Get the Glow!

You can get the glow at your favorite spa or enjoy an at home facial. Photo courtesy of Dr. Renée Moran Medical Aesthetics

Looking for tips, trends, ideas, and products to get the glow on your big day? We thought so and reached out to five experts to find out their top tips, favorite skin treatment, top products, and tips for their grooms to guarantee a kissable face. Here’s what they had to say.

Virginia Lara, Encore Harbor Spa Director

Encore Boston Harbor Spa Director, Virginia Lara

Top tip for getting the glow on the big day

My top recommendation for having beautiful and glowing skin on your big day is planning a count down starting a month before the wedding and make sure you:

  • Sleep well every day, 8 hours ideally
  • Drink plenty water
  • Eat well and healthy
  • Have a good skincare routine: cleanse every night and day, exfoliate once a week, hydrate, and protect from the sun
  • Have a facial a week before the wedding day.

Favorite skin treatment for brides

I love to suggest a Hydrafacial a week before the wedding. It’s a great exfoliation, but also stimulates collagen production, hydrates and regenerates.

Top product for glowing skin

After a Hydrafacial, use a hydrating mask the night before the wedding. I love the Miriam Quevedo A-Helix Advanced Renewal Overnight Mask; the delicate creamy gel texture melts into the skin to repair and regenerate while you sleep so you wake up with a youthful, radiant glow.

Tip for groom to guarantee a kissable face

I would recommend a complete and pampering barbering service 4 days before the wedding. A good daily skin routine is also very important. Gel cleanser every night, serum/cream day and night and moisturize the lips with a good lip balm. Hydrafacial is also the favorite facial among men, due to the deep cleansing properties and the natura glow.

Jorinda Nardone, Spa Director of the newly-opened Thompson San Antonio Spa

Spa Director of Thompson San Antonio Spa Jorinda Nardone

I would highlight our Lumni Hydrafacial for both brides and grooms as the perfect way to prep for the big day. When looking at weddings you want picture-perfect, silky complexions that photograph well.  This is a highly effective facial without the redness or downtime that other treatments cause. This facial targets dry skin and delivers extractions effortlessly with the custom wand tips that won’t leave you red. Utilizing a booster of choice – I suggest radiance to brighten the face and give that beautiful dewy glow. Finishing the treatments is healing LED light therapy which calms redness and further reduces signs of aging. So both men and women will have clear, glowing, healthy skin that is camera ready for their Big Day. 

Dr. Renée Moran of Dr. Renée Moran Medical Aesthetics

Dr. Renée Moran of Dr. Renée Moran Medical Aesthetics

Top tip for getting the glow on the big day

Consistency is key. Find a skincare routine that works for your skin. Find an Aesthetician and Injector whom you trust and start your treatment plan 6-12 months before your wedding day. Ideally, every skincare routine includes the following steps which are also included in our RM Skincare facial kits: Cleansing, Exfoliation, Purification, Hydration, Anti-Aging and SPF. RM Skincare is a medical-grade skincare line that we launched in April 2020 amidst the pandemic so that our patients could continue their skincare routines at home. A reminder that SPF should be worn all year-round – not just in the summer! It’s important to protect your skin all year round from the sun’s rays. SPF also protects from the damaging rays given off by the blue light on our phones and computer screens. Make SPF part of your daily skincare routine as the last product you apply each morning and reapply throughout the day.

Favorite skin treatment for bride

Dermaplaning followed by a Platinum HydraFacial. Receiving this treatment before your wedding will guarantee a flawless makeup application and skin that will glow in all your photos.

Top product and tip for groom to guarantee a kissable face

Platinum HydraFacial with a Lip Perk add-on! We suggest using a Hyaluronic Acid based lip balm on the big day. 

Cathering Wright, owner & esthetician at Holiday Organic Skin

Book a clean beauty, plant-based facial one month out from your wedding date and follow up with a mini facial the week of. The professional exfoliation and one-on-one expertise will get your skin glowing. Day of tip: mask with Antioxidant Cream Mask by Hylunia and a thick application of Squalane + Rose Vegan Lip Balm by Biossance for 15 minutes prior to having your makeup done to ensure an effortless dewy skin look. Men have skin too! Make sure to loop in the groom on this same day of tip– masks are not just for women!

Alex Braaten, Spa Manager Top Notch Resort

Alex Braaten, Spa Manager, Top Notch Resort

Top tip for getting the glow on the big day

Planning a wedding is a very stressful process that can put a toll on you; having to focus on so many things makes you neglect yourself sometimes. See your esthetician and discuss what you’d like to focus on. They will put together a skincare routine that will be manageable and will bring that glow to your skin. Use your skincare routine as part of your “alone, me time” daily. A few minutes in the morning and at night will not only help with getting your skin prepped and ready for the big day, but it can help you unwind and focus on yourself during hectic days. If you want to have that glow on your wedding day don’t skip your skincare routine, hydrate and take a few minutes for yourself daily.  

 Favorite skin treatment for brides

Getting a smooth, bright, and dewy complexion for the big day is a very important part of being able to enjoy your day fully. What we recommend is a Boost Brighten and Firm Facial Treatment by Dr. Dennis Gross a few days before the wedding day; it includes the alpha beta peel which exfoliates to diminish fine lines, reduce pores and treat any stubborn breakouts.  It also incorporates the Spectralite faceware pro, which is a combination of red and blue LED light face masks that work together to enhance the effects of the peel. This is the perfect treatment that will make you feel like your best self. It’s your time to shine. 

 Top product for glowing skin

The top product to use after the facial is the Alpha Beta Daily Peel.  You can enjoy this peel not only in a professional service as part of the facial but Dr. Dennis Gross offers easy to use, at home kits. Apply the two step process to skin each day in the days after the professional peel, to keep the glow going, smooth and firm your complexion.  

Top tip for groom to guarantee a kissable face 

For the groom, we would recommend the Custom Clinical Facial by Skinceuticals. This facial not only uses an amazing cocktail of products with great ingredients but also has a glycolic peel that penetrates the skin for a youthful and kissable face. 

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