Pre-Wedding Skincare Routine to Achieve a Glowing Skin

You’ve both made it through the fun and hard part of your relationshipーgetting him to pop the question and putting that glowing ring on her finger. Now, it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty of looking gorgeous on your ‘big day.’ We’re talking about having the best skin, hair, and nails for your wedding as you make your way down the aisle.

For one thing, before you say “I do,” you want to look your best and bring out your inner radiance on your ‘big day’ ー from smoothing your skin to strengthening your hair.

So, if you’re getting married in the U.S. and don’t know how, when, and with what to start your pre-wedding skincare routine, you’re in the right place.

Here, you’ll discover all the natural beauty and skincare products you need to keep your skin fresh and glowing during the lead-up to your wedding day.

When to start your pre-wedding skincare routine

It’s best to start your pre-wedding skincare routine around 3 to 6 months before your ‘big day.’ This will give your skin enough time to adjust to changes to your routine and bring about the beauty you’re looking for.

For one thing, the earlier you start your pre-wedding skincare routine and stick to it, the better the results you’ll get. What’s more, planning long enough will reduce your risk of experiencing sensitivity or a skin reaction just before or on the best day of your life.

7 tips for a simple pre-wedding skincare routine to follow

1. Sweat it out

Six months in advance, you want to make sure you’re keeping fit so you can have just the right shape you need for your big day. Start off with basic lifestyle changes like walking a few thousand steps daily before moving to a more extensive workout. Incorporate both cardio and strength training workouts for best results.

2. Stick to healthy eating habits

When it comes to food, you can’t afford to be playing around. Starve yourself and you’re going to break down, binge, and look cranky and miserable. If you want to be in your best shape, aim to have a healthy meal or snack every three to four hours. For best results, visit a nutritionist to guide you through a wellness plan that gives your body and skin what it needs.

3. Visit a dermatologist

Be smart early on and visit a dermatologist who will examine your skin and suggest the right treatments you need. They can also come up with a strategy to achieve your dream skin goals, be it zapping acne or softening pesky forehead wrinkles.

4. Cleanse, tone & moisturize

Cleansing gets rid of the dirt, oil, and dead skin cells, and prepares the skin for soaking in nutrients. Use any gentle cleanser like our Lotion Florale Facial Lightening Cleanser that works for all skin types to clean your skin. Toning just before bedtime helps to soothe and calm your skin and tightens your skin pores. So, go get yourself a toner that is best suited for your skin type. Lastly, moisturizing your skin every time you wash your face helps to replenish and hydrate your skin. Choose a moisturizer that works for your skin.

5. Exfoliate regularly & follow up with a brightening serum

Dead skin can cause dull skin and make you look cranky on your big day. Exfoliating regularly and using a brightening serum will give you the best lit-from-within glow on your wedding day. Consider exfoliating once a week initially, and advancing to twice a week after a month.

6. Nourish your skin, starting in the shower

Your skincare routine truly starts in the shower with a gentle cleanser. Try using Lotion Florale Facial Lightening Cleanser which is made with 100% gentle cleansers and provides softer smoother skin. Get in the habit of gently patting your skin dry instead of rubbing and applying lotion within minutes of getting out of the shower so you can lock in moisture before it evaporates.

7. Good sleep is everything

This is the right time to drop all the stress and get those 8 hours of rest every day. For one thing, sleep is the third pillar of health and will make you feel relaxed before and on your wedding day.

You’re ready for your big day

When it comes to looking your best and giving off the right radiance on your wedding day, creating a skincare routine and sticking to it is everything. Follow this pre-wedding skincare routine and watch your big day turn into your best day ever.

If you need help building a pre-wedding skincare routine, Itapelo can help. Contact us today on +1 301 809 0097 or at

Five Makeup Tips to End Your Sensitive Skin Woes

Hitting a perfect glam goes way beyond swipes of mascara and a few taps of foundation. Just like skincare, there are tips and tricks to mastering the art of makeup, especially if your skin easily gets irritated.

For one thing, applying makeup over sensitive skin requires a few special hacks to cover up some of those discolorations without worsening your skin condition.

Worried how applying makeup will affect your sensitive skin? Here are five makeup tips for your sensitive skin.

Makeup tips for sensitive skin

Before using a product you’ve never used on your skin before, be sure to patch test it before using it on your entire skin. Apply a small amount of the product to the inside of your wrist. If the makeup product causes any kind of irritation on your wrist, then it’s likely it’ll irritate your skin too.

Keep patch testing a few other products until you’re confident in your formulas. In order words, choose products that are safe to use on your sensitive skin.

Now, it’s time to get down to business.

1. Prep your skin with a gentle cleanser

When applying makeup to sensitive skin, prepping your skin is one of the most important actions you can take. Then, of course, you can’t apply makeup to dirty skin. Start by applying a cleanser to your skin using gentle circular motions. Remove the cleanser with some warm water and your skin is ready for makeup.

Try our Lotion Perfection A La Carotte Cleanser as it is an excellent way to prep sensitive skin before applying makeup. This product is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin. Thanks to its nourishing ingredients like vitamin C, the cleanser not only lifts away dirt and debris but provides a veil of nourishment for your skin.

2. Moisturize your skin

Once you’ve cleansed your skin, focus on hydrating your skin. Moisturizing sensitive skin can protect against a drying sensation and help fight dehydration.

Try our B.B Clear Lightening Lotion. One of this moisturizer’s soothing ingredients like glycerine can help calm sensitive skin. It also has deeply nourishing vitamins to help revitalize your complexion.

3. Go in for multitasking products

In the makeup world, using fewer products on the skin will keep your skin from freaking out. Use multitasking products so that you can underwhelm your skin and stick to a more minimal routine.

4. Apply foundation & concealer only where you need it

Applying foundation and concealer everywhere is not a good idea. You want to apply them only where you need them and if they accept your skin. Use a concealer only when you need it to cover up pesky blemishes, not entire surface areas.

Be sure to use a concealer like Chateau Rouge to hide all those blemishes, scars, discolorations, and dark circles. Apply it sparingly to blur areas that need attention and create an even-looking canvas.

5. Always remove your makeup

When you wear makeup, always remember to remove it. For one thing, your skin needs time to breathe, and not removing your makeup can tamper with the process. What’s more, the bacteria stuck to your concealer and other products can easily press into your skin and cause skin problems.

Bottom line

Living with sensitive skin is like waking up every morning to prepare for the battleground. A little itch here and a tiny redness there can keep you cursing all day long.

However, these tried-and-true makeup hacks for sensitive skin should put you well on your way to applying makeup on your sensitive skin without inviting any woes.

Need help shopping for a makeup kit that works with your sensitive skin? Explore our catalog of beauty and skincare products or contact an Itapelo agent to help you shop the right products.

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