Posted: 27 January 2005 at 10:01pm | IP Logged
Skin especially facial skin is incredibly sensitive and is far less protected than other body parts. Harsh weather and air conditioning can leave the skin looking dull and lifeless. Not surprisingly then it requires a little extra care and maintenance to retain and fresh, glowing look.
• It is important for you to identify your type of skin because each skin type requires a different type of product and that, which suits a particular skin type need not suit another skin type.
• No matter which type of skin you have, it is absolutely critical that your skin type is kept as clean as possible. It is important that all superficial debris is cleansed away regularly, otherwise the pores will become blocked and blemishes will appear. Oily skin requires cleansing more frequently. Acne(p***le) prone skin can use a topical antiseptic/antibiotic like 1% clindamycin to prevent breakouts prior to wedding.
• Try and avoid the sun as much as possible. Don't venture out in afternoon between 12 and 4pm as the sun is the harshest during these hours. UV rays not only damage your skin but it also will cause a lot of fatigue. Use of an oilfree sunblock with SPF of 15 - 20 half an hour before going out and reapply every 2-3 hours is essential to prevent damage due to UV rays.
• With skin care products getting increasingly sophisticated it is important to choose the right product and try them individually rather than using multiple new products. All make up trials should be done at least 2 weeks before the wedding so that in case there are any adverse allergic reactions /p***le(acneiform ) like eruptions it would clear by the wedding day.
• Given the environment we live in and the dirt and pollution and harmful UV rays we're exposed to, maintaining a healthy glowing skin is no easy task. For a normal skin Microdermabrasion service creates an immediate improvement in skin's appearance by removing dead and flaking skin cells followed by a deep rehydrating face-mask to moisturize the skin. This can be done at 10-15 days interval but the last session should be at least 5 days prior to wedding.
• For acne prone skin low concentration glycolic peels (20%-35%) can help speed up the removal of dead cells, pigmentation and acne causing bacteria from the skin. Peels also induce production of collagen in the skin revealing fresher smoother skin. Peels can also be done at 10-15 days interval but the last session should be done at least 5-7 days before the wedding.