8 Amazing Skincare Products For Brides To Be

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Planning a wedding can be a stressful time full of quick decisions and high pressure, which can take a toll on your skin.  With the overwhelming amount of skincare products out there, choosing a regimen that is perfect for you can be a difficult task.  Most brides dwell on the day of activities such as makeup and tanning when the real focus should be on the canvas for the artist, aka the skin!  Clear, beautiful glowing skin will enhance your makeup application and make it easier for your makeup artist to do a great job because there will be less flaws to hide.  Here are a few tips for prepping your skin for your big day:

Never start a new skin regimen the week before a special event.  While some brands are great for some, others may develop severe reactions.  The last thing you want on your wedding day is red, blotchy, or blemished skin.  I recommend starting at least three months prior to your wedding.  This way you give the product a fair amount time to see results.  

Choose the right products for your skin type.  This one sounds like a no brainer, but I see women time and time again choosing products that are all wrong for their skin type.  A popular misconception for oily skin is you don't have to moisturize. WRONG!  All skin types need to moisturize. Evaluate your type (sensitive, dry, oily, etc.) and stick to the category!  If you aren't sure of your skin type you can take a test here.  

When starting a new regimen, purchase the trial size or travel size kits. Skincare products can be very expensive, especially when buying an entire regimen. Purchasing smaller quantities is an inexpensive way to test a brand out without hurting your wallet.  And if you don't like it, you aren't left with a ton of leftover product that you feel guilty throwing away.  

And finally, stick to the regimen.  You aren't going to see results if you use it sporadically (unintentional Clueless reference).  Follow the directions as indicated to maximize results.  

That's it!  You are on your way to having flawless skin for your wedding.  Check out my favorite skincare products below!

1.  Juice Beauty's Green Apple Age Defy Kit

juice beauty age defy regimen

Brighten, lighten and tighten with this age-defying organic fruit acid complex and antioxidant cocktail of peptides, DMAE, alpha lipoic acid, fat-soluble Vitamin C and CoQ10. It helps with dark spots, uneven skin tone and texture. All ingredients are certified organic. Great for all skin types with the exception of sensitive skin.  For sensitive skin, see Juice Beauty's Daily Essentials Collection. This kit is around $39 and can be purchased here.   

2.  Bliss that's incredi-'peel'! and fabulous foaming face wash

For morning use, Bliss fabulous foaming face wash is oil-free and works double duty as a daily cleanser and exfoliator. The botanical extracts of rose hip extract, milk thistle, and chamomile help cleanse without stripping skin of its natural moisture, and it's exfoliating beads gently polish.

At night, one swoop of this glycolic resurfacing pad re-texturizes and soothes targeting wrinkles and dark spots, while witch hazel and licorice extract soothes renewing skin without harsh irritation. 

bliss skincare products

This kit is around $58 and can be purchased exclusively through Birchbox here.  

**Beauty Tip:  The editor of Birchbox recommends using the resurfacing pads on your hands (they’re one of the first places to show signs of aging) and neck as well.

3.  Rodan + Fields REVERSE

rodan and fields skincare products

Rodan + Fields offers prescription quality skincare products with no prescription needed! The Reverse regimen erases the appearance of premature aging, including brown spots, dullness and discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles.  The best part is it includes SPF 50 sunscreen to defend and protect your skin from sun exposure.  It's time to clean the slate and see a brighter future for your skin. 

Check out these amazing results!

The entire Reverse regimen retails for around $ 179 which includes the full size products.  For a personalized skin consultation shoot me an email (anne@cleverweddingideas.com) or visit my storefront here.

rodan and fields skincare product results

4.  Lush Dark Angels Facial Cleanser

Dark Angels by Lush is a velvety black sugar and charcoal cleanser formulated to gently exfoliate and absorb excess oils leaving dull, oily or acne-prone skin feeling fresh and matte. It's rhassoul mud base deep cleanses to help prevent breakouts while vitamin rich cold-pressed organic avocado oil nourishes skin to leave it soft and lightly hydrated.  Just mix with water and scrub!  

lush dark angels skincare products

Dark Angels will run you about $31 for a small pot and $52 for a larger pot.  All Lush skincare products are handmade and ingredients are natural containing no preservatives, so be sure to use before expiration dates.  

5.  St. Ives Apricot Scrub

st ives apricot scrub

From America's #1 favorite scrub brand (and mine), St. Ives apricot scrub is the most inexpensive option for maintaining radiant looking skin.  It contains 100% natural exfoliants and is oil-free.  For just under $17 you can purchase the St. Ives gift pack giving you the best of the brand, the apricot scrub, shea body butter, and oatmeal and shea body wash.  The facial scrub alone is around $5 and can be found at most local pharmacies and retail stores. Shop the gift pack here.  

6.  Perricone MD Skincare Products

Perricone MD's three tiered philosophy believes radiant skin can be achieved with an anti-inflammatory diet, nutritional supplements, and clinical skincare products.  Most users see results within the first few days!  Their seven piece travel kit costs around $90 and offers the best of Perricone MD's anti-aging products with an added bonus no foundation foundation; a translucent foundation with non-chemical SPF 30 protection.  

perricone skincare products for brides

7.  StriVectin Tightening Neck Cream

stirvectin neck cream

StriVectin's tightening neck cream is by far one of my favorite beauty products. I started using it a few months before my wedding and noticed a difference immediately! This cream not only hydrates, but tightens the skin, returning it to a youthful state and restores jawline contour. It also increases the skin's ability to fight sagging, holding natural collagen so more lift is visible. Costing around $89 this product literally lasts for months and is a staple for any skincare regimen.  Find it here.  

8.  Birchbox Subscription

This one is so fun!  Do you love surprises or just can't decide for yourself what beauty products you want to try?  The perfect solution is a Birchbox subscription!   Birchbox is a monthly subscription service costing $10 a month that delivers high-end beauty, grooming, and lifestyle  samples once a month right to your door!  This is a perfect way to experience products you've always wanted to try or didn't even know about.  

birchbox subscription skincare products

**2014 SUMMER SPECIAL - Birchbox is running a summer special for just $99 for the entire year - that's a $10 savings for a 12 months subscription!  Use BBSUBYEAR at checkout.  Sign up here today!

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