Whether you’re going to a blushing bride, a beautiful bridesmaid, or a gorgeous guest in attendance at a wedding, you’ll want to make sure your skin is ready and prepped for a wedding. Preparation can start as early as months or even a year ahead of time. Get started by prepping your skin and using clean beauty products to maintain a healthy glow before and after the big day. Here are all the things you need to do to prep your skin for a wedding.
Weddings are a big event you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Even the most talented makeup artists still need a palette they can work well with. Do yourself and your wedding MUA a favor by taking care of your skin from the moment you start planning or get invited to a wedding.
- Consider Using Clean, Vegan Skincare Products — There are plenty of reasons to use clean, vegan skincare products before, during, and after the wedding. Clean and vegan skincare products tend to have ingredients that are healthier for your skin—you can trust the ingredients that you’re putting on your body and hey’re great for people of all ages to use. Plus you can feel better using these products since you’re helping to create change.
- Smooth from Your Head to Your Toes — When we think of skincare, what we primarily think about is our face. While that is certainly an important aspect of skincare, you can’t forget about other parts of your body. Focus on taking care of your skin from head to toe. That includes your scalp and all the other nooks and crannies of your body like the elbows and knees. Getting a Clean and Vegan Beauty Box subscription is an excellent way to explore all sorts of different products for total-body skincare—plus it’s a fun surprise every month as you discover what works best for your skin. Better to start now than wait for the actual wedding day to run into any surprises with new products!
- Hydrate your Skin — Get into the habit of keeping your skin hydrated for a wedding-ready glow. Even if you’re new to the skincare game, you’ve undoubtedly seen many products that claim to hydrate your skin. You know it’s important. But how exactly do you go about hydrating your skin? First, find some vegan beauty products that will help to hydrate your skin. Then incorporate other lifestyle habits. Drink extra water throughout your day. During the winter, use a humidifier indoors to keep the air moist. Use gentle laundry detergents. Take lukewarm showers for no more than five or ten minutes. Each of these things will help your skin retain that all-important moisture.
- Regularly Exfoliate and Brighten — It’s important to regularly exfoliate to help your skin shed old cells and generate new cells. If you don’t exfoliate, old skin cells will remain on the surface of your skin, which can leave your skin looking dry and dull. Create a routine to begin regularly exfoliating and brightening your skin if you don’t already have one. It’s best to exfoliate and brighten on a weekly basis. While exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, brightening will help your skin achieve an even tone and help prevent future hyperpigmentation—and who knows, you might even outshine the blushing bride!
- Get a Facial One Week Before the Wedding — It’s important to get a facial before your wedding, but it’s even more important to know when to get that facial. Don’t do it the day of or the day before your wedding. Get a facial about one week before the wedding day. Let your aesthetician know that you’re getting a facial for a wedding. They’ll help tailor the treatment to focus on keeping your skin hydrated and healthy. Don’t do any extractions or peels that can leave your skin feeling irritated. After the facial and on days leading up to the wedding when you want to wear makeup, continue using vegan makeup to keep your skin feeling clean.
- Drink Water, Use Sunscreen, and Take Your Vitamins — If you don’t already drink plenty of water, regularly wear sunscreen, and take vitamins, now is the time to start. Drinking water will help keep your skin hydrated. Using sunscreen will protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, so be sure you’re using broad spectrum sunscreen. In addition to any multivitamins you’re taking, take vitamins like Vitamin D, C, E, and K to help support healthy skin.
Manage Stress and Anxiety — Taking care of your skin also means taking care of yourself. It’s perfectly normal to deal with pre-wedding jitters even as a guest, since weddings can be filled with difficult family relations or you may need to make a speech when you’re not comfortable public speaking. According to WebMD, a little anxiety is normal and healthy. However, it’s important to put things into perspective before the big day. Acne and skin breakouts are more common when you’re stressed out, so, by managing your stress and anxiety early on, you’ll be helping your body inside and out.