Prewedding Skincare: Six-Month Plan

Updated: Aug 8, 2018

Complete Six-Month Proactive Regimen for Brides

Brides want their skin looking its absolute best for the wedding day. For the majority of women, this is the most important time to have the clearest, smoothest, and most glowing skin. The months leading up to the wedding may also be a very stressful time for brides, which can cause skin problems such as: acne, sunspots, rosacea flare-ups, dry/oily skin, and dark undereye circles. These issues, among others, are often associated with higher demands and sleep-deprivation. If this sounds familiar, you are not alone! Experts understand how important it is for brides to have radiant skin on their wedding day, which is why they recommend starting a beauty regimen at least six months prior to the big day.

Month 6: Set up an appointment with a professional

Brides benefit from regular skincare treatments in the months leading up to their wedding day. Six months before the big day, it is highly recommended that you reach out to your dermatologist to set up an appointment about your skincare needs.

Skin pro doctors will assess the state of your complexion much better than you can alone! Trust that they know what they are doing; the doc will aid you in devising a strategy for reaching your personal goals. Top dermatologists urge brides to plan ahead because treatments usually take time—some up to several months.

Brides strive to get an even complexion in preparation for the big day. Six months before your wedding, think about getting an intense pulsed light treatment. An uneven complexion is a major beauty obstacle for so many women. If this sounds like you, try intense-pulsed-light therapy. During treatments, a concentrated flash of light passes through the top layer of skin and penetrates into the deeper layer where vessels, pigments, and collagen are located. These treatments improve redness and discoloration in your tone that results from rosacea and broken capillaries. Women describe their skin as feeling and allowing makeup to be applied musch smoother.

Suggested Treatment: Intense Pulsed Light

Month 5: Laser Facials and Photofacials

Five months before your wedding day is plenty of time to see amazing results from laser facials and photofacials. Both of these treatments require about six months time and multiple sessions to work to the best of their ability.

Consult with your doctor to help you decide which treatment is right for you. Choose the best fit for your type of skin, and set up your sessions accordingly. Typically, six treatments [one-month apart] will make a dramatic difference in your skin and have you feeling more confident when it's time to walk down the isle!

Suggested Treatments: Laser Facials and Photofacials

Month 4: Botox or Chemical peels

Botox and chemical peels are among the top facial treatments that brides choose to to help them feel more confident on their wedding day.

Studies overwhelmingly reveal positive results and improvements in the overall look and feel of the skin. Approximately five months worth of treatments poses ideal results for smooth, glowing, photo-ready skin. Dr. Halaas tells his patients that "Botox takes four to five days to kick in, and you wouldn't want to discover one day before the wedding that a brow has dropped or elevated unattractively". Moreover, such treatments have been proven to trigger brides to do more research regarding other skin-care treatments out there. Consult with your doctor in order to explore other preventive options available to you.

Suggested Treatments: Botox or Chemical Peels

Month 3: Hydrafacial

The Hydrafacial treatment comes highly recommended to all brides approximately three months before the wedding.

Hydrafacials resurface skin through cleansing, exfoliation, and extraction. This works by simultaneously bathing newly-revealed skin with peptides, Hyaluronic acid, and serums of antioxidants. Individual serums target specific skin issues, such as: acne, wrinkles, fine lines, brown spots, sun damage, black/whiteheads, enlarged pores, and uneven skin tone.

But wait... it gets better! The Hydrafacial Treatment is not just a quick-fix procedure. It is safer than similar treatments and brings about longer-term results. If you would like to know more about how Hydrafacial improves the quality of your skin, contact me to set up an appointment.

Suggested Treatment: Hydrafacial

Month 2: Intensive Facials

Your daily home regimen is very important, but intensive skin "check-ups" will give you the professional looking results that you deserve.

Don't forget to add a little humor to your regimen when you feel stressed!

Stress and late nights do the skin no favors, which is why it is recommended for brides to begin intensive facial treatments about two months before tying the knot. Skincare Professional Liz advises her clients to “Go for a really intensive course of facials two months before focusing on lymphatic drainage, skin tone and radiance”.

Due to the nature of skin rejuvenation, and the time it may take to improve overall skin quality, brides should consider scheduling a comprehensive consultation. Remember that one facial is better than none, but it may do little to address any real skin concerns. Addressing those unwanted idiosyncrasies within the skin takes conscious effort to receive your ideal treatment outcomes.

Suggested Treatment: Clinical facials

Month 1:

Take this month to slow down and relax! Stick with an at home skin care regimen. Book one last Event facial. My all time favorite is the hydralifting facial by GM Collins! Perfect for brides. Don't forget to schedule your mani and pedi. Get your brows groomed, and lip waxed! at least 4-5 days before. 3 days before, leg wax, Brazilian, and an under arm wax, so its lasts through the honeymoon! #glowingskin #gmcollin

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