Preparing for a big event such as a wedding is always exciting but it also usually goes hand in hand with stress and anxiety. The last thing that you want is for your skin to start showing the effects of stress right before the big day.
Your cortisol levels are directly responsible for your skin breaking out when you’re stressed and running around. The minute you’re done with all of your preparations and your body relaxes, it drops all of its defenses, which is why you may experience breakouts or even get sick.
Everyone wants to achieve the perfect glow for a big event but how do you achieve this when you frantically running around and are experiencing high levels of anxiety?
Fortunately, there are several ways that you can ensure you have that smooth, beautiful skin on the day of your big event.
Preparing Your Skin for an Important Event
See a skin specialist. Once you have a date for your big event, schedule an appointment at a reputable cosmetic clinic so that your skin can be assessed by a specialist. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your skin concerns and aesthetic goals so that your clinician can create a tailored treatment plan to meet your needs. Medical laser treatments at MIRA Clinic are one of the best options for giving your skin that extra boost of collagen and production that will smooth out lines and wrinkles and leave you with a radiant glow.
Watch what you eat. You probably hear it all the time but what you put into your body will really make a difference to how your skin looks on the day of your event. Once you have a date for your event, create an eating plan that includes healthy, balanced and nutritious foods and tons of water. It’s also a good idea to take a good multi-vitamin and a fatty acid supplement. Not only will this keep your stress levels under control but it will balance your hormones and give your skin a good protective barrier.
Reduce your dairy intake. Unfortunately, the growth factors that are present in dairy can increase inflammation and produce excess sebum, both of which aren’t good for your skin.
Choose a good exfoliator. While apricot scrubs may seem like a good idea, they do actually scratch your skin, which causes damage and inflammation. An AHA exfoliant is a much better option.
Get enough sleep. Beauty sleep is a real thing – it helps to regenerate and heal your skin during the night. While we’re on the topic of sleep, not washing your face before bed does age you so even though you may be completely exhausted, taking a few minutes to cleanse your skin will make a huge difference in the long run.
By sticking to these 5 basic guidelines, there is no reason why you won’t show up to your big event with beautiful, glowing skin. If you will be pairing your skincare regime with cosmetic treatments, just be sure to plan them out well in advance.