How to: whip your skin into shape

It's the nightmare that doesn't end once you become an adult: a big event is on the way and bam! you wake up with a massive pimple. Although my skin is generally pretty good, it has a nasty habit of flaring up before a big event. Couple that with my doubly nasty habit of being unable to leave a pimple, blackhead or scab alone and you've got a recipe for bridal disaster.

how to get your skin into shape before an event

In my quest to finally end that nightmare and give my skin the attention and care it deserves, I spent an hour on Amanda of the International Dermal Institute in Toronto's table for a treatment and to talk all things skincare.  The good news: you only need three to six months to fix up your face! Keep reading for her top tips + the products I've been using to whip my skin into shape!

Stephanie Fusco's Bridal Skincare regime

I've always tried to be consistent with my skincare but it never quite stuck until my treatment & consultation with Amanda at Dermalogica. I think it was the absolute glowing state of my skin when I hopped off her table that convinced me to keep it up - girl knows what she's doing! I've never had a better treatment and boy was I relieved to hear I could turn my skin around in 6 months or less. Click through the slides below to learn how to put your best face forward for your big day!

Best maintenance products - longer lashes clear skin for bridesAmp up your routine

Once you’re in the habit of treating your skin properly, add in a couple of extras that will elevate your skincare routine. A serum, eye + lash treatment and fix-it-all mask will keep your glowing long after your big day. My favourites are Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum to lock in moisture, Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes to depuff, tighten and lengthen lashes and Lush Mask of Magnaminty as a cure-all weekly mask. Looking for an amazing moisturizer? I’ve been loving the cool gel feel of Indeed Hydraluron Moisture Jelly (Bonus: the cool push-to-dispense lid means no grimy fingers in your lotion).

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