How to Prep Your Skin with Plant-Based Products for Your Wedding Day
There’s no doubt that a wedding checklist is an absolute must to ensure everything goes according to plan on your big day. Your checklist should also include a pre-wedding skincare plan to ensure you achieve your skin care goals. Maybe your goal is to diminish your dark spots, have fewer wrinkles or have glowing skin. All eyes will be on you so let’s make sure you beam with confidence on that special day.
Six Months Before the Wedding: Retinoid
If you’re struggling with acne, rough or congested skin, and hyperpigmentation issues we recommend a natural alternative to retinoids. Meet Pure Fiji’s Bakuchiol - a natural, plant-derived retinol that smooths fine lines and wrinkles. It also improves skin radiance, firms, and strengthens the skin.
Applying retinoids, a vitamin-A derivative that, when used topically, increases cell turnover, and makes way for fresh, new cells to reach the surface of your skin.
And retinoids aren’t just for oily, acne-prone skin types either—they can increase the skin’s production of collagen, which helps smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, making it an excellent option for drier and more mature skin types as well.
We recommend Kakadu Super Vitamin C Brightening Oil with Bakuchiol + Moringa. This lightweight yet intense formula delivers an instant radiance boost leaving skin looking luminous while smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, boosting collagen, and balancing skin tone.
Three Months Before the Wedding: Face Acids
Face acids are skin-care ingredients that are used for skin exfoliation. Two main types of acids can be used in your skincare routine: alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs).
We recommend mandelic acid (an AHA) which is derived from bitter almonds. It’s great for sensitive skin and helps with acne, hyperpigmentation, and the effects of aging. Because it is gentler compared to other acids it penetrates the skin at a slower rate. This makes it less irritating on the skin. Mandelic acid also improves your skin’s appearance because it promotes collagen production.
Results from using mandelic acid vary from person to person, but some people may notice a difference in their complexion and appearance even after a couple of weeks.
We recommend Pure Fiji’s Glycolic Overnight Renewal Peel with Mandelic + Niacinamide. Renew and resurface your skin overnight with this powerful blend of glycolic and mandelic acid enhanced with niacinamide and extracts of fresh garden sprouts. Fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, acne scars, and enlarged pores will be dramatically diminished. Awake to rejuvenated, luminous skin.
Remember: Acids and retinol don't always work well together. It's best to alternate days to avoid sensitivity and achieve the best results.
One Month Before the Wedding: Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant best known for its moisturizing properties. This sugar molecule is believed to absorb up to 1,000 times its weight in water and helps trap moisture against the skin’s surface. The result: plumper skin and a softening of the appearance of wrinkles.
We recommend Pure Fiji’s Kakadu Super Vitamin C Brightening Serum with Hyaluronate and Bakuchiol. This powerful blend of vitamin c, Kakadu plum, Bakuchiol, and hyaluronate acid will dramatically improve radiance and luminosity while delivering an instant moisture surge and visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation – rapid results for glowing skin.
One Week Before the Wedding: Get Your Final Facial
To avoid any possible skin irritation on the day of your wedding, we recommend that you stop using exfoliators or retinoids about a week before your wedding. Acids and retinoids can trigger flakiness, dry patches, and irritation. Just to be safe, holding off the week before is an easy way to avoid a crisis on the day of your wedding. Instead, opt for hydrating products to soothe and quench the skin.
One week before your wedding is an ideal time to receive your final facial. The last treatment should focus on keeping the skin hydrated and healthy and avoid any kind of extractions or peels that might leave the skin red or irritated.
The Big Day: Prepare the Perfect Canvas
Your skincare should focus on delivering layers of hydration and soothing ingredients for your complexion. Your makeup should photograph well, last long, and require minimal touch-ups.
Because of this, we recommend a morning mask to give your skin the base hydration it needs. It's just like using a primer to give hydration and prep the skin. Besides that, it can give an added glow.
Every bride wants glowing skin for their wedding day walk down the aisle. So much time on your wedding day will be spent making sure the flowers arrive, the centerpieces are intact, and everyone in your bridal party is accounted for. But the most important detail in your planning is achieving a flawless face free of dry skin, blemishes, and other skin impurities. Remember…smile!
Posted: Fri, Feb 18th, 2022