Bridal Skin Prep 101

Flower arrangements, bridesmaid dresses, caterers.. the list seems never ending when it comes to prepping for your wedding. You've started going to the gym (or, trying to at least) but what about your skincare? At the end of the day, you want to put your best face forward for all the photos and socializing that's going to be taking place. 

FACE:

If possible, start thinking about your skin six months to a year prior to your big day. At Radford we do a little something called a custom facial, in which we asses your skins particular needs. Once we determine your skin type, we can recommend the products that are going to give you that wedding day glow.

Potentially the most crucial step of them all is to make sure you and your skin are staying hydrated. Moisturize your skin day and night and get those eight glasses of water in, girl. Makeup can only look it's best when the skin is in it's finest, most quenched condition. 

If you want to go the facial route, and your skin is normal, aim for three to four appointments before you say "I do". Less is more when it comes to the products you're using, so consult a pro before adding too many items to your routine. 

Our 24K Gold Masks are the perfect companion in between your facial visits. The sheet mask intensely hydrates while transferring powerful antioxidants to help smooth and firm skin while restoring radiance. 

For those of you who suffer from acne-prone skin and are concerned about trying anything new or getting stress acne, ease your way into it. Consult with your facialist and let her determine what's best for your sensitive skin. The last thing you want to do is further irritate your skin. Invest in a good, gentle exfoliator that will buff away any dead skin cells. 

BODY:

If you're looking to (faux) bronze before the big day, a spray tan is the way to go. Getting sprayed at least two-three weeks prior to your wedding is recommended, to determine how dark you'd like to go and how the tan settles on your skin.


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