Sunscreen is a non-negotiable all the time, but protecting skin is even more crucial post-treatment when skin is still healing. Be sure to select a broad spectrum SPF 30 or higher. Those with a sensitive complexion should opt for products with soothing ingredients like Alba Botanica Soothing Sunscreen Pure Lavender SPF 45 and Supergoop! Skin Soothing Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40. Oily skin? Look for mattifying formulas, like Coola Mineral Face Matte Finish SPF 30 and SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50. And don’t miss the myths about oily skin that could be ruining your skin.
Daily: Vitamin C serum
Now is the time to buckle down and get serious about your skin-care regimen. For a radiant, even complexion, Dr. Schwartz recommends applying SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic with vitamin C and E and ferulic acid. “These are powerful topical antioxidants that work together to deliver the youthful, glowing look that every bride wants before the wedding.” Other pro picks include artnaturals Vitamin C Serum and Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum. Did you know slathering on a vitamin C in the morning can also protect against free radical assault during the day?
One month out: Radiesse for hands
Your hands will be on display on your special day. And getting a pre-wedding mani is a no-brainer, for some brides that’s not enough. “Your hands probably give away your age more than any other body part,” says David Shafer, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of Shafer Plastic Surgery. Radiesse is the first and only FDA-approved treatment used to restore volume in hands. “The injections take just a few minutes and the results are fully visible within two weeks.” Here are nine other ways to make your hands look younger.