With peak engagement season about to hit, one of the most common concerns a couple has beyond finding their venue, choosing a date and picking their suppliers is making sure they are looking their absolute best on their wedding day.
One of the most common concerns is about skincare and how to ensure your skin glows on your wedding day. We spoke to Dr. Helen Knaggs who has nearly 30 years of experience in skin research and product development. She gave us her tips on prepping your skin for the wedding.
“My vision is to incorporate my knowledge of skin biology into the development of products and technologies that will benefit a wide consumer base. The field of ingredient philosophy and science is ever-expanding—I am very passionate about finding the latest information to develop great products for the key skin concerns facing people today,” says Dr Knaggs.
How to prep your skin for the wedding:
‘In advance of a wedding, any bride or groom will want to establish a skincare regimen that addresses their skin’s needs. Our skin is as diverse and varied as we are, but there are a few fundamentals to consider: hydration, exfoliation, moisturization, and sun protection. Hydration and moisturization are particularly vital because your skin becomes dry, itchy, and irritated when it doesn’t get enough water, none of which are skin priorities for a wedding day!’
“It’s also important to pay attention to how your skin is responding. Life can affect our skin just the way they affect our health as we age, move to different climates, or manage increased stress like planning a wedding. My advice is to pay attention to your skin and how it responds to changes. If you start noticing dryness, perhaps you need a gentler face wash or to add in a heavier moisturizer to help your skin be its best for your big day.”
Dr Helen recommends the Nu Skin ageLOC LumiSpa Cleansing Device. Available for purchase here. This first-of-its-kind, dual-action skin refining system delivers visible skin renewal and deep cleansing, all in a single treatment. Use morning and night to experience an energising facial massage with results that intensify over time.
What to avoid in the leadup to your wedding:
“Last-minute disruptions to your routine can have unexpected effects on your skin. My best advice would be to avoid introducing new products in the weeks leading up to your wedding day. If you want to use a sunless tanner or try new makeup or exfoliator, be sure to use those well in advance of your wedding day in order to avoid any mishaps.
Additionally, be sure to stop using acids of any kind about a week before your wedding. You don’t want to have anything interfere with your natural glow!”
What else can people do to support their skin beyond products?
“It’s important to see wellness as a much larger picture. Maintaining your overall health through exercise and nutrition plays a significant role in the health and appearance of your skin. Additionally, there are many supplements on the market that help maintain crucial vitamins and mineral levels for your best skin appearance.”