Wedding Bells (West) - - Beauty Expert Advice -

If you want your skin red-car­pet ready, you’ve got to get on a se­ri­ous skin reg­i­men. We asked der­ma­tol­o­gist Dr. Lisa Kel­lett of Toronto’s DLK on Av­enue to share her wed­ding skin strate­gies.

What are great daily skin­care ba­sics ev­ery woman should be do­ing, and what’s an ideal rou­tine pre-wed­ding?

“I have a few essentials: Daily SPF of 30 or greater, a top­i­cal vi­ta­min A liq­uid at night, and a top­i­cal vi­ta­min C liq­uid in the morn­ing. This reg­i­men should be fol­lowed each day and skin will look gor­geous— guar­an­teed. When pre­par­ing for your wed­ding, I rec­om­mend ad­dress­ing any ma­jor skin con­cerns that won’t clear up overnight, things like acne, acne scar­ring, un­wanted hair, tat­toos, leg veins and brown spots.”

How far in ad­vance should a bride start mi­cro-man­ag­ing her skin rou­tine?

“Start as soon as pos­si­ble but a min­i­mum of six to eight months be­fore the wed­ding day.”

What treat­ments do you rec­om­mend to get skin look­ing ex­tra-fab­u­lous?

“Treat skin tone, brown spots and spi­der veins with a se­ries of treat­ments like ResurFx be­fore the wed­ding. If you have frown lines and want to do Bo­tox or some fillers, you should start around the same time—about two months be­fore the big day.”

What should you not do in the days be­fore your wed­ding?

“This is not the time to try a new prod­uct or treat­ment. I rec­om­mend start­ing a treat­ment like SilkPeel a few months be­fore your wed­ding, then have one two days be­fore so your skin looks fresh and makeup ap­pli­ca­tion is even. If you feel an acne papule com­ing, see a der­ma­tol­o­gist im­me­di­ately, as there are a num­ber of op­tions to treat this.”


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