How to get glowing skin on your wedding day
Everyone wants to look A-list gorgeous on their wedding day. And it's entirely possible, too, with the right combo of skincare products and cosmetics. If you want your skin in tip-top form on your big day, here are 10 ways to get that perfect wedding day glow:
1. Assess your skin
To really achieve glowing dewy skin on your wedding day, it's vital that you plan ahead. That means assessing the health of your skin and creating a customized skincare regimen to follow. You should visit a dermatologist to learn about how your skin can be better improved and what treatments you should get done. Start this process early — about a year before your wedding.
2. Get professional facials
Improve the texture and quality of your skin by booking regular professional facials on a monthly basis. This will help refresh your skin. Professional aestheticians massage your skin, scalp, and decolletage to stimulate blood flow to keep your skin healthy-looking. As part of a facial, aestheticians also perform extractions to get all the dirt out of your pores.
Up your facial game even further with the power of lasers. These treatments can help you achieve the bright, clear, youthful glow of your wedding day dreams. Fire + Ice combines cutting-edge laser and cryogenic technologies to stimulate collagen production, shrink pore size and even out texture. And for pigmentation and redness issues, IPL photo facials can be a saving grace.
3. Improve your diet
The saying is true — you are what you eat. You can drastically improve the appearance of your skin by cleaning up your diet. That means limiting your intake of refined sugars, simple carbohydrates, salt, alcohol, and saturated fats, all of which can make your skin look dull and cause breakouts. Focus on superfoods such as whole grains, healthy fats, lean proteins, and ample fruits and vegetables like kale, blueberries, cucumbers, and tomatoes.
4. Shrink your pores
While you can't actually change the size of your pores, you can make them appear smaller. Treatments like microdermabrasion and Clear + Brilliant minimize the depth of pores so that they seem smaller. Glycolic acid and other chemical peels exfoliate the top layers of skin, too, minimizing pore surface.
5. Pamper your lips
Most people often neglect their lips when it comes to wearing SPF 30. It's easier to prevent cracked and chapped lips from developing than trying to repair them. Always apply a thick balm with SPF 30 or higher to lips to keep them in tip-top shape.
6. Use the right moisturizer
Not all moisturizers are the same. You should invest in a high-quality moisturizer that's formulated for your skin type. If you have oily skin, then look for a moisturizer that contains salicylic acid to prevent outbreaks. For dry skin, reach for moisturizers made with hyaluronic acid that'll intensely hydrate your skin.
7. Deep clean
Facial masks are meant to enhance your daily skincare routine. Those made with clays typically deep clean your skin by dissolving hard sebum in your pores. Use a face mask once a week for optimal results.
8. Exfoliate often
The key to glowing skin is exfoliating your skin often. When you're younger, your skin cells turn over more frequently. But as you grow older, skin cell renewal slows down. As a result, dead skin cells pile up, making your skin look dull. To brighten skin, exfoliate it twice a week at night time so you remove all the gunk from the day.
9. Exercise regularly
Just as eating healthy foods will make your skin look healthier and dewier, so does exercise. Regular cardiovascular exercise helps to increase blood flow, enabling your body to flush out toxins. It also brings a natural flush of color to your skin.
10. Fake it with makeup
You can easily fake a natural glow using highlighter. Choose a champagne shade that looks flattering on almost anyone. If your skin is normal-to-dry, then use a cream highligher. Apply to your cheekbones, brow bones, the center of your chin, and the tip of your nose. If you have an oily complexion, then use a powder highlighter.
Here comes the bride...
On your wedding day, you want to look like the most beautiful version of yourself ever. The key to achieving flawless skin on your big day is to plan ahead. This means discussing any skin concerns with a dermatologist, creating a customized skincare plan, and adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle.
And for the ultimate wedding day makeover, consider a visit to your local LaserAway. As the nation's leader in aesthetic dermatology, we use state-of-the-art technology to target deep within the skin for maximum results. From a healthy glow to smooth, fuzz-free skin, we're ready to take your wedding look to the next level.