacing your regular fried chips with roasted foxnuts, almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and flaxseeds.
~ Intake of Vitamin C is extremely important for cell regeneration and collagen production which further makes your skin glow and look youthful. So, make sure your diet includes Vitamin C rich food items like orange, guava, yellow bell pepper, lemon, strawberries, etc.
~ Replace your coffee and tea with detox water or green tea.
~ Alcohol dehydrates your skin and also causes inflammation; cut down your alcohol consumption. Have a glass of water in between two alcoholic drinks to flush out the booze.
~ Avoid sugary foods as they break down the collagen and elastin in the skin, resulting in dullness and wrinkles.
~ Bid bye to junk food, of course!
~ Protein and vitamin E are another essentials for a glowing skin, especially if you are a bride-to-be.
Habits to Adapt & Habits to Quit
Some teeny-weeny lifestyle changes can greatly impact your skin. Enlisted below are a few daily mantras that’ll bring a natural flushed glow on your face.
~ Ensure to remove the makeup before dozing off to sleep as it allows your skin to breathe overnight. Not doing so will clog the pores which may further cause breakouts and blackheads.
~ Do not step out without applying sunscreen even though it is cloudy or cold outside. *No excuses here*
~ If you’re not yet following any fitness regime, consider this as an opportunity! For a healthy bridal glow, it is extremely important to sweat it out. So whether you wanna join a gym or enroll for yoga or Zumba, the choice is yours.
~ A healthy glowing skin is unachievable if you are an excessive smoker.
~ Your sleeping pattern is yet another factor that determines the health of your skin. Lack of sleep evidently shows on your face and can make your skin dull. Hence, to attain that bridal glow, make sure your sleeping for a good 8 hours.
~ Don’t underestimate the hydration factor! Drink plenty of water; at least 8 glasses a day.
~ DON’T POP THE ZITS! No matter how tempted you are to prick those pimples, just refrain yourself from doing that.
~ Choose your face wash wisely! Understand your skin type and accordingly use a face wash!
The ones with dry skin must opt for nonsoap cream based cleansers.
Those who have oily skin should only go for gel based or foaming products.
Ladies with an acne-prone skin should ensure that their face wash contains salicylic acid.
The ones with a sensitive, go for milky cleansers.
Don’t indulge in over-cleansing. Wash your face twice or not more than thrice! Overcleansing snatches away natural oils from your skin and makes it more prone to wrinkles, fine lines and early aging.
~ Don’t skip the moisturizer. A moisturizing is important to keep your skin youthful and supple. It also prevents your skin from developing wrinkles. Pick a gel-based moisturizer if you have an oily skin.
~ If you have been ignoring your eyes for a while now but it is time to give them their due attention.
Apply an under-eye cream every night with a very slight pressure.
Don’t rub your eyes; it causes dullness and darkening of the skin area surrounding the eyes.
Make sure you are working on to get rid of the dark circles if you have any.
~ Last but not least, be happy and enjoy every moment! Don't stress yourself too much, for it is not healthy for your skin and remember, everything will eventually fall in place.