Planning your second wedding is a very different experience from planning your first. The second time around you are blessed with wisdom and experience, and while some of the excitement and novelty of the event might be lessened, it remains a beautiful journey.
As a more mature bride, you’ll be thinking about different things. You’ll want to celebrate love in a way that reflects your personal style, and you’ll likely have more confidence in expressing yourself. You’ll probably have different priorities about the big day, and holding off on booking your honeymoon until you can find the perfect cruise deal might cross your mind.
However, some things don’t change, and ensuring flawless skin for the big day is just as vital the second time around. In order to ensure that you are radiant as you walk down the aisle, you’ll need to tailor your skincare routine a little. Here are a few tips to ensure you glow with confidence throughout your big day.
One of the safest ways to guarantee great skin is by sticking to a consistent skincare routine. By starting a fixed routine well in advance of your big day you will allow your skin to adapt to any new products, and give your face time to reap the benefits of cleansing, toning, moisturizing, and other targeted treatments. Consistency lays the foundation for radiant skin and gives you a canvas to work on.
As we age, our skin tends to get drier quicker, so to keep mature skin fresh, hydration is key. A rich, nourishing moisturizer is one of the best ways to address your skin’s specific needs, particularly if you find one that contains hyaluronic acid, as this helps lock in moisture and add plumpness and a youthful appearance.
Make your skincare routine bespoke by choosing targeted treatments that are specifically designed for your skin’s issues. For example, if you are troubled by fine lines or wrinkles, try serums that contain vitamin C, retinol, and peptides as these can help produce a smoother complexion.
While most of the focus of your pre-wedding skincare routine will be on your face, the neck and the decolletage are just as important, particularly as wedding dresses tend to show off these areas. Paying attention to reversing signs of aging below your face can be a real help in achieving the perfect wedding day look.
Prevention is almost always better than cure, so avoid skin damage by protecting yourself from the sun’s harmful rays. A broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 is vital if you are planning on spending time in the sun, while beauty products with SPF are a great idea for day-to-day use.
Exfoliating your skin gently is a great way to remove dead cells and help your skin regenerate. By incorporating this into your pre-wedding routine you will promote a healthy glow, as well as making your make-up for the big day that much easier to apply.
Finally, make sure you get a good night’s sleep the night before your wedding! Well-rested skin always looks healthier and younger, so get to bed early and wake up feeling and looking naturally refreshed and revitalized!
By giving your pre-wedding skincare routine a little extra thought, it is a simple matter to ensure that you shine on your big day!
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2018. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.