Wedding Day Skincare Prep: Tips for Getting Picture-Perfect
They say that your wedding is the most important day of your life. As we approach the summer months, this is crunch time for many brides and grooms. In order to get picture-perfect ready, many think it involves slimming down and investing in a hair and make-up team. But to really ensure you look radiant in every photo, have you thought about getting your skin ready as well? Julie Cvijic, skin guru and founder of Vie Derma Clinic in Downtown Vancouver, gives us some tips on putting your best face forward for the big day.
1. Healthy skin can’t be faked with makeup. Don’t make the mistake of solely relying on your makeup to give you that luminous, healthy glow. Makeup works best in conjunction with a great base, and by base we mean having smooth, supple skin that your makeup can seamlessly adhere to.
Since skin takes times to adjust and improve with treatments, Julie recommends brides come see her at least two months prior to their big day, followed by a Vitamin C Anti-Oxidant Facial a few days before the wedding. This will instantly brighten and refresh the skin while also prepping it for make-up.
2.You are what you eat. Keep in mind that skincare isn’t topical; it should start from within. Julie recommends starting a healthy diet at least two months ahead to eliminate the toxins that can show through on your skin. Plenty of water is also important, as hydration is vital for a glowing complexion. Stay far away from processed, high-fat, and high-sugar foods, which include coffee, alcohol, and milk chocolate. Always consult your doctor before starting any diet.
3. Massage it out. To speed up the toxin removal, try Julie’s Lymphatic Drainage Massage, which improves circulation and lymphatic systems in a gentle, relaxing way that quickly relieves congestion and eliminates bodily toxins.
4. Grooms, don’t neglect your skin. For the grooms-to-be, you don’t want to look sluggish or oily on your wedding day. Julie offers a facial catered just for men that exfoliates and massages the skin to reveal a more youthful complexion.
All eyes will be on you, so to ensure you’re feeling confident and beautiful, consider taking care of your skin from the inside out. There’s no need to rely on Photoshop to crop any blemishes; all it takes is some prep work and the right products, and you’ll be ready to say those I do’s.
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