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5 unusual ways to achieve perfect skin for your wedding day

22 January 2016, 12:50Marisa Crous

1.    Eat watermelon

The Knot stresses that even though, of course, you need to be drinking lots and lots of water anyways (more than 8 glasses a day!), you can also consume watermelon to up your hydration levels. Also add more superfoods to your diet like blueberries, grapefruit, kale and broccoli.

2.    Get an oxygen facial

Celebrities swear by this pre-event facial. Not only does it plump up the skin, but it also leaves a magnificent afterglow. The pressurised steam of the oxygen delivers active ingredients to the skin, says Beautyeditor.ca. Be sure to look out for oxygen facials that deliver actives in the form of quality ingredients like hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and peptides.

Also try microdermabrasion therapy

This popular therapy exfoliates and removes the superficial layer of dry, dead skin cells. Amy Bowie of Pulse Dermatology & Laser says that as long as the treatment is done by a trained professional, it will refine the pores and give a beautiful smooth and soft complexion. It will also assist with better product penetration, so if you have been saving that special serum, now’s the time to use it! I always say “start low, go slow”, so I’d advise the bride to start around 8 weeks before and have the treatments with 2 week intervals, with a 5 day break before the big day.

Also visit FutureThis salon or a Skin Renewal clinic for similar treatments.

3.    Always wash your face with your hands

Never ever use a washcloth to wash your face. Use your hands to cleanse your face, or use a clean piece of cotton wool to remove makeup – especially mascara and eye makeup. The Knot says that washcloths can harbour bacteria that might affect the condition of your skin and lead to acne.

4.    Shampoo your makeup brushes

Most of us never do this, right? Dirty brushes add acne-causing bacteria to your skin every single time you apply makeup. It’s really simply to clean them, simply wash your brushes every few days with shampoo, then air-dry by hanging the brush bristle side down.

5.    Cut out dairy 1 month before the big day

Cutting out milk, cheese and other forms of dairy can work wonders for clearing up your skin. Popsugar says that not only will this clear up your skin, but it can also help you to feel less bloated, making dress fittings a breeze.

- Woman24


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