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Ask the Expert: Prepping Your Skin for the Big Day

Expert: Dr. DiAnne Davis, Dallas board-certified medical and cosmetic dermatologist

How early before the wedding should I start really working on this skincare process?

Ideally, it is best to consider starting preparation for a big wedding day 6 to 12 months in advance, especially when it comes to injectables such as Botox or hyaluronic acid fillers, and any moderate to aggressive laser treatments. While you’re at it, you can pair your Botox or neuromodulator treatments with Revox Line Relaxer which is a targeted serum that is designed to work synergistically with your neuromodulator To visibly reduce the appearance of under-eye lines and wrinkles and overall skin texture.

The 6-month mark is a great time to invest in an effective and comprehensive skincare regimen (if you haven’t already done so). Retinoids are essential to add to your regimen. The Revision Skincare Retinol Complete 0.5 is a great product that can help to brighten the skin while smoothing out the skin’s texture that contains five antioxidants to boost the effectiveness of the retinol and hydration of the skin. You not only want to focus on your face but also your neck and décolleté region. That’s where Revision Skincare’s Nectifirm comes into play. It not only helps the skin appear firmer and lifted, but also reduces the appearance of crepey skin and diminishes fine lines and wrinkles.

The Revision Skincare Retinol Complete 0.5

At the 3-month mark, you may want to consider skin rejuvenating procedures with minimal downtimes, such as microneedling.

Plus, all brides that are looking to boost their skin’s radiance and slow cellular aging ahead of their big day should consider adding Revision Skincare’s NEW D-E-J Daily Boosting Serum to their routine twice daily around the three-month mark. This new serum will rejuvenate the skin to correct existing signs of aging, but also works with prejuvenation to prevent the progression of skin aging.

Your final injectable appointments should be done approximately 4 weeks out to ensure any potential bruising and/or swelling has resolved.

How to prep your skin during the week of the big day?

The week of your wedding is the best time to receive your last facial that focuses on hydrating the skin and ensuring a beautiful glow the entire week.

The Revision Skincare Intellishade broad-spectrum SPF 45

What are your favorite products for a day-of skincare routine?

On the day of I like to recommend water-based skincare products that will photograph well and last longer throughout the day. But of course, as a dermatologist, I can’t express the importance of incorporating your vitamin C serum and sunscreen for your big day. Revision Skincare’s C+ correcting complex 30% helps give the skin a more youthful glow and an even tone while incorporating its patent-pending MelaPATH Technology to illuminate, refine, and rejuvenate the skin. The Revision Skincare Intellishade Matte broad-spectrum SPF 45 is my favorite sunscreen, given I have oily skin. Not only does it protect my skin from UVA and UVB rays, but it has an oil-free formula that absorbs excess oil and provides my skin with a smooth matte finish.

What is your favorite skincare ingredient for a glowy bridal look?

Hyaluronic acid is an essential skincare ingredient to keep your skin hydrated, tightened, and plumped not only on your wedding day but beyond as well. It holds up to 1000 times its weight in water to ensure and replenish the suppleness that we start to lose with age. The Revision Skincare Hydrating Serum contains two forms of hyaluronic acid along with fruit extracts and antioxidants to leave the skin with a smooth and refreshed appearance while keeping the skin uniformly hydrated.

To learn more about skincare or the products mentioned above, be sure to visit RevisionSkincare.com.

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