Beautiful skin takes time: A skincare countdown for your big day

A woman looks in the mirror assessing her skin.

Did you have a special event on your calendar this year? Maybe a wedding, class reunion, quinceañera or major work presentation at a conference?

More than likely it was canceled or postponed like many other events big and small as measures are taken to prevent the spread of illness.

While it is certainly disappointing to miss out on a much anticipated event, the postponement does open up an opportunity: You have an entire year to plan for the new date. And when it comes to skin care, the earlier you start, the better your skin will look!

While a regular skin care routine that includes daily sun protection; twice daily cleansing, toning, treating and moisturizing; and exfoliating a few times a week is the best way to consistently maintain beautiful skin, sometimes you need extra measures. We compiled a timeline of things to consider as you countdown to the big ‘X’ on your calendar.

12 months out

Consult a dermatologist. Maybe you see one on the regular, or maybe it’s the first time you’re getting your skin examined, but it’s a good idea to seek professional advice before any major changes to your skincare routine. They can also advise you on any serious skin concerns and treatment options.

Conduct some trial runs. As you consider the rest of your countdown regimen, it’s good to test out any new products or planned treatments like peels, masks or facials to see how your skin reacts. You don’t want to use a mask two days before your event only to have your skin break out in hives.

A young woman applies an Artistry mask on her face.

9 months out

Attack wrinkles. If wrinkles and expression lines are a concern and you don’t already use anti-aging treatments, start now to give them plenty of time to work their magic. Investigate professional retinol treatments and at-home treatments to see which one is for you.

Eat smart and get moving. Eating healthy, taking supplements and drinking plenty of water are great ways to boost the health of your skin. A regular exercise routine allows you to sweat out some toxins, too.

6 months out

Chill out. If you play a crucial role in planning or preparing for your big event, make sure you are taking steps to manage your stress right up until the big day. Stress can manifest itself in many ways, including through your skin, and that’s the last thing you need.

Need some destressing help? Try n* by Nutrilite™ Less Stress, More Yes – Relax Gummies, a dietary supplement with a natural amino acid known to help reduce occasional stress†. Or, if you’re a tea drinker, try n* by Nutrilite™ Take a Sec – Stress + Sleep Tea. It has a relaxing blend of hibiscus, lavender and chamomile that will bring out your calm side.

1 month out

Consider an intensive renewing treatment like Artistry™ Intensive Skincare 14 Night Reset Program, which boosts your skin’s natural ability to repair signs of damage. These treatments also result in smoother, more hydrated skin with a youthful glow.

A person's hand is shown holding a tube from Artistry Intensive Skincare 14 Night Reset Program and dispensing some into the other hand.

1 week out

Treat yourself. Consider a professional massage and facial. It will plump up your skin and destress your psyche.

Get some Zs. Sleep is key to beautiful skin. Watch your caffeine intake, keep up your regular exercise and stay on a bedtime routine so you get your daily dose of dozing.

1 day out

Use your favorite hydrating mask to ensure your skin is happy and hydrated when you wake up.

The big day!

Smile, you made it! Then move on to your trusty routine of cleansing, toning, treating and moisturizing. And don’t forget the sunscreen – especially if your event is outside.

You look fabulous – go be a superstar!


†This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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