Complements Wedding ready skin


Brides often ask how they can get their skin ready for their wedding day. I have a few tips on how to achieve your perfect skin for that big day. You really want to try to start a year in advance, depending on what you are looking to achieve with your skin. But if you don’t have that long, just enhance your skincare routine as soon as possible.

Great makeup starts with great skincare, and if you take care of your skin, your makeup will always look better and last longer. So start off by creating a core skincare routine that consists of cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing. Cleansing removes the dirt, oil and bacteria and keeps your pores clear. Be sure not to skip your nighttime cleansing as you do not want to go to bed with your makeup on. Your skin type determines how often you should exfoliate. Shoot for two to three times per week. You need to get rid of those dead skin cells to make room for new, fresh skin cells.

Shrink your pores with microdermabrasion. The treatment removes dead surface skin cells and initiates cell turnover, which can leave skin with an improved skin tone, healthy glow, fewer breakouts, refined pores and renewed elasticity. You should start these treatments at least six months in advance.

If you are looking to reduce sun spots, you can book a series of peels, again six months in advance. Peels are designed to slough off dead skin cells and bring new, fresh skin to the surface. Facials are also a great idea to schedule monthly. Deeper exfoliation and deeper masking can really help you get that beautiful glow! It is best to discuss all of these options with a professional and decide what is going to work the best for your skin.

Avoid new skincare products and makeup a month prior to your big day. Plan injectable procedures like Botox and Juvederm a few weeks before to avoid any bruising. Drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated. Eliminate breakouts by using benzoyl peroxide, and if you wake up on your wedding day with a pimple, alternate with hot and cold compresses on the spot. And don’t forget to get plenty of sleep the night before!

I hope these tips will help all you beautiful brides-to-be, bridesmaids and moms!