One of the many things brides have on their mind long before their wedding occurs is making everything look perfect. The cake has to have all the right colors and decorations. The photographer needs to capture everything in the best lighting. The bridal party must look coordinated and feel their best.
Of course, the bride always wants to look great, too. Pre-wedding beauty regimens are major trends right now, especially ones that begin long before the ceremony takes place. With more time to prep and plan, you’ll be able to find the skin care and beauty routines that are right for you.
A great way you can look your best on your wedding day is to experiment with face masks. While a trip to the spa is wonderful, it can often be expensive and time-consuming. You can make your own face masks at home that will still give you that bridal glow you’re looking for. Here are five of the best.
1. Aloe Vera and Honey Face Mask
Sometimes you may wonder why your skin doesn’t have the glow you wish it had. One reason is that it’s not well nourished. What happens at the microscopic level won’t be visible, but it does make a difference.
You can nourish your skin with aloe vera and honey. Aloe vera is a plant known for its healing abilities. People usually rub it on sunburns and abrasions for instant cooling and relief.
Honey is naturally antiseptic and anti-fungal, which means it speeds up the healing process by protecting the body from harm and removing any bacteria in wounds. Mix these two ingredients and let the mask sit on your face for 15 minutes. Afterward, rinse with warm water and feel the immediate softness.
2. Sugar Scrub Face Mask
To get glowing skin, you may need to remove a layer of dead cells first by exfoliating. Sugar is the perfect thing to do this. Its coarse texture gently rubs at the skin, eliminating anything that’s not needed. It also heals irritation or breakouts, so it works double time. All you need to do is mix olive oil and sugar to make your mask. Use more oil and let it sit on your face for 10 minutes, or scrub immediately. Your skin will glow as soon as you rinse it off.
3. Egg-Based Face Mask
Eggs naturally contain enzymes that clear toxins from the body, and they’ll do the same for your skin. One of those enzymes is potassium, which hydrates and moisturizes skin while also preserving its moisture. Make your egg-based face mask with orange juice, an egg white and turmeric powder. It’ll brighten your skin and reduce discoloration in just 15 minutes.
4. Avocado Face Mask
Damaged skin can’t transform on its own, so consider using some avocado to turn things around. Avocados are full of healthy fats, which is why many people choose to include them in their diet. What avocados also have is plenty of vitamin E, which is needed to produce collagen. This protein maintains skin health.
Don’t worry if you’re not a fan of avocado. You can use it in a face mask and still get the same skin care results. Combine it with yogurt and honey and apply it to your face for 10-15 minutes. Once it dries, you can wash it off and repeat daily, if you wish.
5. Cacao and Papaya Face Mask
Two ingredients that are rarely combined for meals are chocolate and papaya, but they create a powerful face mask that produces glowing skin. Papaya has exfoliating enzymes that dissolve dead skin cells naturally, so you don’t have to worry about irritating your skin by scrubbing very hard.
Cacao works as papaya’s best skin care friend. After the papaya exfoliates, the cacao soothes blemishes, protecting and repairing your skin. Mix these two ingredients with aloe vera, adding more if you need a thinner face mask consistency. Apply and leave on for 15 minutes. Using this mask every day or a few times a week will make a big difference in the long-term glow of your skin.
Natural DIY face masks can be your best option when it comes to bridal beauty routines. You get to personalize the ingredients to what you need for your skin. It won’t cost you a ton to switch masks if you find one isn’t working as well as another.
Wedding planning may be stressful, but you can always put things on hold and sit back in your favorite face mask if you need to. Soon, you’ll have the glowing skin every bride wants.
About the Author
Kacey Bradley is the blogger behind The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts. Along with writing for her blog, she has written for sites like U.S. News, SUCCESS, Ruffled, and more!