My wedding is in two weeks! Wedding planning is stressful, but I’m not letting this stress get in the way of self care and taking care of my own skin. I've been consistent with my product routine and treating myself to an Enzyme Treatment once a week to ensure I'll have beautiful skin for my big day. If you're also getting married this Fall, or in the near future, here's how you can prep your skin before your wedding!
Be consistent with your product routine. Professional treatments are important when working towards specific skin goals, but what really matters is how you take care of your skin at home. A basic routine should include a Cleanser, Toner, and Moisturizer both morning and night, and using an Exfoliant two to three times a week. It’s important to make sure you’re using products that are correct for your skin type or skin concerns, otherwise you may end up compromising your skin’s barrier and causing more problems. I also recommend using high quality products that contain a high amount of active ingredients that actually deliver results. Read about Understanding Your Skin Type and Drugstore vs. Professional Products.
Consider professional skincare treatments. If you have specific skin goals you’re working towards before your wedding, I recommend seeing a Licensed Esthetician for professional treatments. Here are the treatments I recommend most for Brides:
Have your brows waxed a week before your wedding. A brow wax will give your brows a flattering shape and get rid of the stray hairs. A fresh set of brows also compliments professional makeup application. Any facial waxing (brows, lip, chin, etc) should not be done less than a week before because the waxed skin will still be fresh and may affect makeup application.
Drink plenty of water and reduce stress. Drinking enough water can help hydrate your skin from the inside out, and reducing stress can help avoid stress-related breakouts before your big day. Take time for yourself before your wedding, you deserve it!