Q: I’ve got several weddings on my summer calendar. What can I do to make sure my skin is looking its best?
MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy responds:
‘Tis the season—for weddings, reunions, vacations and other fun events, that is! Getting yourself “camera ready” isn’t just something celebrities think about—we all want to look our best at big parties and celebrations. With a smart phone in just about everyone’s pocket, you never know when the snap shot will happen. To be prepared, you’ll want to develop a consistent skincare routine ahead of time.
Cleansing morning and night, every day, is the best place to start. This ensures blemish-causing dirt and debris is removed from your skin. Next, exfoliate two to three times a week to help increase cellular turn over and improve your skin’s texture and tone. Feeding skin nutrients with serums and creams will help to improve the overall health of your skin. And finally, be sure sun protection is part of your daily routine to prevent sunburn and accelerated aging due to sun damage.
Now that your daily routine is in place, let’s talk about preparing your skin for a big event. Start with a good exfoliation session. Use MyChelle Fruit Fiesta Peel to renew a youthful glow and texture with multi-fruit acids and 7 percent lactic acid. This potent alpha-hydroxy acid blend smooths the look of wrinkles, leaving skin feeling refreshed and invigorated. Removing the dead skin cells will give you the perfect pick me up!
Next, hydrate your skin to plump up wrinkles and fine lines. The MyChelle Ultra Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum restores moisture using the hydrating agents naturally found in healthy skin. Hyaluronic acid binds water to the skin, improving suppleness and plumping fine lines. Sodium NaPCA and olive-derived squalane prevent moisture loss as they smooth and soften skin.
To improve your skin’s firmness, apply the MyChelle G2 Instant Firming Serum, which is loaded with phytonutrients and skin-smoothing peptides that begin working immediately to visibly improve firmness. ArgirelineTM Peptide is clinically proven to reduce wrinkle depth up to 27 percent. Fast-acting Instalift™, from goji berries, has been shown to increase skin firmness in only one hour. Fermented pomegranate extract, a super-antioxidant, refines skin texture as it fights free-radical damage.
This next step will help “seal” your serums—spritz on some Fruit Enzyme Mist, which contains antioxidant turmeric for skin-strengthening benefits plus vitamin C-rich super fruit mangosteen to help maintain youthful-looking firmness and structure. As part of this routine or used any other time, this mist will replenish, repair and retain vital moisture for refreshing, protecting and soothing benefits wherever you go.
Lastly, apply a cream that’s most suitable for your skin type, as well as your sun protection—unless your event is in the evening, of course!
Catie Wiggy is Innovative Programs Manager for MyChelle Dermaceuticals. She has been working in the skincare industry for over 10 years as a makeup artist and licensed esthetician. She holds several certifications in esthetics and has hands-on experience with chemical peels, microdermabrasions, acne management and anti-aging treatments.