If you are getting your makeup done before your wedding, you can trust the makeup artist you have hired to properly prep your skin before makeup application with moisturizer and a primer. However, what many brides-to-be do not take into consideration is how to care for their skin in the days and weeks leading up to the wedding. We have broken down how to care for some of the most common skin conditions that you may be concerned with leading up to your wedding day.
Planning a wedding can be stressful, and can result in stress-related acne breakouts or you may be familiar to acne and have had it for a while but have not found a product that works for you. It is important to know that using a lot of acne treatments at once and dry out your skin so proper moisturizer should be used every morning and night after you wash your face.
Treat your acne with a cleanser with a salicylic acid or sulphur ingredient, and make sure you follow up with a spot treatment that you can leave on overnight. You can also use masks for acne prone skin up to twice a week to help ease the number of breakouts. The sooner you begin to treat your acne the better, because there is no quick fix that will work overnight. If you are not sure about what products to use, visit your local cosmetics store and they will be able to offer advice, and sometimes even some samples before you purchase.
Dry skin is a common condition and can be easy to fix with the right skincare. A good, gritty exfoliant is one of the most important things someone with dry skin can have. Using it once or twice a week will help slough away the dead skin cells that make foundation sit on the skin and look patchy. After exfoliating, follow up with a hydrating serum, which penetrates the skin more deeply than traditional moisturizers and then choose a moisturizer that will keep you hydrated throughout the day.
Increasing your daily water intake can make a drastic difference in your skin as well. Sometimes our skin shows more fine lines and dry patches when we are internally hydrated. This is especially common in the winter months, when we are more likely to have hot drinks that can be dehydrating, such as tea or coffee. Luckily, dry skin can be treated quite quickly and you will see improvements within a couple of weeks when using a proper routine twice a day every day.
Many people have dull skin and wish for it to be beautifully radiant and free of dark spots or acne scarring, especially on a day where everyone will be taking photos. As with acne, dull skin or skin with dark spots or scarring should be treated as soon as possible, as no products will work overnight to improve the look of your skin.
For radiance issues, peels are one option. They are usually chemical but do not let that scare you. They are formulated with many fruit enzymes which help break down dead skin and make it easier to wash away with your daily routine. Products with a higher concentration of vitamin c will also help restore radiance over time, with optimal results usually in eight weeks or more.
It is important to remember that good skin makes a perfect base for flawless makeup application. Skincare routines, if you do not already have one, should be started at least three or four months before your wedding date so you achieve optimal results for your wedding day. This will give you time to research and try several different products and obtain advise from professionals before you decide on products.
About the Author: This article was written by Theresa Gibson, savvy wedding blogger and social media manager at Top10WeddingVendors.com, a leading go-to vendor guide for brides across North America. To connect with Theresa, follow her on Facebook.