Here comes the bride — finally! After many postponements in 2020, weddings are on again. And whether you’re the bride, a bridesmaid, or a guest – it’s time to make sure your skin is wedding ready!
Step One: Go see your Dermatologist
Why should you see a dermatologist as a part of your wedding-ready beauty routine? The answer is simple — because they know skin best! Your dermatologist is, first and foremost, a doctor. That means they’ve spent years (and years) studying and learning everything there is to know when it comes to skin.
The reason Dr. Ava recommends starting at your derm’s office is that a derm encompasses all aspects of skin and beauty. Seeing a board-certified dermatologist means you’re getting accurate information about your skin. Knowing what’s real (and what’s just a fad) can help you make informed decisions about which products to use.
Step Two: Decide which active ingredients are best for you
Active ingredients are the stuff that makes your skincare products do what they promise to do. Whether it’s smoothing wrinkles or erasing dark circles — the active ingredients are the chemicals and proteins that get to work on your skin cells.
Common Actives Include:
Retinoids: Retinoids may show up in products listed as retinol, retinal aldehyde, and retinyl esters. Derived from vitamin A, these active ingredients help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and even our skin texture. Retinoids should typically be used in mild versions at first because they can lead to skin irritation.
Try us.k Advanced Retinol Restorer for up to 48 hours of sustained retinol release for brighter, younger-looking skin.
Alpha-hydroxy acids: Also called AHAs, these ingredients target age spots and fine lines. They can also help to reduce the size of pores. Like retinoids, this type of ingredient can be a little hard on sensitive skin, so start slow.
Try us.k Advanced Hydra Acids. This hydrating illuminator balm is formulated with alpha and polyhydroxy acids to support cellular renewal, and it contains an exclusive calming complex to help minimize discomfort.
Antioxidants: You will often see antioxidants in anti-aging products. They protect your skin from things like environmental irritants (hello pollution) and free radicals (molecules gone rogue that can damage your cells). Some common examples of antioxidant agents in skincare include vitamin C, avocado oil, ferulic acid, and green tea.
Try this Timeless Mask – the creamy moisture-rich formula treats the damaging effects of environmental exposure and chronological aging of mature skin.
Step Three: Pay Attention to Your Décolletage
Not only is it a notorious sun-magnet, but the décolletage is also prone to wrinkling for another reason – tissue-thin skin. The neck and Décolletage have no muscle tone and very few sebaceous glands, and so this skin becomes thinner as we age, making it harder to bounce back.
The décolletage is a relatively large area, and because it is built on virtually no foundation, it tends to cave in as we age, which causes flabby, wrinkled skin. Combine that with how often this delicate skin is exposed to the sun, and it’s easy to see why women often have uneven skin tone and age spots.
Try Restorsea Repairing Neck and Décolletage Treatment to moisturize and soften skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve skin tone and texture.
Step Four: Limit the Booze
When we think about the effects of alcohol on the body, we often think first of the liver, whose job is to filter out the toxins we ingest. But what does alcohol do to our largest organ, the skin?
One of the biggest issues that alcohol causes is inflammation. When we drink alcohol, our tissue activates a histamine response, which causes redness. It also lowers antioxidant levels, making it harder to fight off things like free radicals and sun damage.
Try Aforé CBD Effusive to reduce the effects of inflammation. The CBD’s natural anti-inflammatory properties work in concert with green tea, vitamin C, and witch hazel to calm and cool the skin, depuffing and easing redness.
This lightweight face mist also hydrates the skin, providing an instant youthful glow – so remember to throw it in your clutch on the big day for an instant refresh!
Step Five: Exfoliate and use a Serum
As dead cells accumulate on the skin, they interfere with light reflection and give skin a dull appearance. And how can you be the life of any party with dull skin?
Try MYSKINBUDDY™, the revolutionary handheld facial device that helps you achieve a clearer complexion, brighter and more even skin tone, and a more youthful appearance.
The compact device utilizes four proven technologies to deliver immediately visible and long-lasting results. Experience a deep yet gentle clean and smoother, plumper, and brighter skin with this magical device.
Follow up with us.k Face Up Lift Serum which provides smart target tightening to reduce the intensity of wrinkles.
Step Six: Don’t forget the Sunscreen!
I think by now, we all know that excellent sunscreen is an essential part of your skincare routine, whether it’s for everyday use or a special occasion.
But which sunscreen you choose is an entirely different matter, and it does matter. Not all sunscreens are created equal.
Try TIZO3 Mineral Sunscreen – which is everything you need and more. It has a sheer, tinted matte finish and SPF 40. It’s rich in antioxidants and offers cosmetically elegant broad-spectrum sun protection.
What we love most about TIZO3 is how great it makes your skin look instantly upon application.
Love is in the air, and the wedding bells are chiming once again. Getting wedding-ready skin doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With these six easy steps, you’ll be glowing like a bride (whether you are the bride or not!)