The Skincare Countdown: Everything to do in the lead-up to the big day

For most brides, getting your skin in tip-top condition before your nuptials is a big priority. With that in mind we spoke to skincare expert, nurse and owner at Renew Clinic, Jeanette Dunne who shared with us exactly what you should be doing for the six months before you tie the knot.

Six Months
This is when you should be tackling any of the more deep underlying issues with your skin like acne, rosacea or scarring. Jeanette advises that this is when you would want to be looking at more intensive treatments like laser/IPL for broken veins, redness or pigmentation and peels for problem areas. Ultheraphy is also a great option for skin tightening and as it takes up to three months for collagen stimulation to kick in, you want to start as early as you can.
Also, if you are thinking of taking supplements to help with any skin concerns, this is when you should begin a regime to get the best results as they often take about three months to kick into action.

Three Months
If you have a more ‘normal’ skin type without any specific problems, it might just feel a little dull. For this, Jeanette says that working on skin texture/pores and hydration is fine to start three months before your big day. At this stage you can also still also go in with some less intensive treatments like lighter peels, microdermabrasion or microneedling. She also recommends their OxyGeneo facial which has radio frequency skin tightening as well as hydrating your skin with vitamins and minerals as it gently exfoliates.

One Month
Once you get closer to the special day, this is when it’s about maintaining your skin and not doing anything radical to it the weeks and days beforehand. Jeanette recommends a nice, hydrating facial or perhaps a Vitamin C peel mask, but ensuring it’s at least a week or two before to give your skin a nice glow.
Also, it goes without saying that throughout the whole six months you should be upping the ante on your homecare, and it’s vital to be consistent with it in the final few weeks leading up to the big day!

If you are thinking of getting any filler or botox before the occasion Jeanette advises that you don’t get something like this done too soon to the big day for the first time. Instead, get them at least two months before, and if a bride is thinking about trying something like Botox for the first time she recommends getting it at least six months before so that it has time to wear off if you don’t like it.

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