Skin Prep Routine: The Wedding Edition

Your wedding day is all about you which also means that all eyes are going to be on you! And the best accessory you can have to make you feel and look fabulous is glowing skin. You want to look radiant in your photos, and you'll feel at ease knowing you look beautiful. If pampering yourself isn't something you think too much of don't stress, read on for some helpful skincare tips.

Sweet dreams
Getting eight hours of sleep isn't just good for your body, it's good for your skin. While eight is on the higher end of what doctors say, it doesn't hurt to aim for it! This will help decrease bags under the eyes and puffiness, which you don't want. And make sure you're going to bed with a clean face! Take that extra minute to remove your make-up and thank me later.

To tan or not to tan
Self-tanners can give you a nice bronze on your day, but you don't want to look like a carrot in a gown! It's important to find a tanner months in advance. Or if you're looking into a spray tan, do a test drive! There are a ton of options on the market to take you from ghostly to sun-kissed, but this is not something you want to play with the day before.

It's all in the routine
Create a routine for yourself based on what your skin needs. Make sure you're exfoliating (Pastel Dress Party has a great DIY scrub) and moisturizing! It doesn't have to be complicated or expensive, but taking care of your skin will make a huge difference.

Drink up
Drinking lots of water has huge benefits for you and your skin is one of them. This will naturally help combat dry skin, and make you glow from the inside out as you rid your skin of toxins.

You are what you eat
Try as best as you can to avoid salty foods, as they can cause your body to retain water annnnd yes, that can make you look puffy. You only have to worry about this about a week prior, but it can make a huge difference with how you look and feel!

Wax off
Do not go for a wax the day before, I beg you. Because of all times, this will be the time you have a weird reaction. Aim for around two days before, at least, so your skin has time to calm back down and get on board for the day.

Derma-what?
A dermatologist knows what's up when it comes to your skin, and you should take advantage of this. You don't have to go all out with the laser treatments and peels, but they can recommend products to use and things to consider so you don't make a beauty blunder.

The Big Day
For a little boost, use a gentle scrub in the shower the morning of, and apply a serum before you get your make-up done! Primers can also be a great addition because they help your make-up stay in place all the way from the ceremony to the last dance of the reception.

That doesn't sound too hard, does it? The great thing about taking care of your skin is that you'll feel better, and that will make you look better! A little special TLC for yourself doesn't hurt, and after planning your wedding you certainly deserve some. Let the spa days commence!

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