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Summer Brides – Limit Sun Exposure For Beautiful Skin

Happy Summer! This week’s blog is all about solar beauty. Every bride can have skin that radiates with a natural glow. All it takes is a little preparation and special attention to detail. Bridal beauty begins with the skin. The better the condition of your skin, the better the makeup will look and the less you will need.


Don't try to hide the burn behind a thick layer of makeup! Makeup isn't going to cover up a sunburn.

Don’t try to hide the burn behind a thick layer of makeup! Makeup isn’t going to cover up a sunburn.


A lot of brides like to be tan for the Big Day. And it makes sense! The dress, in most cases, is white, and white pops more on dark things. However, some daytime wedding venues can be tough on your skin and makeup, notably, those venues where vows are exchanged outdoors. While a daytime wedding could mean altering your standard beauty regimen just a bit, it’s nothing the informed and well-prepared bride can’t handle.


Color theory. It’s logical, a white gown looks great against bronzed skin.

Color theory. It’s logical, a white gown looks great against bronzed skin.

If you must be tan for your big day, consider alternatives that won’t harm your skin.

If you must be tan for your big day, consider alternatives that won’t harm your skin.


Skin care comes down to practicing good habits. In the spirit of getting your skin to look its optimal for your big day here are five tips that can help guard against skin burn, chapped skin, dryness, and more.


Ultraviolet rays emitted by the sun cause many types of skin damage.

Ultraviolet rays emitted by the sun cause many types of skin damage.


WARNING – You’ve heard the message a zillion times, and there’s good reason for that unrelenting repetition. It’s a common misconception that tanning beds are a safer way to get color than sunbathing. The truth is that tanning beds can expose you to very harmful and carcinogenic levels of radiation, which is known to cause cancers that can be fatal. Tanning is the body’s way of showing damage. Skin darkens from UV exposure because the body adds pigment in response to tissue injury. Skin injury that can occur due to over-exposure to sun includes:

  • Skin cancer
  • Wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Age spots
  • Discolorations
  • Benign growths


It’s easy to help protect your skin from the sun, and below are five basic ways to do it.

It’s easy to help protect your skin from the sun. Below are 5 basic ways to do it.


5 Ways to Protect Skin from Sun Damage

1. Wear daily sun protection year-round, whether or not you plan to be in the sun. Make sure it’s a broad spectrum sunscreen with both UVA and UVB protection and an SPF of 15 or higher.


Wear SPF sun protection daily.

Wear SPF sun protection daily.


2. Avoid excessive sun exposure, especially when it’s strongest (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). A good indicator of these hours is the length of your shadow. If your shadow is shorter than you are, the sun is directly above you and you’re more likely to burn.


Stay out of the hot sun.

Stay out of the hot sun.


3. Keep skin under cover. Help protect skin with clothing like pants, long-sleeved shirts, wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses.

4. Seek the shade. Standing in the shade works like an SPF because it prevents you from getting full sun exposure.


Be aware of reflective surfaces.

Be aware of reflective surfaces.


5. Always keep in mind that water, snow and sand can reflect up to 85% of the sun’s rays.


First off, tsk... tsk... for not using SPF!

First off, tsk… tsk… for not using SPF!


So, your attempt at the perfect bridal glow before the big day didn’t turn out so well and you now look like a boiled lobster. It is possible to have accidentally stepped out in to the sun without any outer protection or even sunscreen. Many a times, when someone is out without protection, it could lead to severe sun damage on the skin. If you have experienced something thing like this, you can follow the steps mentioned below to get instant relief. But since we’ve passed the point of no return, I’m going to let you in on a little secret that gets rid of sunburn—fast. The average time it takes to go from burnt to brown: 12 hours. Giving you that fun-in-the-sun tan you wanted, just in time to say “I do.”


Practice Safe Tanning!

Practice Safe Tanning!


Steps to get sunburn relief:

Step 1: Splash cold water on the face before returning home to sooth the skin.When you get home, take a cold shower. This will rinse off any SPF 10 lotion you put on and start reducing the redness, swelling and itching.

Step 2: Take an Ibuprofen, such as Motrin or Advil, or naprosyn, like Aleve which are all anti-inflammatory to help dull the pain.

Step 3: Fill a bowl with warm water and soak four black tea bags in it (I prefer Earl Grey) until it’s black. The tannins in the tea help draw out the burn.

Step 4: Let the water cool to a lukewarm temperature, and dunk a rag into the tea (note: it’ll get stained, so don’t use a nice washcloth). Then lightly dab it onto the burn.

Step 5: Keep doing the entire area until it’s either covered or the tea has turned cold. Do not rinse off. Re-apply using lukewarm tea as necessary. Apply cold aloe Vera gel on the skin in massaging motion so that it gets soaked into the skin.

Step 6: Consistently drink water to rehydrate your skin, which helps it repair itself.

Step 7: In the morning, slather on moisturizer. Try not to go out in the direct sun for at least 24 hours and, if you do go outside, practice safe sunning!


And please remember to Stay Hydrated

And please remember to Stay Hydrated


Keeping your skin moist is essential to skin protection. Skin that is properly hydrated retains pliability and prevents chapped skin or scaly, flaky skin.

1. Drink lots of water. This is key to hydrating your skin.

2. Use the right moisturizing cream or lotion for your skin type and apply it right after drying off from your bath or shower.

3. Avoid products that contain sodium lauryl sulfate, as this ingredient removes natural oils needed by your skin.

All eyes will be on you, so lets get you on your way to healthy and vibrant skin. I always recommend finding a qualified esthetician for an initial consultation. With proper skin care to pamper skin from the outside and with a good diet to nourish from within, skin protection comes down to a few simple steps. So, go have fun this summer but be sure to take care of your skin and hair! Get plenty of rest, stay calm, be beautiful. Enjoy your special day!


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Posted in Beauty and Beauty Tips and Bridal Beauty and Bridal Makeup and Health & Nutrition and Makeup Tips and Skin and Skin Care by adminbm333 on July 8th, 2013 at 5:59 pm.

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