Our Skin Expert Dr Lucy Holloway BSc, MBBS – the Medical Director of Dr Lucy Skin Clinic advises us on the Countdown To Complexion Perfection
12 Months to go
Choose a clinically proven skin care regimen. No I don’t mean the most expensive, over the counter, designer range, one that is research driven and shows measurable results.
I recommend the following – dependent on our skin type:
Gentle Soap free Cleanser
Moisturizer with spf 25+
Night time retinoid treatment
1 x Monthly deep exfoliation treatment e.g. Dermaplaning or microdermabrasion facial
6 Months to go
If you are considering anti-wrinkle injections (Botulinum Toxin) it is best to get your first injections at least 6 months before the big day. This way you know how your body will react, what results to expect and any asymmetry can be evened out for your second treatment around 3 weeks before your wedding day.
3 Months to go
For glowing, smooth skin on your big day I always recommend a course of Peelabrasion treatments. Usually 2 weeks apart. The outer, dead layer of skin cells is softened using a light skin peel and then microdermabrasion is applied to mechanically exfoliate away dead skin cells and debris. Acne scars, blocked pores and areas of altered pigment can be minimized.
After the 8 week course of Peelabrasion treatments your skin will be smooth, glowing and you will need to wear minimal makeup.
1 Month to go
If you are planning to have dermal fillers, I would recommend having them approximately 1 month before your wedding. This will allow time for retreatment if necessary, and plenty of time for any swelling to resolve. In the clinic, I use fillers for lip augmentation and reduction of lines around the lower face. Always choose a medical professional to administer dermal fillers to avoid product misplacement and other complications.
1 week to go
“Red carpet” Peelabrasion treatment to exfoliate away any dull, tired skin and produce a flawless, fresh glowing complexion. Make-up sits better and the photos will show your beautiful fresh skin.
This guest blog was brought to you by our Skin Expert Dr Lucy Holloway, the Medical Director of Dr Lucy Skin Clinic based in Morpeth, Northumberland
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Dr Lucy Holloway BSc, MBBS
Dr Lucy Skin Clinic,
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