As the countdown to your wedding day begins, every bride dreams of looking and feeling her absolute best. At the House of Kitty Dunbar, we can’t emphasize enough the importance of radiant, flawless skin on your special day. To help you achieve that coveted bridal glow, we’ve curated a comprehensive guide on how to take care of your skin in the months leading up to your wedding.
Planning a wedding can be a stressful process, and stress can take a toll on your skin. Begin your skincare routine well in advance, ideally six months before the big day. This allows ample time for your skin to adjust to new products and treatments.
When selecting a skincare expert, make sure that they are a licensed esthetician in your state and have completed accredited skincare programs. Visiting a board-certified dermatologist may also be helpful if you’re looking to address more serious or persistent problems like acne, dry skin, or redness.
Visit a professional skincare expert for a personalized consultation. If you’re working with us ahead of your wedding, we’d be happy to assess your skin type and create a customized skincare routine tailored to address your specific needs.
Achieving that signature bridal glow starts from within. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and incorporating water-rich foods into your diet. This will help your skin stay plump and radiant. Some of our favorite water-rich foods are melons, strawberries, bell peppers, celery, and oranges.
Treat yourself to regular facials! Professional facials help address various skin concerns and provide a deep cleanse, exfoliation, and hydration. Consider scheduling monthly facials leading up to your wedding day. If you’re in the Newport, RI area, we recommend Kim Parent at the Artistry Beauty Collective.
Include a gentle exfoliant in your skincare regimen to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover. This will leave your skin smooth and glowing. Be cautious not to over-exfoliate, as it may lead to irritation. Some of our favorite exfoliants are Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant and for a lower price point the La Roche-Posay Ultra-Fine Scrub is great.
Protect your skin from harmful UV rays by applying sunscreen daily. Choose a broad-spectrum SPF of at least 30 and reapply throughout the day, especially if you’ll be spending time outdoors for wedding preparations. We recommend Skinceuticals SPF 50 facial sunscreen — this comes in both a sheer mineral and a tinted version. The Colorscience powdered SPF 50 sunscreen is a great option as well for those who have oilier skin!
Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep each night. A consistent sleep schedule will not only help reduce stress but also promote skin regeneration, leaving you with a fresh and rested complexion.
Nourish your skin from the inside out with a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and antioxidants. Consider incorporating foods like salmon, avocados, and nuts, which are known for their skin-loving nutrients.
Practice stress-reducing activities such as yoga, meditation, or deep breathing exercises. Stress can contribute to breakouts and other skin issues, so taking time for self-care is crucial.
In the weeks leading up to your wedding, finalize your skincare routine and avoid introducing new products. Stick to what has been working for you and be consistent.
With the right skincare routine and a little pampering at the House of Kitty Dunbar, you’ll be well on your way to achieving that coveted bridal glow. Start early, stay consistent, and embrace the journey towards radiant, flawless skin for your wedding day.
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