Skin treatment before wedding

This article emphasizes on how to take care of your skin prior to marriage as marriage preparations are quite stressful.

If you’ve got butterflies in your stomach,it reflects on your face.Add to that,the thought of a probable amiss on your big day,and you’ve got yourself all worked up just before your wedding.What you need is a simple self-care regimen that will ensure you have a radiant glow before your D-Day.

First identify the problem areas.Worried about the venue-booking,guest-house booking,travel plans,all of it? Take a deep breath,close your eyes and relax.Stress can wreak havoc on your complexion.

Tackle it with three-point approach given below:-

  • EXERCISE- Try to squeeze in at least 15 minutes of limb stretches and free hand exercises every day.
  • RELAXATION- This is related to the frequency of exercise you manage to bring into your daily schedule.Even 15 minutes of body exercise helps your body relax.
  • DIET- Apart from a nutritionally sound diet, you must try to increase your milk intake.It’s very good for healthy glowing skin and lustrous hair.

You must invest time and effort in a sound skin care plan. The results will show.If your skin erupts in pimples and acne,consult a dermatologist.

Follow the following steps in your skin-care regimen and dazzle at your wedding:

  1. Cleanse your skin frequently during the day,using a mild face wash.Avoid soap,as it is harsh and further dries the skin.You can take steam once a week.It eases out the seated dirt in the skin pores.
  2. Apply a face pack twice a week.This helps in exfoliating your skin and makes you look radiant.Our skin renews itself every 24 hours.Using a pack removes dead skin and cleans your skin pores.
  3. Use a sunscreen daily.Preferably one with an SPF of 30 or above.All your skin care products should be of a reputed brand and in accordance with your skin type.
  4. Moisturise your skin daily.It hydrates the skin and helps in delaying the onset of wrinkles.
  5. A mild cleansing lotion,a gentle scrub,an effective toner,a non-oily moisturizer,a make-up remover and under-eye cream must form part of your vanity bag.
  6. Regular clean ups and facials help in easing the dirt and grime out of the skin’s pores and to deter the onset of wrinkles.
  7. Make liberal use of cold cream or moisturizer at night to pamper your soles,heels and hands.
  8. Go for a manicure and pedicure every three weeks.

Home therapies for skin:

  1. The besan uptan works like magic.Mix two tablespoons of chane ka atta(besan) with a teaspoon of honey,turmeric and a dash of lime.Apply the paste on your face.Leave on to dry and bathe after twenty minutes.
  2. The juice of watermelon and cucumber is an excellent toner.Aloe vera is ideal for dry skin.Apply as face mask and rinse off after twenty minutes.Multani mitti or Fuller’s Earth tightens the skin.

Common make-up mistakes you can avoid

It’s easy to make mistakes, especially when trying to use make-up as paint brush. Most women make the mistake of trying to hide nature’s flaws with make-up. Fact remains that if you have not hit the genetic jackpot, then the only wise thing to do is play to your existing cosmetic strengths.

make up fiascos
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With that as a new make-up motto, let’s look at some of the most common make-up fiascos.

Ignoring skincare: We all know the sin that using make-up is on bad skin. Good skincare is the first step to great make-up. Don’t smoke, stay hydrated with water and moisturizers, get good sleep and use sunscreen every few hours. Glowing skin can help you go a long way in your effort to make a great impression.

Thin eyebrows: Your eyebrows enhance your eyes and basically define your entire look. While the job is best left to the professionals, budgets and time don’t always allow so. Let the professional define the line once and then tow it. Don’t get carried away plucking.

Wrong foundation: Stick to the colour closest to your natural skin shade. If one colour doesn’t fit the bill, but a few, mix and use; also you’ll need different colours at different times of the year.

Not Staying age appropriate: Don’t change your make-up with changing fashion trends, that’s for teens and young girls. As women, stick to enhancing your features rather than experimenting. Also, stay away from glitter.

Not Blending well and/or excesses: This advice applies especially to foundation and blush. Use the right tools, clean them regularly andspend time doing your make-up well. But this doesn’t mean you slather your face in bronzer for a glow, you’ll just look orange. This goes for powder too, lest you look ashen. Remember that using too much makeup in general is not a great idea.

Skin Care for Dry Skin

Dry SkinDry skin can make you look haggard and older than your years. Many people try covering up their dry skin with expensive make-up but end up looking as bad as ‘joker’ in the famous movie ‘Batman”. Hence, it is absolutely essential to take care of your skin. Care for dry skin is actually quite easy once you understand the causes. Dry skin indicates low levels of sebum or skin oil.  This can be caused due to myriad factors like pollution, stress, chemicals, cosmetics and smoking. Antispasmodics, antihistamines and diuretics can also play a big role in stealing the moisture from your skin. Many disorders like seborrhea, dermatitis and psoriasis can also cause dry skin. Besides these factors, dry skin can also be caused by excessive heat or cold, poor blood circulation and lack of physical exercise. Smoking can also dry up your skin. Care for dry skin includes some basic regimes like cleaning up your face before going to bed and applying the right kind of moisturizer and toner. Appropriate physical exercise can enhance your blood circulation and make your skin glow. Staying away from the sun is also essential to prevent your skin from drying up.  Make sure that you apply a sun block before venturing out in the sun.

These are some of the ways which can help you to protect your skin. Remember, the condition of your skin is also indicative of your mental and physical health. So, eat healthy, exercise daily and be happy. This is the perfect skin care remedy for dry skin!

Exfoliate – What, How, Why

Our skin is constantly regenerating. This means that on a very regular basis new skin cells are being born and old ones are dying. exfoliateThe old cells are typically on the top and new fresh cells do not get a chance to show their sheen, unless the top layer of dead cells is removed or scrubbed away. This process of removal of old dead skin cells is called Exfoliation.

There are many ways to exfoliate the face or body. One can also make use of natural home-made pastes and scrubs for this.

It is critical to remember, that we should never exfoliate too harshly else our live skin-cells might get damaged. Also post-exfoliation it is highly recommended to use a sunscreen.