Wedding season is just a few months away. Now is a great time to start thinking about your skincare regime so you can look even more radiant on your big day. We’ve come up with a few ways to help you prep your skin so you’ll have one less thing to worry about.

1. Reduce Refined Sugar

Cutting out refined sugars from your diet may seem drastic, but the difference it can make to your skin is astonishing. A high intake of sugar activates skin inflammation, leaving your face puffy and red. When you stop or at least reduce your intake of refined sugar, your skin will start to improve.

High intakes of sugar has also been linked to acne and breakouts, so to avoid any unpleasant surprises, it’s best to put the sugar spoon down for a couple of weeks or focus only on natural sugars as your body can digest them easier.

2. Proper Sleep

The best time for collagen production to occur in your skin is when you’re sleeping. And getting a minimum of eight hours of sleep per night can do wonders for your skin. So make sleep a priority.

To help you de-stress and sleep more peacefully, do 10 minutes of diaphragmatic breathing before bed.

3. Stop Taking Hot Showers

We recently wrote about how to keep your skin hydrated in winter and the effects of hot water on your skin. A hot shower may feel great, but the heat from the water can strip essential oil and create a mild burn. As a result, blood vessels respond by dilating in an effort to cool skin which causes flushing and redness. As you age, it can take longer for your skin to return to its normal color. Avoid these issues by having warm showers, and moisturizing your skin immediately after to stay hydrated.

4. Hydration

As the body’s largest organ, skin needs hydration more than anything. Drinking a minimum of eight 8 once glasses of water a day is essential for maintaining skin health and hydration.

The production of collagen also requires hydration. So to keep fine lines at bay, step up your water intake.

5. Follow A Skincare Regime Designed For Your Skin

If you’re not regularly cleansing and moisturizing your skin, you’re taking the risk of your skin barrier becoming impaired or you may notice that you have a few more breakouts than you usually do.

How We Can Help

A consistent skincare regime helps to maintain your skin, and keeps your face feeling balanced, clean and glowing. Talk to us at Thrive Skin + Wellness about having a skin consultation to create a skin care journey that is designed specifically for your skins’ needs and wants.