Bridal Prep: Get You Skin Ready for Your Big Day

How We Can Help Get You Skin Ready

Bridal prep is very extensive. There’s the dress, food, makeup, decor, guest list and of course the beauty routine for the bride. Every woman wants to look her best on her wedding day. Brides want to put their best face forward and often do facials, chemical peels, or other procedures to get themselves prepared.

At Dermatology Affiliates, we offer many services that brides may want to consider to get glowing skin before their wedding.


A facial will include cleansing the skin, evaluating the skin (is it dry, oily, are there clogged pores), and extractions of blackheads and whiteheads from congested pores. We offer a variety of different facials that can be customized to the individual needs of your skin

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels use acids such as lactic acid, glycolic acid, and retinoid acid and sometimes skin lighteners including hydroquinone to exfoliate or brighten the complexion. The downtime after a chemical peel usually starts on day 2 and you may still be peeling up to 2-3 weeks after the service.


A combination of microdermabrasion and other minimally invasive procedures may be used to remove dull dead skin and provide deep moisturize if needed. Microneedling or lasers are used to encourage collagen production or even out skin tone usually resulting in mild redness and have about a week of downtime.
After any of these procedures, everyone should wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect the skin from discoloration and sunburn.

The Importance of Sunscreen

We encourage daily sunscreen use for everyone, especially to brides who want glowing skin! Brides should seek out a sunscreen that works well for their skin type and start using it months before the wedding. It would be disastrous to start a new sunscreen close to the wedding that causes you to have a rash or acne flare-up.

Cosmetic Treatment Tips

Some brides may treat themselves to facials regularly however if a bride is having a facial for the first time here are a few tips:

Get A Facial At least 2 - 4 Weeks Before the Wedding: When having a new procedure done you may experience an allergy, irritation, or acne which would be troublesome if it occurred during the week of your wedding. 

Don't Experiment with Products Close to the Wedding: Skin allergies may occur from using a new or a tried-and-true product and the allergy typically takes several days to appear. No one wants to walk down the aisle with a red, itchy face. An allergic reaction can be treated and cleared within 2 weeks so don’t play it too close to the wedding day. We do not suggest trying anything new including new procedures or new products close to the wedding.

Be Cautious of How Your Skin May React: Skin irritation after a procedure may result in dryness, peeling, redness or skin sensitivity. This problem can resolved in a couple weeks as well. 

Acne Flare-Ups: Acne can be a serious emergency wedding week. The general stress of a wedding may incite acne so let's avoid other contributing factors. The acids and enzymes used during a chemical peel or facial may temporarily clog the pores or they may uncover underlying inflammation, both of which could lead to pimples. 

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Week of Wedding Suggestions

If you are planning on doing a spa day or self-care day during the week of the wedding, we would suggest getting a gentle facial free of enzymes or peels and asking your trusted skin expert to use products that you have tried in the past. It’s not a bad idea to get a facial a few months before the big day and then stick with the same routine for your pre-wedding facial.

We're Ready to Help!

At Dermatology Affiliates, your skin is our top priority. Whether you have a big event coming up, or just want to regain confidence in your skin, we are here to help. We offer a wide array of medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology services as well as medical-grade skincare products to help you achieve a look you love. Schedule a consultation with one of our trusted providers to get started. 

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