Pre-Wedding Day Skincare – The Do’s and Dont’s

For pre-wedding prep, get a facial three days before the big day and apply a facial mask to add a healthy glow to your complexion. Be sure to mention that you’re getting married in a few days at your facial. The aesthetician should use very gentle products and should NOT to do any extractions, the main focus is to make sure your skin has a glow and is fully hydrated.

The biggest pre-wedding no-no is trying any new products on your skin right before your wedding . . . many tales of wedding woe begin with “I tried a new product….”

On the big day:

It’s not uncommon for brides to be up at the crack of dawn, whether from nerves or to get ready, or a combination of both. I recommend applying a tried-and-true facial mask to boost hydration and help reduce puffiness in your skin first thing. If you have bags under your eyes, puffiness can be reduced by cold compresses or gently massaging the eye area to help drain excess fluid.

Should you wake up the morning of your wedding with a zit with its own zip code, the best thing you can do is leave it alone. Picking at a zit will only make the inflammation worse, making your pimple more obvious. If you’ve followed your skin-care routine faithfully, a pimple or bags from a sleepless night will be a snap for me to hide.

Taking it all off:

Chances are, on your wedding day, you will likely be wearing the most makeup you have ever worn. Make removing all traces of makeup an essential part of your wedding night.

I recommend using a cleansing cloth, such as Olay Deep Cleansing Daily Facials Cleansing Cloths (I can not live without this product), to pre-wash your face before you use your regular cleanser. The cleansing cloth works to ensure all the dirt and sebum is removed from your face prior to washing, making it easier for your cleanser to effectively clean your face. Be sure to use an eye makeup remover to gently remove mascara and eye shadow (don’t tug on the skin), and don’t be afraid to cleanse again if there are still traces of makeup left on your face. If you don’t use a cleansing cloth, just wash your face twice: once to remove makeup, and once to cleanse your skin.

By Linh Ventura |

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