You’re chosen a beautiful wedding gown and are getting it altered to perfectly fit your body. You’ve chosen every detail of your reception, from the center pieces to the table settings to the hor ‘dourves. The honeymoon is booked, invitations sent, vendors scheduled — you may have even decided on the perfect wedding day hairstyle.

Everything is ready — except for your skin. Whether you’re struggling with acne and worried that a breakout will ruin your wedding day photos or just want to make sure you have that perfect glowing or blushing bride look, it’s important to make sure that your skin is wedding day ready.

Keep reading to learn what you need to know to prep your skin and make sure that it’s glowing when you walk down the aisle.

Start Early

Whether you’re suffering from skin woes like acne or dry patches or just want to make sure that your skin is extra-glowy on your big day, the best thing you can do is start early.

Starting a minimum of 3 months, but preferably at least 6 months, ahead of your wedding day, lock in your skincare routine (more on finding the right one below!). Once you’ve chosen your products, try to stick with them. Unless they begin to cause irritations or other skin issues, continue using these products and avoid making any major changes.

This tip is important for several reasons. First, it helps reduce the chances that a brand new skincare product or change to your routine will cause a breakout or dryness just before your wedding day. It also gives your chosen products time to work. 

Your skin’s top layer turns over once every month. While some products do produce immediate results, most will require that your skin turns over at least once before you begin noticing results. And the longer you stick with an effective skincare routine, the better the results will be. Dermatologists recommend giving a new product 3 months before you decide that it isn’t right for you.

Of course, this means that if you’re going to make a big change to your skincare routine, you’ll want to have more than just 3 months to find the right one.

Find the Right Beauty Routine for Your Skin

Giving your skincare routine time to work is important. But so is finding the right products.

With so many skincare products to choose from today, finding the right one can feel like finding a needle in a haystack. Don’t give into the trends or choose products simply because your friends use them. Instead, it’s important to choose products that are right for your skin type and designed to treat any skin woes you’re dealing with.

If you’re struggling with chronic acne or other problems and haven’t been able to find products that work for you, you may want to consider seeing a dermatologist at least a year before your wedding.

Otherwise, do your research, and choose products with proven track records for treating any issues you’re experiencing.

Remember That Great Skin Starts on the Inside

What you put on your skin is important. However, healthy, beautiful skin largely starts on the inside.

Eating a healthy, balanced diet, staying hydrated, and getting enough exercise and sleep will all have an impact on your skin. Making a few tweaks to your diet and routine several months out from your wedding can help to clear up breakouts, keep your skin hydrated, and generally help you feel better on your big day.

Keep up these healthy habits all the way up until the big day. While it’s easy to let stress and endless appointments get in the way of getting a good night’s sleep, make getting a full night of rest a priority in the days and weeks before your wedding day. Experts say that skimping on sleep for just two days can have an impact on your skin, mood, and health. 

Trust the Pros on Your Big Day

There are several reasons why a bridge might choose to do her own makeup on her wedding day. Maybe you’re on a tight budget, and think that the money would be better spent somewhere else. Or maybe you’re confident in your makeup abilities, and just want to create your normal “you” look on your big day. This is a big mistake

Even if you want a natural, barely-there look when you’re walking down the aisle, it’s always best to trust the pros. 

To start, you’re likely to experience at least a bit of wedding day nerves, which might mean a less than steady hand applying eyeliner. You’ll need your makeup to stand up to a long day with some tears, laughter, and plenty of dancing. It’s also important that your makeup photographs well — the last thing you want is to get back your photos and find that your skin looks oily, yellow, or blotchy.

Whether you’re someone who usually wears a lot of makeup or rarely layers it on, a professional makeup artist will also help you find the perfect look to compliment your natural beauty and the look that you’re going for on your wedding day.

Schedule a Makeup Trial or Two

Once you’ve decided to trust a makeup artist to create the perfect wedding day look, don’t skip out on scheduling a trial session. This session is a chance to meet the stylist, talk about the look you have in mind, and give you a chance to make sure that you’re happy with the look you’ve chosen.

Unsure of what you want your wedding day makeup to look like? Schedule a few professional makeup sessions for your bridal shower, bachelorette party, and maybe a date night or two. This is a great chance to try out new looks, and then show them off rather than simply washing them off.

Getting Your Skin Wedding Day Ready

Whether your wedding day is weeks or months away, if you haven’t already started getting your skin ready for the big day, now is a great time to start. From finding the right skincare routine and sticking to it to scheduling a makeup trial to nail your bridal look, put these tips to work to help you get beautiful, glowing skin as you walk down the aisle.

Looking for a pro to help transform your hair and makeup for your big day? Schedule an appointment today to see how our stylists can help you look and feel your best on this special day! Our stylists are experts in hair and makeup wedding Las Vegas.