Before you decide what kind of wedding makeup and hairstyle you’ll select, there’s one thing you must take care of first: your skin.
Do you know those brides who always look so refreshed and practically glow on their wedding day? Yeah, that’s because they put in the effort with a bridal skincare routine ahead of time — and it shows.
You can’t just rely on your makeup artist to do her magic; you must give her a canvas on which to work. And a nice canvas starts with some beauty basics, tips, and a few helpful skincare products along the way.
That’s where we come in! Your skin is going to look amazing on your wedding day if you follow these important wedding skincare tips before the big day.
How To Take Care of Your Skin Before Wedding
It’s a good idea to get into a skincare routine right now anyway, so you’re set up with one for the future…. she says, as she wonders if she’s been really doing it properly all this time herself. I’m no expert on skincare; I just look to the beauty experts for my own source of knowledge and products that are naturally-derived. I can’t stand putting products on my face that are all chemically-made.
For this post, we teamed up with KORA Organics to share a few products, since I had no idea what kind of serum is best, where to source natural organic products for skin, hair, and body, and what kind of eye oil was best. They give great advice on their website with a chat feature where you can even ask beauty questions to their team.
Let’s get started.
Bridal Skincare Tips
I used to love skincare routines. I planned them out, exfoliated regularly, and even had a specific order of a skincare routine.
And then life happened.
I got lazy with taking off makeup (but then I got this, obviously, and now it’s a breeze). I fell asleep on the couch one too many times watching Ozark with Andrew and “forgot” to exfoliate. Oops.
But I’ve been getting real with my skincare lately and I want to show you some of the products I’ve been browsing so I can get my own skincare back on track.
But this is about YOU and your awesome glowing skin on your wedding day, not about me! So let’s discuss the 7 best bridal skincare tips to follow before the wedding, shall we? I’ll do them, too, since it’s helpful advice for everyone to follow.
1. Start prepping your skin early.
Don’t worry, if you’re really close to your wedding day and you haven’t done a thing yet for skincare, you’re not too late. Too late would be the morning of the wedding, wishing your skin looked better. Anything you do RIGHT NOW will be beneficial to your skin, whether that’s 1 week, 1 month, or 1 year before your wedding.
Obviously, you’ll want to start as soon as you can since a proper routine will benefit you greatly down the road. But we’re not in the discouragement game here… so if you’ve been slacking on skincare for your wedding, this is that gentle reminder to CUT IT OUT! ;)
For a wedding skincare routine, here is the proper order to apply your products during the day:
1. Cleanser followed by…
2. Serum and a dab of…
3. Eye Cream! Then,
4. Moisturizer… followed by
That just about does it!
At night, you’ll obviously skip the sunscreen and instead reach for a night cream. This is my favorite, tbh.
For the above, I’m relatively new to the serum and toner world, but here are some suggestions for products from KORA Organics.
Cleanser: give this foam one a try
Serum: try this
Eye cream: give this a dab
Moisturizer: this one looks super-refreshing
Moisturizing is key. That’s all. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. And while you’re at it. moisturize the neck area, your chest, and your hands. Based on how often the beauty gods tell us to moisturize, I’m pretty sure it’s not even possible to over-moisturize, so have at it.
Might I Recommend: this moisturizer, my favorite ever. It’s the one I use.
And while you’re busy moisturizing your face, don’t forget to moisturize around the eyes with an eye cream or eye oil. If you don’t have one yet, this eye oil is fantastic.
Slough off those dead skin cells already! By now, you’ve probably heard that exfoliating is a great way to reveal fresh skin. It is essential in your wedding skincare routine. If you’re like me and love a good exfoliating mask (I do a mask whenever I can, really), this one I recently tried is a favorite. Instead of just an exfoliator, it’s a mask, too. It revitalizes and brightens with tumeric and other organic ingredients (like papaya enzymes, peppermint, and rosehip seeds). It is by KORAOrganics.
The texture on this is amazing!
And while you’re busy sloughing off all that dead skin on your face, don’t forget your body! One of the best bridal skincare tips I ever received was to exfoliate the entire body, paying attention to the rough parts of your elbows, your shoulders, and your feet (especially before a honeymoon trip on the beach!)
Try this body exfoliator.
4. Add Vitamin C to your beauty kit.
Vitamin C is great for your body, but it’s also good for your skin. Vitamin C promotes collagen production which can give you firmer, younger-looking skin. While I was hesitant for years to try anything outside of a typical moisturizer, I discovered that a serum for your face REALLY makes it glow. A Vitamin C serum like this is a great way to achieve that glowing look ahead of your wedding day, when applied daily. I am trying this new serum right now and according to the ingredients, it is supposed to firm and protect skin. I’ll update you in one month to give you a before and after, but according to reviews it’s supposed to be excellent.
While you’re on the Vitamin C kick, also eat those veggies and fruits. It helps, really!
5. Drink lots of water.
If you moisturize like a crazy person, that’s all good, but you won’t really achieve that glowing skin if you’re also dehydrating it on the side with a lack of water, too much alcohol, caffeine, and sugar. Take a break from all of the above and try to drink more water. What helped me to kick the but-sugary-drinks-taste-so-much-better tantrum and drink more water? One of these tumblers. I kid you not. It’s big enough to hold a ton of ice and water, it won’t “sweat” with condensation, and you can sip it with or without a straw. It’s my take-anywhere water cup and I use it all the time. Since it’s so gigantic, I drink way more water than I would if I tried to drink it glass-by-glass.
I also like to add a squeeze of fresh lime or lemon to mix it up a bit. I know, such a rebel.
6. Get moving.
Don’t skip this one: exercise. It’s a known fact that movement gets the blood pumping, which helps with circulation and will make your skin look more radiant. So, whether you need to get walking, running, pilates-ing, biking, or whatever it is that you do, DO IT! And if you exercise you’ll also keep that wedding stress at bay. :)
7. Get more sleep.
It’s fun to pretend to go to bed early, but then stay up until 3am looking at memes. Or watching YouTube. Or catching one more episode of your favorite show. I know because that’s totally me. But at the end of the day, remember that refreshed and well-rested skin looks a lot better than stayed-up-all-night-to-watch-funny-videos skin. So try to get
And we think a satin eye mask always is a good idea, as it is gentle on your skin. Here’s a cute one that will get you in the wedding mood by ImprintandImpress.
We hope these bridal skincare tips help as you plan ahead for your wedding! If you have any suggestions to add, or questions, let us know in the comment box below.
This is a partnered post with KoraOrganics.