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The wedding season is upon us, and every bride wants to get that glowing flawless skin for her special day. Especially when face masks and humidity are leading to acne and breakouts.

If you are a bride-to-be but are unable to follow a pre-bridal beauty regimen because of your busy schedule, don’t fret. Rajat Mathur, Education Manager at Kiehl’s India shares some skincare habits guaranteed to give you a quick bridal glow.


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Melt away dirt and oil with a gentle face wash. It is a quick step to start your day with and prepare your skin for a glowing look. This will save time and the need for double cleansing while going through an extra step of CTM routine.


An effective routine can help prevent acne, treat wrinkles, and help keep your skin looking its best. Unsplash

Get rid of puffy eyes and refresh tired-looking eyes with a cooling eye stick or a gel based cooling eye mask. It is an easy and quick way to reduce under-eye puffiness on the go. Top it up with a avocado eye treatment or cooling aloe vera gel.

Give yourself a lip glowing treatment, which provides replenishment of oil and the shine of a lip gloss. Invest in lip oils infused with vital fruit extracts and essential oils at night and wake up with fuller and smooth lips.

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Start protecting your skin from the sun. Defend skin from skin-damaging pollutants and prevent the dullness for a bright looking skin. Apply a quarter table spoon of sunscreen before heading out with a minimum of spf 50. Opt for paraben and sulfate free sunscreen

Energise and invigorate skin with a brightening face mask. The radiance mask helps brighten fatigued, dull skin. The exfoliating face mask leaves skin feeling soft and smooth ready to steal the show. Look out for glow inducing masks with ingredients like turmeric and cranberry to be applied at night for that awestruck freshness in the morning. (IANS)


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With the baby keeping you busy all day and night, your skincare takes a backseat.

When you become a mother, you tend to forget about your own needs because you are so focused on your child. With the baby keeping you busy all day and night, your skincare takes a backseat. It's not always changes in skin texture and looks post-pregnancy are a bad thing, but not taking care of your skin may lead to acne, melasma, stretch marks, puffy eyes, and even dark circles. Syed Nazim, Dermatologist, Aesthetic and Hair Transplant Surgeon, Royal Lush Skin Clinic Saket, New Delhi, shares simple and easy tips for you to follow, to get a glowing post-pregnancy.

* Cleansing: As you sleep, your skin goes through a renewal cycle, by dispensing toxins and debris. So you only need a light-textured cleanser to wash your face with a face wash that is suitable for your skin type.

* Steam: Take steam for 2-3 days a week, it will help you to open up your clogged pores.

* Scrub & face pack: Use a face scrub, to remove the dead skin cells, scrub your face for like 5 minutes and wash it with normal tap water. It will help you to make your skin softer and radiant, leave the mask until it dries off.

* Toner & moisturizer: Apply toner to your face, look for clarifying toners that rebalance your pH to maintain the pH value of your skin. In the end, you only have to moisturize your face, to give hydration.

* Steal baby products: Baby products are always mild in nature so that the baby's sensitive skin doesn't have to compromise. They are created to lock moisture in babies skin. So, you can also use them. Whether it's a body oil, lotion or cream, apply some on your skin every time you're applying them on your baby. If you do this, you can flaunt your skin, this way, you don't have to dedicate a specific time every day for your skincare.

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