Pre-Wedding Skincare Plan: Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts

You might feel like you should go for that popular skin treatment that will even out your skin, reduce wrinkles, and give you a glow…but there are a few things you need to keep in mind before committing to skin treatments before your wedding. 

If you’re one of those brides who plans everything right down to the wedding guest dress types, you should also have a pre-wedding skincare plan.

Here are some bridal beauty tips to get you thinking about your pre-wedding skincare plan: 

DO: Plan way ahead

If you want to start a new skincare regimen, it is recommended that you start at least 8 months before the big day. You need enough time to see if there is a difference or improvement in your skin. It takes about 28 days for skin cell turnover, and once you start, you will need to schedule a facial every few weeks to prevent dullness and breakouts from old skin cells. Contact your esthetician for pre-wedding facial packages to be sure how much time you will need for each treatment. 

DON’T: Have a last-minute extraction treatment 

You need time to recover from post-treatment purging, so try to do your facial two weeks before your wedding. That gives you enough time to deal with any breakouts.

DO: Reduce sugar and dairy consumption

In your pre-wedding season, take “you are what you eat” seriously. You will want to avoid having too much dairy or sugar because they can cause inflammation (even if you don’t usually react, stress can set your skin off). 

DON’T: Start a new treatment or try a new product right before the wedding

No matter how tempting, stay away from trying treatments or products you’ve never used before in the last month before your wedding. You don’t know how your skin will react. It could go well, but you could also end up with hives or an allergic reaction. If you want to do an invasive procedure, speak to your dermatologist or esthetician months in advance for a treatment plan. 

DO: Hydrate!

Go for a hydrafacial a week before your wedding, or use hyaluronic acid. A hydrafacial will gently cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate your skin. It is best for dealing with enlarged pores, uneven texture, and congested skin. Hyaluronic acid helps to maintain skin hydration for supple and wrinkle-free skin. 

DON’T: Get Botox or fillers too late 

Botox treatments are better when you do them over time. Make an appointment every three to six months and six to eight weeks before your wedding to schedule your final beauty treatment. This provides time for any necessary touch-ups or adjustments. This will also give you enough time to recover from any bruising or swelling that may happen.  

DO: Keep up with your skincare routine

You can still do some pre-wedding skincare at home. Ask your esthetician for masks or serum packs to use in the comfort of your home to supplement your beautiful results. 

DON’T: Forget about your back

Make sure to have your back treated if it will show in your dress. A back skincare treatment can treat pigmentation and acne, and your back will look really good as you walk down the aisle. 

DO: Consider cosmetic treatments

Along with moisturising facials, cosmetic treatments like brow shaping, brow and lash tinting, and lash lifts are fantastic options for the week of your wedding. They will make a difference when it comes to applying wedding day makeup.  

DON’T: Expect results based on someone else’s skincare routine or treatments

Everyone’s skin is different, so your skin concerns will be different. Take advice with a pinch of salt, and always ask a certified dermatologist to help you with skin care plans suitable to your skin condition and age. 

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