Your big day requires a lot of preparation and careful planning between the venue, guest list, DJ, and caterer. Not to mention the dress and your glam squad. But there is one more thing you should start thinking about months before your wedding day: your skin.

Wear Sunscreen

While you may be planning a beach wedding, even in the coldest of months, it is important to remember to wear sunscreen. Damage from the sun can cause wrinkles and lines – two things you definitely want to avoid on your big day. Find a good moisturizer or liquid foundation with SPF 30 protection to ensure you don’t miss this important step.

Drink Water

We know you’ve heard it a million times, but drinking water is an easy and natural way to maintain bright and clear skin. Drinking eight glasses of water a day may seem excessive, and will certainly lead to more trips to the bathroom, but you won’t regret starting this regimen well before you walk down the aisle.

Avoid Alcohol

Water can also be a great alternative to other sugary or alcoholic beverages that can cause several different types of skin damage. In general, alcoholic beverages dehydrate your skin, but sugary mixed drinks and other beverages can lead to inflammation which contributes to cell damage and increased skin aging. We’re not telling you to skip the drinks on you wedding day, rather advising that you stick to clear beverages (vodka, gin, and tequila) in moderation.

See Your Doctor

All this planning can definitely cause intense stress and as the bride-to-be you deserve some pampering. Scheduling a monthly facial will help keep your refreshed. Facials are especially beneficial if you are in need of an extraction – a safer alternative to removing dirt from your pores at home. Looking for a last minute makeover treatment? The Liquid Facelift at DC Derm Docs can remove 10 years off your skin in 30 minutes.

Eat Healthy

Finally, the hardest yet most valuable habit to stick to is eating healthy. Whether you’re goal is to fit into your dress or to achieve beautiful, clear skin it is important to avoid processed and sugary foods and focus on superfoods – natural foods rich with vitamins and high water content.

Don’t Panic!

If you notice an unwelcomed guest on your face before your big day. DC Derm Docs can zap it away with dilute steroid injections. This cortisone injection provides fast and painless relief from cystic acne. Healing begins immediately and you’ll notice a difference before the big day.

The Day Of

You’ve prepared for this day for months, but, after a restless night fueled by anticipation, you woke up with bags under your eyes. Use something cold, like a bag of frozen peas or an ice cube to reduce puffiness.

All of this preparation may not be easy, but it will be worth it. You deserve to look your best on one of the most important days of your life and sticking to these tips will help your dreams come true.

If you have any questions or would like to set up a skincare consultation please contact DC Derm Docs at 202-822-9591.