10 amazing skincare products for the bride -to -be
Remember Anushka Sharma’s no-makeup look from her Tuscany wedding? It has become a dream fantasy of every bride to be. But the key to achieving the natural look doesn’t come just like that. It requires an ample amount of care, a proper skin care regimen to follow and of course, patience.
Here are ten essential skincare products that every bride to be should invest in:
- BODY YOGHURT
There are many body lotions and creams available in the market that claim to nourish and hydrate the skin. On the contrary, all they do is leave a sticky and greasy effect on the skin. If you’re a bride to be, dry and scaly skin is the last thing that you would want for your skin. Rather than splurging on body lotions, opt for body yoghurt.
Try the strawberry body yoghurt by The Body Shop. Unlike many other body creams, it is light weighted and absorbs quickly in the skin. The body yoghurt is made with vegan ingredients so that the chances of any harmful effect on the body are negligible. The gel cream-based formula can be applied on the damp skin straight after the shower.
- UNDER-EYE CREAM
With all the hustle in wedding preparations, various meetings and appointments and late-night shenanigans, your eyes tend to look dull and tired. Similarly, dark circles start appearing if you miss out sufficient sleep. To get rid of those before the D-day, the application of an under eye cream is a must.
Try the pure radiance under eye cream by St. Botanica infused with vitamin c, Moroccan argan and jojoba oil. It hydrates the area under the eyes, repairs the tissue, removes dark circles, reduces wrinkles and puffiness. Apply it day and night for desired results.
- LIP SCRUB
While taking care of the face, it is essential to pay special attention to your lips as well. Lips are one of the most sensitive parts of the body and are prone to instant dryness and chapping. A lip scrub removes the dead skin cells, brightens and smoothens the surface of the lips.
The blood orange and rosehip lip scrub by Juicy Chemistry is a must-have essential. It exfoliates and deeply nourishes the lips. The product is made with natural ingredients and free from toxic additives. Use this lip scrub twice a week followed by a lip balm to achieve a pout like Kareena’s.
- CELLULITE REDUCTION SCRUB
Is the cellulite or the stretch marks on your body stopping you from buying the dress of your choice? Stretch marks occur on the body due to various reasons and their appearance on the visible parts of the body can make a person conscious. A cellulite and stretch mark reduction product is a blessing in disguise.
To lighten and eliminate these stubborn marks, use the cellulite and stretch mark reduction duo by MCaffeine. It comes with a body polishing oil and coffee body scrub. The body polishing oil removes the cellulite and tones the skin while the coffee body scrub removes tan and lightens the stretch marks.
Toners are basically made for the people dealing with oil and acne prone skin. They tighten the pores, refresh and maintain the natural PH balance of the skin. For a bride, who does not want to hide her natural beauty behind the heavy makeup, make toners an integral part of your skincare regimen.
Check out the tejal balancing water by Forest Essentials. Just like its name, it balances the natural texture of the skin by providing deep hydration and relaxation. It contains liquorice which acts as a natural sunblock and sweet potato extract that keeps production of oil in control and boosts skin elasticity.
Be it for a teenage girl, a bride or even a woman in her fifties, the importance of sunscreen in a daily skincare routine cannot be emphasized enough. If you’re a bride to be, it is apparent that you spend most of the time out of the house. But, you cannot afford to look all tanned and wrinkled on your special day. Sunscreen or a sunblock prevents skin damage and dark spots from appearing on the face and the body.
The Lotus Organics ultra-matte mineral sunscreen with SPF 40 PA +++ is a must-try. It is made with organic ingredients and is sweat and water-resistant. It gives your face an even-toned, tinted and matte finish. Lather up a gentle amount of the product before stepping out of the house and reapply once after every 3-4 hours for bright and spotless looking skin.
- FACIAL GLOW KIT
A wedding means routine salon appointments which are not only costly but do not guarantee desired results instead of rushing to the parlours, why not bring the parlour at your doorstep? A facial kit comes handy for all the last minute jiffy and impromptu plans.
Invest in a diamond facial glow kit by VLCC for instant clean up. It comes with a set of four products used in a step by step process. The diamond ash used in the product helps in hydrating and detoxifying the skin.
- DAILY SERUM
Gone are the days when face creams used to be the one-stop fix for all the skin concerns. Serums are magic potions that work beyond moisturising and hydrating the skin. For instance, serums reduce the fine lines and wrinkles, deeply cleanse the skin, minimize the visibility of pores etc. Check out the alpha arbutin 2%+hyaluronic acid1% daily face Serums by beminimalist.co. It reduces dark spots, evens skin tone and enhances the skin texture. Minimalist products are safe to use as it is free from paraben, silicone and added fragrance. Apply 2-3 drops both day and night in a gentle circular motion. Wait for a few minutes before applying another product over it. It is recommended to start using it one month before the wedding for optimum results.
- BODY OIL
Why buy two different products for your face and body when you can have the goodness of both in one? Body oils are the perfect solution for combating multiple skin issues like dryness, tired and weary skin, damaged skin cells, ageing, lines and wrinkles, to name a few. They are also helpful in relaxing the muscles and rejuvenating the entire body.
Grab your hands on rose and jasmine bath and body oil by Kama Ayurveda. It is a non-greasy, lightweight formula that seeps into your skin and gives you nourished and radiant skin. The product can be used before the bath or after the bath.
- SHEET MASKS
Sheet masks are every girl’s best friend. While conventional face packs and masks take a lot of time and effort, sheet masks are specially made for people on the go. If you are a bride who hardly gets time to indulge in face masks, sheet masks are your holy grail.
Pamper your skin with sheet masks by Tony Moly for instant glow and hydration. You can choose from a different range according to your skin concerns.
Krati Agarwal is an avid reader, poet and a writer who finds writing immensely peaceful and an escape from. Her works have been published in various anthologies. Besides writing, she is a movie enthusiast and a sucker for Italian food.