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how to get the perfect wedding day skin

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Maintaining a skin care routine is not only vital to great-looking skin on your wedding day, it also provides a perfect canvas for flawless makeup. Use these tips from Dermalogica skin experts to incorporate the perfect wedding day skin into your busy schedule.

6 months before your wedding

Start a series of monthly skin treatments, such as the BioActive Peel, to get your skin in peak performance. These treatments will provide your skin with a deep cleanse and exfoliation, to help rid your skin of impurities.

If you need breakout damage control, use an oil-based precleanser prior to your normal cleanser to dissolve excess sebum and debris, which can contribute to breakouts. Also, don't forget to protect your skin from sun damage with an SPF everyday. There are many different SPF formulas, so be sure choose the best one for your skin's needs

4–5 months before your wedding

Zero in on specific problems with targeted solutions such as Age Reversal Eye Complex, a powerful eye cream that tackles wrinkles, dark circles, puffiness and dehydration. If you feel your skin needs a little extra TLC between professional treatments, ask a skin therapist for a targeted, 20-minute MicroZone® Treatment that focuses on specific skin concerns such as tired eyes.

2–3 months before your wedding

This is considered a very tense time for brides. If your skin is showing signs of stress with sporadic breakouts, conceal and heal with Concealing Spot Treatment. Also, your skin should be pumped with antioxidants and hydrating, energising ingredients in anticipation of the big day, so use MultiVitamin Power Recovery® Masque once a week to keep skin supple and hydrated.

1 month before your wedding

Avoid any new or extreme treatment as your skin may react unfavorably. Your final skin care treatment should be at least three to four days before the wedding. Focus on gently cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising.

If you're booking a waxing or exfoliating appointment, do it no less than two days before your wedding. This allows any redness to dissipate.

your wedding day

Think of your skin as canvas and your makeup as paint. You won't get great results without a smooth canvas, so cleanse, tone, moisturise and follow the tips in the image above.

Also, pack an emergency bag with essentials like a concealing breakout treatment in case of a blemish, a travel-size mist for makeup touch-ups, and a lip complex to keep your lips hydrated.