Full Body Wedding Skin Care
We often talk about creating a pre-wedding skin care regimen, but what about full body skin care? Its important to remember that your skin doesn't end at your neck, so making sure that you have a full body wedding skin care regimen is important. After all, you want your skin to be soft, smooth and glowing from head to toe on your wedding day. Here are a few tips that I often recommend brides implement for their body care routine in order to have their skin in tip top shape for the wedding day.
Use A Detoxifying Body Mask
For brides who might suffer from acne or breakouts on their chest, back or other areas of the body, a detoxifying body mask can be added to your body care regimen. You'll want to do this 1-2 times per week leading up to your wedding. A mask containing gentle exfoliating acids such as Lactic, Salicylic, Phytic, Mandelic, or Azeliac can help to clarify and brighten the skin. This is my favorite detoxifying mask that can be used on the face or body.
Do A Body Scrub
I love a good body scrub. Using a body scrub can help polish away dead skin cells, excess oil, and buildup on the skin. You can use a body scrub in the bath or shower 2-3 times weekly on rough areas of the body such as your feet, knees, and elbows, or even all over. A body scrub containing oils such as Avocado Oil, Passion Fruit Seed Oil, and Vitamin E will help to lock moisture into the skin as well.
Use A Hydrating Body Oil
A hydrating body oil is a great item to add to your body care routine. Lighter than a heavy cream or lotion, a body oil will add lightweight radiance and hydration to your skin. I really love Arbonne's Rescue and Renew Detox Oil because it contains Dandelion Extract, Tumeric Extract and Ginger Root Extract to help with detoxification and collagen support. It also has oils like Vitamin E, Argan Oil, Grapeseed Oil, and Sesame Seed Oil for antioxidant properties and moisture.
Include A Body Serum
We think about using serums in our facial skin care routine, but you can also use a serum on the body. Serums are highly concentrated, and have small molecules that easily penetrate the skin. Arbonne's RE9 Advanced Retexturizing Serum in Lotion gives you the benefits of an exfoliating body serum and lotion in one step. This alpha hydroxy acid based serum includes Stabilized Vitamin C and Sea Buckthorn Ceramide for moisture, radiance, antioxidant properties, and collagen support.
Protect Your Neck
Let's not forget about the area between the chin and torso. Your jawline, neck and décolletage is an area of the body that is delicate and needs special care. Using a neck cream daily will help to address the signs of aging in that area. I love this neck cream because it contains Bakuchiol, which is a vegan alternative to retinol that is more tolerated by the skin. It also has Stabilized Vitamin C and Peptides for antioxidant properties and to support collagen.
As I said before, its so important to remember that skin care does not stop at the face. Our entire body needs special care in order for our skin to look its best for the big day. These are all steps that can easily be implemented at home, and require little time when incorporating them into your body care routine. Adding some or all of these body care rituals into your routine is also just a great way to pamper yourself and to treat the skin on your body well. I hope these tips and product recommendations are helpful! Let me know in the comments if you have added or plan to add any of these steps to your pre-wedding body care regimen.