Wedding Skincare Plan: A Timeline For Brides-To-Be

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Glow down the Aisle with Milwaukee’s Modern Medispa, SKN BAR Rx. Professional wedding skincare tips for brides-to-be, customized to your specific skin concerns and timeline. 

Alongside planning your perfect bridal hair and makeup, there is an equally important part of planning your bridal look, and that is skincare. No matter where you’re at in your wedding planning process, SKN BAR Rx is here to help tailor a customized treatment plan based on your concerns and aesthetic goals. 

Prior to starting your services, we will sit down and talk with you during your complimentary consultation about your skincare goals and what you wish to target before your wedding. Your in-depth consultation will include photos taken on our OBSERV 520 with different lighting options to emphasize specific concerns. These photos will serve as a perfect baseline to your skin journey by providing us with an accurate starting point which starts below the skin’s surface. Once treatments begin, your aesthetician will take photos of your skin each time you visit to compare results.

Wedding-Ready TIMELINE
Planning and Scheduling: 6-12 months

After your consultation, it is important to plan your treatments in the correct order to fit your timeline and to help meet your aesthetic goals.  If you are considering injectables for the first time, we suggest a trial run during this time period. This is also the perfect time to start laser aesthetic treatments like BBL, Halo or Clear and Brilliant. Resurfacing laser treatments will provide the most dramatic results for pore size, texture and skin rejuvenation, and often work best in a series spaced 4-6 weeks apart.  

Advanced Treatments and products: 3-6 months

This is the perfect time to either continue your laser series or start medical grade facials to target deeper layers of the skin. As time passes, new layers will reveal radiant skin and additional skincare treatments like Microneedling and chemical peels will help refine and rejuvenate your skin for a smoother and brighter complexion and appearance. *PRO TIP: If your dress has a plunging neckline, low back or you plan on showing off your hands in your photos, consider treating these areas so you feel your most confident on the day of your wedding! 


If considering injectables like Botox, dysport, or dermal fillers, now is the time! Receive the perfect amount of plumpness to the lip and cheek area to define your natural features, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. This allows enough time for the product to settle and for you to adjust to a more lifted and smooth appearance.


Schedule your final medical grade treatment like a HydraFacial or light chemical peels such as a Renewal or Brightening Peel. Add dermaplane or microdermabrasion for maximum exfoliation to reveal sparkling skin! Now is also the perfect time to add any additional filler or wrinkle relaxers to ensure the perfect amount of definition and smoothed lines. 


You’ve come so far! From planning your invitations, music, and catering, while sticking to a great skincare regime, now is the time to enjoy your glow. Reserve your last HydraFacial the week of your wedding to ensure glowing skin and a flawless makeup application.

skincare tips for brides

Try not to exfoliate two days before your wedding to avoid over exfoliation, which can lead to dry, irritated skin. 

Do not try new skincare or beauty products on the day of your wedding to avoid any potential reaction. Test your wedding day perfume days before-hand and stick to your tride and true skincare products. 

Dermplaning at least 72 hours can assist in an effortless and smooth makeup application. However, if you plan on using airbrush makeup, opt for exfoliation by microdermabrasion as airbrush makeup works best when natural “peach fuzz” is in tact. 

Adding Gua Sha to your routine in the morning and evening can help reduce puffiness, inflammation and define natural facial features. It is also a great way to destress before your big day! 

Save on your treatments and products with SKN BAR Rx’s Wedding Packages, perfect for your all skin types, concerns and bridal timeline.

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. The photos taken on your wedding day will be looked at for years to come, so properly prepping your skin will ensure to enhance your look and glow. Visit your aesthetician at SKN BAR Rx to get started on your customized treatment plan or call us at 414.488.7900.