Gone are the days when brides were the only focus at weddings. If youre getting married in the next few months, its time to kick start your skin care regime so that you look your best on D Day. In fact, taking care of your skin is the single most important thing you can do; the smartest outfit wont be able to mask unsightly bumps and blemishes. So here goes.
Develop a skincare routine
This is a biggie. Sadly, theres no magic potion to make you look good overnight. Think of your skin as a tender sapling that needs TLC. The three pillars of great skin is a good CTM routine (Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing to those who dont know). Pick a regime best suited to your skin type and start looking after your skin at least a month in advance. Take your pick of Neutrogena Oily Skin Combo
(Free Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock) or Nivea Smooth Sensation - For Dry Skin Combo
Ditch the soap!
Thats the single best thing you can do for your face. In fact, using a bar of soap is about as bad as not using anything at all. It leaves your skin thirsty and dehydrated. Get your hands on a fragrance-free gel face washor scrub with microbeads if you have blackheadsstrong enough to cleanse tougher male skin but gentle enough to be used daily. We like Ponds Men Pollution Out Face Wash
and Nivea Skin Refining Scrub
Don't forget the sunscreen
Most men tend to neglect the skin around their eyes, which also happens to be thinner than elsewhere on the face, and the first to show signs of aging. Thats why, everyonefrom age 25+ should start using a specially formulated eye cream. Pick a Coenzyme Q 10 enriched formula like Sebamed Q10 Lifting Eye Cream
if you have fine lines, or a caffeine enriched formula like Natio Aromatherapy Renew Radiance Eye Cream
to fight off under-eye puffiness.
Visit your dermatologist
This is no time to try self-help. Make your way to a dermatologist if you have dull skin, pimples or rash. Even if you have no skin issues, your dermatologist may prescribe a retinol based product or fruit acid based formula to make your skin brighter and remove surface dullness.
Eat your nutrients
Sure, it a busy time with all that wedding prep but that doesnt mean you shouldnt focus on what youre eating. Instead of reaching for chips and burgers on the run, get your fill of antioxidant-rich, brightly colored fruits and veggies. Not just will you look and feel better, youll probably lose a couple of pounds too! Its also a good idea to pop a multivitamin like HealthKart MultiVitamin with Ginseng Unflavoured 60 Capsules
Get your beauty sleep
Yep, men need it too. Leave all that hectic partying for AFTER the wedding. Your skin recovers and regenerates during the night. Make sure you get at least eight hours of shut eye every night.
Control skin damaging habits
Its a new start with your life partner and theres no better time to turn your back on smoking. Besides the cardiovascular risks of smoking, nicotine and cigarette smoke play havoc with your skin and hair. Its also a good idea to go easy on alcohol consumption. Over indulge and youll end up looking puffy and worn out.
SPOT IT. SHOP IT.