Congratulations on your engagement!

Whether you are inviting 10 people or 1,000 (do people do this?) to CELEBRATE YOUR BIG DAY one constant is that…

every bride,

groom,

bridesmaid,

and even MOB

wants to have perfect skin to compliment what is sure to be A PERFECT DAY!

As you start planning for your wedding, it is imperative to include a comprehensive skin care plan in your countdown. This will give you time to clear up your skin, smooth out your wrinkles, maybe plump up the lips a bit or even add in a body sculpting session or two.

Everyone has different skin care issues, however if you start early you can take the skin stress out of the equation and show up to your day with glowing skin (and no zits please!)

Here’s a 6-month countdown to help you achieve the perfect bridal glow:

 

6 Months Out: This is the time to get a Consultation and Skin Analysis!

Meet with a Master Esthetician to evaluate your current skin condition and determine any specific concerns or issues that need to be addressed.

A Master Esthetician will have all of the tools, experience, and skills at her disposal to handle all skin issues. More extreme concerns such as acne, scarring, rosacea, etc. can often only be addressed with treatments such as lasers, Aviclear, or microneedling – all of which are outside the scope of facialists, estheticians, and even some dermatologists.

A personalized skin care plan will be developed based on the consultation that will start you on the Road to Glow!

5 Months Out: Facials, Peels, Microneedling, Aviclear – Begin a regular schedule of facials and peels to exfoliate, hydrate, and brighten the skin. This is also the time to address any specific concerns such as acne, pigmentation, or fine lines.

More serious skin conditions such as Cystic Acne, Acne Scarring, Chronic Redness, and for older Brides or MOBs – lack of collagen, wrinkles etc can be fixed with skin resurfacing, Aviclearâ„¢ and Sculptra or Fillers.

If you haven’t already started Laser Hair Removal, this is the time to begin!

4 Months Out: Laser Treatments – Depending on your specific concerns, laser treatments such as IPL, Laser Genesis, Fraxel or other laser treatments may be recommended.

3 Months Out: Injectables – Consider injectables such as Botox or dermal fillers to help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, and enhance the overall appearance of the skin.

2 Months Out: Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels – Begin a schedule of microdermabrasion and chemical peels to further exfoliate and brighten the skin.

1 Month Out: Final Touch-ups – Schedule a final consultation with the esthetician or dermatologist to ensure that your skin is looking its best on your wedding day. Any last-minute touch-ups or maintenance treatments may be recommended.

BONUS 1 week before the BIG DAY: A final facial treatment with a Dermaplaning is a great idea right before your wedding. Dermaplaning is a type of exfoliation that also removes the vellus hair on your face which will enable your Wedding Day makeup to sit beautifully on your skin!

It’s important to note that this is just an example plan and that the actual plan may vary based on your individual skin condition and the treatment recommended by your Master Esthetician and Injector.

Remember to always listen to your skin and adjust your plan accordingly. Happy planning!