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Meghan Markel wedding photo

 

Wedding season is in full effect and we are all buzzing about the wedding of Meghan Markel and Prince Harry. Women all over the world are raving about Meghan's flawless skin and make-up look. It has been reported that Meghan spent a hefty sum of money on her wedding day make-up to get that fresh, glowing look. It just goes to show that great make-up begins with a beautiful canvas.With our wedding-ready skin tips, you won't have to break the bank to get beautiful skin your desire for wedding day. 

 

 1. Create a skin care regimen.

Obtaining beautiful skin for your wedding must start with a plan. Start preparations for getting your skin ready for your wedding at least 6 to 12 months in advance. To create a plan, you will need to know your skin type and what you want to achieve with your skin. Do you want to clear your acne, even out your skin tone, or balance out the moisture in your skin to get that glow? Make an assessment for what products and tools you will need for your skin care regimen. Key staples that you should have are a good cleanser, toner, moisturizer, serum, mask, and scrub. Your plan should also include how you will care for skin on the day-to-day.  Your day and night routines will be different. Journaling your process by taking before and after photos of your skin a couple times a month can help show your progress. Take your photos from different angles in good lighting. If you are pressed for time and wedding is around the corner all is not lost. You still have time to implement a good skin care regimen. Start today by creating a plan. The key is knowing that consistency is the key to breakthrough!  

Click here to learn more on to discover your skin type and to put together a skin care regimen by downloading the Nuekie Guide to Clear Skin here.

 

2. Reduce stress

We know planning wedding is stressful. But, it is imperative that you take care of your mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Make sure you are getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep each day. The rest will help to keep a refreshed look. Spend time in prayer daily. Take time out to relax and enjoy something you love doing. Seek assistance from trusted family, friends, or professionals who can take some of the load associated with the wedding planning. 

 

3. Eat well

Good nutrition is critical for beautiful skin. The nutrients from are what nourish your skin from within.   Increase your fruit and vegetable intake. Drink plenty of water and stay away from alcohol and other beverages that have high sugar content. Stay away from foods that give you allergic reactions. Exercise at least 3 days a week. 

 

4. See a skin professional

Every woman should a dermatologist and esthetician on their beauty squad and you should definitely consider adding these services to your wedding budget. . A dermatologist is a physician who is trained to evaluate and treat disorders of the skin, hair, and nails. An esthetician is a skincare professional trained to assess and enhance the beauty of skin through a variety of treatment services. If you are experiencing, severe breakouts or other skin conditions that require medical treatment then seeing a dermatologist is the way to go. If you need help managing your skin care, estheticians can provide services such as facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and waxing. Including a professional in your wedding-ready skin care planning can help to prevent any skin hiccups on your wedding day. As woman of color, you want to make sure that your dermatologist and esthetician very knowledgeable about treating ethnic skin. 

 

6. Use quality skin care products 

There are a lot of skin care products out on the market. But many lack quality. For that glow on your wedding day, you want products that have high-functioning actives. Sorry, shea butter and coconut oil will not do! Also, ethnic skin has a unique structure and function and requires special attention. So, look for clinical skincare that is designed specially for ethnic skin. Products containing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and squalene are good for retaining moisture in the skin. Key ingredients like salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and lactic acid are good for acne and  exfoliating the skin. If you deal with hyperpigmentation, ingredients such as licorice root extract and mulberry extract can reduce the dark spots. 

 

7. Protect your skin with sunscreen 

Ultraviolet rays can be an enemy to your skin. It can cause pre-mature aging, dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. Using a sunscreen with an SPF 30 will help to protect your skin. A sunscreen with zinc oxide as an active ingredient is ideal for women of color. 

 

Let us know your plans to get your skin wedding ready!

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