Dermatologist's Tips to Look Your Best as the Bride or Groom
Specifically, you need one strategy for your face and another for your body.
How to Get Glowing Facial Skin
Exfoliate the skin of your face and neck using a physical scrub. Rinse well and apply a gentle, pore-tightening toner. Then, plump and lock water into your skin with a hyaluronic acid serum for dewy radiance.
When you exfoliate with a physical scrub, you buff off the top, dull dead cells. The trick is to use gentle pressure for only 5 or 10 seconds as you exfoliate so that you don’t create any redness.
Apply an alcohol-free, pore-tightening toner with witch hazel to help close the pore openings a little. This will give you a better base for makeup.
Apply the hyaluronic acid serum immediately after exfoliating and using your pore toner. This will lock skin-plumping moisture into the top two cell layers (stratum corneum and epidermis). You’ll have a guaranteed complexion that shows a dewy, youthful radiance.
Follow up with your favorite gentle moisturizer, sunscreen (if your wedding is during the day) and makeup.
Play it safe on your wedding day!
Don’t use products that can be irritating. You don’t want to risk redness or stinging on your skin. Products with AHAs, BHAs or vitamin C can be irritating, especially if your skin becomes moist from sweat or tears of joy!
Strategically, keep wedding day skin care gentle with a light, physical exfoliation using hyaluronic acid serum followed by your moisturizer and sunscreen. Then, add your makeup.
Of course, you want to test your products in advance of your wedding day to be sure your skin tolerates them and that your strategy is 100% perfect!
Best Wedding Day Products for Glowing Facial Skin:
|Bamboo and Clay Thermal Exfoliating Facial Scrub|
|Naturally Hydrating Pore Minimizing Facial Toner|
|Instantly Luminous Multi-Action Serum|
|Daily Face Cream for Normal to Oily or|
|Daily Face Cream for Dry to Normal Skin|
How to get glowing and satin smooth body skin on your wedding day
Start at least a month before your marriage date by using a Glycolic Acid AHA product routine. Body skin is thicker and needs more time than facial skin to be transformed.
In the shower, exfoliate with an AHA body wash and a shower cloth that buffs off dull, dead cells. Immediately after toweling skin dry, apply a strong AHA glycolic acid body lotion. This combination treatment will remodel the dull, dead cell layer to compact it so that it has a great, dewy luster and soft feel (honeymoon ready!).
Strong glycolic acid moisturizers will also stimulate your skin’s own production of hyaluronic acid which will enhance the dewy character of your skin. (Just be sure to go easy on sensitive areas like the décolleté, especially as the big day approaches.) Use these products at least twice a week on skin that needs to be radiantly dewy on the big day.
And on the date of your wedding, use your favorite non-AHA skin moisturizer because AHAs can sting when skin gets moist. They can also yellow fine fabric, and you’re planning to wear lots of that!
Both the bride and groom can have glowing complexions as they say their vows.
But, it takes the right combination of products with the appropriate tests well in advance. This way, you can be sure you have your skin plan 100% perfect… and look your very best.
Do you want to walk down the aisle with glowing skin?