Daily: Targeted face mask
Early on, get into the habit of a weekly mask ritual. Take two minutes to sit back and de-stress, while giving your skin some TLC. What’s great about face masks is that there’s a formula (or, more likely, a few) to treat whatever ails you, err your skin. Say buh-bye to dullness with radiance-boosting vitamin C. Try: Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask or Que Bella Professional Vitamin C Peel-Off Mask. Hydrate parched skin with a hyaluronic acid-enriched sheet mask like Innisfree Skin Clinic Mask Hyaluronic Acid or Karuna Hydrating+ Face Mask. Congested skin? Choose formulas containing charcoal or clay (these are the best clays for a clear complexion), which help detoxify, purify pores, and banish breakouts. Try: Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask or Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment. Find out more about the best face mask for your complexion concerns.
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?