New Delhi: The bridal glow is every bride's dream. Don't let the harsh summer come in your way, and work towards it by keeping yourself hydrated and moisturised, say experts.
Here are some easy tips by Hardhad Malve, Head Medical, Nestle Skin Health (Cetaphil) and Satish Bhatia (M.D.), dermatologist and cutaneous surgeon, to make you glow on your big day:
» Hydrating is most important: Hydrate plenty in summer to combat the heat. The best solution for brides is to use a hydrating lotion. Ideally, water is the best remedy for fixing up your skin as it helps in flushing out toxins from your body making you feel refreshed during the hot days.
» Cleansing is a must: Use a gentle skin cleanser twice a day with tissue or water. This cleanses without irritation to leave your skin soft and smooth. This mild, soap-free formula removes dirt, make-up, and impurities and also helps retain the skin's moisture. For brides with oily skin, it can be a challenge to cope with make-up. Hence, investing in a cleanser which helps in getting rid of the skin's grease and grime, is a good bet. It is kind on sensitive skin and perfect for those who suffer from acne.
» Replenish the skin's moisture: Summer can be harsh on your skin and last-minute breakouts, darkening and dullness can stress out any bride with dry skin. Choose a moisturiser which is light weight, yet rich in macadamia oil which helps to hydrate and nourish the skin. Make sure it is specifically formulated to soothe dry skin and is non-greasy, non-irritating and non-comedogenic since this will eliminate clog pores.