Preparing Your Skin for Your Big Day
So you have a BIG day coming up! Congratulations! We know there is so much that goes into planning a wedding or any grand occasion. While you are searching for the perfect dress, most amazing venue, the best photographer to capture every moment, fabulous eats, and all the other details that go into the perfect celebration, don't forget about taking care of yourself and your skin!
Those photos are going to tell lots of stories and you want to rock your best, glowing skin! Makeup is important and can give you the perfect look but without healthy skin, it just won't work as well as it could. Healthy skin = beautiful makeup.
Here are a couple tips to consider as you prep for the day in the months and days before you walk down the aisle.
Exfoliating your skin with a good exfoliator is critical to healthy glowing skin. Any product you slather on your face will never do what it's meant to do if it can't penetrate beneath dead skin. Exfoliating can:
help prevent acne
eliminate fine lines
help other skincare products penetrate deeper
evens skin tone
boosts circulation and lymphatic drainage
increases cell turnover
It's important to use an exfoliator without jagged edges that will scratch or aggravate the skin. Opt for one with perfectly round particles - not those with crushed shells for example. It is equally important to use the right amount of pressure. Too much pressure and you can break blood vessels and wreak havoc on your skin.
How often: 2-3 times per week
Hydrate & Moisturize
Hydrating and moisturizing are not the same thing! So let's define the difference.
Hydration absorbs moisture from the air, infusing your cells with water to improve your skin’s ability to absorb moisture and nutrients.
Moisturizing traps and locks moisture in to build your skin’s natural protective barrier. This prevents water loss and ensures your skin remains soft and smooth.
If your skin is dull and any fine lines and wrinkles you have are becoming more noticeable, your skin is dehydrated. Apply a hydrator to combat this issue and give your skin the much
If your skin is prone to being dry or you have flaky skin, the skin barrier may not be locking in moisture. Apply moisturizer to restore your skin’s plump and bouncy appearance.
How often: daily
Photographer: Thomas Schmuki Photog