When's the best time to start skin care for my wedding?

Can you recommend a simple routine to follow?

Question Asked: 3/04/2023

Wedding Date: 9/08/2018

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Effie Mia Makeup

(4) · Victoria

Posted: 6/06/2024

It is best to begin a new skincare regimen and/or professional treatments at least 6 months prior to your wedding date. The basic routine to follow is to  cleanse, use a serum and moisturiser day and night. The specific productsw would be customised based on your personal skin needs and concerns. Your makeup artist will be able to guide you and provide reccomendations. I personally make sure to include a skin consultation during your trial.

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Pro Hair & Beauty

(0) · Southern Highlands, Wollongong & Blue Mountains

Posted: 11/10/2023

I wouldnt start changing your skin care too close to the wedding , if you have the time id suggest creating a new routine atleast 12 months in advance 


(4) · South Coast, Nsw

Posted: 3/09/2023

My favourite topic-SKIN CARE! Recently I wrote an E-book explaining the importance of skin care atleast 12 months out from your wedding. As a skin therapist as well as make-up artist, I can't stress enough the importance of a good routine AND quality skin care. Not all Skin care is 'skin care'. Find yourself a skin therapist you can trust and you will be absolutely glowing on your big day! xx

Alexandra Makeup

(4) · Western Sydney, South Western Sydney, Penrith, Southern Highlands, Wollongong & Blue Mountains

Posted: 24/08/2023

Below are some of my favourites super affordable and amazing products 

i always suggest doing monthly hydro facials to pump your skin with hydration to plump your skin naturally for your big day :) 

**Day routine**

1. **Cleanser:**

   - Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser

   - Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Cleanser

   - La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser

2. **Moisturizer with SPF:**

   - EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

   - Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel SPF 30

   - Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 30

3. **Eye Cream:**

   - CeraVe Eye Repair Cream

   - Olay Eyes Brightening Eye Cream

   - The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

**Night Routine:**

1. **Makeup Remover/Cleansing Oil:**

   - Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water

   - The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Oil

   - Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

2. **Serum or Treatment:**

   - Vitamin C Serum:

     - TruSkin Vitamin C Serum

     - SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

     - Paula's Choice C15 Super Booster

   - Hyaluronic Acid Serum:

     - Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Serum

     - The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

   - Retinol Serum (use 2-3 times a week):

     - RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum

     - Paula's Choice 1% Retinol Treatment

3. **Night Cream or Moisturizer:**

   - CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion

   - Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Cream

   - Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask

Please note that these product recommendations are based on commonly well-reviewed and accessible brands and products. However, everyone's skin is different, so it's important to do a patch test before applying any new product to your face, especially if you have sensitive skin or allergies. Additionally, if you're introducing new products into your routine, start using them well in advance of your wedding to ensure your skin has time to adjust and any potential reactions are addressed. If you have specific skin concerns, it might also be beneficial to consult with a dermatologist or skincare professional.

Missy's Magic Styles Wedding Hair Specialist

(126) · Australia - ACT & NSW

Posted: 3/08/2023

My make up girls say start as soon as you get engaged that way skin can be easy by the wedding day.

Ingalisa Hair and Makeup

(1) · Gold Coast / Byron Bay / Far North Coast

Posted: 13/06/2023

Thats a great question. I would start as soon as possible. because sometimes it takes a few months to clear up your skin and get used to be using the skincare routine daily if not twice a day.

It cartainly makes the biggest difference when applying makeup if the skin has been prepared and there is just fresh skin to apply makeup to.

I generally recomend my brides to get one or a series of  microdermabrasions or a skin needling a month before Just to aviod any reactions or breakouts. and to ensure a picture perfect  makeup look. 

Electra Makeup Artist

(8) · South Coast, Wollongong, Southern Highlands & Surrounds

Posted: 5/04/2023

As soon as possible. Your skin is the largest organ of the human body, therefore how you treat not only your skin but your mind & body, it will show.

The simplest most effective advice for taking care of the skin is to drink enough water, eat healthy & not too many processed foods(sugar, fat, alcohol, coffee) , exercise & get enough sleep. Be kind to yourself & your body as it can all show up on your skin...you know those pesky zits you get when your suddenly too stressed & binging on chocolate? I absolutely beleive in a holistic approach, so thinking about all these elements & not just treating topically. It can be a stressful time with all the planning of a wedding so thinking about incorporating some meditation or even just daily walks into your life to lower cortisol levels & get those good endorphins going is integral. Topically a basic cleanse & moisturise is sufficient, with a once a week exfollient(does not need to be top dollar just look for clean ingredients). Cleansing & moisturising will keep your skin at its optimum. And exfoliating will get rid of any unwanted dead skin cells that build up on the surface, you may not see them but sometimes you can feel that your skin is kind of gritty rather than smooth. This also helps ALOT with makeup application because if you dont do this, a makeup artist can definitely tell. As you start to apply makeup, it can get patchy & even start moving around these dead skin cells making your skin look like a hot mess(oily & dry all at the same time). Just don't leave this til the last minute to incorporate as you won't be doing yourself any favours, part of a simple routine is just giving yourself a bit of self love time everyday to help with slowing down!

Jessica Marsh Hair & Makeup Artist

(3) · Perth, Bullsbrook, Northern Suburbs & Wheatbelt

Posted: 4/04/2023

A good skincare routine at home should be started as soon as possible to ensure you do not have any reactions to the product you are using. Even a minimalist approach should have at least a cleanser and moisturiser, the best time to do any routine is at night giving your skin the best chance to absorb nutrients and work with the active ingredients. As a side note, a bad reation is a burning sensation not a break out - break outs can happen when starting or changing products if the skin is wanting to expell anythiing it does not want. Give the skin a couple weeks to adapt to the change and you will find your skin will have a healthy glow.

*If you are planning on getting facial treatments done, getting at least 2-3 in before the big day helps greatly to ensure a gorgeous glow for the big day.

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