Dr Firas Al-Niaimi, Group Medical Director for the UK’s leading skincare clinic group gives us his advice on how to prepare your skin for the big day.
If you’re planning on a winter wedding, make sure to check out these expert skincare tips for winter brides.
2 months to go
My advice would be to ensure a good homecare regime, which includes cleansing twice a day, exfoliate regularly and the most important thing is to apply Factor 50 sun cream every day regardless of the weather. A real hero product has to be Retinol. From the age of 30-35, this should be a staple product. There are many benefits, including reducing redness, pores, pigmentation, and improving dull-looking skin as well as helping with conditions such as acne and rosacea. You need to invest in a good product, such as SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3. It’s important to note Retinol can cause irritation and dryness so it’s really important to get experienced clinician to give you advice on the right retinol product for you.
6 weeks to go
A celebrity favourite is laser resurfacing such as Fraxel®, available at sk:n. This is a safe, non-ablative laser skin procedure that can resurface damaged skin and uncover youthful skin. The procedure targets damaged skin with microscopic laser columns that penetrate deep into the skin. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process, resulting in fresh, smoother looking, healthy skin. (The treatment should be taken at least 4 weeks before).
3 weeks to go
The bride may want to enhance her existing natural beauty with a dermal filler at this point: the perfect confidence boost when so many people are watching the ceremony. Fillers don’t have to mean a complete change of appearance, they can enhance and give a fresh and polished look. only have the best treatment from an expert: resulting in added volume, definition and moisture to the treated area. Flawless! Make sure you go for a clinic where all injectors are Doctors or Nurse Prescribers.
2 weeks to go
Skin peels are the ideal treatment for brighter, smoother skin, ready for the wedding photos. For example, a Glycolic Peel is a treatment suitable for all skin types. Penetrating deep beneath the skin surface, the peel exfoliates and encourages cell regeneration and collagen production. Results? Sun spots, acne scars and blemishes disappear, fine lines and wrinkles are reduced, and skin is rejuvenated.
1 week to go
A special treat a week before the big day…a facial. Why not take your bridesmaids along for this pre-wedding treat. Sk:n offer award winning and revolutionary technology HydraFacial – a quick six-step treatment with glamorous results. It detoxes, cleanses and exfoliates, brightens, extracts, hydrates and finally rejuvenates, creating wedding-ready skin in just one treatment.
1 day to go
As the main event finally approaches, the bride will have her at-home skincare routine down to a T. The day before, start with a vitamin-rich cleanser to gently purify skin, hydrate and protect with an age-delaying cream, brighten and firm with an eye cream and rapidly reduce any unexpected blemishes with an intense blemish lotion. Now, for a good night’s sleep!
sk:n is the UK’s leading medical skincare clinic group offering world leading dermatology expertise on the high street. With over 100 doctors at 51 state-of-the-art clinics nationwide, sk:n provides more highly medically trained staff than any other chain of clinics. Offering more than 200 clinically proven treatments ranging from laser hair removal to anti-aging injectables, acne solutions to tattoo removal and traditional dermatology treatments, sk:n offers world leading expertise that you can trust.
All these treatments and products are available nationwide at your local sk:n clinic, the UK’s leading skincare clinic group. Find out more about sk:n clinics here.