Ideally, it is advisable to do pre-wedding skin care the moment you were engaged or 6 – 1 month before the wedding.
Adjusting your skincare regimen and getting the targeted treatments you need will result in skin that looks positively glowing and gorgeous when you walk down the aisle.
Here are tips on how to treat common skin concerns and your Pre-Wedding skin care essentials.
Acne and/or Clogged Pores
Plan pre-wedding facials six months in advance but the last facial should be two weeks before the big day. This allows time to heal if there are possible irritations cause by facials. While professional facials help keep skin clear, at-home cleansing is key to making skin look its best. Dermatologist Debra Jaliman recommends choosing a face wash with glycerin, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid so you don’t dry your skin out. “I instruct patients to clean their face with either cleansing pads or using a sonic cleansing system,” Jaliman advises.
If you suffer from severe or cystic acne, you should speak with your dermatologist, as over the counter products and facial treatments may not be strong enough to combat your acne alone. A dermatologist can prescribe topical or oral medication like spironolactone, doxycycline, or minocycline to help boost results quickly.
Over-the-counter salicylic acid or glycolic acid pads are effective for people who tend to have clogged pores, Jaliman says. Sulfur, benzoyl peroxide, tea tree oil and salicylic acid to be among the most effective ingredients when treating acne. Look for products that deliver these active ingredients without over-drying skin.
Scarring or Large Pores
Micro-Needling or Laser Genesis to refine pores and even out texture. With Micro-Needling, micro-fine needles are used with a serum to produce transdermal channels on the skin’s surface, activating cellular regeneration to help even out texture. Laser Genesis is a noninvasive laser that uses near infrared light and heat to get down to the dermis to stimulate collagen production and healthy cell growth.
Products containing niacinamide are best for treating discoloration and hyperpigmentation. Note to never mix niacinamide and vit c because they react against each other and causes skin irritation. Always wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or more in the morning whether or not you are going outside or just staying in at home. Look for products with ingredients like vitamin C, licorice root extract, kojic acid and hydroquinone to help even the appearance of skin tone. Hydroquinone bleaches the skin by stopping melanin production.
Uneven Skin Texture
Light peels are another nice way to improve texture. A salicylic acid peel will help with bumpy skin and clogged pores. Jaliman recommends scheduling two peels the month before. For slight discoloration of the skin or if you want to brighten it, she recommends doing a lactic acid or glycolic acid peel.
Avoid anything that is astringent or drying—anything containing alcohol, alpha hydroxy acids, and retinols just use hypoallergenic products. Stress can be a trigger, as can detergents and dehydration. Don’t stress too much and meditate. Start to eat healthy, hydrate regularly, and exercise.
Here you go. We hope this helps you and always take care of your skin whether your getting married or after marriage. You don’t want to get old fast. While aging is inevitable, you have the option to age gracefully.