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  • Writer's picturePaty Cholewczynski

The Ultimate Bridal Skincare Guide: Achieve Radiant Skin for Your Big Day

Just got engaged?!

First I want to start off by saying congratulations!!!

Getting engaged is an incredibly exciting time, and while you're busy planning your dream wedding, it's equally important to start focusing on your skincare routine. Beautiful, glowing skin takes time and dedication, so the sooner you start, the better. Here at Shoreline Glow, we are committed to helping brides-to-be achieve their best skin yet. Here's an in-depth guide and treatment timeline to ensure you walk down the aisle with radiant, healthy skin.

When Should I Meet With an Esthetician or Dermal Therapist?

If you have specific skin concerns, such as acne, dryness, or scarring, it's never too soon to meet with a dermal therapist. Ideally, you should set up a consultation at least 12 months before your wedding. This will allow enough time to create a personalized skincare plan to address your concerns and make significant improvements. If you already have healthy skin and want to maintain it, meeting with a skincare professional 3-6 months before your wedding is typically sufficient to ensure optimal results.

Pro Tips for Wedding Skin Care Maintenance

Hydrate Your Skin Moisturizing and hydrating your skin are crucial for a flawless makeup application. Dry skin can make even the best makeup products look cakey and uneven. Incorporate a good moisturizer into your daily routine, applying it after both morning and night face washes. Don’t forget to include your neck and décolletage area. Hydrated skin will ensure your makeup looks smooth and lasts all day.

Pair moisturizing with drinking plenty of water to hydrate from the inside out. Adequate water intake can lead to brighter, clearer skin, reduced puffiness, and a healthier complexion. Keep a water bottle with you at all times and make hydration a priority.

The Do's and Don'ts of Pre-Wedding Skin Care


  • Schedule regular appointments with a licensed esthetician to ensure you're taking proper care of your skin.

  • Treat yourself to regular professional skincare treatments as a form of self-care.

  • Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated.


  • Attempt extractions on your face yourself to avoid scarring; let the professionals handle it.

  • Try new products or procedures less than a month before your wedding to avoid any adverse reactions.

  • Drink excessive amounts of alcohol as it dehydrates the skin and can make it look dull and puffy.

Treatment Timeline for Radiant Bridal Skin

Below is a generalized sample of what some of my typical bride-to-be clients have done in the past to achieve that coveted bridal Glow. Your plan will be tailored specifically to your goals, skincare concerns, availability, and budget. Remember, you are always in the driver’s seat on your skincare journey.

12-9 Months Before the Wedding: Consultation Start with a thorough skin consultation to assess your skin's needs and develop a personalized treatment plan. If you have significant skin issues like acne or hyperpigmentation, this is the time to address them.

11 Months Before the Wedding: O’Cosmedics Facial Kickstart your skincare regimen with a revitalizing O’Cosmedics facial to refresh your skin and begin the journey to a glowing complexion.

10 Months Before the Wedding: O’Cosmedics Facial Follow up with another O’Cosmedics facial to maintain skin health and address any early concerns.

9 Months Before the Wedding: Pomegranate Enzyme Peel Introduce a Pomegranate Enzyme Peel to gently exfoliate and brighten your skin.

8 Months Before the Wedding: Microneedling Treatment Microneedling helps boost collagen production, improve skin texture, and reduce the appearance of scars and fine lines.

7 Months Before the Wedding: O’Cosmedics Facial Continue with an O’Cosmedics facial to maintain hydration and skin health.

6 Months Before the Wedding: Microneedling Treatment Another microneedling session to further enhance skin texture and firmness.

5 Months Before the Wedding: Bio-White Peptide Enzyme Peel This peel targets hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone, leaving your skin brighter and more even.

4 Months Before the Wedding: O’Cosmedics Facial Keep your skin nourished and balanced with a regular facial.

3 Months Before the Wedding: Microneedling Treatment A final microneedling treatment to ensure your skin is in top condition.

2 Months Before the Wedding: Bio-White Peptide Enzyme Peel Boost your skin’s radiance and clarity with another Bio-White Peptide Enzyme Peel.

1 Week Before the Big Day: Oxygenating Enzyme Peel Finish with an Oxygenating Enzyme Peel for the ultimate red carpet glow. This treatment will leave your skin looking fresh, radiant, and ready for your wedding day.


Home Care is Key Consistency with your at-home skincare routine is crucial. Follow the advice of your dermal therapist and avoid falling for social media trends that may not suit your skin type. At Shoreline Glow I use and recommend O'Cosmedics & Ginger&Me for the most amazing skin transformations.

Stress Management Wedding planning can be stressful, which can affect your skin. Regular facials not only improve your skin but also provide relaxation and stress relief.

Don't Forget the Water Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Drinking plenty of water is one of the simplest yet most effective ways to ensure your skin looks its best.

Starting your skincare journey early ensures that you have plenty of time to address any concerns and achieve glowing, healthy skin for your big day. Congratulations on your engagement, and we look forward to helping you achieve your bridal glow!

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