Your big day is fast approaching, and we all know with the added stress & luck of the draw, your skin is more acne prone than ever. It always seems to work that way doesn’t it? On the days you need your skin to be the most flawless, a rogue pimple or blemish cluster appears. But we can’t have that! Your skin needs to be perfect. After all, it’s your big day and the memories will last a lifetime. Not only is your photographer taking pictures (which they can use photoshop magic on), but everyone and their mom, literally, is taking pictures of and with you. And those photos you can’t photoshop. In that instance, Facebook becomes your worst nightmare.
So, we’ve put together these quick tips to ensure you’re doing everything in your power to keep your face blemish free for your big day. And we recommend you have your groom read this too! We have a hunch he’d appreciate it the tips even if he acts like he doesn’t.
Tip 1: Keep Your Hands Away From Your Face
Seriously, don’t touch your face. Your hands have nasty pore clogging dirt all over them, even if they look clean, and dramatically increase your odds of breaking out. If you have an itch, let it go or wash those hands before going at it. Chilling and need to rest your head somewhere? Don’t rest it on your hands!
Tip 2: Don’t Sleep In Your Makeup
This is a recipe for disaster. Makeup during the day is fine, but sleeping in it is a no-no. Take the two minutes before laying in bed to wash it off. It’ll save you the stress and time invested in worrying about the pimple that popped up because your pores are clogged from the unattended makeup.
Tip 3: Cleanse After You Pop
If you carefully pop a pimple (and we mean carefully because it’s not good to squeeze your face) - give your face a nice wash with soap and water. The leftover bacteria from a popped pimple can cause more to pop up. Afteral, a pimple really is just an infected pore. And bacteria causes infection. So it’s best to get that stuff off your face as soon as possible.
Tip 4: Wash Your Face, Day & Night
It’s simple. Add washing your face to your daily routine, every morning and every night. Just as you don’t want to leave makeup on your face when you’re sleeping, you don’t want to leave dirt and oil there. You can’t always see it, but it’s there. You’re probably thinking, “If I wash my face at night, why would I wash in the morning?” Simple, your face produces oil over night as you sleep, and your pillow likely isn’t dirt free. So as you’re tossing and turning, your face is picking up dirt from your pillow. Wash it off before it has a chance to clog your pores or even worse, cause a rogue pimple.
Tip 5: Get Plenty Of Sleep
You’ve heard it time and time again, sleep reduces your risk of acne. It’s the truth. The better rested your body, the more equipped your body is to fight against infection and stress. As mentioned previously, stress is an acne feeding ground. So sleep your way to better health, and clear skin!
Tip 6: Eat The Right Foods
This one may take you some time to figure out, as we all react differently to certain foods. For some, dairy causes acne, for others it doesn’t. There are quite a few foods that ignite breakouts (here they are) - but if you’re in a time crunch, stay away from these foods that commonly trigger acne. (dairy, sugar, coffee, bread, peanuts).
Tip 7: Drink Plenty of Water & Exercise
Upping your water intake is a great way to rid your body of toxins, in turn making your skin feel and look better. Pair that with exercise and you have yourself the perfect formula for healthier, brighter looking skin. Researchers shows that having 2 cups of water significantly boosts blood flow throughout your body and skin.
Tip 8: Get Proper Nutrients
We consider this the most critical step. Adding an all-natural acne supplement to your daily routine will attack acne below the surface, and noticeably reduce blemishes in 4-weeks or less. It may sound too good to be true, but there’s a reason quality acne products exist. They work. Our tested and approved True Clear Skin Clarifying Supplement is one of the purest acne supplements on the market. It goes deeper than a face wash, and not only reduces the appearance of acne, but attacks it before it starts.
We can go on forever, but these 7 tips will help you get your skin wedding ready so you can walk down the aisle with confidence, and say “I Do” with a complexion you and your groom can be proud of.