The Dreaded Wedding Day Blemish

OH NO!  Your wedding day has arrived and there it is… that hideous red pimple right there like a bulls-eye on a target, the tears well up in your eyes… that catch builds in your throat… not today….. NOT TODAY!  

Breathe…. relax…. we got this! It happens, and more often than you’d think… not just to brides but those red carpet celebs too.  Planning a wedding is a stressful time and breakouts are brought on by stress, environment and hormones.  Now is not the time to be too aggressive and intensify the situation.  We are just a few short hours from your wedding, so were going to take more of a mild approach.

First DO NOT pinch, squeeze or pop… keep your hands off!  Bacteria on your fingers will only exuberant the problem.  Wash your face with a mild cleanser, and follow up with  a cold compress or some ice (no more than two minutes at at time with ice) to reduce the swelling an inflammation, this will also help tighten the pores making it easier to conceal with primer and concealer.  While you’re at it apply cold compress to your eyes… those tears you just had are gonna’ make you puffy.  If you have some time before your makeup artist is schedule to arrive apply a little anti-blemish cream to the affected area.  If you don’t have an anti-blemish cream handy you can also dab the area with a tad of Visine or make a paste with water and a crushed aspirin tablet (where salycilic acid comes from), dab it on your blemish, let set for 10 minutes then rinse and pat dry.  The anti inflammatory affects of the aspirin will reduce the swelling and calm the redness. 

Once your Makeup In The 702 Makeup Artist arrives she’ll take it from there.  Your in good hands with our expert artists.  Just keep those hands off and DO NOT BREAK THE SKIN!  It’s much easier for your artist to conceal a smooth surface.  

On last reminder to set your mind at ease… In the event the camera catches “the spot” on camera, they can also touch up your photos, and when you look back at the day you’ll forget all about “the spot”

If you should have a skin emergency creep up a few days before your wedding there are some additional steps you can take… use Neosporin on an affected area several times a day. It’s hydrating, bacteria fighting and of course healing properties will work wonders in a few short amount of time. Be relentless with reapplication- remember- hands off.

Cleanse your body (from the inside out), Drink as much water as humanly possible in the next few days- stay away from coffee and alcohol and if you must have, limit the amount. Water will flush your system and of course help to heal your biggest organ- your skin.

If you’re looking for other wedding day skin care tips check out our Bridal Beauty Timeline-The Final Countdown


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