Some things are a given – the sun will rise in the east, Paul Rudd will never age, and all brides want to look gorgeous on their wedding day. No matter how high- or low-maintenance you are, radiant skin is at the top of everyone’s wedding look preparations. Consider our tips and recommended timeline to make the most of your wedding skincare ritual.
Wedding Skincare Fundamentals
Tailor your PM moisturizer to your skin type.
Making sure you’re properly moisturizing your skin in your PM ritual is absolutely fundamental to your everyday skincare ritual, but even more so when it comes to your wedding prep! We’ve broken it down by skin type below.
Regular: Our Phelityl Night Cream – one of Dr. Laszlo’s earliest innovations – is a lightweight, non-greasy cream, easily absorbed and totally refreshing.
Oily: Mattifying yet moisturizing, our Hydra-Therapy Gel Cream is ideal if your skin suffers from oil overproduction.
Dry: For skin on the dry side, our Hydraphel Intensive Night Cream is ultra-nourishing and works as a concentrated therapy.
Sensitive: If your skin needs a little extra care, our Phormula 3-9 Repair Balm (inspired by the original formula created for Marilyn Monroe) is superbly healing.
Dark circles, begone.
Reduce the look of puffiness, fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles as your wedding day approaches. Make sure to get your beauty sleep for the natural boost, but sometimes that’s just not enough. Add the Antioxidant Complex For Eyes to your wedding skincare ritual for its refreshing, cleansing, depuffing, and dark-circle-brightening properties. For a nice addition to your skincare ritual that you can easily apply every day leading up to your wedding, try our 28 Day Eye Mask Set.
Mask it up!
If you don’t already mask regularly, wedding skincare is a good reason to start. For oily skin, our purifying Pore Cleansing Clay Mask is a great choice, while all types of skin are benefited by our moisturizing Hydra-Therapy Skin Vitality Treatment. The dual-phase formula, aside from being kind of fun to mix and apply, is designed to soothe, hydrate, and plump the skin for instant glow – emphasis on instant! In fact, this treatment is commonly referred to as the Wedding Day Mask because the immediate results are so appealing to brides.
Pro Tip for Bridesmaids: Consider doing an at-home spa day to celebrate the bride, with face masks for everyone!
Stay hydrated, eat well, and exercise!
This one is a life tip, but it bears repeating as your wedding approaches: stay mindful of staying hydrated and eating well to keep your skin and body in tip-top shape for this important day!
Last but not least, not only will a regular workout regimen help you feel amazing and ready for your wedding day, but it will also give your skin a precious boost, too. Consistent sweating improves your skin’s tone, texture, and clarity; sweat also contains a small measure of antibiotics that fight dermal bacteria, fortifying your skin’s natural cleansing abilities.
Think about incorporating a facial into your ritual.
This tip is best implemented early in advance of your wedding – think at least two to three months. To augment your complexion’s health without accidentally irritating your skin, you only want to get a facial once a month, regardless of whether you are prepping your skin for a wedding. An aesthetician can go above and beyond for your skin, which may be just what you need pre-wedding!
Don’t skimp on the sunscreen.
We beg you – use it religiously. Even when it’s not sunny out, UV rays are still radiating out across the world and potentially harming your precious skin. Our Firmarine Moisturizer SPF 30 is great daily drivers, though the lotion is a tad more lightweight if you want to feel like nothing is on your skin.
Wedding Skincare Timeline
Four weeks out
Whether or not the stress of wedding planning has gotten to you (and let’s be real, how could it not?), the impact of everyday life means it’s time to re-dedicate yourself to your skin. Not only are you preparing for your wedding, but you’re also pampering yourself. It’s a win-win for your skin.
With a month to go, you want to stay focused on your skincare ritual. If you’re sensitive to peels, you might want to skip this step, but if not, this is just the right time to add our White Marble Dual Phase Vitamin C Peel to your skincare ritual. It gently polishes skin, fades the appearance of dark spots and discoloration, exfoliates, and leaves your skin immaculately glowing.
One Week Out
Avoid any drastic changes in your skincare ritual. Don’t start using any new products and if you’ve never gotten a facial before, it’s too late to start now.
The hydration and beauty sleep that we preached about earlier are absolutely key now. Make the most of your rest by indulging your skin with our Hydra-Therapy Memory Sleep Mask, a weightless overnight formula that locks in nutrients and will leave your face feeling perfectly refreshed upon waking. You should also avoid eating salty foods or anything else that might leave you feeling bloated.
From your failed attempt at sleeping the night before to crying tears of joy all day long, your eyes will probably get a little puffy at some point in the day. Keep a stash of our Multi-Task Eye Serum Masks handy – they can be your little secret for an instant pick-me-up. Bonus: the eye masks can sit while makeup is being applied as a catch-all for makeup remnants!
Your wedding day is one for the books; make it one of your best looks with a wedding skincare routine that reveals a perfectly polished, radiant face!