One of the biggest questions all brides and grooms-to-be have the week of their wedding is how to prevent breakouts. There are so many factors that can cause these not so pretty pimples to pop up on a wedding day, which leads to a lot of skin-related questions. Which skin products help reduce oils? How many times should I wash my face? What foods should I be avoiding? The list goes on and on. So, we decided to share with you some easy ways you can prevent a breakout before it is too late! Just check out these nine skin care hacks that help prevent acne or any other blemishes that could try and steal the show on your big day.
Here are several tips you can use to prevent breakouts before your wedding day!
Keep your face clean
Do not, we repeat, do not go to sleep before washing off your makeup. One of the easiest ways to prevent a breakout is by washing your face at least twice a day—after waking up in the morning and before heading to bed at night. Bacteria, dirt and other pore-clogging oils can build up throughout the day leading to a not-so-fun breakout, but using a cleanser or a scrub can help wash away any impurities and leaves skin feeling fresh and clean.
Skip the makeup
Makeup products, such as foundation, concealer, and blush can be harsh on your skin making you more prone to getting blackheads and eventually breaking out. In the weeks before your wedding day, show off your natural beauty and go easy on the makeup. This will let your skin breathe a little bit before the big day rolls around.
Avoid touching your face
Your hands are filled with excess oils and other bacteria that can easily spread to your pores if you touch your face. We know it can be tempting to scratch an itch or pick at a scab, but resist! If you know that the habit may be too hard to break before the big day, make sure to keep a hand sanitizer nearby so at least your hands will be clean if they do wander up to your face.
Use clean towels and sheets
Sometimes you forget just how much dirt and dead skin can build up on your towels and pillowcases. Clean towels and freshly-washed sheets are the first line of defense against the germs that can cause breakouts. . So, make sure to toss your laundry into the wash before they get the chance to breed any acne-causing bacteria.
As the countdown to your big day draws closer, stop using exfoliating scrubs or any other products that can be harsh on your skin. Exfoliating can irritate skin and make it appear red or blotchy. Instead, opt for a gentle cleanser and a moisturizer. Sticking to a face wash that’s not harsh can help avoid redness and leave your skin soft and clear.
Quit eating junk food
Greasy food results to a greasy face, so clean out those cupboards! Even if stress-eating helps you cope with your overbearing mother-in-law it doesn’t help with keeping your face clean and clear. A healthy diet plays an important role with your skin care and it also makes you feel good too! Trust us, switching to a diet that includes fruits and veggies and is low on dairy (since dairy is linked to clogging pores) will make your skin look and feel effortlessly clear.
Staying active can help sweat out and rid yourself of any pore-clogging toxins. Whether you opt to join a gym or start taking daily walks, exercising is a great way to clean out your system and prevent a breakout. Working out will also lead to a healthier lifestyle making it easier to get in shape and feel good about yourself for your big day—and have the stamina to stay on the dance floor all night long!
Water helps aid digestion and helps your body get rid of toxins that could lead to a breakout. Just like your doctor says, drink at least eight glasses a day to keep your face hydrated and oil-free. Not only does water help prevent acne, it also helps keep skin looking soft and moisturized.
One of the leading causes to a breakout is stress. While we know planning a wedding can be stressful, it is important for you (and for your skin!) to stay as stress-free as possible. If you feel like wedding planning is getting the best of you try one of those stress-relieving ideas. Staying relaxed and well rested can help ensure that your face remains blemish-free for your big day.