Tuesday, 11 February 2014

"Bad Skin" Bridal Makeup Tips

1. Hope for a cloudy day!

Photos done under cloudy days create a beautiful 'mist' that diffuses the light captured in photography and to the naked eye in person.

These are the times where even photographers are often quite happy because their camera settings stay consistent throughout the day and it's not boiling hot to run around all day.

The pictures can turn out still very bright and not moody at all, it all depends on the photographer's settings.

With diffused light, your problematic skin will look more flat and smooth, rather than 'bumpy' and textured.

2. Opt for a good skincare regime at least 6 weeks before your wedding.

The earlier you have a good skincare regime going for you, including diet, sleep schedule, exercise, the better your skin will appear.

This tip is extremely important because your skin turns over every 2 weeks. Everything you do during this time will have what you will look like in 2 weeks.

For example, if you have bad skin currently, it's from what you were doing to yourself 2 weeks ago.

3. Don't have photos done in the morning.

Often times in the morning light, it can pick up more 'full coverage' of makeup used to conceal the problematic skin.

It is more forgiving in the afternoon where the light is more warm and glowing.

4. See a naturopath for tips on detoxing.

Skip the dermatologist because more often than most clients, they have been to the dermatologist only to have been prescribed drugs and steroids to apply that only thin out the skin.

Opt for a more natural way to detox the body.

The skin is the largest organ of your body and when your liver isn't clearing out the toxins, your skin is trying to do that for you.

It's a sign to look at something that your body is trying to tell you. Perhaps it is that you are sensitive to a certain group of foods that you are eating, or that you need to relax more and de-stress yourself.

Listen to your body, what is it telling you?

5. Use natural products and methods to help heal your skin.

The earth has abundance in what it can do to help restore your body back to it's balanced healthy state.

Earthing (putting your barefeet in the grass and soil for at least 10 min a day) helps drain away any electricity that is 'bad' for you, grounding it back into the earth. It's proven in many articles that this tip works.

Personally I've tried this method and I can confirm that it does de-stress me, in addition to spending time in the sun and nature that re-charges your body.

We are nature beings, don't forget that fact that we came from nature so to recharge, spending time outdoors definitely helps bring the body back in balance.

Tea tree oil, african black soap are two ingredients to make your very own cleanser. You can use it to cleanse your face and body that helps clear out any acne and bacteria on the surface of your skin. You can read up many articles on different recipes on how to treat the skin organically.

By Olivia Ha

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