Congratulations to all the brides-to-be! You have entered one of life’s most exciting phases and you must be so excited for your wedding!
Though others may not understand, you are actually stressed over the many months’ worth of preparation just to achieve that ideal look which will last for only a day. However, just because they don’t get it, doesn’t mean we don’t either.
To make your process less nerve-wracking, we have compiled a list of tips (refer to our first set here) to get all the glowing brides suitably prepared for this very special event!
Tip 3 – Protect with Sunscreen
Sunscreen is vital! (read more about the difference between Sunscreen and Sunblock here). Exposure to the sun without the necessary protection can lead to premature aging through the impairment of collagen, as well as pigmentation due to overstimulated melanin production.
Many may skip sunscreen because they fear the dreaded white cast or sticky after feeling, but there are a plethora of choices now available to suit every individual’s skin type and concerns.
For example, there are tinted sunscreens for those who require mild coverage, or even mattifying sunscreens for those who want a dual function makeup base. Unfortunately, a majority of mattifying sunscreens contain a lot of silicons, which can stifle the skin’s ability to breathe and function normally.
Porcelain’s Flawless, Skin Perfecting Moisturizer (SPF 20) counters all these problems with a broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays while remaining non-comedogenic, oil free and paraben free. It is a welcome respite from the usual greasy tinted sunblock as you get to protect yourself but also get the look of a healthy skin. It even comes in 2 tones – light and tan – for those who would like a light coverage foundation substitute that still works to the skin’s benefit.
Tip 4 – Allow Time for Healing after Intensive Treatments
Certain skin issues require more attention than others – problems such as pitted scars and enlarged pores cannot be resolved at a surface level.
Doctors and aestheticians may recommend oral medication or a series of products: both of which require a lengthy treatment plan that not many brides-to-be are willing to undertake as they are unable to control the speed and ambiguity of their results.
Instead, we recommend Fractional Skin Resurfacing which utilizes the latest 3Deep medical radio frequency technology to penetrate deep into the skin, thereby stimulating collagen remodeling to treat uneven skin tone, acne scars and even wrinkles. One can look forward to renewed skin texture, overall firmness and refined pores after a single session.
However, such an intensive treatment does have a downtime. Clients can experience redness, sensitivity and peeling for at least 3 – 4 days. During that time, it will also be best to avoid long periods of sun exposure.
Our therapists will provide advice if two or more sessions are needed, and a treatment plan can be customized based on your time frame. (Read more about scheduling facials ahead of time here.)