My Wedding Day Skin Care Routine

In about 3 months I will be walking down the aisle to marry my best friend. It is truly an exciting and nerve wracking time of life. With so many upcoming events and changes I want my skin to look its best. In order to have that beautiful glowing wedding day skin, preparation is key.

As someone who has struggled with oily/acne-prone skin that has some scarring it has been quite the journey in achieving the results I’m looking for. My goal is to have clear skin and maintain these results until my wedding day and beyond!!!

Preparing My Skin for the Big Day

When I got proposed to I had already found a regimen that was working relatively well for me as far as keeping acne at bay. But I still wanted to bump it up a few notches, you feel? So I began looking at what else I could incorporate into my skin care routine. Below is a list of my current skin care routine in the order I apply them.

Mornings:

  • CleanseNeutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser in the creamy formula
  • Eye CreamDevita Revitalizing Eye Lift Cream
  • MoisturizeAlba Botanica Hawaiian Oil-Free Moisturizer, Aloe & Green Tea
  • SPFSkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

Evenings:

  • CleanseNeutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser (to remove makeup avoiding the eye area) or I use Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam
  • Eye Makeup RemoverEarth Science Eye Makeup Remover, Chamomile and Green Tea
  • MoisturizeAlba Botanica Hawaiian Oil-Free Moisturizer, Aloe & Green Tea
  • Spot Treat AcneRescue Gel or Clean and Clear persagel Benzoyl Peroxide 10%
Extra Specialty Products
  • Sundays – Origins mask “out of trouble 10 minute mask”
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday – Cleanse with Clarisonic Mia 2 (second cleanser after Neutrogena or Innisfree mentioned above) – Cosmedix Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays – Coxmedix Refine Plus (retinol)
  • Tuesdays – LED Light Therapy

I had some texture (tiny bumps on my forehead, see pic below) which HAD to go, as well as some post breakout scarring. My goal is to eliminate as many small bumps and hyperpigmentation marks as possible.

Before I did the LED Light Therapy

I discovered a cleanser by the brand Cosmdix called Purity clean exfoliating cleanser. This was a game changer! I use it about 2-3 times a week at night with my Clarisonic mia 2 brush (I use the luxe cashmere brush head) after I wash my makeup off with a different gel cleanser. It really helped improve in clearing up the bumps on my forehead, but it didn’t completely remove them. (Warning: This will dry you out so watch out and don’t get it in your eyes).

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Then I began doing LED light therapy. LED is a light emitting diode that helps minimize acne, promote collagen production, increases cell turn over (hello anti-aging!) and helps remove hyperpigmentation (aka scarring and brown spots). This has seemed to improve the texture on my forehead.

To Summarize

These two things, Cosmedix Purity Clean Exfoliating Cleanser and LED Lightwave Therapy are my HG products to my wedding day skin regimen. I highly recommend them to anyone if you want clearer younger looking skin! My skin still isn’t 100% where I want it to be but it has improved a lot. I’ll continue to add pics along the way of the process.

If you’re trying to figure out what to use for your wedding day skin care regimen, or just a skin care regimen in general leave a comment below. No one has to go to this extent to have great skin, this is my passion. Just focus on what areas you want to improve and attack those issues. Just remember, you only have one face and you bring it with you everywhere you go! It’s worth investing in.

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This is my forehead currently.