Ask the Expert: How to Prepare a Beauty routine for your big day

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How far in advance should I start planning my wedding skincare regimen?

I would start a year before; this will allow your skin to be at it’s healthiest before your big day! But don’t worry, better late than never so start as soon as you can!

How often should I book a treatment with my skin therapist?

Every 4-6 weeks is recommended.

 What are some treatments that I can book 1 year, 6 months, 3 months, and a few weeks before my wedding?

 1 year before– Treatments focused on deep peeling, microneedling and brightening are recommended to help plump and firm the skin.

 6 months- Treatments focusing on exfoliation will polish and smooth the skin and allow any concentrated treatments like masques to be better absorbed which will increase skins luminousity and help your specific skin concerns.

 3 months- Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate with a hyaluronic acid rich serum and masque.

 A few weeks – I’d suggest a deep exfoliation to smooth any texture on the skin (this will allow for a flawless make-up application), follow that with our Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque and you’ll already have a bridal glow!

 What treatments should I avoid in the weeks up to my wedding?

Any deep skin peels, microneedling or IPL as these require downtime for skin healing.

 What products should I be using weekly?

An exfoliant that will help buff off any dead skin cells and smooth the texture of the skin showcasing a radiant and luminous skin canvas!

A nourishing, vitamin enriched masque will quench thirsty skin and provide an extra boost of nourishment.

 What products should I be using daily?

A good cleanser is vital to healthy skin, at Dermalogica we believe in a double cleanse which will effectively remove any pollutants and make up from your skin. A hydrating/brightening serum to help replenish any lost moisture and increase luminosity and a skin specific moisturizer and an spf for the daytime.

  What products will help my wedding makeup stay all day?

A good primer is key to a flawless make up application. We have two to choose from: for a glowy finish, use Skin Perfect Primer; if you prefer something slightly more matte, our Hydrablur primer will give you the perfect canvas. Using our Antioxidant Hydramist as a setting spray will flash firm and maintain your make up look.

 What products will assist with issues like breakouts or fine lines?

AGE Bright Clearing serum can be used morning and night will help treat breakouts or keep them at bay. AGE Bright Spot Fade; is a spot treatment for active breakouts as well as the darker marks left behind after the breakout.

 Biolumin C will help brighten and firm the skin to treat fine lines.

Phtyo-Nature Firming Serum will offer flash firming as well as firm the skin over time.

 How quickly will rescue products work?

If you’re talking breakouts, skin aging, or sensitivity, give products a good month to see changes. However, if you are looking for a rescue of hydration and glow, 1-2 days.

 What foods and beverages should I avoid to maintain my complexion?

Any food or drinks containing any excessive amounts of sugar should be avoided, as they can lead to skin rosiness. Spicy food can also increase flushing in the skin and dairy can increase puffiness. Increase water intake for added hydration!

 What body products would you recommend to pair with my dream wedding dress?

Start with a full body exfoliation using our Thermafoliant Body Scrub. You can do this twice a week, follow up with Phyto Replenish Body Oil to soften and nourish the skin.

 What products are safe to use on my lash extensions?

Any products that aren’t oily will be safe for use on your lash extensions.

Author | Direshni Vining

Charismatic educator, passionate about skincare and education within the industry.