Getting your skin ready for your wedding day is a process that can take months, especially if you are prone to breakouts. You may want to begin as soon as five months before your wedding, though about three months before is the norm.

Begin by finding a spa in your area that offers custom facials. The facial will begin with a skin consultation with an esthetician prior to the facial. After answering some questions about your skin care regime, eating habits, and breakouts, your skin type will be determined and the appropriate products will be used for your facial. If you have sensitive skin, be sure to have a consultation well in advance of the facial and try the products on a spot under your chin to see if you have a reaction to them.

The facial treatment consists of several steps. First, your face will be cleansed of any dirt or makeup. Usually, many scrubs, creams, and ointments are applied. Then the skin is typically exfoliated and oil is extracted.

Typically, facials should be conducted about once a month to keep the skin in shape. You may also consider trying an “at-home” facial regimen, which would consist of:

* cleansing
* exfoliating
* steaming
* moisturizing

Occasionally, you may break out after a facial because during the extraction, oils that are clogging your pores are being brought to the surface of the skin. This is why it is wise to schedule your final facial no later than two weeks before your wedding.

In addition to regular facials, your esthetician will be able to advise you on a proper skin routine for your daily schedule, as well as appropriate foods for your diet to promote good skin.

If you have frequent acne or oily skin problems and would like a quick solution, you may wish to seek the assistance of a dermatologist. Usually they will prescribe you with antibiotics or prescription ointments that can clear up your acne in the course of a few weeks.

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