Written by: Stacie Simpson, Executive Consultant with Rodan + Fields Dermatologists
The hair, the makeup, the dress…your skin? That’s right, whether you’re the bride-to-be, a bridesmaid or a VIP guest, you want your skin to be as smooth and flawless as the wedding. But how do you get your complexion to say “I do” for the big day too?
Achieving a radiant, wedding-worthy complexion can be a time investment, so start as early as you can. Introduce new skincare, from cleansers to makeup to sunless tanners, no less than a month before the date, so you can eliminate any products that trigger even the slightest irritation.
60-90 Days Ahead
You’ll want to commit to a daily skincare routine now, to make sure the products are the right fit for you and won’t cause any irritations. Plus, you need enough time for your new products to work their magic! When you start a Rodan+Fields skincare regimen, it will take 60 days of consistent, morning-and-night use to start seeing dramatic results of healthier, more radiant skin.
If your primary skincare concern is acne, consider the UNBLEMISH Regimen, which targets blemishes and works to prevent future breakouts. If you’ve developed brown spots from sun exposure or hyperpigmentation, the REVERSE Regimen helps to visually brighten and even skin tone. (You might even get away with wearing less makeup.) When it comes to skincare, the most impressive results are seen over time, so plan accordingly. If the event is less than a month away, our cardinal rule is to only stick with products that are currently compatible with your skin (or that are extremely gentle, like the SOOTHE Regimen).
30-45 Days Ahead
You’ll want to plan for your tan. Spending time in the sunshine or in a tanning bed causes more harm than good in the long-run. Test out sunless tanners, like ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan, for a natural-looking tanned glow – without harsh UV rays.
What should you avoid? In the last four weeks, don’t even consider in-office dermatological procedures (like chemical peels or laser treatments). Resist any last-minute temptations to try new products or treatments. Keep up your natural glow by staying hydrated and moisturizing skin. Last-minute facials (except gentle exfoliation) are off limits, as are touching, picking or squeezing, which can all irritate skin. Finally, avoid unnecessary stress and over-cleansing which can cause breakouts.
7-10 Days Ahead
If you don’t have any complex skincare concerns (like acne or sensitivity), and you want smoother, softer, more even-looking skin—exfoliation is one of the safest, simplest ways to get your skin glowing. Even the best makeup won’t hide the look of uneven skin texture, so consider ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste, which uses sugar and salt to gently exfoliate. You can start using it up to one week before the wedding to remove old, built-up skin cells and allow younger, more vibrant cells to appear on the surface—and skin looks brighter after just one use.
On the Big Day
You’ll definitely be busy in the days and hours leading up the ceremony and celebrations. Don’t let your to-do list get the best of you – make sure you’re reserving time first thing in the morning and before bed to care for your skin, including on the big day! By now, this is a daily habit and you’ll know just what to do. Take a deep breath and enjoy your day!
Ultimately, “for better or worse, ‘til death do you part,” your skin is with you for life—so be good to it always.
Contact Stacie to schedule a free 15-minute skincare consultation, and/or take the quiz to see which regimen is the right fit for you! When you place an order, mention this article for a free ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan with your regimen purchase.
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