Skin Care Tips For The June Bride
Planning your pre-wedding skincare can be as baffling as finalizing the reception’s seating chart. Since opinions vary on suggested procedures and recommended timelines, remember to consult with your personal skin care expert to design a regimen that is best for you. For a June wedding, now is the time to start some regimens, treatments and appointment scheduling.
Up Your Antioxidants
Gorgeous skin starts on the inside. Today.com recommends upping your anti-aging antioxidant and vitamin intake by adding beauty-boosting power foods like berries, grapes and citrus to your diet.
Drinking plenty of water is number one on Wedding Beauty Tips from marieclaire.co.uk. To ensure your skin is glowing and your eyes sparkle on your big day, try to drink at least eight glasses of water every day and join beauties like Beyoncé who drinks a gallon of water with lemon a day, plus Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cindy Crawford who told nymag.com about their love and devotion to water.
Botox® And Fillers
If your Wedding Day Beauty Countdown includes Botox, do it at least one month before the wedding to prevent any bruising and remember it takes three days to two weeks for it to kick in. If you bruise easily, allow at least six weeks to make sure everything has settled down and your muscles have had time to respond to the treatment. Webmd.com also recommends at least three weeks prior to the big day for injectable wrinkle fillers like Restylane. Dermatologists with huffingtonpost.com suggest testing the results of Botox four-to-six months in advance. If you like the results, you can repeat the procedure closer to the wedding day.
Those in the know at the famed L’Auberge de Sedona in Arizona suggest in The Wedding Day Beauty Timeline that now’s the time to start exfoliating your skin. Ask your esthetician to recommend a product for your specific skin type that you can use at home, and if you can afford it, get a professional treatment. A week before the wedding, dailymakeover.com recommends avoiding harsh scrubs. Instead, remove dead, dull skin with a moisturizer that contains gentle chemical exfoliants.
A chemical peel is a great way to dissolve dead skin cells and reveal brighter skin. It also helps erase fine lines and lighten dark blotches for a more even-toned complexion. Deep peels should be done two to three months prior to your wedding since the procedure can cause redness and flaking as the skin rejuvenates says foreverbride.com. Even lighter peels should be tested several months in advance. Once you’re familiar with the results and recovery time, you can schedule another closer to your wedding date.
Glamour.com called on celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas for pre-wedding skin care advice who suggests scheduling the first of three microcurrent facials three weeks prior to the wedding date to de-puff and tighten facial muscles.
Don’t Overdo A New Skin Care Regimen
The experts at brides.com caution not to pile on the anti-aging or skin-clearing products for a quick fix. Overdoing it can lead to redness, irritation and even breakouts. Some ingredients, like glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and retinol, can throw off your skin for the first few weeks you use them.
There are hundreds of wedding details keeping brides-to-be tossing and turning at night. But if you’re a June bride, you need quality sleep now more than ever. When Brides Need Their Beauty Sleep, sleep specialists suggest eating a healthy diet, cutting back on stimulants like caffeine and exercise before bedtime and, as impossible as it may sound, stop all wedding talk an hour before turning in for the night. While you’re catching those much needed Zzzzzzs, you’ll want to avoid sleep wrinkles that can’t be fixed by Botox, fillers or other treatments. And, after all you’ve done to prepare your dermis to glow, the last thing you want is the puffiness and distortion that comes from having slept on your face the night before your big event. Now’s the time to invest in JuveRest® The Sleep Wrinkle Pillow.
The key to perfect wedding day skin is planning. Make an appointment with your dermatologist and other skin care professional now for recommendations on products and treatments over the next few months. When all eyes are on you, you will look AMAZING!