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Normally, I’ll rotate products in and out of my regimen. But ahead of my wedding, I was hesitant to do anything drastic, and my approach stayed simple — tried and true cleansers, toners, serums, and moisturizers. I’m a fan of an oil cleanser, and the Caudalie® Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil($28) has always been a standby, typically followed by the brand’s Gentle Cleansing Milk ($28) to leave my skin clean and pores refined..

I’m also prone to hormonal breakouts and have constant acne around my mouth and chin. That changed around the six-month countdown when chemical exfoliants became my best friend. Today, I use the SkinCeuticals® Glycolic 10 Overnight Renew ($80). However, during the dry winter months (and with fear of purging my skin too close to the big day), I swiped Glossier® Solution ($24) across my freckled face. This milder product uses lactic acid and lower concentrations of AHAs and BHAs, and cleared my breakouts entirely — I haven’t looked back.

Morning and night, I followed it with SkinMedica® HA⁵ Rejuvenating Hydrator® ($120) for hydration. And because I prefer a “dewy prep” a la makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes under my foundation, Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich ($35) was my go-to moisturizer during the day, topped with SuperGoop!® Unseen Sunscreen® ($32) and Weleda® Skin Food($11) on the high points of my cheeks. At night, I reached for the ever-emollient Mario Badescu® Caviar Night Cream ($22) as my finishing step..

5 Months: Monthly Facials 

Working with a skincare professional was non-negotiable for me. I worked with Virginia McIntosh, an esthetician at Majewski Plastic Surgery & Spa™outside of Memphis, with whom I booked a few in-office procedures, including regular facials. For a long time, facials were an added luxury for me, rather than a budgeted part of my skincare routineBut five months out, I began scheduling them monthly. Given my lifestyle changes, added stress and travel, they truly helped remove toxins, prevent breakouts, and of course aid in the absorption of my skincare routine. 

The Intraceuticals® Oxygen Facial was a staple. According to McIntosh, it’s not only perfect as a routine treatment, but the instant results and lack of downtime also make it ideal for pre-event hydration and radiance. “Oxygen reduces inflammation and helps drive vitamins and hyaluronic acid into the skin for a hydrated, youthful look,” she says. “It also creates the perfect canvas for makeup application.”

Under the Needle
Under the Needle

It’s the ideal treatment for brides because it addresses a variety of skin issues, including fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, large pores, and uneven tone and texture.

Editor's NoteRetinol shouldn't be used by women who are pregnant, considering getting pregnant, or nursing. Please consult with your doctor before use

5 Months: Monthly Facials 

Working with a skincare professional was non-negotiable for me. I worked with Virginia McIntosh, an esthetician at Majewski Plastic Surgery & Spa™outside of Memphis, with whom I booked a few in-office procedures, including regular facials. For a long time, facials were an added luxury for me, rather than a budgeted part of my skincare routineBut five months out, I began scheduling them monthly. Given my lifestyle changes, added stress and travel, they truly helped remove toxins, prevent breakouts, and of course aid in the absorption of my skincare routine. 

The Intraceuticals® Oxygen Facial was a staple. According to McIntosh, it’s not only perfect as a routine treatment, but the instant results and lack of downtime also make it ideal for pre-event hydration and radiance. “Oxygen reduces inflammation and helps drive vitamins and hyaluronic acid into the skin for a hydrated, youthful look,” she says. “It also creates the perfect canvas for makeup application.”

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Normally, I’ll rotate products in and out of my regimen. But ahead of my wedding, I was hesitant to do anything drastic, and my approach stayed simple — tried and true cleansers, toners, serums, and moisturizers. I’m a fan of an oil cleanser, and the Caudalie® Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil($28) has always been a standby, typically followed by the brand’s Gentle Cleansing Milk ($28) to leave my skin clean and pores refined. 

I’m also prone to hormonal breakouts and have constant acne around my mouth and chin. That changed around the six-month countdown when chemical exfoliants became my best friend. Today, I use the SkinCeuticals® Glycolic 10 Overnight Renew ($80). However, during the dry winter months (and with fear of purging my skin too close to the big day), I swiped Glossier® Solution ($24) across my freckled face. This milder product uses lactic acid and lower concentrations of AHAs and BHAs, and cleared my breakouts entirely — I haven’t looked back. 

Morning and night, I followed it with SkinMedica® HA⁵ Rejuvenating Hydrator® ($120) for hydration. And because I prefer a “dewy prep” a la makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes under my foundation, Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich ($35) was my go-to moisturizer during the day, topped with SuperGoop!® Unseen Sunscreen® ($32) and Weleda® Skin Food($11) on the high points of my cheeks. At night, I reached for the ever-emollient Mario Badescu® Caviar Night Cream ($22) as my finishing step. 

5 Months: Monthly Facials 

Working with a skincare professional was non-negotiable for me. I worked with Virginia McIntosh, an esthetician at Majewski Plastic Surgery & Spa™outside of Memphis, with whom I booked a few in-office procedures, including regular facials. For a long time, facials were an added luxury for me, rather than a budgeted part of my skincare routineBut five months out, I began scheduling them monthly. Given my lifestyle changes, added stress and travel, they truly helped remove toxins, prevent breakouts, and of course aid in the absorption of my skincare routine. 

The Intraceuticals® Oxygen Facial was a staple. According to McIntosh, it’s not only perfect as a routine treatment, but the instant results and lack of downtime also make it ideal for pre-event hydration and radiance. “Oxygen reduces inflammation and helps drive vitamins and hyaluronic acid into the skin for a hydrated, youthful look,” she says. “It also creates the perfect canvas for makeup application.”

Since, over time, injectable wrinkle reducers became a less taboo subject  — and, especially, due to the fact that they’re an omnipresent topic in my daily work life — I pined for an opportunity to try them. Fortunately, an opportunity for a consultation fell in my lap through a work contact — and, to my great relief, my friend and colleague, Spotlyte editor Sophie, offered to come with me. 

At first, I didn’t think it would be necessary. But, as my injector determined that my wrinkles were severe enough for treatment, I suddenly felt a strong need to grip Sophie’s hand for dear life. My mind gyrated between both wanting to proceed and feeling an urge to lurch out of the chair and run for the hills (or, rather, the closest subway station). Instead, I found myself clutching Sophie and thanking her profusely for being there for me.

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