Every bride wants to look and feel good on her wedding day. And exfoliation is an important routine for any bride to be.
When done right, exfoliation cleans the pores, removes dead cells and makes your skin look brighter and better. However, there are plenty of exfoliation mistakes that need to be avoided to avoid scarring.
But wedding seasons aren’t always easy on us. We have a lot of things to look into and despite how many times people tell us to relax, it never happens. There’s always something to look into and we tend to miss out on spa appointments.
I’ve missed around 3 spa appointments a month prior because there was always something to do. Although I still managed to go on the 4th one, my mum and I decided to try out home techniques that were organic and fresh. Something to do to make sure my skin wasn’t looking dull.
And oh! I was left feeling gorgeous.
I tried out four of the scrubs and they worked well for my skin. So, try them out and let me know!
Now, this ingredient is what I loved the most. Not only was it soft, but it also helps reduce inflammations and lighten the skin of any blotchy areas.
Mix one part of oatmeal to warm water and let it sit for 5 minutes after which you’ll get a slimy mixture. Gently apply the scrub around your face and neck and let it sit until dry. You needn’t scrub this out, you can gently massage the oatmeal with either milk or water and watch your skin glow in just one try!
You can also use oatmeal as a body scrub by adding essential oil to the mixture. Instead of using body gel, using oatmeals can help your skin feel fresh and not too tight. You can try oatmeal as a body scrub at least once a week for better results.
2. Bengal Gram Flour
This particular scrub has been in our family for years to come. Bengal gram flour has a consistency to be the perfect scrub. It isn’t too harsh on the skin and can easily remove dead skins from within. You can find them in any grocery stores or Indian marts around you.
Mix one part of Bengal gram flour and a pinch of turmeric. Add sufficient milk or yogurt to make the paste soft but not too runny. You can then choose to add rose water or tea tree oil. The paste is yellowish in color due to the turmeric. (Make sure you add only a pinch of turmeric as it can stain if added more.) Mix them well and apply. Let the scrub sit on your face until half dry and slowly massage-scrub your face. After this, you can choose to steam your face or wash it all out.
Drinking coffee may be bad for your pre-bridal skin care routine due to its dehydrating factor, but using coffee as a scrub is AMAZING!
Coffee has a ton of antioxidants that help remove dead skins and dirt instantly. It also helps tighten your skin enough to not look loose and reduces the appearance of cellulite.
Mix one part of coffee and sugar together. You can then add either olive oil or jojoba oil. Apply the mixture on your face for 5 minutes and then scrub. Steam for 3 minutes and continue scrub gently. After steaming, wipe your face with a warm towel.
4. Himalayan Pink Salt
Himalayan Pink Salt contains minerals, small enough for our body to absorb to fight skin infections and acne. They are also well known for their therapeutic benefits of deep cleansing the skin whilst balancing the skin’s pH level.
Mix two parts of the salt crystals to one part of warm milk. You can also add essential oil to the mixture. Apply the mixture with a brush and let it dry. Steam your face and let your pores open and wash your face with the remaining mixture. Use a cold towel to wipe out the residues and you’re good to go!
Apart from the At-home-techniques, please keep yourselves hydrated. Drink as much as water or fresh juices as you can, to flush out any toxins from within.
Also try snacking on superfoods like cucumber, watermelons, grapefruit, kale, and tomato a week before your wedding. These superfoods avoid excess oil to be produced on your skin helping you avoid those nasty bumps on you BIG DAY.