Skin Care- A love story...
I may be biased but skin care is one of the most important yet commonly overlooked part of wedding prep. This love story with skin care is going to be an ongoing series of tips and tricks to guide brides, her maids, (and even her man!) to having a flawless face on the big day!
Let's start with the basics.
Hydration. It comes in many forms and it's important to have it internally and externally. Drinking water has an endless amount of benefits but what I'm here to focus on is all of the wonderful things it can do for your skin. Water keeps your skin plump and helps internally from getting flaky and looking run-down. Not to mention, keeping your skin hydrated with drinking water can help fill out the smaller fine lines and wrinkles in your face.
Think of it like a grape and a raisin. Grapes are juicy and full of water and once you start to dehydrate them they become dull and wrinkled. Same goes for your skin. Be a grape, not a raisin.
Externally, there are so many ways to maintain the hydration in your skin. Every girl with dry skin knows the importance of moisturizers and serums and oils. If you don't already, you should! But for those with more oily or acne prone skin, a lot of these products seem intimidating and scary.
Oily skin + adding more oils? Does it make sense? YES. So many products that are geared toward oily/acne skin can be drying but your skin needs oils and hydration and using products that strip your skin your natural oils without replacing them with proper + beneficial oils can do more harm than good. You have the control to put the oils on your skin that will provide benefits for your skin otherwise, your skin will do what it does best and keep over-producing and potentially leading to further breakouts.
Some great examples of oils to look out for are:
- Jojoba Oil- its extremely light weight and has a similar molecular structure as your own sebum
- Hemp Oil- High in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals and used to reduce redness and promote healing
- Hazelnut Oil- Anti-bacterial and acts as an astringent
As always, its best to discuss your options with a skin care professions to get started on the proper products (more on this later). Hope this little lesson on hydration helps and next time I'll dive in further!