Your ultimate guide to glowing skin and reducing breakouts on your big day
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and you want to look your best. However, if you have acne-prone skin, you may be worried about how your makeup will look and whether it will last all day.
Believe me I get it. My struggle with acne has been a long one to say the least. I have struggled through out my teenage years and now that I am in my 30's it's only starting to calm down a tad bit, but that's only a small percentage. Whenever I have any type of emotional stress, my acne tends to reek havoc. To put it lightly there's a night club on my face (I just wasn't invited to the V.I.P section).
I can go on and on about how acne can be hard to deal with or my own personal struggles, but this blog post would be too long.
Below are some bridal makeup tips for acne-prone skin that will help you look flawless on your special day.
Tip #1 - Skincare Routine
It's crucial to start with clean, clear skin. Clear?.. I know right! Your skin doesn't have to be clear, but it does need to be clean.
Use a gentle cleanser to remove any dirt or oil from your face, and follow up with a toner to help balance the pH of your skin. Next, apply a lightweight moisturizer that won't clog your pores, and let it absorb fully before moving on to makeup. Our favorite moisturizer for acne prone skin is Skin Script Aloe Vera, this lightweight Which is perfect if your skin is inflamed and red.
If you have been following our blog, then you know we take skincare very seriously. We have countless blog posts talking about it and we even offer various skin treatments and consultations in our studio. So it's safe to say we are experts when it comes to skincare. We have helped hundreds of ladies across the USA achieve glowing skin. So if you are unsure what you should use on your skin, schedule a consultation either in the studio or by video.
Tip #2 - Reduce Stress
Getting married can be a happy and joyful time. However it can also be stressful, and what's worse is that acne thrives in madness!
It is important to take care of yourself, both physically and mentally. One of the ways that you can do that is by practicing guided meditation.
Guided meditation is a powerful tool that can help you to relax, focus, and connect with your inner self. It involves listening to a recorded voice that guides you through a series of visualizations and relaxation techniques. The voice may ask you to imagine a peaceful scene, such as a beach or a forest, and guide you through a series of breathing exercises that help you to release tension and stress. It can be used to reduce anxiety and help promote better sleep. Which is definitely a plus for your acne prone skin. Not to mention, it makes you a happier bride. Which we love to see!
Tip #3 - Invest
The best thing you can do for your skin is have items or products in your arsenal that just makes your life easier.
One that I keep in my back pocket is my Silk Pillow Case. How can something be so simple, but so great at the same time. I'll tell ya. Pillowcases made from high-quality materials like silk and bamboo can help prevent acne due to their smooth and soft feel. While these materials can sometimes carry a higher price-point, they're often more durable, meaning you might not have to replace them as often as lower-quality alternatives. I have had my 4 silk & satin pillows for over 5 years and they are tried and true. I rotate them every 7 days or whenever I see I have a new pimple on my face. My favorite brand is My Kitsch, it comes in over 10 colors and styles. It guarantees less breakage and clearer skin. check it out by clicking on this link here.
Tip #4 - Remove Dirty things
Did you know that makeup & skincare products expire? Yes, this is true. Being makeup artists gives us access to knowledge that some may not know. One of those things is disposing of old beauty products. Not only can this be harmful to your skin, but using expired products can cause acne, infections and make you sick. Rule of thumb, throw out all beauty products that are over 3 years old. If you are 25 and you are still using that lipstick from senior Highschool...Throw it out.
See the guide below.
Tip #5 - Wash Those Makeup Brushes
Alrighty then, let's talk about washing your makeup brushes! I know, I know, it's a task that ranks up there with cleaning the toilet, but hear me out. If you don't wash your brushes, you could be putting more bacteria on your face than a dirty dishrag. And that's not cute, honey. So, first things first, grab all of your brushes and put on your favorite tunes. This is a chore that requires a soundtrack, trust me. Next, fill up your sink with warm water and a dollop of gentle shampoo. Think of it as a bubble bath for your brushes. My favorite is DR. Bronner's Pure
Castile Bar Soap. Now, get in there and start swirling those brushes around. Get in between the bristles and work out all of that old makeup and grime. You'll be amazed at how much gunk comes out of those things.
Tip #5 - Avoid Acne Causing Ingredients
Did you know that some of the ingredients in your skincare products could be contributing to those pesky pimples? Here are a few culprits that you might not have realized were wreaking havoc on your skin:
Coconut oil - Ah, the sweet smell of coconut. It might make you feel like you're lounging on a tropical beach, but it could also be clogging your pores. Who knew that something so delicious could be so evil?
Sulfates - These are the ingredients that make your shampoo and body wash foamy and satisfying. But they can also strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation - and, you guessed it, more acne.
Alcohol - No, not the fun kind. We're talking about the drying, astringent kind that's often found in toners and astringents. While it might make your skin feel squeaky clean, it can also disrupt its natural balance and lead to more breakouts.
So, the next time you're battling acne, take a look at your skincare ingredients. Maybe it's time to switch things up and try some new products that won't leave you feeling like a pizza face. Stay fresh, my friends!
Remember, your wedding day is about celebrating your love and commitment to each other, not about having perfect skin or flawless makeup. Embrace your natural beauty, and focus on enjoying the moment with your partner and loved ones, is what matters the most. By establishing a skincare routine, using the right makeup products, and taking care of yourself, you can achieve a flawless, radiant look that will make you feel confident and happy on your special day.
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