Makeup, Wedding

Here Are 5 Wedding Skin Preparation Tips For a Flawless Complexion

When it comes to wedding skin preparation, minimising the risks of breakouts and taking care of any skin concerns are often the main priorities. No matter what bridal makeup look you choose, you can ensure that your makeup has the perfect base with careful planning and routine treatments.

In The Lead Up to The Big Day

There are a few things that you will want to sort out as early as possible. It can take a long time to plan out treatments and get your skin adjusted to a more intensive skincare regime. Generally, you want to start these steps anywhere from a year to six months before the day.

Book an Appointment with a Dermatologist

Ideally, you should book in to see a dermatologist as soon as possible, especially if you want to achieve your skin goals in time for your special day. A dermatologist can discuss your skincare concerns, and potential treatment options, from injectables to laser treatments and more. You and your dermatologist can devise a strategy to have scarring, pigmentation and hydration taken care of for your wedding.

Start a New Retinoid

Retinoids are amazing for stimulating the production of collagen for youthful skin and help to diminish hyperpigmentation. Incorporating a retinol into your evening skincare routine will promote cell turnover, bringing fresh new cells to the surface. This helps take care of any residual acne scarring as well as reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It does take time to see results when using retinol, so, it is best to get a headstart and incorporate it into your routine at least a year before your wedding.

Find an Exfoliant You Love

AHA and BHA are chemical exfoliants that are amazing for renewing the skin. They help to even out your skin tone and make your skin glow. You’ll also want to introduce an exfoliant early because it can take some time for your skin to adjust. Approximately one week before the wedding, you can stop exfoliating to prevent the risk of any dryness on the day.



Right Before the Wedding

Once you’re closer to the big day, your wedding skin preparation will involve more hydrating products and reducing the risk of breakouts.

Minimise Stress

Managing stress in the days before a wedding you’ve planned for months can be incredibly difficult. However, stress is one of the main contributors to breakouts. To avoid pesky pimples and whiteheads from popping up, make sure you are taking care of your mindset and avoiding stressors in your life and environment that cause inflammation.

Hydrate Your Skin

The night before and morning of your wedding you want to be using extremely nourishing and ideally water-based products that absorb nicely into the skin. To be safe, avoid using any acids during this time and get a hydrating facial so that your skin is picture perfect. Drinking plenty of water will also help!

Prime for Bridal Makeup

Now that your skin is hydrated, plumped and rejuvenated from all the previous wedding skin preparation, it’s time to lay down a base for bridal makeup. Before priming the skin, you want to apply a hydrating moisturiser to ensure that your skin is supple and firm. Then use a primer to blur any pores and smooth over texture for a pristine canvas for your bridal makeup.

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