It is always good to have that glowing skin ahead of your wedding day, and your skin care routine will automatically become a top priority.
When your wedding day is approaching, you may want to experiment with new skin care products or beauty treatments in order to look your best for the big day, but doing that immediately before the event can have the complete opposite result from what you were seeking.
Here are some common mistakes to avoid when it comes to your wedding skin care:
1. Don’t Try Out New Beauty Treatments
It is not a good idea to try out a treatment that is brand new to you right before an important event. If you’re looking to try a new treatment to address skin concerns before your wedding day, it’s a good idea to consult with a dermatologist at least 6 months prior so they can recommend an appropriate timeline to get the treatment and leave enough time to heal in the event that you have an adverse reaction.
2. Don’t Try Out New Procedures
In that same vein, stay away from brand new procedures and procedures that are new to your body right before you walk down the aisle. While treatments may undergo extensive testing for efficacy and side effects, if something has only been on the market for a short time you should avoid it.
3. Don’t Drastically Alter Your Existing Skin Care Routine
If you want to treat yourself and practice some good self care before the big day, you can go for it. But remember that, if you want your skin to look its best on your wedding day, drastically altering your skin care routine right before your wedding is not a good idea. Give your body time to test out or adjust to new products that you introduce into your routine.
4. Don’t Over-Exfoliate
When exfoliating is done the right way, it can offer multiple benefits to your skin, including removing dead skin cells so that your complexion looks radiant and glowing. But note that exfoliating too often or too aggressively can damage the skin.
If you don’t exfoliate regularly as part of your skin care routine, exercise caution when dipping your toes into the world of exfoliation for the first time.
5. Don’t Go Sunbathing
Tanned skin tends to look healthy because it’s glowing and radiant and drips of vacation vibes. However, if you are achieving that tan by bathing in the sun, you run the risk of getting sunburns and long-term skin damage, and on a superficial level, tan lines that are far from ideal for wedding photos.
Tanning beds can give you a quick bronze glow before your nuptials, but tanning beds are just as dangerous as sunbathing, and there are plenty of sunless tanning options that will give you the bronze glow you desire without the risks.
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