By Samantha Lowe

So let me begin by saying yes. I got married. And probably the thing I was most focused on was my skin and hair. Obviously, I cared about the rest but hey, it’s my thing. Beautiful skin is your best accessory I always say.

I’m going to address body skin first. Exfoliate. Really. Everyday. Invest inP50 for the body or just swipe the same version for your face on your shoulders and arms. A body lotion containing lactic acid is also a nice way to hydrate and exfoliate. Just watch the sun as some photosensitivity can occur.  Derma-Lac lotion layered with the Vitamin A,C, & E body oil from Environ is what I recommend. Especially if you suffer from keratosis pilaris. Check with your esthetician for particulars.  Use a sugar scrub all over your body a few times per week. Follow every shower with a rich body cream and at least one other time per day.
Six months before your wedding is the time to up your skin care game. Schedule regular facials, become dedicated to your regimen.  No more going to bed without washing your face let alone skipping an application of P50 1970. Your esthetician will guide you but YOU have to do the homework. I’m using Masque Vivant mixed with either Masque VIP 02 orBiomagic Masque (all from Biologique Recherche) 3 times a week to keep my completion clear, hydrated and bright. Daily application of SPF 45 to your face, neck and decollete to keep your skin protected from sun damage, tan lines, and aging.  Jan Marini makes a fantastic product that doesn’t leave your skin white like other physical blocks do. Add a facial scrub to your routine twice a week. And if for some reason you aren’t using P50 1970 from BR, start. Serums, moisturizers and eye creams are all important steps to every routine. Make sure yours contains them all.
The week of your wedding isn’t the time to let stress take over your skin. A thick coat of Prime Renewing Pack from Valmont is an excellent way to de-stress your skin. Massage it in for 5 minutes and let it penetrate for 15 more. Pay attention to your water intake to keep puffy eyes at bay. Stay away from new products or treatments the days before your wedding. If you haven’t been getting regular facials, have your facial 2 weeks before your wedding. I had my final Biolift facial just 2 days before I said “I do”. What about you?