A woman’s wedding day is usually one of the most important days in her life and rightfully so. Although the wedding is all about love and commitment, let’s be honest: it’s really all about the bride. She needs to look the most beautiful she’s ever been and, aside from what she’s wearing, her face is really important—especially on her wedding day.

If you’re getting married soon and aren’t sure what you should be using on your face before and the day of your wedding, check out the following beauty tips.

Don’t use any new products before or on your wedding. Your skin can have a bad reaction either immediately or within a few days or weeks of using a new products and it’s hard to predict what the level of the damage will be. Avoid new products altogether at least 2~3 months before your wedding until they have been thoroughly tested on your skin and pass the reaction test.

Cleanser. Use a mild cleanser that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils. You want to have glowing skin on your wedding day so using harsh products altogether is a major no-no.

Toner. Only use toner if it contains no alcohol. As previously mentioned, harsh chemicals can irritate the skin and strip natural oils from it so mild and gentle products are key.

Moisturizer. Your skin needs to be fresh and healthy so use your moisturizer as you normally would. Even though you want to look like a glowing bride, don’t overdo the moisturizer as it can make you look oily in photographs. If you want that extra glow, add a few drops of your favorite face oil to your foundation.

Exfoliate. To have smooth and radiant skin, exfoliating is key. We recommend trying a daily peel like Dr. Dennis Gross’ Alpha Beta Peel Original Formula. Grain exfoliators can be harsh and sometimes damage the skin but using these pads a few weeks before the wedding can really make a difference in your skin’s texture and appearance.

Face masks. If it’s within your budget, going for a facial is always a great treat for your skin as we’re sure stress can be taking a toll on your skin. If you decide to get a facial on your wedding day, book an appointment a few months in advance to see what reaction you have to it. If a facial isn’t an option, at home face masks are the next best thing. Try them out in advanced as well.
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