The Skin Care Routine Leading up to Your Wedding Day
Every bride should be glowing and radiant on her wedding day! She shouldn’t have to worry that her skin might be dull-looking or that she could have a break out the day before her wedding. Great skin doesn’t happen by accident; the journey to beautiful, flawless-looking skin should begin long before you say “I do”. Many skin care experts recommend starting a quality skincare regime at least one year before your big day, or as soon as possible, to ensure your skin is in tip-top shape for those gorgeous wedding photos!
The Timeline for Your Big Day Skin Care Results
Wedding planning is no small feat. There are plenty of stressful moments, hair-pulling moments, ups and downs, but most importantly, many more exciting and beautiful moments. And while you’re checking things off your wedding to-do list and finalizing details, your skin should be on that list too.
The best time to start prepping your skin is about 6 months to a year before walking down the aisle. I know that may seem lengthy, but skin can be a fickle and temperamental platform that requires advanced care. Scheduling a consultation with one of Botanica’s reputable and experienced skin experts can offer you the chance to discuss any concerns you might have about the current state of your skin.
Our skin expert will then recommend specific spa treatments that will benefit your skin, as well as an at-home regime to ensure optimal results! Keep in mind that if you aren’t using quality skincare products at home, like the Pevonia product line that uses all-natural ingredients and is among Botanica’s favorite to use in-house, you aren’t going to see all of the possible benefits from the facial treatments you’ll receive at the spa. Most people aren’t aware that there’s your own maintenance that you have to keep in if you want to preserve the amazing results from visiting the spa.
The next scheduled appointment should be three months before your wedding, to check-in with your skincare expert to make sure your home care regime is still appropriate and working for the state of your skin now that you’ve been diligent with it after the first appointment. Hormones, stress, and diet can all affect the condition of your skin and a quick check-in can identify if a change to your routine is necessary.
As the final wedding countdown approaches, beware of any drastic or aggressive treatments to your skin. If you haven’t followed your skincare regime consistently, you may be tempted to schedule a chemical peel or microdermabrasion to try to speed up the process. We highly recommend consulting with your esthetician before booking such an appointment as this plan could backfire and leave your skin looking red and irritated. Consider only soothing and hydrating treatments for calm, plump skin!
With one week left till your wedding day, consider a Dermaplaning treatment or our Botanica Signature Facial. These pampering facial treatments gently resurface your skin, removing two to three weeks’ worth of dead skin and peach fuzz. Your skin will then be in pristine condition and ready to take on the perfect canvas for the special wedding make-up you have planned.
Your wedding day is a very special moment in your life. Ensuring that your skin is camera ready for capturing all of the stunning memories is well worth the time and effort of consistently visiting the spa to achieve it. Even if you aren’t planning a wedding, scheduling a monthly facial and using products that are specific to your skin type are key for having healthy and clear skin year-round.!
Seeking advice from one of our skin care experts will take the guesswork out of trying to determine which skin care products are right for you. Call us today to book your consultation and first facial with us or you can make one online!