Some brides/grooms panic about their skin when it gets close to their special day and that panic driven skincare overhaul can actually do you more damage than good.
When starting any new skincare routine the skin takes time to adjust. Your skin type and the skin issue you're targeting will effect how your skin reacts to drastic changes in your skincare routine.
Below are some tips that can help you get your skin wedding ready and in good nick for better makeup application.
>> If you have an ongoing skin issue, speak to a skin specialist (a skin therapist or dermatologist) at least a few months out from your wedding. Any serious or ongoing skin issues will take time to improve and will most likely require more than one specialist treatment.
>> Any facials or professional skin treatments should be done at least a week prior to your wedding day.
>> Don't change your skincare routine and skincare products close to your wedding day. If you think you need to make some changes it's best to make these changes a few months prior to the wedding to give your skin time to adjust to the new products.
>> If you don’t have a skincare “routine” it’s a good idea to get one going at least a few weeks out from your day. Speak to a skin therapist or invest in a few basics like a good cleanser, exfoliant and moisturiser and start using these products, as per the product instructions or those of a skin therapist, regularly until your wedding day.
>> Get all facial waxing done at least a week out from your wedding. Waxing can cause trauma to the skin and if something terrible happens, such as a wax burn, your skin will need time to heal. Makeup can cover most discolouration but flaking skin and any scabbing can be difficult to conceal.
>> Exfoliate a day or two before your wedding for optimal absorption of skincare and good makeup application.
>> Drink lots of water!! If you want plump and hydrated skin for your wedding day then make sure you keep up your water intake.
Please message me if you have any questions about pre-wedding skin prep. I'm happy to help :)