Planning a wedding can be one of the most exciting and magical times of your life. You’ll need to make essential decisions such as choosing a venue, a color scheme, and a guest list. It will also be your and your partner’s responsibility to pick what you’ll wear to your wedding and reception, buy wedding rings to symbolize your enduring love, and pamper yourself with cosmetic procedures. Options such as IPL and microdermabrasion ensure that you’ll look your best on your special day.
Once you’ve said your vows, returned from a relaxing honeymoon, and settled into your new life as a married couple, how can you preserve your healthy glow? Here is our best advice.
1. Create a Skin Care Regimen You Can Stick With
A consistent skin care regimen is one of your most effective tools to provide you with a clear, smooth complexion. Contrary to what some beauty blogs and Instagram influencers might have led you to believe, your routine doesn’t need to be complex, expensive, or multifaceted to give excellent results. Every morning and evening, wash your face with a gentle cleanser, pat dry, and apply a moisturizer using smooth, upward strokes. Avoid alcohol-based toners or face washes, which can strip essential moisture from your skin.
2. Be Smart About Sunscreen
The sun is the source of life on our blue planet, but the damaging ultraviolet rays found in sunlight can cause your skin to age prematurely, leading to concerns such as:
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Melasma, or dark patches on the skin
- Freckles and moles
To prevent these issues, get in the habit of applying sunblock every time you go outdoors. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and be sure to look for the word “non-comedogenic” on the label, which means it won’t clog pores and cause breakouts.
3. Get That Beauty Sleep
While you’re in dreamland every night, nearly every system in your body is hard at work repairing itself, including your skin. Your cellular turnover goes into high gear while you sleep, refreshing and renewing your appearance. Don’t ignore the need to get at least seven to eight hours of high-quality sleep each night, and encourage your partner to do the same, so you can both look as young and vibrant as you feel.
4. Work up a Sweat
One of the top ways to get a healthy glow is to work out regularly. Being physically active benefits you in a myriad of ways, especially when it comes to your skin. If you think you don’t have time to fit exercise into your busy schedule, get creative. A brisk 15-minute walk around the block or a set of push-ups or jumping jacks during a commercial break are enough to get your blood flowing and improve your mood.
5. Drink Plenty of Water
Hydration is the secret to overall wellness. Drinking enough water keeps your joints lubricated for easy movement, helps maintain a healthy body weight, and improves your concentration and energy levels. It’s also ideal for your skin health. Experts suggest you should keep water close at hand and sip on it throughout the day, even when you don’t feel like you need it – you’re already dehydrated if you get thirsty. Do you have trouble remembering to drink enough water? Plenty of phone apps exist to remind you.
6. Ask About Our Periodic Maintenance Treatments
If you want to look and feel your best every day, Dr. Matarasso can use his expertise as a board-certified dermatologist to help you meet your goals. Contact us today for your consultation.