If the thought of being photographed au naturel leaves you cringing, it’s probably time to get serious about a pre-wedding skincare routine. Alistbeauty shares a few tips to get you started. So when your big day arrives, you’ll look and feel gorgeous in your own skin.
1. Get on the right skincare regimen!
Step one is to get an early start on addressing any major skin concerns you may have—whether it’s acne, hyperpigmentation or fine lines—ideally at least six months in advance . Schedule an appointment with a dermatologist or aesthetician who can help design a month-by-month regimen to help you reach your skin goals.
2. Invest in professional facials
Facials can be expensive, but making an upfront investment in professional treatments may mean that you can wear less makeup on your wedding day. These services provide a level of deep cleansing and exfoliation that isn’t achievable at home. Regular check-ups with a skin expert will help make necessary tweaks to your treatments and at-home regimen to help you reach your complexion goals. .
3. Get serious about your at-home skincare routine
Taking care of your skin properly every day is the most important contributing factor to achieving healthy skin. Look for cleansers, serums, and creams that are targeted to your skin’s needs and goals—and be diligent about sticking to your routine day and night.
4. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
This sounds simple, but it’s the one we tend to overlook the most. “Stay hydrated (inside and out) is going to help your skin stay plump and smooth, alisthbeauty advises, “which means a more youthful complexion and makeup that glides on effortlessly on wedding day,” Pro tips: Drink plenty of water and look for products with hyaluronic acid, which holds 1,000 times its weight in water, like Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel.
5. What you put in your body is just as important as what you put on it
You already know that superfoods like kale, cacao, and blueberries do your body good, but did you know they can do wonders for your skin? What you eat directly affects your hormones and inflammatory skin conditions like acne. Doing your best to eat clean will not only increase your energy and keep your body strong, but it will also keep you and your skin happy too.
Now you are picture and wedding ready!