Skin Care for the Bride
Healthy Skin | Tips & Tricks
As a bride you spend months planning every intricate detail of your wedding day. From the bridal gown to the flowers to the location to the hairstyle to the perfect photographer; you agonize over every little piece of this beautiful day you’ve looked forward to experiencing with your family and closest friends. But what about your skin? To truly look your best and to have the healthiest skin possible for this special day, skin care must be addressed. Preparing your skin ready for your wedding day will take several months so it is best to plan ahead. This will allow you to look radiant without risking any reaction to a new product that is used too close to the big day.
For obvious reasons the emphasis of wedding day skin care is the face. But in preparation for being outside during your honeymoon it is important to address care for all of your skin. In addition it is very important to develop good habits for caring for your skin as you enter this new stage in your lives. Make sure that you seek out professional help from a Dermatologist and trained skin care professionals to get proper recommendations on home care regimens for your skin as well as treatments and procedures to complement this regimen. At WellSprings we operate with one of our core values being education towards excellence in skin care and would be honored to assist any new bride as well as the groom and the parents of the honored couple in their quest for their healthiest and most radiant skin for the big day.
A daily skin care regimen is best started several months prior to the wedding day so that you can get past any possibilities of irritation and the skin will have time to reap the benefits of the particular protocol designed for you. If there are specific concerns such as acne, sensitive skin, redness, rosacea, eczema, pigment or aging we can treat those as well. At WellSprings we will customize a skin care plan that fits your particular needs.
Obviously, the bride’s skin will have unique areas to be treated compared to the groom’s skin or the parents of the couple. Every member of the party will want to look their best so please schedule a consultation to get on the best program for you.
Once the skin care program is outlined, we can then address any additional treatments that need to be considered. Some skin conditions require prescription medicines at least for a short period of time. We will want to start these type therapies several months prior to the wedding day to get the most benefit. Some skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema, and melasma require several weeks of treatment to truly see a benefit.
Mineral makeup is a perfect complement to your healthy skin. This type of makeup actually benefits your skin. Treat yourself to a makeup consultation to find the best color options for your skin prior to the wedding. Also ask for certain tips to complement your dress and skin for the big day.
One or Two Weeks Before The Wedding Avoid:
a glowing tan may make you feel like you look healthier but it is extremely damaging to your skin. A tanning bed is just as damaging as the sun’s rays. Please don’t think short term with this area. Use sunless tanning creams to give you that golden glow without increasing your risk of skin cancer. Try several of these out prior to the wedding to see which one you like the best. Don’t forget to pack extra for the honeymoon to keep up the golden glow.
Aggressive Facials or Over-the-Counter Scrubs:
These can irritate the skin causing a red or scaly appearance to the skin. Stay with your skincare routine that you have used for the several months leading up to the wedding.
For your best look, have your facial or body waxing completed one week prior to the wedding.
One or Two Weeks Before The Wedding DO:
Stock up on skin care products and sunscreens for the honeymoon. Continue your skincare regimen.
Get plenty of rest.
Stay hydrated with 8-10 8 ounce glasses of water a day.
See your Dermatologist for a new outbreak or problem.
Use plenty of topical antioxidants in your skin care and take in plenty of antioxidants in your nutrition to ward off the damaging effects of the additional stress of the wedding.
We at WellSprings want to wish you a fabulous wedding day but more importantly a life as a couple grounded in truth, honesty and a love for the Lord.
God Bless You
Evelyn Montgomery Jones, M.D. – WellSprings Dermatology