From the big items like choosing a venue or picking your wedding dress, to the smaller details like choosing what earrings to wear and what gifts to get your bridesmaids, planning a wedding can be a lot of fun, but also really stressful. And with that kind of stress often comes less-than-perfect skin.
Luckily, you can have the bridal glow you dream about on your wedding day- as long as your follow these skincare guidelines in the time before your wedding:
Twelve months to go: Visit your dermatologist to create a game plan for treating any concerns such as acne redness, scarring, and more; schedule regular appointments up until your big day. Remember, longer-term treatments need time to work, and allow time for adjustments to your skincare plan. Use this time to form good skincare habits, such as washing your face twice a day and wearing sunscreen.
Six months to go: Continue to follow your skincare regimen, keep up with your maintenance facials and peels. Stick with the products and habits that work for you, and treat yourself to a stress-busting activity, such as yoga.
Three months to go: While continuing your good skincare habits, take this time to use professional body treatments like a body thermal mask or wrap or a body polish for exfoliation. Experiment with self-tanners or a spray tan to get a healthy, non-orange wedding day glow.
One month to go: Schedule a facial with extractions to brighten up your face, and schedule your makeup trial to figure out what colors look best on you. Make sure that you’ve budgeted for skincare products for the time up til your wedding.
One week to go: Be smart about using sunscreen, and get your spray tan. Keep your skin hydrated, get enough sleep, and drink water to keep your skin hydrated.
One day to go: Use a hydration mask the night before your wedding, and go to bed early. Continue to stay hydrated and feast on antioxidant-rich foods like blueberries, leafy greens, and proteins.
The Big Day: Make sure you have your essentials on hand- makeup wipes, pressed powder, and a small mirror. Your makeup routine should include mascara, brow filler, and under eye brightener to make you look refreshed; nourishing lip shine for color; facial shine control and setting powder for an airbrushed look; foundation that matches your skin tone; and setting spray to make it last throughout the day.
Remember though, the best skincare tip you can have on your wedding day is to always keep a smile on your face- so have fun and enjoy your big day!
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