On your wedding day, the last thing you want in your way is flawed skin. Luckily, there are steps you can take in order to prevent it. You better make it fast, though — if you wait too long, you may not be able to take advantage of the important treatments you need that will make sure your skin remains perfect.
With a month to spare, you’ll have plenty of time to make sure you skin stays beautiful along with your traditional routine of cleansing, moisturizing, diet and exercise. We have outlined a countdown starting a month out so you can figure out what you need to do to prepare for your wedding day. Just remember, before you begin your countdown you should already have a foundation laid down with a regular skin routine in place. The proper beauty upkeep along with these steps will get your skin ready for your big day!
-ONE MONTH BEFORE: FACIAL
Never do a facial treatment too close to the day of your wedding. Skin is not only extra-sensitive after a facial, but you also run the risk of redness or breaking out. If you want good skin on your big day, evacuate those pores of filth and perform all chemical peels and lifts with enough time to spare for any adverse reactions to go out of the way. If you have really problematic skin, you may need to do multiple facials, but your last one should be no more than a month out.
-THREE WEEKS BEFORE: MAKEUP TEST RUN
You should always do a test run on your makeup for your wedding day not only to see what will look good in pictures, but also to make sure that the products you or your makeup artist are using won’t cause allergic reactions or make you break out. Three weeks ahead will give you a good gauge as to what works and what doesn’t. And if any flaws come out as a result of the test run, it also gives you enough time to recover from them.
-TWO WEEKS BEFORE: PAMPERING
As you’re getting closer to the big day, now’s the time to take care of the skin all over your body. Get away to a spa for a day for a massage to increase circulation. Exfoliate the tougher skin all over your body and focus on rougher areas, and make sure to moisturize all over your body. Also, even if you’re not showing off your toes in your wedding shoes, a pedicure is a great indulgence not only for relaxation but also to give you a colorful outlook.
-ONE WEEK BEFORE: DON’T STRESS
There are a lot of struggles before your big day, but if you stress out it will aggravate your skin and can cause you to break out. Even though there’s a lot to take care of during this time, it’s just as important to take care of yourself. Make sure you take regular breaks from the wedding planning to indulge in things that you love, whether it’s drives by the beach or simply watching a movie. These stress-relievers won’t only help your spirit, but will also be a great relief for your hormones that typically trigger breakouts.
-THE DAY BEFORE AND THE BIG DAY: SHOWTIME!
Hopefully your skin is beautiful and clear, and you definitely want to keep it that way throughout your wedding day. There are certain things you should be doing as you approach your wedding day: -Get plenty of sleep: You should be getting at least eight hours a night. This not only helps keep your body refreshed, but helps fight puffiness and under eye circles.
-Drink water: Keeping hydrated helps keep your skin in check and leaves you feeling refreshed. You shouldn’t ignore this while you’re getting ready.
-Keep clean: Maintain your moisture and clean your skin properly. It may get stressful, but the routine things in your life will help keep you and your skin in check.
If you have tiny flaws, don’t stress! Just make sure that the concealer you use covers them, and you’ll be ready to say, “I do!” to this new chapter in your life with a brighter outlook. What are you doing to prepare for your big day?