Do seek the care of an Esthetician six months prior to your wedding for monthly facials and, if needed, fruit acid peels (to diminish fine lines, scarring and discoloration).
Do your research. Get a consultation before starting any treatment. A good Esthetician should be able to accurately analyze your skin and suggest a special program for you.
Do use good skincare products and use them religiously. This will keep your skin in shape between facials and treatments.
Do use a hypoallergenic self-tanner if you must look tan for your special day. I recommend testing the lotion on a hidden patch of skin to avoid skin that is too light, too dark or too orangish.
Do use sunscreen every day! I recommend SPF 30.
Do drink plenty of water, avoid coffee and other caffeine-laden beverages, and remember to exercise and take your vitamins and herbs, because skincare is internal as well as external.
Don’t choose a salon according to price or location. Go by recommendations and/or consultations.
Don’t pick at your skin, as tempting as it may be. Instead, clean your face, gently exfoliate with a non-abrasive exfoliator, and follow with a mud mask. When the mask is washed off you may apply some acne or blemish medication to the breakout area.
Don’t go to sleep before washing your face, or dirt and makeup will leave your skin feeling and looking unhealthy.
Don’t bake in the sun. Not only will this dehydrate your skin, but it will also worsen any discoloration, uneven pigmentation or scaring.
Most importantly, don’t become over-stressed, it will worsen any skin situation.
These tips should help any bride prepare for that special day.