wedding day skin

Engaged? Get your skin ready to walk down this aisle!

Congratulations! You are recently engaged and starting to plan for one of the most exciting days of your life. Your wedding day, and the celebrations leading up to it, are such an exciting time and a time when all eyes are on YOU! Whether you are the bride or groom we can help get your skin glowing and perfect for your big day.

Skincare isn’t an overnight miracle – it takes time to see those amazing results. See below for a recommended timeline to get your skin ready for that walk down the aisle.

One year prior: Make an appointment to discuss your skincare and plan for the months leading up to the wedding. This is a great opportunity to talk about your concerns, review your current skincare regimen and talk about your goals for moving forward. Depending on your skin need, you will be recommended a treatment plan with products to help achieve your goals.

Nine months until wedding day: By this time, we should start seeing results from your new skincare regimen. The skin may be looking fresher, smoother and brighter. This is a great opportunity and perfect time to start discussing any cosmetic treatments that you may want to utilize before the big day. Chemical peels can be administered every 4-6 weeks to keep the skin glowy and smooth. You may want to consider neurotoxin injections such as BOTOX® or Dysport® to relax any wrinkles that developed during wedding planning! Dermal fillers can be used to further enhance your natural beauty, and many grooms may consider this option to create a subtle yet masculine profile and jawline.

Cosmetic treatments differ in the time it takes to see results and how long they last, so this is a great time to start introducing these in your wedding prep!

Four to Six months to go: Continue with your great skincare regimen and don’t forget the SPF! No one wants unsightly tan lines or sun spots on their big day. If you have any new concerns, now is the time to bring them up to your dermatology provider because there is still time to treat. Continue with chemical peels to get rid of dead, dull skin and keep everything perfectly smooth and bright.

One month until your walk down the aisle: Schedule a refresh of your neurotoxin to make sure you’re not ‘ugly crying’ or having unwanted wrinkles in your photographs! Natural results can be achieved for brides and grooms alike, leaving you looking awake and youthful on your big day. You may want to have one last chemical peel to keep things bright, and keep your topical treatment regimen steady. Don’t make any major changes at this point. You’ve put the work in and your skin should be looking tip top – now is definitely not the time to try something new, in case it is irritating or reacts with your skin.

Leading up to the big day: The final days and weeks leading up to the wedding can be stressful and cause things like rashes and acne breakouts. If this happens to you, don’t fret! We can help and there are quick and easy in-office treatments available to fix your skin emergency.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to get your skin wedding ready, contact us.

Brooke Moss, PA-C, MPH is a board-certified dermatology Physician Assistant. She is accepting new patients in our Edina and Downtown Minneapolis locations.