If you’ve landed on this page, it probably means you (or someone you know) are getting married soon. Congratulations! Although we know you’ll look amazing on your wedding day no matter what, it’s normal to start thinking about how you want to appear in your wedding photos and videos. And thankfully, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ll cover everything you need to know about prepping skin for a wedding, including routines to start as soon as possible.
Brides and grooms often head to the gym and start eating better after the engagement. But what about your skincare rituals? Focusing on the following tips will ensure you look and feel your best on the big day. At FRANZ Skincare, we help people enjoy glowing skin by the time they walk down the aisle.
Don’t wait to get started
First, remember that any change takes time. Think about going on a diet and exercising. While you might feel better by the next day, it will take time to see the full results. Skincare can be the same way. Use the time you have between now and the wedding to focus on the following good wedding skin tips.
Begin an anti-aging skincare routine
How many days before the wedding should your start your skincare routine? We suggest prepping skin for a wedding right now. It’s never too early, and consistency matters most of all.
Healthy skin is about setting a structure you can build upon.
You can’t construct a house on a shaky foundation! And “anti-aging” is not just for skin that already has wrinkles, sagging, fine lines, or hyperpigmentation. People in their 20s and 30s can prevent future signs of aging with a research-backed routine.
The best wedding skincare routine is about hydration and protection. You can accomplish both with this daily wedding beauty timeline:
Morning and night: face cleanser
Wash your face with a gentle face cleanser. Cleansing is so important for removing oil build-up, bacteria, and makeup from the day. However, choose a cleanser that won’t strip good natural oils from your face. Harsh soaps will just dehydrate the skin, which is the last thing you want.
Morning and night: face toner (optional)
Right after the cleanser (and after drying your face), consider a toner if you have acne-prone or oily skin. Toners can help tone and exfoliate the skin.
In the morning: facial serum
After your cleanser or toner, use a high-quality face serum for anti-aging goodness. Experts recommend serums to reverse damage our skin suffers from the sun, pollution, and more.
101 Volumizing Face Serum provides hydration to avoid fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. The end goal is youthful, soft, bouncy skin from hydrating hyaluronic acid and vitamins. If you have oily or sensitive skin, the Dewy Essence Serum is a non-oily version of the volumizing serum.
In the morning: face moisturizer
After your serum, invest in a face cream that will keep your skin supple until the big day. Rose Quartz Moisturizing Face Cream is perfect as a daily moisturizer to hydrate, smooth, and soothe the skin.SHOP NOW
In the morning: sunscreen
Gently slather on sunscreen after the moisturizer each morning. If you go outside at all, you’re exposing your face to UV rays. Sunscreen will help protect from sun damage, which is a huge factor in premature aging.
And now, here are some extra steps to take each week to promote perfect skin for the wedding.
Once or twice weekly: use sheet masks
As you’re prepping skin for the wedding, don’t forget about regular masks. Sheet masks deliver moisture and anti-aging ingredients directly into your pores while opening up your skin for ultimate hydration.
We recommend the Premium Microcurrent Dual Face Mask twice a week to start. For maximum results or advanced aging signs, use the Saint 21 Gold Microcurrent Mask twice a week. After twice a week for two weeks, you can switch to once a week until the wedding day. If you want to target trouble spots, use a Neck Care Microcurrent Mask or Wrinkle Away Mask for dark undereyes.
FRANZ face masks use microcurrent technology for an at-home, needles-free facelift. They’re clinically proven to tone, tighten, and smooth as preventative anti-aging products.
And face masks aren’t just for brides. Future grooms can get their skincare on point with Homme Care Men’s Microcurrent Masks or Beard Masks that fit perfectly around beards. To keep weekly facelifts going during the honeymoon, save some extra masks to throw into your suitcases.
And those are your wedding skin tips as far as products go! Here are some additional steps you can take to care of your skin (and body).
Live the glowing skin lifestyle
And no, we’re not talking about what you eat (although we will cover that in a bit). We’re talking about what your skin needs to be healthy. Companies like to make skincare seem complicated, but what your skin needs most is:
Keep your skin hydrated
Hyaluronic acid is a hydrating natural sugar found in your skin. It’s like a water magnet, holding onto moisture that keeps your skin plump and firm.
As you get older, hyaluronic acid starts to deplete; it decreases dramatically after your 20s. But thankfully, you can replace some of that moisture and keep your skin looking youthful by using trusted products with hyaluronic acid. Franz Skincare’s microcurrent dual face masks open up the pores to allow the maximum number of hyaluronic acid molecules inside.
Don’t forget the sunscreen
Besides hydrating, you should also protect your skin from potential damage. That means wearing sunscreen when you’re outside each day. Also, wear sunglasses and hats to minimize sun exposure. Most people forget (or don’t know) that UV rays from the sun are a huge factor in aging skin!
Eat well to support healthy skin
As much as possible, stick with a diet of whole foods, eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, and stay hydrated.
Sweat it out
Exercise is great for a glowing complexion, toned muscles, and stress relief. Head to the gym or get out in nature at least three days a week.
Get a good eight hours
And lastly, get some shut-eye! Sleep is vital for healthy, glowing skin. According to a study in Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, people who got seven to nine hours of sleep per night had better-hydrated skin that could also heal better after UV light damage compared to those who got five hours or less per night.
Prioritize rest in the months leading up to your wedding. Your skin—and the rest of your body and mind—will thank you.
Keep your makeup tools bacteria-free
Bacteria can build up quickly on dirty makeup brushes. Thankfully, cleaning those brushes is easy. Simply clean and rinse them with shampoo, then hang them up to dry with the bristles facing down.
Do a makeup trial run
Everyone’s skin is different, and that can impact your makeup choices. Good makeup artists will know what products to use for long wedding days (plus an evening of dancing), but you’ll need to take skincare into your own hands. It’s best to do a trial with your makeup to see if it works well with your skin type.
And there are your tips for how to get perfect skin for your wedding. Your skin’s health sets the foundation. If you want your wedding makeup to look its best, prioritize skincare more than ever now.