Pre-Wedding Skin Care Tips: A Month-By-Month Guide

Wedding planning can be a stressful process with dress shopping, who to invite (or leave off the list), and which table settings to select. Add to the list, getting your skin care regimen in place to be ready for your big day.

While we may not be able to help with dress shopping or your guest list your Bend Dermatology team does have you covered for your skin care. Let’s start with some tips to set yourself up for glowing skin on your wedding day and beyond.

Wedding Skin Care Tips at Home

Don’t forget the SPF. Look for a broad-spectrum SPF of 30+ (which protects from UVA and UVB rays) and reapply your sunscreen every couple of hours. Make sure you use it every day, even when it’s cloudy or during the colder months. Using sun protection is critical in preventing premature signs of aging and protecting you from skin cancer.

Vitamin C Serum:

Adding this skin care product to your daily regimen can help offset skin damage caused by free radicals created from the skin’s exposure to UV rays.

Retinol Products:

Boosting the collagen your body produces helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as improves skin tone and texture. So, you’ll have noticeably smoother skin.

One Year Before Your Wedding

Injectables & Other Fillers

Your wedding day is the perfect opportunity to treat wrinkles, frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. We offer various dermal fillers that are safe, clinically proven to show results, and FDA-approved treatments. Options include BOTOX® Cosmetic, DYSPORT®, XEOMIN®, JUVÉDERM®. These take only a few minutes, give you a more youthful appearance with nearly immediate results and minimal discomfort and downtime, and can help treat various areas.

For more natural results, you want to schedule your first treatment at least six months before your wedding, – but professionals recommend beginning as early as a year prior.

Laser Treatments

You may want to consider these if you have a tattoo you want to be removed, rosacea, facial veins, spider veins, scars, pigmentation from sun damage, or age spots. Lasers are known as one of the best ways to address these concerns and to achieve incredible results with a well-planned series of treatments. Beginning early will help you maximize your results for a wedding-perfect complexion.

Nine Months Before Your Wedding

Clinical Facials

Your skin care team at Bend Dermatology’s DermaSpa recommends starting a facial regimen as early as nine months before your wedding. That’s because that’s how long it takes your skin to cycle through cell growth and exfoliation. Facials also help with the process as well as keep your skin toned and clear.

Getting a facial every 4-6 weeks is also ideal to give you the time and frequency to achieve the optimal results. Plus, it’s the perfect way to relax between dress fittings and meetings with the wedding planner or venue.

You can select one of our signature facials, or consult with your Provider to customize a facial treatment for your skin type.

A Few Months Before Your Wedding

Chemical Peels & Microdermabrasion

Chemical peels are topically applied formulas that revitalize the skin’s surface by creating a controlled shedding of the outermost layer of the skin. Peels expose new layers of skin which creates a fresh appearance and helps the skin’s surface have a smoother texture. They can reduce the effects of sun damage, acne scarring, blotchy pigmentation, and fine wrinkling. A chemical face peel can also improve acne-prone skin and clogged pores.

If you’re new to chemical peels, try a light chemical peel to start. Bend Dermatology’s DermaSpa provides lactic, glycolic, malic, and salicylic chemical peels. For the best results, light peels should be done every two weeks in a series of five treatments. These light chemical peels are great because they help improve mild to moderate cases of acne, soften the look of fine lines, and even out your skin’s texture. They also have minimal downtime, so you can get back to the wedding prep quickly.


SKINPEN® is a minimally invasive microneedling treatment that rejuvenates the skin. Results include improved texture and firmness along with a reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks.

INFINI™ is another microneedling option that combines high intensity, focused radiofrequency with microneedling for dramatic results with little downtime. You’ll see reduced acne scarring and wrinkles and improve saggy skin.

You’ll experience minor redness and irritation for a few days after the procedure, so we recommend booking this treatment one month to two weeks before the wedding. For optimal results, you’ll also want to continue with microneedling approximately every month.

One Week Before Your Wedding

Treatments like brow and lash tinting and body waxing are perfect for the week before your wedding. You can trust the skill of the highly trained and physician-supervised staff at Bend Dermatology’s DermaSpa for all of your waxing and tinting needs.

Our Providers love lash tinting because you get dark lashes without needing mascara. But, here’s a tip — add a little mascara on your tinted lashes on your wedding day to achieve those full, camera-ready lashes that look like extensions.

Showing the Wedding Party’s Skin Some Love, Too

You can also treat your mom, MIL, or bridal party to any of our cosmetic treatments before the wedding as a thank you. This will help you all feel relaxed, glowing, and gorgeous for a picture-perfect day!

Book Your Pre-Wedding Skin Care Appointments

Book a consultation to get started on your wedding skin care, no matter when your big day is happening. Make an appointment here.