Planning a June wedding, or perhaps a summer wedding? If so, you must be knee-deep in plans and preparations. The average American wedding costs in excess of $27,000 – that‘s a huge investment in your special day, so don’t neglect to plan to look beautiful – by that we mean, begin a regimen of skincare now so your skin looks beautiful on your special day.
Most brides today plan on having their makeup professionally done for the wedding so they look their best. Not a bad idea when you consider all the tricks of the trade makeup artists can do to make you look beautiful all day long. But beautiful skin does not happen in one day. It takes weeks to get your skin in shape so it’s glowing – not just for your wedding, but for days and weeks after the big day.
Start Visiting your Esthetician Early
Plan early to look beautiful and confident on your wedding day. Find an Esthetician you trust and begin a series of treatments (customized for your skin type and skin condition). Depending how much time you have, consider the following guidelines:
You still have plenty of time to get your skin in shape with a combination of chemical peels, microdermabrasion and micro-needling services designed to remove dead skin cells, rejuvenate the skin and promote cellular turnover. Chemical peels should be scheduled 3 weeks apart; microdermabrasion and micro-needling treatments should be spaced 1 week apart.
Then 3-7 days before the wedding consider a mild, hydrating treatment, brow shape and maybe even a full set of lash extensions.
If you have 2-3 months before the wedding:
This is a particularly busy time for you, finalizing plans for your wedding and you could be getting a little stressed. Stay focused and don’t forget about your skin. You still have time to schedule a series of treatments designed to get your skin in its best condition. Start with a series of 2 chemical peels (3 weeks apart) followed by 2 mild microdermabrasion and micro-needling sessions (spaced 1 week apart). This series of treatment will results in a rested, rejuvenated and youghful glow.
3-7 days before the wedding consider a mild, hydrating treatment, brow shape and a full set of lash extensions.
If you have 1 month before the wedding:
Time is flying by and your wedding day will be here before you know it. Perhaps you overlooked your own skin, but it’s not too late. Schedule a chemical peel and microdermabrasion treatment as soon as possible. This will help to rejuvenate and tone dull skin, stimulating cellular turnover. After that with just 3-7 days before the wedding, you still have time for a mild, hydrating microdermabrasion treatment, brow shape and a full set of lash extensions to make your eyes ‘pop’.
If you have acne:
If you’re struggling with acne-prone skin, your facial treatments should be designed to unclog pores, calm inflamed, irritated skin and control breakouts. Allow at least one month. A skilled Esthetician can do wonders with your skin given the time and opportunity, and a makeup artist can camouflage blemishes minimize the appearance of scars on the day of your wedding if needed.
Don’t Forget the Groom
Male grooming is on the rise thanks to the metrosexual movement – or just because men also want to look and feel their best on their wedding day.
Your man can help to get his own skin in shape starting approximately 6 weeks before the wedding with a series of 2-3 microdermabrasion treatments to help buff away dead skin cells, any acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles. One week before the wedding, your groom should schedule a brow shape along with a hair trim.
The day of the wedding, men can indulge in a professionally administered hot shave treatment with a classic straight razor shave that includes pre-shave balm, followed with steamed towel, light facial massage and after shave treatment for a fabulous finish.
Don’t forget hand and foot grooming for a polished look.