By: Zehra Zahid
Zehra Zahid, a Saudi born beautician who runs Xee Beauty in Karachi, has received a lot of fame and appreciation in a very short time due to her amazing beauty services and products. Zehra believes in cruelty-free makeup and skin care products and tries to make your skin look perfect and glowy! Social Diary Magazine asked her about the skin prep before a girl’s big day and that’s what she told us:
Most brides have no clue on how to prepare their skin for the big day. Here is a great guideline on what to do and what not to do before the days leading up to your wedding so that you look and feel your best on your special day
Firstly, drink a lot of water, have fruits, vegetables & dairy in your diet daily and get at least 8 hours of sleep at night.
Lots of girls have no idea when to get a Facial before their wedding. Some have it done hardly a day before the event. That is very risky! Besides giving a wonderful glow to your skin and looking great even without make up, a facial also thoroughly cleanses your skin, after which I never advise anyone to apply make-up on the same day because the pores are not completely closed by then. Ideally, you should have your facial done at least four days to a week before. We hear a lot of brides that complain about pimples after their wedding (make-up) day and this is one of the reasons-they had a facial just a day before and hadn’t allowed their skin enough time to close the pores before applying so much heavy make up for hours and hours. Another problem that is eliminated is that in case you do react to some substance or develop an allergy, you will have sufficient time for it to heal before your wedding day. I hear of so many brides who went for a treatment a day before their wedding, reacted to a wax treatment and ended up with a swollen face which no amount of makeup could hide on her wedding. That is why I advise to get all your treatments a week before your event, so you get all the benefits and recovery from any mishaps that could have happened. Plus your skin will remain clear even after all that make up on your big day.