While many women fear they will wake up the day of their wedding with an acne breakout, dry skin in the days before your wedding can be just as concerning. It's hard for even the most talented makeup artist to do a nice job on a face that's as dry as a desert. But don't despair. If you find yourself suffering from dry skin on the days leading up to your wedding, there are a few quick fixes you can try.
If you have a couple of days before your wedding, this is an excellent treatment to try. Just don't try it the day before or the day of your wedding, since it can leave some women's faces a bit red and puffy for a little while.
Microdermabrasion is a treatment that involves using a special buffing tool to exfoliate the outer layers of your skin, removing dead and dry skin. Patients generally find that their skin feels much softer and smoother afterwards, especially if they are careful to apply a rich moisturizer after the treatment.
A microdermabrasion treatment performed at a spa or dermatologist's office is your best bet, since an experienced professional will be able to tailor the treatment to your needs. However, an at-home kit, used according to the included instructions, can also yield good results if you're careful not to go overboard and be too rough on your skin. For more information, contact Babich Skin Care Center or a similar location.
Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub
If it's the day of your wedding or the day before your wedding, you need a gentle solution that won't cause any lasting redness. Coconut oil is chock full of the fatty acids your skin needs to repair itself. Combined with some sugar for texture, it makes for a scrub that both exfoliates and moisturizes at the same time.
Make your own coconut oil scrub by combining 1 tablespoon coconut oil with 2 teaspoons brown sugar. Apply this to your face, massaging it in circles with your fingers. Then, wipe off the excess. Wait about 20 minutes before washing your face, as this gives the oil an opportunity to sink deeper into your skin and impart more moisture. Then, rinse your face with a gentle, non-medicated soap. You can repeat this process up to twice a day in the day or two leading up to your wedding.
Don't let dry skin ruin your wedding day. With the treatments above, you'll be looking bright and glowing again in no time. Also be sure to tell your makeup artist you've been suffering from dry skin so he or she can choose products accordingly.