Bride looking at her face in the mirror

The dress is ready, the wedding venue is booked, and the guest list is finalized. There are lots of details as you prepare for your wedding, but don’t forget to take care of your skin. When all eyes are on you walking down the aisle, you want to look and feel your best with healthy, glowing skin. Loveland dermatology services can help create a personalized skin treatment plan leading up to your big day. As you consider your skincare options, check out these six tips for healthy skin leading up to your wedding.

Start Early

It can take time to get skin looking fresh and beautiful, so don’t wait until the last minute to start your skincare regimen. Many professional treatments require multiple sessions, and some facials and treatments can make the skin look red and blotchy at first. Give your skin time to recover and renew before your big day. It’s also important to note that you shouldn’t try new products too close to the big day itself in case your skin reacts differently than expected. If you plan to try new products (makeup, cleansers, etc.), try those months ahead so that you can find ones that won’t cause last-minute unwanted surprises.

Minimize Stress

Planning a wedding can be stressful, but the emotions and anxiety can be bad for your skin and lead to breakouts. Find ways to minimize stress. Even something as simple as taking a few minutes each day to meditate or sticking with a good exercise routine can regulate your emotions and lead to clearer skin.

Visit a Dermatologist

If you have skin concerns like acne, for example, or an uneven skin tone, visit your dermatologist for a consultation. They’ll be able to provide a deeper view of your skin and can recommend products or treatments to help your conditions improve. Do this a few months before your wedding day to give yourself time to follow their treatment plan. Be open with your doctor about your skin concerns and what you want your skin to look like on your big day. Remember to think about your entire body, not just your face.

Exfoliate Regularly

Dead skin particles naturally accumulate on your skin as it renews and changes. Those particles can easily clog pores and create an uneven skin tone, plus make it difficult to smoothly apply makeup. Get in the habit of exfoliating your entire body regularly. Use a dry brush to scrub dead skin off your body daily. Use an exfoliating scrub for your face once or twice a week to remove dull, dead skin and give your face a brighter look. If you have sensitive skin, look for specialized exfoliating products and start slowly before working your way up to two scrubs a week.

Moisturize in Multiple Ways

Once the dead skin has been removed, keep your skin moisturized. Dry skin can lead to wrinkles and rough skin, which is the last thing you want in wedding pictures. If you aren’t already, use a daily moisturizer with SPF to keep your face protected from the sun. Make sure you’re using a moisturizer that is designed for your skin’s needs. Oily skin needs hydration without much extra moisture, while naturally dry skin needs a heavier moisturizer. Consider getting dermatologist approved facials to add more moisture to your skin. These can be done every few weeks for an extra boost. If you live in a dry climate, use a humidifier while you sleep to add more moisture to the air and into your skin.

Adopt Healthy Habits

Beautiful skin starts from the inside. Preparing for your wedding is a great time to adopt healthy habits like eating super foods and lean fats and limiting sugar, carbs, and processed foods. Do your best to drink half your body weight in ounces of water each day to flush toxins through your body. Get a full night’s sleep to allow your skin and body to renew and refresh. Find an effective exercise routine that works for you. Getting the blood pumping can work wonders for your skin and give you great endorphins as you push through wedding planning.

You’ll be glowing with happiness on your big day, but following these skincare tips can make your skin look even more radiant for your wedding.