The Bride’s Guide to Skincare
by Brynlee Handy December 20
For advice on wedding skincare before the big day, we went straight to the pros! We asked Dallas Surgical Arts to run us through some best practices for a pre-wedding glow, and they totally delivered with advice for both brides and grooms! From products to procedures to basic self-care, they truly talk us through everything under the sun (with SPF protection, of course). Read on for the inside scoop on all things wedding prep skincare. Cheers!
(Guest post by Dallas Surgical Arts)
Building Your Pre Wedding Skincare Routine
We like to start patients on a vitamin C serum, a moisturizer and sunscreen. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin against environmental hazards, pollution and the sun. A vitamin C serum also helps improve hyperpigmentation by brightening dull skin – think overall improvement of the texture, tone, and clarity of the skin. By combining a vitamin C serum with a moisturizer and sunscreen in your routine, your skin’s hydration will improve, fine lines and wrinkles will be minimized, and your skin will be protected from the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays.
Low-Maintenance Wedding Skin Prep for Grooms
We have several vitamin C serums that absorb right into the skin without feeling thick or sticky! Texture is so important for men in skincare – they don’t typically like a greasy or lingering feeling on the skin. Neova Smart Moisture Sunscreen+Moisturizer is a good 2-in-1 product to hydrate and protect the skin. We also have a matte sun shield SPF 50 which absorbs nicely into the skin without leaving a pasty white cast or residue behind.
Bridal Wedding Skin Prep Treatment Options
A combined treatment like dermaplaning with a Geneo facial is a great place to start! Dermaplaning removes vellus hair (peach fuzz) and exfoliates your skin, allowing more effective product penetration and improving hydration. Dallas Surgical Arts offers the Geneo facial as the ultimate 3-in-1 treatment that encourages natural skin renewal and replenishment process. Lack of oxygen causes dullness, sagging, dryness, and crepe-iness. Geneo is a facial treatment that works to oxygenate your skin from within.
When to Book Your Wedding Skincare Treatments
Every bride has individual concerns and timeframes, so we recommend scheduling treatments that are effective with minimal downtime. This means light chemical peels about a year to 6 months before wedding day, then transition to a combination treatment like dermaplaning and a Geneo or enzyme facial once a month. We always recommend our patients see us once a month to achieve optimal results and maintain skin health. Most of our treatments’ results last about 4-6 weeks so it is important to stay consistent and get treatments regularly. A Geneo oxygen facial can be done a few days before the wedding, so skin is freshly exfoliated and hydrated – a perfect canvas for your makeup artist! Consult with an esthetician to create a plan by optimizing your skincare routine and treatments. This is sure to get every bride ready for their big day, no matter your timeline!
Beyond Skincare Products and Treatments…
Although the skin is our largest organ, it is the last organ to receive hydration from water intake. This is why we stress water, water, water! It helps to hydrate from the inside out. It is important to drink at least half your body weight in ounces a day. Other things that can contribute to skin health are sleep (beauty sleep is real), healthy diet and sugar intake – all of these can have a huge impact on your skin.
Best Products and Practices for the Day-Of
A hydrating serum and/or moisturizer will help to hydrate and give dull skin a beautiful glow on your wedding day. Blemish+Age Defense by SkinCeuticals is an amazing spot treatment for those last-minute breakouts. In terms of skincare, consistency is key! Make good choices for your skin every day, twice a day and invest in monthly beauty treatments to get your skin truly wedding ready! On the day of, a silicone-based makeup primer will help your bridal makeup stay in place and look flawless all day! You glow girl.
Ready to kickstart your wedding skin prep? Book a consultation or service with Dallas Surgical Arts via their vendor profile here!