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Feb 11, 2019

Top 5 Tips for Glowing Skin Before the Big Day by The Skinny Confidential

Glowing Skin for Wedding Day

Hi, I’m Lauryn from The Skinny Confidential, a blog, brand, podcast, & YouTube channel. Thank you so much to Areeg Spencer Weddings for having me! Today I’m going to give you some very specific, insider tips for glowing, dewy, tight skin on your wedding day…because no one wants to look like Sloth from The Goonies when they’re walking down the aisle.

First, be sure you have a great AM & PM skin care routine & really follow it for months up until your wedding. Then, throw in these 5 tips:

Use Peel Pads at least 1 month before the big day.

A gentle peel is one of the best things you can do for your skin – the newest formulations offer great results without causing irritation. Every skin type can benefit from a peel. Peels aren’t just about exfoliation – they are about changing your pH to help rev-up collagen production. The fresh layer of skin that’s revealed after peeling is able to absorb vitamins, antioxidants, anti-aging, and soothing ingredients more effectively because the dead surface cells that can inhibit product absorption are removed. So much builds up on the surface of the skin – dead cells, bacteria, cosmetics, serum – and the peel gently detaches these cells, leaving healthy cells intact, ready to absorb your other skin care products. I love the Peel Pads by Dr. Dennis Gross. Doing this will help your wedding day makeup look smooth & flawless.

Facial steam on the big day.

You can say goodbye to hanging out over a steaming pot of pasta water. Get a legit facial steamer instead- you won’t be sorry. Again, I love the one by Dr. Dennis Gross. His Pro Facial Steamer enhances the benefits of any skin care regimen, priming skin for exfoliation, & product application and accelerating the absorption and effectiveness of products that follow. This is also going to help your wedding day makeup lay perfectly on your skin. It hydrates & purifies, & honestly, just feels really bougie & luxurious.

Use your favorite sheet mask for HOURS before you get your makeup done.

On my wedding day I was so hungover that I HAD to wear a sheet mask for 2 hours (what up rehearsal dinner?!). It ended up being super fun though, because all my girlfriends came to my room to chill & get ready.This was especially nice since I got blackout drunk & threw a banana at my sister the night before. Oops. Anyways, a sheet mask is so essential for getting the swelling down & getting rid of dehydrated skin. Obviously there are different ones for different skin issues, but I like to go for brightening or hydrating. A firming & tightening mask never hurt a flea either. A sheet mask helped me so much the morning of my wedding. It was cooling, soothing, relaxing & almost instantly depuffed me.

Facial shaving/dermaplaing.

Basically this is shaving off all of the little hairs on your face. AND NO, it won’t grow back thicker or darker- at least not in my experience. This will also help your products absorb into your skin better & is a great way to exfoliate & keep your skin TIGHT! Just the way we like it. It’s also so good for wrinkle prevention because of the exfoliation. If you wanna do this yourself, it’s easy! Just grab some Tinkles & watch my tutorial. Like my other tips, this is going to be amazing for your wedding day makeup application. It’s very stimulating & wakes up the face too.

Last but not least, SO MUCH lymphatic drainage facial massage.

This is going to get all the fluid out of the face. I do this all the time, but it’s extra necessary on your wedding day. Using the Clarisonic Uplift for this is so efficient in my opinion, but you can also use your hands or a jade roller. It’s super important that you go from the inside of your face to the outside- so from your nose outwards. You also want to bring the massager down the side of your face & down your neck. THIS is important because it’s what drains the excess fluid. Trust me, this will instantly depuff your face from whatever type of night you had the day before (alcohol, salt, crying, laughing, insomnia?) & leave you contoured like a Kardashian.

Thank you so much for having me on to share these tips. I hope they’ll give you the most glowing, contoured skin ever! For more The Skinny Confidential beauty tips head over to my Instagram or check out our podcast.



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