There is a lot that goes into preparing for your big day. Unfortunately, your skin is not something that always makes the “to do” list.
There are ways to ensure your skin glows the way a blushing bride’s should.
The first thing to keep in mind is that you should plan ahead! You can’t start a new routine the night before and hope all works out for the best. Dermatologists recommend sticking to a single routine for at least a month before your big day, if not longer.
Another tip to having clear skin is to schedule monthly facials for yourself, preferably at least 6 months before your wedding. Make sure you do your homework however, because even though its common place for a woman’s face to look red after a facial, this shouldn’t happen. If this does happen; it’s time to take your business elsewhere.
If you are trying out a new facial cleanser, try to settle on one a couple weeks before the wedding so that if you have a reaction to it, you have time for your skin to calm down. The same goes for anyone who goes as far as getting wrinkle fillers- doctors suggest doing so at least three weeks before hand, as there could be some residual bruising.
If you already have your acne under control, then keep doing what you’re doing! If not, then there is a trick you can use for a last minute pimple. First use a hot compress on the area, followed by a cold compress, and a small dab of benzyl peroxide to kill bacteria. If all else fails, find a foundation that is a little lighter than your skin tone, and then use your normal foundation on top of it. This should stop any redness from showing through.
There are some proactive choices to make, as well. You can drink more water, which will flush out your skin and help rid it of toxins. And although we know that weddings can be stressful, it’s best if you can control your stress- which will limit the amount of outbreaks on your face.
Still not convinced? Talk with your dermatologist a year before your wedding and see if the two of you can come up with a plan to keep your skin smooth and radiant.