Planning your skincare routine before your big day arrives is the right approach for many reasons. You will have ample time to try new products and see if they are working out for you or not. And the one person who can help tailor your bridal skincare routine for you is not Google but a dermatologist.
Yes, you should not be taking any chances with your skin during the days leading up to the wedding, but instead, have a long and detailed consultation with your dermat to develop the right skincare routine for you. Here are some ways they can help set up your pre-bridal skincare routine...
- 01. They can help set realistic goals
- 02. They can give you a patch test
- 03. They can recommend the right products for your skin type and concerns
- 04. They can recommend SOS solutions
- 05. They can plan your clinical procedures
01. They can help set realistic goals
Some brides often tend to go overboard with the kind of treatments they can get on the days leading up to their wedding. Going overboard with too many procedures in very little time can do you more harm than good. A dermatologist will help you set realistic goals with your routine for the big day. For instance, while you can focus on acne control when there are a few weeks left until the wedding, starting an anti-pigmentation procedure should be done months in advance for it to show results.
02. They can give you a patch test
If you are hoping to include potent ingredients in your routine for the first time, your dermatologist can give you a patch test. A patch test will determine whether exfoliators like AHAs or skin-sensitising retinoids will be suitable for your skin. A proper patch test will ensure your skin is not reacting to a new product a couple of weeks before the big day!
03. They can recommend the right products for your skin type and concerns
If you don’t already follow a routine tailored to your skin type, we recommend you see your dermatologist ASAP. Using the wrong products for your skin type and concerns will not give you the desired results and make some issues worse. Stick to only a dermat -approved day and nighttime skincare routine to flaunt your best skin on your wedding day.
04. They can recommend SOS solutions
Your skin can act up in the weeks leading up to the big day - stress, a sudden change in lifestyle, or even a new skincare routine can change how your skin behaves. In case of emergencies, your dermat can suggest SOS solutions to nip the issue in the bud. This is especially helpful if you have acne-prone or sensitive skin that is more prone to inflammation and breakouts.
05. They can plan your clinical procedures
There are many opinions floating around about the kind of treatments you can get before your big day. Don’t fall prey to advertising, and trust your dermatologist to plan your pre-wedding clinical procedures instead. Sometimes, you might not even need any clinical intervention, and a dermat can help you improve your daily routine to help maintain healthy and glowing skin instead.
Written by Sumona Bose on Mar 08, 2021
Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!