First things first– congrats on your upcoming nuptials! Amidst painstakingly planning every last detail of the day you’ve been patiently waiting for, you may have forgotten to plot out your path to luminous, wedding day skin. But have no fear– in this article, we will discuss the best ways to have glowing skin for your wedding day.
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Main Takeaways: Your wedding skincare routine shouldn’t just be left to what you do on the day of. Begin a skincare routine as soon as possible to get glowing skin on your big day.
Good to Know: If your wedding is outside, don’t forget to use sunscreen.
The Basics: Know Before You Glow
Luminous skin doesn’t happen overnight. The truth is, while most of the suggestions here are things you should do regularly, people tend to put special emphasis on their wedding day, rather than their every day. With a greater sense of urgency to get your skincare together, it’s best to start as soon as possible.
It’s also important to establish a routine and stick to it. Your skin craves consistency. Fully commit to your carefully chosen products and routine, and your skin will return the favor.
Step by Step
1. Keep It Clean.
Clean skin is radiant skin, so be sure to cleanse regularly and properly. Start with a gentle facial cleanser, like So Clean!. Formulated for all skin types, it removes makeup and daily impurities while enriching your skin with antioxidants.
Keeping your skin clean doesn’t stop there. Stubborn oils and other skin stressors may require a deeper clean than your cleanser can provide. Try incorporating a charcoal mask into your weekly routine, such as our Prince Charcoal detox mask, and start scheduling monthly facials. Note that all final pre-wedding treatments should take place no less than one month before the big day.
2. Follow Up with A Toner.
We recommend a toner that hydrates and balances your skin after cleansing. Try a rose water toner, like our Rose and Shine toner, as this ingredient naturally encourages a healthy glow. Use morning and night, or even midday for a quick refresh.
3. Next, Apply a Treatment Serum.
Are you looking for brighter, more radiant skin? Begin using a vitamin C serum. These magical elixirs have an array of benefits, like their knack for assailing the look of fine lines and dark spots and their unparalleled ability to even tone. Our Nectar of the C is formulated for all skin types and is gentle enough to use daily. Gently smooth 2-3 drops onto your skin morning and night.
Perhaps you want to focus on having dewy, supple skin? Begin using a hydrating serum to help plump up your skin, resulting in a smoother look and a glowing complexion. We totally have a crush on our Just Dew It hydrating serum, as it’s full of superpower antioxidants and hyaluronic acid to keep your skin ultra-hydrated throughout the day. Apply a few drops all over your face and neck in the morning and evening, allowing it to absorb before the next step.
4. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!
Moisturizer keeps your skin hydrated throughout the day and provides a layer of protection against environmental stressors. When gleaming skin is the goal, go beyond hydration and apply an antioxidant-rich face cream morning and night. H2 Oh Yeah hydrating moisturizer will do just the trick.
But don’t simply use one moisturizer for all parts of the face. Your eye area is ultra-sensitive and has special needs. Our Eyes Eyes Baby eye cream works to deeply nourish and instantly illuminate the eye area. Use morning and night.
5. Apply Sunscreen During the Day
After you moisturize each AM, always apply SPF. Harmful UV rays can seriously damage your skin, dulling the shine you’re working so hard to achieve. It’s best to take it a step further and avoid sun exposure altogether; but if you’re stepping out, wear sunscreen - including on the big day. And if your celebration takes place outside, be sure not to limit its application to just your face. No honeymoon-bound sunburn for you, babe– you’re hot enough!
6. Exfoliate Regularly
Incorporate a gentle exfoliant into your routine 2-3 times a week; daily exfoliation is too much for your skin. Exfoliants slough away dead skin cells that can gather around the edges of your pores, causing an uneven, dull appearance. Score yourself the right exfoliant for your skin and watch it reveal the even, glowing complexion you’ve been dreaming of.
Also, consider scheduling a gentle peel to help encourage cell turnover a month or two in advance of donning your wedding wardrobe. Consult with your esthetician on which treatments may be right for you.
7. Damage Control
Even with the best care, blemishes happen. But stop touching your face. Picking a pimple, even if you are super desperate, only makes things worse. You can create an utter disaster that even the best makeup artist can’t cover; and worse, you could cause permanent damage. Spot treat blemishes and let it do its work. If needed, seek professional assistance to help clear your skin before your wedding day.
We would definitely be remiss if we let you think that the prospect of radiant skin was 100% wrapped up in your skincare routine. Your life and lifestyle play an enormous role in your glow.
Drink More Water. Proper hydration is critical for total body health, especially your skin. Drinking enough water – around 0.5-1.0 ounce per pound you weigh daily – is one of the simplest ways to up the glow factor.
Watch What You Eat. A well-balanced diet is key for a healthy glow. Avoid foods that are deep fried or high in trans fats and processed sugars. These can cause dull, breakout-prone, uneven skin. Instead, stick to healthy fats and superfoods, as they encourage a supple texture and help manage the effects of environmental stressors, protecting your skin’s brilliance.
Exercise Regularly. The glow that comes from breaking a sweat is not easily removed by that post-workout shower. Perspiration purges the pores of toxins, oxygenating the skin and imparting that desired radiance. Opt for total body workouts to quickly get the blood circulating, improving your skin in the process.
Get Enough Sleep. Believe it or not, our collagen repairs itself while we sleep, helping to impart a healthy glow. So get serious about your slumber.
Stress Less. We know - easier said than done, especially with your big day right around the corner and all the associated planning. But stress restricts oxygen levels in the skin, reducing moisture levels and luminosity. To stress less, try meditating or some relaxing aromatherapy. Prioritize protecting your energy and glow from the inside out.
While you are counting down the days until you say, “I do”, remember to take deep breaths and allow yourself to relax. Put your trust in some high-quality products and a solid routine, and take care of your body and mind. With these steps, you’ll be glowing from the inside out.