Three Skincare Habits To Adopt Before Your Wedding Day

With your wedding day quickly approaching, you're probably starting to worry a lot of about potential problems that could creep up at the last minute. For many brides, some of the worst problems that could arise on their wedding day would by an acne breakout, dry skin, or any other unappealing facial skin condition. While you cannot entirely eliminate the possibility that something will go wrong, you can ease your worries by doing all that you can to ensure your skin is clear on your wedding day. Beginning about 2 weeks before your wedding (or a month if you're feeling dedicated), be sure to adopt these three skincare habits.

Don't wear makeup unless you have to.

You might have the most face-friendly makeup in the world, but it's still healthier for your skin to be naked. Stop wearing makeup unless you're going to a special event or important meeting where appearances really matter. You'll minimize your risk of clogged pores and subsequent breakouts. If you can't bear the thought of not wearing makeup to work, at least keep makeup removal wipes in your car so you can remove it as soon as you leave the office.

Use a good moisturizer daily.

It's a common misconception that to avoid acne, you need to keep the skin dry. Actually, using a moisturizer regularly will likely help you avoid breakouts -- as well as dry skin. If you are prone to breakouts, use a moisturizer designed for acne-prone skin. If you rarely suffer from breakouts, one made for "normal" or "dry" skin is a better bet. If you're used to using cheap moisturizers or no moisturizer at all, switching to a really good one from your dermatologist or a reputable, professional beauty supply company will ensure your skin is super-glowing by your wedding day.

Drink plenty of water.

Drinking water may not initially sound like a skincare tip, but it's one of the most effective ones out there. When you drink plenty of water, your skin gets plumper, causing wrinkles and pores to essentially be be filled in. Keep sipping, and by your wedding day, your face should look fresher and blemish-free. Experts recommend shooting for 8 - 10 servings of water, spaced throughout the day. If you're afraid you'll forget to keep drinking water amidst all of the wedding chaos, tell your friends and coworkers about your plan to drink more so they can remind you.

If you have a severe skin issue, such as persistent adult acne, rosacea, or very dry skin, be sure to see a dermatologist, such as J Kent Bartruff MD PA, as far in advance of your wedding day as possible. Treatments for these skin conditions often take some time to work; acting promptly will ensure they have an effect by your wedding day.