HOW TO: Beautiful Bridal Skin

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Who doesn’t want to look their very best on their special day? Here’s some tips of mine, Dermologica’s, and dermatologist Dendy Engelman

Facials

A few months before your wedding, make sure you’re getting facials once a month! Not only do you want to keep your skin clean and fresh, but stimulate the blood’s circulation which will keep your skin looking healthy.  Plan to see your aesthetician regularly!

Meditate and have a work out routine.

Planning a wedding is stressful! The last thing you want is your stress/lack of sleep to show on your big day. Week by week, give yourself moments to unwind and only focus on yourself.

From an interview with Brides – NYC dermatologist Dendy Engelman says, “Many inflammatory conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and keratosis pilaris, may be at least partially caused by stress. As stress weakens the immune system, chronic inflammation worsens.” Excess anxiety can also disrupt your sleep, which in turn can lead to a gray, decidedly un-bridal complexion.

Stay Hydrated! 

Give your body what it needs to function properly. Make it a priority everyday to drink lots of water, eat healthy foods, and take your vitamins.

Dermalogica’s tips:

2–3 months before your wedding

This is considered a very tense time for brides. Your skin should be pumped with antioxidants and hydrating, energizing ingredients in anticipation of the big day, so use MultiVitamin Power Recovery® Masque once a week to keep skin supple and hydrated.

1 month before your wedding

Avoid any new or extreme treatment as your skin may react unfavorably. Your final skin care treatment should be at least three to four days before the wedding. Focus on gently cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing.

If you’re booking a waxing or exfoliating appointment, do it no less than two days before your wedding. This allows any redness to dissipate.

your wedding day

Think of your skin as canvas and your makeup as paint. You won’t get great results without a smooth canvas, so cleanse, tone, moisturize and follow the tips in the image above.

Also, pack an emergency bag with essentials like a concealing breakout treatment in case of a blemish, a travel-size mist for makeup touch-ups, and a lip complex to keep your lips hydrated.

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