How To Get Glowing Skin Before The Wedding & Festive Season In 5 Easy Steps
Aside from having clear skin, another wish that most women or brides-to-be have is to have glowing skin. With our hectic lifestyles where we skimp on sleep, have a poor diet, and live in a polluted environment, it’s enough for us to lose our naturally glowing skin. Looking to get that #GlowUp? We’ve compiled a handy list of ‘how tos’, and also how to fake it if you’re short on time.
1. Start with cleansing properly
We tend to wear moisturiser and sunscreen plus makeup on a daily basis. In addition to that, our skin produces oil and sebum, plus there’s grime that our skin attracts on our daily commute to work. Hence, it is necessary to cleanse properly. Washing your face twice daily will help remove all these impurities. You can also double cleanse by first using a micellar water and then a cleanser.
2. Exfoliation is key
Whether you rely on physical or chemical exfoliators, exfoliation is a key step in getting your glow as it removes the dead skin cells which cause your skin to look dull. If you’re looking for a more long term solution, consider microdermabrasion. Dr. Rinky Kapoor, Cosmetic Dermatologist & Dermato-Surgeon, The Esthetic Clinics, Mumbai says, “Microdermabrasion, also called skin polishing or party facial, is a simple inexpensive treatment to remove the dead upper layers of the skin and reveal the underlying younger, clearer skin. It takes 30 minutes for the face session, and can be done on the hands, legs, and back as well. Very commonly done for brides just before their wedding, it gives a glow in 1 to 2 days which lasts for a week. For longer lasting results, one can do weekly treatments for three to four weeks before the function.”
3. Up the Vitamin C and brightening products
Now is the time to incorporate targeted treatments to brighten your face. Vitamin C serums will help brighten your skin and add a luminosity to it. Also, while shopping, read the labels of the products carefully. If they say brightening and have ingredients like saffron or turmeric it’s best to pick them up.
4. Up your hydration levels
You still need to keep up with moisturising to ensure that your skin looks plump and healthy. While you also need to incorporate antioxidant rich foods into your diet, adding a daily moisturiser or a facial oil will help you put your best face forward. For an added boost, use a sleeping pack or sheet masks to increase hydration levels.
5. Fake that glow
Fake it till you make it! If you want your skin to glow all over and not just with the use of a highlighter, try mixing a few drops of your favourite liquid highlighter with your favourite body lotion and liberally apply on your body, especially your collar bones and decolletage. Else, you can invest in body illuminators that will make you look bronzed and fab.
Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.