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You’re engaged, the wedding countdown is on and you’re deep in the planning stages – what dress to wear, what menu to have, what song you’ll dance your first dance to, and where you’ll be jetting off to for that all-important honeymoon. One of the last things on your list is probably your skin care routine – that is, of course, until the night before when you’re desperate to get rid of any blemishes or brighten up your complexion. Skin cells regenerate every 28 days, so plan out your skin care regime month-by-month for the best results (and don’t forget to sneak in self-care each day). To help you have clear skin for your wedding day, discover our tips below.

Planning a wedding can be stressful, so in the lead up it’s important to take time to relax and unwind. Aside from being harmful to your mental health, stress can have negative impacts on your skin, causing you to break out or skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis to flare up. Try getting a yoga class in once a week or do a few minutes of meditation each night before you go to bed.

Six months before is also the time to start on your pre-wedding skin care routine. See a dermatologist or go for a facial to address any pressing skin care concerns (book in to see one of our Beauty Experts at a Jurlique Spa) and at home, start introducing an exfoliator into your routine regularly to remove dead skin cells, followed by a radiance-boosting serum. We recommend using our Daily Exfoliating Cream once or twice a week, followed by Herbal Recovery Signature Serum and a nourishing moisturiser, such as Herbal Recovery Signature Moisturising Cream.

Three months before is the time to look at your diet. Start cutting back on your alcohol intake and introduce more water, wholefoods and vegetables into your diet, and try swapping out one of your daily coffees for a green juice instead. For even more of a hydration boost, use our Rosewater Balancing Mist in your daily skincare routine (it’s also great for calming down and refreshing your skin throughout the day). And it’s not just about the face – for healthy skin head-to-toe, dry body brush and use a body moisturiser daily.

The week before your wedding, avoid salty foods and carbohydrates where possible. They can cause your body to retain water, leading to a puffy face and eyes (not what you want on the big day). To ensure you have fresh, clear skin, you should avoid sugar too. Use an intensely nourishing moisturiser at night to give skin extra hydration such as Herbal Recovery Signature Moisturising Cream and for any blemishes that crop up, apply Purely White Skin Brightening Spot Treatment.

On the morning of your wedding, apply a face mask to lock in hydration (our Nurturing Mask helps soften and soothe the skin) and relax! Use your regular skin care products so you’re not introducing anything new that could cause irritation and wait for your skin care to fully absorb before applying makeup. Finally, enjoy your day!