wedding day skincare


Full disclosure, it has been months since I have had the motivation to focus on my blog.  When COVID-19 hit I lost my mojo.  I think many of us did.  That is perfectly okay as these are unprecedented times.  I know you can relate.  While things aren’t back to normal I am finally feeling inspired to get back to bringing you my beauty tips.  Today I want to discuss wedding day skincare.  When I meet with my brides for their wedding makeup trial, the very first thing I do is assess their skincare needs.  Makeup will only apply and look as good as the condition that your skin is in.  Maybe you don’t use much skincare if at all, or are generally confused about what you should be doing.  It is never too late to start a solid skincare routine.  My brides who follow my advice see amazing results come their wedding day.  Aside from wedding day skincare, overall daily skincare is the key to slowing down the aging process.  When your skin looks and feels good, you feel good.

Lit From Within Skin!

Every bride wants flawless, glowing, lit from within skin.  Your wedding makeup will only look as good as the condition your skin is in.  Makeup needs a nurtured canvas to meld with so as not to settle into fine lines or look caked on.  Wedding day skincare is the #1 first step prior to a flawless wedding makeup application.

Implementing a consistent daily skincare regimen will make a noticeable difference in the appearance of your skin over time.  It’s advisable to begin a regimen a minimum of four to six months prior to your wedding day.

A deep cleansing facial once a month, or every few months, will enhance your skincare efforts.  Otherwise, consult with a skincare professional for a skin analysis with product suggestions to use at home.  When getting deep cleansing facials, schedule your last one the week before your wedding as breakouts may surface.

Your wedding dress will leave some areas exposed such as your neck, chest, upper back, arms, hands, and feet.  These areas are just as important and require similar nurturing. When bathing it’s a good idea to exfoliate these areas followed by a rich moisturizer.

Wedding day Skincare Tips

Begin a wedding day skincare regimen at least 4-6 months prior.

Cleanse, moisturize, and apply eye cream AM/PM.

Exfoliate your face 1-2 times a week, once if sensitive.

Use body scrub 1-2 times a week. Hydrate with a body moisturizer.

Schedule facials once a month or at a minimum of every few months.

Book the last facial one week prior to your wedding.

Do not sleep in your makeup. This will clog your pores resulting in breakouts.

Don’t pick at blemishes.  This will make matters worse and may lead to scarring. 

Drink 64oz of water daily, eat clean, and exercise.

Wear a minimum of an SPF 30 with sun exposure.

Stay away from tanning beds. Opt for a spray tan.

Nurture Your Skin

The key to glowing wedding day skin starts with nurturing your skin.  If you stick to a wedding day skincare regimen I promise you will look lit from within!  As a professional wedding makeup artist of 21 years, I know that how you look and feel on your wedding day is one of the most important elements you will remember.  My craft is a philosophy of naturally modern yet timeless makeup perfectly capturing the unique essence of my brides.


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Check out my prior blog post on makeup sanitation here.