Preparing Skin For Your Wedding: The Perfect Bridal Skin Care Routine Posted by Tiffany Amorosino on July 17, 2015 in

Beautiful skin should start long before you say "I do". Guest blogger Samantha Terrio, experienced Skin Care Expert and Medical Esthetician at Bella Santé, recommends starting a year before (or as soon as possible) if you want to obtain that luminous glow every bride strives for on her special day.

Six Months to a Year Before the Wedding

Wedding prep should begin earlier than you think. Six months to a year before walking down the aisle, pick a reputable spa/esthetician and schedule a consultation to have your skin analyzed, discuss any areas of concern, and formulate services based on your current skin conditions. Commit to a home care regime for optimal results. Remember: If you're not using proper products at home, you are not going to see all the possible benefits from your facial treatments.

Three Months Before the wedding

Three months before the wedding your esthetician should make sure that your current home care is still appropriate. The condition of your skin changes all the time due to hormones, stress and diet. A check in will let you know if your regime needs to be changed.

Three to Four Weeks Before the Wedding

A month to a few weeks before the big day is NOT the time to do anything aggressive. Think soothing and hydrating. Non-invasive resurfacing treatments are best to avoid unnecessary irritation.

One Week Before

The week leading up to the wedding, consider a dermaplaning treatment; a gentle resurfacing treatment that removes two to three weeks worth of dead skin as well as peach fuzz. Couple that with a HydraFacial to infuse that fresh new skin with potent antioxidants and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump. Skin will be smooth and dewy with clear pores. A side benefit is that your makeup will look flawless because you have a beautiful canvas to work with.

Ideally, the best way to keep skin healthy and clear is a getting a monthly facial and using appropriate products for your skin type. It's best to get advice on a home care routine from as esthetician, which will allow you to take the guess work out of the equation and thus avoiding drying, irritating or causing overactive sebaceous (oil) production. Following these steps will ensure that you have one less thing to worry about when it comes time to walk down the aisle.