Wedding Tips & Advice

4 Tips For Making Your Skin Perfect For Photos On Wedding Day

Molokai wedding at the Molokai Sea Ranch, Hawaii

When you’re walking down the aisle on your wedding day, you should be thinking about how happy you feel and how excited you are to finally be married. You shouldn’t be worried about clogged pores or dry skin or how your face will look in photos. For perfect wedding day skin, you need to start a skincare regimen ahead of time. Check out our four great tips for flaw-free wedding day skin.

Start Early

Your skin needs time to adjust to any new skincare regimen. If you start using products that contain retinol or salicylic acid, your skin may get worse before it gets better—this period is known as “purging.” To ensure that your skin is dewy and clear in time for your wedding, try to start a tailored skin care regimen four to six months before your big day. Select products that treat your specific skincare concerns, and if you feel a little lost when faced with the endless array of skincare options, don’t hesitate to consult a professional. In severe cases, an oral medication may be prescribed in addition to a skincare regimen to help clear acne. Here, early prevention and treatment is the key to achieving a clear and healthy complexion.

Intimate Molokai wedding by Molokai wedding photographer Kyle Goldie of Luma Weddings

Get Some Sleep

For youthful, glowing skin, you need your beauty sleep. It can be hard to fit in eight hours of sleep per night when you’re planning a wedding, but when you’re overworked and overtired, the stress shows up on your face. Sleep deprived brides may notice everything from dark under eye circles to dull complexions to unwanted breakouts. For healthy skin, you need to give your body the chance to rest and repair itself.


It doesn’t matter whether you’ve got oily skin or a complexion as dry as the Sahara desert. Everyone needs to moisturize. Select a moisturizer that suits your skin needs. People with oily skin should consider a lightweight gel moisturizer, while brides with dry complexions should select one rich in ingredients like urea, hyaluronic acid, and ceramides. You can also go for an all-natural option, like coconut oil. This oil is chock full of hydrating and nourishing nutrients, ranging from vitamin E to caprylic acid. Other natural ingredients you should look in an all-natural moisturizer are chamomile, aloe vera, CBD, calendula, and lavender.

Drink Water

There’s a significant connection between healthy lifestyle choices and healthy skin. Good sleep will ward off dark under eye circles, and adequate hydration will give brides-to-be dewy complexions. When you drink eight cups of water a day, it helps to keep the skin moisturized and the skin cells functioning properly.

Getting glowing skin for your wedding photos will take a little work—and a little R&R. But if you commit to a skincare regimen and make a few healthy lifestyle choices, your complexion will be flawless in time for your big day. You will look back on you photographs and be happy you made the effort to take care of yourself and your skin.