Is your skin ready for that beautiful glow on your big day?
The summer wedding season is in full swing and every bride wants to look her best on her big day. If you are a bride-to-be, you probably already have selected your perfect hair-and-makeup, décor and caterer too—but did you make time to prepare your skin? Is your skin ready for that beautiful glow on your big day? Don’t leave it until the last minute to think about your skin. The longer you have to correct any skin issues, the better and lasting results there will be!
Here are some tips to make sure your skin looks its best on your special day.
12 Months Prior to Your Special Day
Check out for the treatment options available in the Industry
If you are considering any injectable treatments like Botox or fillers, now is the time to learn more and see if they are right for you. I recommend going to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Talk to them about your goals and concerns with the treatments.
Botox typically lasts 3 -4 months while fillers can last 8 months to over a year. It will be far less stressful for you to experiment long before your wedding. And, if you love the results, you can schedule your next treatment within an appropriate time frame before the event. Must have patch test before the fillers.
Appointment with a Skin Care Specialist
Make an appointment with an Esthetician and plan to address any specific skin concerns that you may have. It can take 6 months or longer to control acne and pigmentation, so give yourself a fair amount of time! Sometimes, in extreme cases, you may require a doctor’s assistance to get the results you deserve -involving deep peels or other intense treatments.
Create a skin care regimen and stick with it.
Another important thing to ask your Esthetician is to specifically create a regimen for your skin. This should include a gentle cleanser, makeup remover, a natural exfoliant such as La VieSage Cherry Bloom, an antioxidant serum like vitamin C+, a hydrating serum (Hydra RX), a moisturizer, a zinc oxide-based UVA/UVB protection sunscreen, and a specific high performing serum specific for your skin condition (vitamin A+ resurfacing serum, alpha hydroxy acid or AHA Bright serum). If you suffer from dark circles, dry skin or puffiness around your eyes, an eye cream to combat your concerns will also be helpful. I recommend La VieSage Eclipse Eye Serum for its affordability as well as proven results! Remember it takes 90 to 120 days for you to see the results from an updated skin care regimen, so you should start early and stick with it.
6 months before your Special day
Consider Peels and Lasers.
Now is the time to start skin treatments, such as peels or laser, that promote cell turnover to obtain a healthy skin glow. Skin products such as serums containing retinol will improve your results and speed the recovery for these treatments. Options can be a superficial peel, intense pulsed light (IPL) or Collagen Induction therapy. The gentler the treatment, the more treatments you may need to get outstanding results (for example: 6 peels vs 3 IPL treatments). Get your last treatment 1 month prior to your wedding or special day.
Time to start caring for your Body and Mind
Time to Exfoliate and Moisturize your body every day. Use a chemical exfoliation product, whether in a wash or lotion, that has AHA or beta hydroxy acid (BHA) to break down dead cells on the top layer of the skin, thereby allowing further penetration of the moisturizer. This will provide you with smooth, hydrated, and flawless skin for your big day!
Other things to think like Visible Hands, Neck & Shoulder etc.
Do you suffer with red spots and rough skin on your upper arms, back of your neck, thighs, and/or bum? This is a condition called keratosis pilaris and sometimes involves clogged pores. Although the condition is not curable, it can be kept under control by using La VieSage Glyco Bright Serum and body peels with microdermabrasion. Other products such as moisturisers containing Glycolic acid or Salicylic acid are also beneficial with routine use.
Planning to lose weight? Contact a Professional at the Earliest!
If you are dieting, remember to take a good multivitamin supplement as well. If you aren’t having the correct amount of nutrients that your body needs, it will show effects in your hair, skin and nails. Omega oils are also great for your skin and body. Alternatively, try the La VieSage AHA bright body peel to improve skin texture. Collagen and Vitamin C supplements improve the efficacy of other vital antioxidants in our bodies. Professional diet plans help improve the natural glow of skin, hair, and nails.
2 months before your special day or wedding
Time for a final touch-up.
If you liked the results of your injectable treatment, now is the time to do the final touch-up before the wedding. This way, if anything is not perfect, there is still time to correct it before the big day.
Keep yourself Hydrated Hydrated Hydrated!!
Start drinking green tea, preferably every day. Not only can this help with weight loss – alongside a good diet and exercise regime, of course – but many people swear by its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to help brighten skin and reduce acne.
1 month Before Your Special Day or Wedding
No sun Tanning or UV bed tanning
Tanning is terrible for so many reasons. It is simply radiating your skin, causing mutations that lead to skin cancer, wrinkles and age spots. As a Medical Esthetician, I want people to embrace the color of their skin. If you really want to do something, find a spray tan facility to obtain the tan or glow you want.
Say NO to Experiments.
Stick to a skin care routine that you know has worked well for you in the past year. Now is not the time to experiment (as you will surely get “advice” from family and friends). Definitely, don’t change your skin care specialist at the last moment. Your Esthetician, who has been working with you, understands your needs with much more detail than a new specialist would.
Don’t try any new products before your wedding/ special day – this includes skincare, hair care, make-up, and even washing powder and softener! Any kind of a reaction, it could take a couple of weeks to recover, which is the last thing you need before your big day!
Prior A Week your Special day.
It is a time to celebrate! Keep in mind that alcohol and salt can make you puffy, especially around the eyes, so consider saying “no, thank you” to alcohol and chips and chocolates. 😊. An overload of sugar or dairy may cause breakouts, so stay far away from these foods! Exercise to destress and ensure you get good sleep.
And this is how you will rock your wedding day and have the time of your life!