Here Comes The Bride...

Want to look great on your Big Day? Start now with great skin care!

Article by Sarah DeMauro-Licensed Esthetician, Make-up Artist

Photography by Bobby Sammarco-47 Flims

Originally published in Boca Style Lifestyle

If you don’t already have a skin care routine, start right now.  Pick products specific to your skin type (Normal, Dry, Oily, Acne prone, etc.) and be consistent.  You won’t see results unless you are consistently using your products as recommended.  If you’re not sure what products would work best for you, make an appointment with a dermatologist, esthetician or visit Sephora for some guidance.

Remove your makeup and cleanse your skin every night.  Exfoliate 1-2 times a week.  Exfoliating greatly improves texture, providing a smooth base for makeup.  Don’t overdo it, 1-2 times a week is enough.  More than that can dry out and irritate your skin.  Always moisturize after cleansing, even if you have oily skin!  I personally love moisturizers and serums with Hyaluronic acid for hydrating and plumping skin.

Use sunscreen daily.  Not protecting your skin from the sun every day can cause premature signs of aging, fine lines, hyperpigmentation and dryness.

If you are planning on trying anything new – facials, laser treatments, fake tanning/self-tanning, hair removal (threading/waxing), etc.  – start at least 3 months or more prior to the wedding.  Your skin can have an unexpected reaction which could take weeks to clear up, and you want to get this out of the way well in advance of your big day!

Drink plenty of water.  Limit your intake of sodium, sugar and caffeine as these can cause puffiness, breakouts, and dehydration.

And lastly, try not to stress! Taking care of yourself will help you look, and feel, your most beautiful on your big day!

Congratulations, and happy wedding planning!

Before even thinking about a trial run with a makeup artist, the first step to achieving flawless makeup on your wedding day is skin care!

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