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How To Create the Perfect Wedding Beauty Routine

For the brides to be, there’s a bunch of checklists and regimens that are on your mind such as wedding planning, wedding workouts, and finalizing that seating table. But here’s a regimen that’s both fun and important: your wedding beauty routine! As a bride-to-be, you’ll want to have a flawless face free of dry skin, blemishes, and other skin impurities. 

Plus, wedding photos are some of the most shared photos you’ll be showcasing in your life. For physical and digital infamy, you want to put your best face forward! Here’s how to prep your skin to be wedding day ready with s specialized beauty routine!

Schedule at Least One Appointment to Access Your Skin

If you really want to get your skin in top form, it’s recommended that you start a smart bridal/wedding skincare routine for glowing skin about a year in advance. Even with a makeup artist on retainer, a fresh, radiant skin base is ideal for your perfect big-day glow. 

Access your skin with a professional, such as an esthetician, to achieve your bridal skin goals. If you have sensitive skin or a skin disorder such as psoriasis or eczema, it’s better to add a dermatologist to the list of people you need to see.

Editor’s Note: What’s the difference between a dermatologist and an esthetician? A dermatologist is best suited for the mentioned above skin disorder treatments, surgery to remove warts or cysts, and other skin health concerns. An esthetician is best suited for topical skincare concerns, such as an ideal routine based on skin type, chemical peels, and treatments that improve your skin’s appearance. 

Have a Dedicated Daytime & Nighttime Beauty Routine

After your visit to the doctor and/or esthetician, now is the time to create and stick to your wedding beauty routine. Having the right 5, 6, 7, or more step beauty regimen will have your skin looking and feeling its best during the planning process. 

Find the perfect product and routine assortment and arrangement from cleanser to serums, like the Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm and the Decorté Liposome Moisture Serum, to fast track your skin to being wedding-ready. 

Your daytime and nighttime beauty routine should be different, as the daytime routine is looking your best for the day with possibly some makeup and SPF (we’ll get into that later), and nighttime is all about repairing and hydrating your skin. 

For in-between appointments, consider investing in some top-tier acids to add to your wedding routine.

Invest in Acids

If you have some hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, or just want to reveal youthful skin, acids are a must in your wedding day beauty routine. Acids help reveal younger skin in either multi-step applications or gradual single use. 

For the plan ahead bride, after a consultation you should see if you can get a facial or acid peel treatment. Or, you can use the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel for brighter skin with daily use. If daily peels are too harsh, then try the gentle but effective SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic with 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum, which has won several beauty awards, including SkinStore’s Experts’ Choice! 

Plus, the C E Ferulic provides advanced environmental protection by neutralizing damaging free radicals when combined with SPF. Which is a great segway for the next bride’s essentials.

SPF, SPF, SPF

If you’re a fellow skincare lover, you’ve heard about the importance of using SPF every day. Not only does daily use limit the risk of developing melanoma and skin cancer due to harmful UV ray exposure, but wearing SPF also helps to avoid sunspots and skin discoloration. 

Plus, if you have been using skin treatments and acids, your skin may be more susceptible to being sensitive to sun exposure. The last thing you want is to get all those treatments and then need to get aloe vera or a tomato facial to reduce redness. 

Speaking of treatments, let’s talk skin with some focus on your skincare needs beyond the routine. 

Treatments = Self Care

While you can, and should, opt for a monthly facial leading up to your wedding day, an at-home treatment for your face, lips and little fixer products is good to have in your beauty bag and on your vanity shelf. 

For the months leading up to the big day, especially the month of, we suggest giving yourself some me time with a weekly face mask like the coveted Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Skin Vitality Mask.

Loved by beauty editors, celebrities, and brides around the globe, this mask set is perfect for date night and big events because of its cocktail of beneficial ingredients, including ProVitamin B5, Comfrey Root and Zinc extract.

The mask has a fun 2-step application that allows for you to take a moment to relax and appreciate the treatment. The brand’s founder, Erno Laszlo, taught wellness moments during his practice and emphasized that “good skin takes time”, which was advice followed by all of his clients, including starlets like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. 

And for incidentals like eye bags, chapped lips, or dry skin, you should have a bridal kit for beauty on hand days before the wedding. Packing a set of eye masks to remove ‘rehearsal dinner/last minute stress’ eye bags, a conditioning lip balm for kissable lip prep, and a facial mist that takes you to a mini oasis the day of will have you ready to walk or strut however you like to say ‘I do.’

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Schané Flowers

Schané Flowers

Beauty Editor

A beauty enthusiast by heart and a plant lover, I'm always looking for the latest and greatest in skincare and beauty, especially clean and organic! I think everyone's entitled to high quality skincare at any budget, and I'm always on the lookout for what's new in the industry be it tips, tricks, or products!


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