sash&bow Tips: PERFECT Wedding Day Complexion!

May 21, 2014

Looking your best on your wedding day is something every bride wants; after all, it’s the day every bride has dreamed about since they were a little girl!  But while make-up can do a lot of magic in hiding the flaws in your facial skin, you might still feel a little insecure knowing that isn’t picture perfect underneath that perfectly applied foundation.  Fortunately, there are natural ways on how to get the best look on your wedding day, and achieve a healthy, glowing skin even with just a few months preparation.  Here are a few simple tips to help you look and feel your best on your wedding day…


Our body is composed of mostly water that circulates throughout our various bodily systems to keep each of us functioning!   Since skin is our largest organ, it requires a VERY large amount of water in order to be protected from harmful substances.  Water not only rejuvenates and gives oxygen to our skin but it also keeps our skin looking healthy and well.  As result of being hydrated, our bodies will function at their fullest and our skin becomes smooth and moist, and protected against premature aging.

Wear Sunscreen

Whether you want to or not, you simply cannot avoid the sun until your wedding day.  So protect your skin with sunscreen!  Having a sun-tanned skin is good and will give you that wedding day glow but do not let your skin get damaged because of too much exposure to the sun.  Protecting your skin with sunscreen will help avoid sunburn, wrinkling and dryness.  For better protection, use sunscreens with higher SPF for UV protection.

Cleanse and Exfoliate your Skin

Due to a lot of unwanted exposure to sunlight and pollution, the outer layer of our skin becomes prone to damage.  Washing before going to bed should be in your evening routine (not just before the wedding, but EVERY night!), because it helps get rid of the bacteria and harmful agents that could break into your skin barrier, and helps refresh your skin.  Exfoliating can help restore your skin and renew its outer layer give you that healthy, happy glow!

Quit Unhealthy Habits

Even if you’re eating right and hydrating every day, if you’re still keeping unhealthy habits, your efforts will still not work.  You should have 8 hours of sleep every night to minimize the stress that hastens the aging process.  Quit Smoking, as we all know that it does not provide any good benefit to our body and especially to our skin.  Eating oily, starchy food and sweets is also believed to be a factor in having acne, so avoid (or at least limit your consumption) it to be acne-free.  Also, lessen your intake of alcoholic drinks, as alcohol dehydrates and causes depletion of vital nutrients that helps maintain our skin healthy.

And last but not least, MAINTAIN A HEALTHY DIET!  Diet and exercise are the keys to leading a healthy, happy life and who doesn’t want to start of their marriage feeling and looking the best that they ever have?  No matter how much time you have, 3 months or even a year, start thinking about what you can do to look and feel your best on your wedding day.  After all, while your wedding only lasts one day, the pictures will be with you for the rest of your life!  Make those photos something you cherish, make sure you look and feel your best!