Skin care dos and don'ts before wedding.
Dos: 1. A series of facials (at least 2) is essential before a special day if your skin is far from perfect. Facials have to be done not less often than every month. On the other hand, if you feel good about your skin it is recommended that you get one deep cleansing facial two weeks prior to the big day. Also, check with your skin care professional what type of bridal treatment she has. It could be an Oxygen Facial or a Hydrating facial which can be done a day or two prior to get that makeup ready skin.
2. Use appropriate skin care at home. Trust your esthetician when she gives you an advice about your home care routine. Cleanser, toner, serum, moisturizer and eye cream are essential to use every day after you turned 25. Cleanser should be creamy and gentle. Toner should be alcohol free. Serum should contain vitamin C and Hyaluronic acid at the least. Your moisturizer has to be with Sun Protecting Factor 30 or more.
3. Remove your makeup thoroughly every evening (not morning). Your pores are getting clogged if you leave it on which leads to uneven skin texture and breakouts.
4. Clean your phone screen every day with disinfecting wipe. In my practice I see right cheeks being majorly broken out in every acne prone client while left cheeks are much less affected. Phones are dirty!
5. Drink plenty of water and your skin will thank you for that!
6. Start taking hair, skin and nails supplements at least a month before wedding. Although, I would recommend to start about 6-7 months prior for the best result.
7. Choose a makeup artist who is also an esthetician. She will know your skin well enough to help you fix some imperfections and hide the rest with makeup.
Don'ts: 1. Don't do major cosmetic procedures before the wedding. No lasers, no plastic surgery should be done less than 3 months prior to the big day.
2. Don't get chemical peels or microdermabrasion less than a month prior to the wedding.
3. Don't switch your skin care products right before the wedding. Give your skin at least 2 months to adapt.
4. Stop using acne topical treatments at least one month before your special day. They dry out your skin making it impossible for a perfect makeup.
5. Don't drink alcohol close to your wedding. A month is a good rule of thumb to stop any bad habit for your skin to recuperate.
6. Don't ignore acne or rosacea conditions. They are correctable and controllable with the help of good esthetician. Start treating those conditions 6-7 months prior to your wedding.
7. Don't stress out. Our skin produces more oil and tent to break out when we are in stress. Try doing yoga or meditating during wedding preparations.
If you still don't have a personal esthetician call 609.433.0138 I will gladly help you with any of your skin dilemmas. Consultation is always free.