A wedding can be the most important day of our lives. Having some good preps for skin care is definitely the first area to focus on. For our “I Do” Issue this month, we spoke to Nicole Harding, CEO of Celfie Cosmetics, a cosmetics line that caters to the empowerment of women and men, everywhere, regardless of background. She reminds us that preparing your skin is definitely an ongoing job, but realistically, at least 30 to 45 days in advance, one should begin their pre-wedding prep. Read her top tips for brides-to-be (and guests) for preparing for the big day!

  1. To start I would recommend a good exfoiliator that will get deep down in the pores and remove any of the black heads
  2. I would also recommend a chemical peel, depending on how sensitive one’s skin is. With chemical peels, it’s a little funny because one does have the tendency to peel a day or two after the chemical peel. So, I would recommend doing that maybe a week or 5-7 days before the actual wedding so there is no peeling or flakiness.
  3. Or try a microdermabrasion to renew the cells and get fresh skin.

Wedding or not, I would personally do the three master things at home which are: cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. Also, within every two to three weeks, it is good to do an at home mask for 20-30 minutes. That helps, and a good eye cream helps as well. Check out top skin care picks for prep your skin for your wedding, or any other occasion you have coming up this summer.

From Left to Right: Jāsön Gentle Basics Facial Cleanser, Avalon Organics Wrinkle Therapy Cleansing Milk, Dermalogica ultracalming mist, Ole Henriksen truth sugar glow polishing mask, Silk’n Revit Microderm Device, Borghese Deep Hydration Finishing Treatment, The Microdelivery Triple-Acid Brightening Peel.

For more insight into Celfie Cosmetics, the Ultimate Wedding Day Checklist, top honeymoon destinations and more check out our “I Do” issue with cover couple, Sarah Jakes Roberts & Touré Roberts, on stands now at Books-A-Million, Walgreens, Target, Barnes & Nobles, Wal-Mart and online here